We recently moved to the STL area and I have two sons who attend. I have been quite disappointed with the competence of both the teachers and administration. Neither of my sons' teachers were able to articulate who or how the class curriculae were developed (I knew the answer before asking the question but I always ask it of every teacher as a control question). Their teachers also are completely non-responsive and seem completely lost regarding pedagogy for boys in particular. In fact, I get the distinct impression that the teachers and the administration harbor a clear disdain for boys and the typical challenges they present to elementary educators. We have met other parents who have observed the same phenomena and who have taken their boys out of the school. Would recommend anyone with boys to avoid this school if possible.
We have achieved great success & happiness through Hudson. I feel lucky to have been able to use this school.
Both of our sons currently attend Hudson Elementary School - part of the Webster Groves School District. There are so many things we love about this school but my top two are: 1) the AMAZING teachers! Each year we have had positive experiences with our children's teachers as they go above and beyond for their students. Truly, all of faculty and staff, especially Mrs. Hilpert, the principal, are top notch. They know all of the children by name and make them feel safe and welcome in an inviting learning-focused atmosphere. 2) We love the diversity of Hudson. There are children from a variety of backgrounds, including race, nationality, income-level -- and all are welcome and loved from the moment they walk in the front door. We are truly grateful for the experiences we've had at Hudson. Academics are the first priority at Hudson but character-development and interpersonal skills are also priorities. They help create well-rounded students who are positioned to thrive in the 'real world' and achieve strong academic success in their future. Highly recommend!
We have lived in the community for 20 + years now. We had one child finish at Hudson and another child attending now. What a "Jewel" of a school! The teachers are wonderful. The entire school and it's family atmosphere is dynamic. The education is above what we expected, preparing our son for gifted programs aiding in his college placement. Our youngest has a slight learning issue due to chemotherapy residuals and the reading specialists have helped her to develop in to a super reader. We will continue to volunteer at this tiny little school as long as our bodies and minds permit it.
My 2 youngest children attended. I found that the student teacher ratio to be great usually 1 full time and one assistant in class size of 14 to 18. For all the years my kids went there the teachers were always available and responsive when I checked in on homework or behavior. They have great services for both gifted and recovery programs. My son especially needed both. We just loved our experience there and the children still love going back and checking in with their former teachers! We used the Aftercare too and very pleased with the program. My kids would be disappointed when I came to pick them up too early. They were having a great time.
Hudson Elementary is the best kept secret - it is a small, diverse school with a safe and nurturing environment. Our sons' teachers and principal, Ms. Hilpert, have gone above and beyond to meet our children's needs. We have been blessed to be part of such a great community. This encompasses not only the teachers, but the front office and administration. Hudson ROCKS!
We have 3 kids at Hudson right now and absolutely love it. Hudson is the Webster Groves District's best kept secret. Small class sizes, great facilities, exceptional teachers and Lisa Hilpert (principal) is world class. The community is tight knit and very involved. We love it here.
Hudson is a school that nurtures eveery child and helps each child to maximize his/her strengths while encouraging social awareness and a sense of community
I love Hudson Elementary. The staff is kind and helpful. The teachers genuinely care about their students and want to see them succeed. I am thankful for moving to the Webster Groves district every day. The school system I came from on the east coast pales in comparison.
Everyone at Hudson is excellent, friendly and helpful. We are well informed of all our child's activities and progress and parent-teacher communication is open and supportive. Homework is well scheduled and we are aware of our child's progress in work activities throughout the week.
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