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The R.T. Hudson School can trace its roots back to 1924 when it was the Elementary Division of Harlem Academy which was located at 127th Street & Lenox Avenue in Manhattan. In 1945, the school was moved to 562 West 150th Street and was reorganized in 1947 as Manhattan Elementary and Northeastern Academy. In 1958, the school was moved to its current location at 1122 Forest Avenue, Bronx, NY and in 1967, the name of the school was changed to R.T. Hudson. This change was made to recognize and honor our beloved deceased pastor who was a strong supporter of Adventist education and also the president of Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

For over 91 years, the dedicated visionaries of the Ephesus and later City Tabernacle and the Bronx SDA Churches embarked on a journey to change the world through SDA education and prepare souls for God’s kingdom. People from all over this city, state and country have been blessed in some manner by our fine scholars and alumni who have emerged form the halls of R.T. to excel and dominate as pastors, doctors, nurses, teachers, administrators, lawyers, journalists, businessmen and women, among others.

Our Goal:

Students enter to Encounter Jesus and Experience Excellence 

at the R T Hudson School 

What sets us apart?

Growing academically

Our goal is to develop Christians with wisdom, not just knowledge. So we’ve structured our academic program to put God first and we find that, like Adventist schools of all sizes across the country, this results in students who grow academically at a higher rate than their peers in other schools.

Growing physically

Making healthy choices is a way of honoring our bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). And plenty of research documents the importance of healthy bodies in developing healthy brains. So we include learning about taking care of our bodies with daily exercise, good sleep, healthy eating, and more. To see how we integrate wise lifestyle choices into our curricula, come visit our school.

Growing spiritually

We exist to help students grow in their love for Jesus. While spiritual growth can’t be measured and quantified with numbers, we do see it happening every day. It starts with our commitment to making Christ the center of all we do––not just the subject of a single Bible class. 

Growing socially

Loving and serving others is part of God’s plan for each of us and something we practice daily.  As we interact with each other here at school and as we practice service in our community, we are guided by Paul’s words, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2) While we are not perfect, we are constantly aiming to be more Christ-like with each other and to serve our community.