The Hun School of Princeton

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 609-921-7600
176 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
  • The Hun School of Princeton is composed of wonderful students and competent, caring and concerned faculty and administrators.
  • Complementing the extensive curricular offerings, Hun offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities that are intended to enhance our students' experiences and provide additional opportunities for them to explore their interests and develop their talents.
  • The Hun School is an institution where students not only prepare for their next level of academic challenge but also acquire a background necessary for their successful entry to adulthood and acceptance of their citizenship responsibilities.
  • The Hun School of Princeton is an independent college preparatory school in Princeton, NJ. A Co-educational day and boarding school, The Hun School serves 635 students from 18 states and 23 countries in grades 6-PG. The Hun School provides a diverse community that places a high value on creative and rigorous traditional college preparatory curriculum in a structured environment; develops character, community, and values; meets the students` differing talents, interests, and academic needs through a supportive staff in a variety of programs; and encourages students to widen their horizons, gain an appreciation for and an excitement about learning, and achieve their full potential. The Hun School combines deep roots in Princeton with a truly national and international student body.
  • We balance the traditional college preparatory curriculum with one-on-one attention to the unique talents of every student, academic rigor with exciting arts and competitive athletics.
  • The Hun School is a dynamic community where learning is a passion and each day is infused with a spirit of joy.

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  • University of Montana
    while all schools brag about their community, Hun's is the real thing. As students, we worked really hard, but it never felt like a grind. Hun isn't an internally competitive place, but one. . .
Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
The Hun School ofBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-12, PG7-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-12, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19141910
Campus Size45 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment635 students300 students
% Students of Color
34%
20%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
30%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki Pants, collared shirt, neck tie for boys. Girls may wear blouses or tops with or without collars that match a standard similar to professional women)
Casual
Average Class Size13 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1717
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
72%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$18 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,700$52,850
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,000$28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$22,000$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 31 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsSteven C. Bristol
Associate Director of AdmissionsMegan Tylus

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1414
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1423
ExtracurricularsAsian Club, Astronomy Club, Ceramics Club, Chamber, Chess Club, Community, Diversity Club, F.I.S.H., Forensics Club, French Club, Games Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Honor, Hun

College Matriculation

Year: 2005 - 200910 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Lehigh University16
Syracuse University16
Pennsylvania State University at University Park14
Princeton University13
The George Washington University13
Boston University12
Carnegie Mellon University11
Colgate University11
Cornell University11
Babson College10

School Notes

    Location: Princeton, NJ
  • The School is within walking distance of Princeton University, and about an hour's drive from both New York and Philadelphia.
Enrollment: 635 students in grades 6-PG
  • Upper School: 535 70% day, 30% resident)
  • Middle School: 100 (day only)
  • Students come from 18 states and 23 countries
  • Average Class Size: 13
 Faculty and Administration: 117
  • 60 men, 57 women
  • 52 hold Master's degrees
  • 3 hold Doctorate degrees
  • 29 live on campus
  • 12 are graduates of The Hun School
 Academic Program: Over 100 courses offered
  • Computer Science, English, English as a Second Language, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Health, History, Mathematics, and Science
  • Honors and Advanced Placement courses are offered in every discipline.
 Campus: 45 acres
  • There are two Academic buildings that contain thirty-two classrooms, six science laboratories, three computer centers, a photography darkroom, an art studio, and a ceramics and sculpture studio. Other academic facilities include a newly renovated 35,000-volume library and television and radio broadcast studios.
  • There are two boys' dormitories and two girls' dormitories. Each dorm has lounges equipped with televisions and cooking facilities. Students eat in a centrally located dining hall. A nurse who resides on campus staffs the clinic.
  • The Wilf Family Global Commons houses a snack bar, mail center, two dormitories, and the school store.
  • Athletic facilities include a gymnasium, a health and fitness center, five tennis courts, a cross-country course, a turf playing field, six playing fields, and a 400-meter all-weather track.
 Athletics:
  • Interscholastic competition in baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, fencing, field hockey, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and track and field.
  • Intramural programs are offered in seasonal sports, weight lifting, and dance. The goal of Intramural programs is to promote physical fitness.
 Extracurricular Opportunities:
  • There are over fifty student clubs and organizations on campus. Organizations are student run and driven under the direction of faculty advisors. Clubs and activities are often organized around curricular and career interests. Students work on the student newspaper and yearbook, and take part in the plays, dance performances, foreign language dinners, math and science competitions, student elections, peer leadership groups, and community service activities.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Disabilites
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and School, New Jersey Department of EducationNJAIS TABS
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