The Hun School of Princeton

5.00 (1 review)
176 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
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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    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
 | 2021 School Data
The Hun School ofBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-12, PG9-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19141907
Campus Size45 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment650 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
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)
Average Class Size13 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio8:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1718
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$32 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$25,000
(Need-Based Financial Aid only)
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

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

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1916
SportsBaseball, 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 Organizations1423
ExtracurricularsClub 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

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
Link to Matriculation Data

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: 650 students in grades 6-PG
  • Upper School: 550 70% day, 30% resident)
  • Middle School: 100 (day only)
  • Students come from 18 states and 26 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.
  • 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
  • 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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