The Hun School of Princeton


Strong Academics in the Heart of a Bustling College Town: The Hun School of Princeton

The Hun School of Princeton is home to 635 students in grades six through twelve. The private, co-educational boarding school, within walking distance of Princeton University, is known for its strong academics and college preparation as well as its energetic, diverse student body.

Over 100 Years of Success

Named for its founder Dr. John Gale Hun, a Princeton professor of mathematics, the school recently celebrated its centennial anniversary. Initially a boys’ school with a concentration on math education, it is now coeducational and focused on a full, well-rounded curriculum as well as excellence in athletics.

A Seamless Transition with Princeton Dual Enrollment Program

Students can enter Princeton University directly from The Hun School by taking classes at the prestigious university once they exhaust the School’s extensive math curriculum. The Hun School is located in the vibrant, historic college town of Princeton, New Jersey – about an hour away from the hubs of New York City and Philadelphia. With major airports, train stations, and countless cultural opportunities near, its location is unbeatable. And with housing located mere steps from the academic buildings, class is never far away.

Well-Rounded Student Life

Students receive individual attention to thrive in the classroom and with a diverse group of peers (students from 29 different countries applied for admission last year), there is a plethora of clubs, sports, and social events to form close bonds and learn from one another outside the classroom. Lacrosse, baseball, soccer, basketball, and fencing in particular are highly regarded at the school.

Receiving the Acceptance Letter

Director of Communications and Marketing, Maureen Leming shared about student selection, “We are looking for good, kind, enthusiastic students. Character is the top of our hire list.” Being a part of the Hun School is a selective process. Since character is so highly regarded, strong teacher recommendations are important. Academic records, including test scores, play the largest role. Lastly, prospective students take part in an interview. “We are going to ask what they are interested in. We want students to have a curiosity. One of the things that we are proud of is that kids on our campus want to be here, and they are excited about their education,” added Ms. Leming.

A Bright Future Ahead, Shades Recommended

Each year, 130 students graduate and go on to study at more than 90 different universities across five continents. Finding the best fit for each student and their interests is of utmost priority. College counselors work closely with students starting sophomore year to ensure successful placement at some of the top colleges in the United States and around the world.

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