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The Hun School Of Princeton

Private | 6-12 | 635 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $503,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,533.

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Posted April 16, 2013

I went to Hun over 30 years ago and still keep in touch with my friends, many of whom have or have had their children there. It left an indelible mark on me in so many positive ways. The scope of the education is quite wide. Hun offers fabulous liberal arts, great math/science, clubs and sports. I went into engineering after Hun, and although I struggled with the challenging liberal arts at Hun the education i got in them still aides me greatly.


Posted January 9, 2012

The school produces and maintains high achieving students in academics, the arts and athletics who are happy, sincere and and most importantly, nice kids. Teachers are available for after school help with academics every day, which is worth the price of admission. College counseling services are some of the best in the country and help the students find the right fit for their talent and abilities. Students are kind, confident and self motivated and two were chosen last year for Peter Thiel's 20 under 20: the only two high school age students chosen for this award in the country. Fabulous Academic Dean and Headmaster. I sent three kids there and it changed their lives for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

My daughter transferred from a public school to Hun. She often says 'I feel so lucky to attend this school.' Although her public school was academically strong, she wasn't as comfortable and happy. She awakes at 5:30 everyday and has never once complained. She is excited to attend school everyday. I think that is a testament to her hard-working teachers and friendly, caring classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

I love the school. There is simply no other way to speak about the school. Hun provides an amazing experience because it is so small, and because it has so much pride inside. Hun is full of kids who love it, whether or not their a varisty oathlete or in the next school play. One thing great about the school is that Varisty athletes also do the plays and aren't ashamed, but encouraged by there fellow students, teachers, and coaches to do so. I have never attended a school like this before. Being around such diveristy is a great experience, especially for boardrs. The Hun School truly changed my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2004

Although not a parent at Hun, I teach there - and would like to add obsevations from that direction. The Hun School challenges its teachers as well as students. It provides a wonderful atmosphere to learn for everyone. It also competes at the highest levels in all of its athletics, and combines that with a tremendous arts program. I have worked at four other schools throughout the country, but none of them compare to the personalized attention and feeling of community that one gets from The Hun School of Princeton!
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Posted February 25, 2004

Having sent both our sons there the best way I can sum it up was when my son said' It is cool to be smart here and still play varsity athletics' In a word they care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I graduated from Hun and it was the best experience for me. You meet students from all over the world and experience different cultures. The teachers all work with you and are excellent. There are numerous sports to choose from for example, soccer, basketball, football, wrestling, ice hockey, fencing, cross country, track, etc. I think out of the 3 years I only had one teacher that I didn't like. I started out at public school and I hated it. The teachers at public school never helped me and I was only a number in a big class ..at HUN everyone helps you learn and it's a wonderful experience. I am still in touch with friends and The Hun School. I highly recommend this School.


Posted August 26, 2003

small prestigious prep school with excellent academics and athletics; college counseling office exceptional; 'happy ' students
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 51%
Black 7% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hispanic 1% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Behavioral health specialist
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Literary magazine
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
School Leader's name
  • Jonathan G. Brougham, headmaster
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Associations
  • ABS
  • NAIS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Behavioral health specialist
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Amnesty international
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Forensics club
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Literary magazine
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Model UN
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
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Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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176 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Phone: (609) 921-7600

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