I had two children in the infant/waddler room at Hudson. I cannot say enough about the teachers and the program. The staff went out of their way to make my children and myself comfortable and cared for them like they were their own. I cannot say enough good things about the teachers. They are warm, kind, caring, outgoing, and loving. Everything you want in a caregiver. I am sad to leave Hudson (job change) and have told the staff there leaving my job was difficult but leaving Hudson was harder.
One star is all they deserve. The teachers do not care about the children. They treat kids with no respect but with rudeness and threats. Bullying is happening even in primary classes, my daughter was kicked and punched by a classmate and nothing was done. Verbally kids were telling her she is ugly and her clothes are ugly too. I went to the head of the school, they said they would take care of it, but NOTHING was done. Also, the educational materials are horrific, and the teachers to make things easier for them turn books on tape most of the time. The bathrooms are filthy, my daughter was sick with viruses and bacterial infections all the time. The longest she went was with out an infection was a week.
The elementary school is a joke. The teachers are unqualified a there are basically 6 kids in a class. You are better off with public school. if you are a little about your kids do not send them there.
My son went to Hudson from infancy to kindergarten. He is now 11 and still talks about the great teachers he had there. We are so grateful he had such an amazing beginning to his education. Thank you Hudson!!
Our daughter excelled at HCMS and then in life. They prepared her for problem solving and how to approach challenges. This is truly a fabulous program. Student teacher ratio is unmatched. Parent involvement is over 100% (both parents get involved) True sense of community.
The Quaker Ridge campus differs from North St. The school has had some administrative and teacher turnover at Quaker Ridge Campus. Ed Director is not responsive to parents. Teachers seem overwhelmed. Classes are crowded. Overall the environment and educational value is not worth the money. School needs to lower classroom size, and find a Director who really cares about the children and values parents concerns and feedback.
terrible experience, in particular with pre-school teachers. school feels too regimented and disinterested in individual learning style and difference. would advise looking into other nearby montessori before settling here, if not another setting entirely as there are much better schools in the area.
Both of my kids have been in Hudson Country for the past four years, and it has been a wonderful experience. The classes are set-up so that three grades are kept together. When a child first starts in a classroom, they have two-years and three-years to help them with their lessons. As they progress into their second and third year, the children take on more responsibility and their confidence really grows because they are role models and mentors to the other kids. Learning in these multi-year groups, they experience a group dynamic and collaboration that I would not have expected them to see until they were in college. Having the same teachers for three years really allows the teachers to know the individual needs of each child and helps build that bond between the student and the teacher. The administration know my children by name and sight, and often have a funny story to tell me when I am picking up the kids. The after-school program has steadily improved such that now my kids do not want to leave until the very end of the day.
My son started at Hudson Country a little over a year ago. They have been like an extended family to us. They worked with us in everyway possible to help my son adjust to the school and he has grown so much since he started. They are community oriented and all of the staff devotes so much time and attention to each student. When a family has any sort of issue whether it be a job loss or medical issue everyone from staff to student pitches in to cook meals for them, raise money for them, anything they can do to help. I have never seen so many people band together to help each other.