The Hun School of Princeton
The Hun School of Princeton Photo #8 - Middle School (foreground); Upper School library (background)
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 650 students from 16 states and 26 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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|Definition of Terms|
| 2021 School Data
|The Hun School of||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered (Boarding)||9-12, PG||9-12|
|Grades Offered (Day)||6-12, PG||9-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Campus Size||45 acres||125 acres|
|Enrollment||650 students||300 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||n/a||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(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)
|Average Class Size||13 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1||7:1|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||17||18|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Endowment Size||$32 million||$25 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$25,000|
(Need-Based Financial Aid only)
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 31 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Director of Admissions||Steven C. Bristol|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Megan McNally|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||19||16|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||14||23|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
American Medical Student Association, Chess Club, College Democrats, College Republicans, Diversity Club, Forensics Club, French Club, Honor, Key Club, Nautical Club, School Newspaper, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Black Student Alliance, Chamber
|Year: 2005 - 2009||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|Pennsylvania State University at University Park||14|
|The George Washington University||13|
|Carnegie Mellon University||11|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
Location: Princeton, NJ
- The School is within walking distance of Princeton University, and about an hour's drive from both New York and Philadelphia.
- Upper School: 550 70% day, 30% resident)
- Middle School: 100 (day only)
- Students come from 18 states and 26 countries
- Average Class Size: 13
- 60 men, 57 women
- 52 hold Master's degrees
- 3 hold Doctorate degrees
- 29 live on campus
- 12 are graduates of The Hun School
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- The Hun School of Princeton accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and School, New Jersey Department of Education NJAIS TABS
Profile last updated: 08/10/2021
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Grades: 8-12| 520 students 5.8 miles112 West Delaware Avenue
Pennington, NJ 08534
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