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Published: January 31, 2022      Updated: April 21, 2022


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 School of Seventh-day Adventists. 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 from the halls of R.T. to excel and dominate as pastors, doctors, nurses, teachers, administrators, lawyers, journalists, businessmen and women, among others.

 What sets us apart?

Statement of Philosophy

Adventist education seeks to develop a life of faith in God and respect for the dignity of human beings; to build character akin to that of the Creator; to nurture thinkers rather than reflectors of other's thoughts; to promote loving service rather than selfish ambition, to ensure maximum development of each individual's potential; and to embrace all that is true, good, and beautiful. An education of this kind imparts far more than academic knowledge. It fosters a balanced development of the whole person-physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Working together with the home, school, and church we cooperate with divine agencies in preparing learners for responsible citizenship in this world and the world to come.


RT Hudson SDA School, a Bible-based school of academic excellence, producing students prepared to think critically, lead,  and use their God-given abilities to become responsible citizens.


The mission of the RT Hudson Seventh-day Adventist School is to serve the Bronx/Manhattan communities in preparing students to grow:

  • Academically through a rigorous academic program that puts God first, while developing strong academic skills.
  • Physically by making healthy choices to preserve their bodies.
  • Spiritually and Socially in their love for Jesus and a willingness to serve him in action.