Education in Hudson
Nationally Acclaimed & Deeply Valued
More than 70 percent of Hudson adults and 34 percent of adults in the region hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree. Perhaps it’s because Hudson is within a short driving distance of a number of private and public colleges and universities.
Residents also get a good start in Hudson, with some of the top-ranked K-12 schools in the country. Hudson City Schools, boasting an 11-year track record of Excellent and Excellent with Distinction, rank in the top 2 percent of Ohio districts, with Hudson High School ranking in the top 1 percent. What’s more, our Western Reserve Academy is the number one private high school in Northeast Ohio, as well as one of the top 15 boarding schools in the U.S. Privately owned Hudson Montessori School and Seton Catholic School also receive top rankings annually.
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Education Spotlight: Western Reserve Academy
The Wang Innovation Center
The Wang Innovation Center is the newest addition to Western Reserve Academy’s historic Brick Row. In this 6,000-square-foot high-tech dream space, students have launched projects and even companies, and teachers have collaborated in fascinating and cross-disciplinary ways that encourage students to make, dream and do.
“In The Wang Center, we use our hands and minds to create, creating a can-do mindset,” said Matt Gerber, WRA’s Director of Information & Education Technology and Dean of Faculty.
Every WRA student receives hands-on training and expert guidance in using the cutting-edge production and design equipment of the Wang Innovation Center. As part of their Digital Literacies, every freshman student takes Learning to Code and Learning to Make, two classes that build a foundation in technical skills and provide an exploration of all that drives our digital world.
The Wang Center is divided into three main creative spaces with specific functions — to imagine and plan, to prototype and to build. In the computer room students can concept and design their project with a multitude of software used by architects, engineers and designers. In the fabrication area prototyping begins and ideas come to life using laser cutters, 3-D printers, molds, circuits and more. The final space, the workshop, or “dirty” space, is where prototypes can be made into final products with a large-scale wood and metal shop.
“The Wang Center creates an environment of curiosity and creativity alongside a continuing commitment to innovation and excellence,” said Christopher Burner '80, WRA Head of School.
Both the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) have applauded the excellence and distinctiveness of The Wang Center among top schools nationally.
WRA is the first school in the region to move beyond Advanced Placement courses to offer classes designated as “College Level” for greater depth and rigor. The Reserve Curriculum also includes The Wang Innovation Center, a 6,000-square-foot dream space where students can take any project from concept to completion. 100 percent of WRA graduates attend the country’s best colleges and universities.Western Reserve Academy