The Hun School of Princeton
- 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 of||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered (Boarding)||9-12, PG||6-12|
|Grades Offered (Day)||6-12, PG||4-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Campus Size||45 acres||110 acres|
|Enrollment||635 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
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:8||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||17||17|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$18 million||$17 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$22,000||$22,730|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 31 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Director of Admissions||Steven C. Bristol|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Megan Tylus|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||14||14|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||14||23|
|Extracurriculars||Chamber, Chess Club, Diversity Club, F.I.S.H., Forensics Club, French Club, Honor, Hun|
Club or Organization:
Asian Club, Astronomy Club, Community, Games Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
Arts and Music Programs:
|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|
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: 535 70% day, 30% resident)
- Middle School: 100 (day only)
- Students come from 18 states and 23 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
- School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and School, New Jersey Department of EducationNJAIS TABS
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Grades: 8-12| 520 students 5.8 miles112 West Delaware Avenue
Pennington, NJ 08534
February 19, 2018
The essence of a private school education is that strong partnership forged between school, parent and child.
February 19, 2018
As amazing as it sounds, corporal punishment is still legal in over 20 states. Fortunately private schools banned the practice many decades ago.
January 12, 2018