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The Hun School

The Hun School of Princeton
Princeton, NJ
Type Private, Boarding
Motto Quaerite Scientiam Et Honorum
"Seek Knowledge and Honor"
Religious affiliation(s) none
Established 1914
Headmaster Jonathan G. Brougham
Faculty 90[1]
Enrollment 500[1]
Student to teacher ratio 5.6:1[1]
Campus 45 acres (180,000 m2)
Color(s) Red/Black
Athletics 50+ Interscholastic Sports
Athletics conference Mid-Atlantic Prep League
Mascot the Raiders
Average SAT scores 571 verbal
630 math  (2009-10)

The Hun School of Princeton is a private, coeducational, secondary boarding school located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school serves students from grades 6 through high school. Currently, the headmaster is Jonathan Brougham. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1963.[2]


The school was founded in 1914 by Dr. John Gale Hun, a professor at Princeton University. Originally called the Princeton Math School, it later changed its name to the Princeton Tutoring School.

In 1925, the school acquired both its current name and the property on Edgerstoune Road that makes up its current location.

Student body

As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 500 students and 90 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 5.6.[1] 95 students attend the Hun Middle School, which houses grades 6-8. The rest are in the Upper School. 70% of Hun's Upper School students are day students, and the rest are boarders. Students come from 14 states and 20 countries.[3]


Hun School participates in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League, a sports league with participating institutions from university preparatory schools in the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania area. Schools competing in the league include Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey, The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania and Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey. The Hun School also competes against other local preparatory schools such as Rutgers Prep, St. Benedict's Preparatory School, The Pennington School, Ranney School, Princeton Day School, and Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

The Hun Middle School has different sports.


  • Russell Hall
  • Poe Dormitory (1959)
  • Carter Hall (1964)
  • The Alexander K. Buck Student Activity Center (1974) - Better known to students as the SAC. Also the setting of the Middle School, serving grades 6-8
  • The John Andrew Saks Auditorium
  • The Chesebro Academic Center (1964) - Used as the Upper School
  • The Ralph S. Mason House (1984)
  • The Michael D. Dingman Center for Science and Technology (1987)
  • The Perry K. Sellon Information Center (1987)
  • The Roberta J. King Outdoor Education Center
  • The Mary Miller Sharp Ceramic and Sculpture Studio (1994)
  • The Finn M.W. Caspersen Rowing Center at Mercer Lake (2003)
  • The Heart of Hun (2004)
  • Natale Field (2004)
  • The Ventresca Family Video Production and TV Studio (2005)
  • Athletic Center (2007)
  • The Shipley Pavilion (2007) - The Gymnasium
  • The Landis Family Fine Arts Building (2008)

School publications

  • The Mall, the award-winning Upper School newspaper.
  • The Edgerstounian, the award-winning Upper School yearbook
  • The Hun Review, an award-winning literary magazine showcasing the writing and artwork of Hun School students.
  • Hun Today, a magazine for alumni, families, and friends of The Hun School

Clubs and organizations

  • Upper School clubs and organizations include: Amnesty International, Asian Language and Culture Club, Black Student Union, Ceramics Club, Chamber Music Players, Chess Club, Choir, Concert Choir, Diversity Club, Edgertones (Girls' A Cappella), Environmental/Outdoor Club, Environmental Sustainability Club, F.I.S.H (Faith Inspired Students at Hun), Forensics (Speech, Debate and Congress), French Club, Gaming Society, Gay-Straight Alliance, Gospel Choir, Hun Film Society, Hun TV, Janus Players (Theatre), Jazz Band, Latin Club, Key Club, Knitting Club, Model UN, Model Congress, S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Ski Club, Spanish Club, Techno-Raiders (A/V Club), VoiceMale (Boys' A Cappella), and Young Alumni Association.
  • Middle School clubs include: Arts Club, Bits and Pieces Club, Craft Club, Creative Drama Club, Frisbee Club, Hearts Club, Hun TV, Kickball Club, and Scrabble Club.
  • Students also may participate in Peer Leadership, Honor Council, Student Council, Edgerstoune Society, and Red Shield Society.

Notable alumni


External links

  • The Hun School of Princeton's website
  • National Center for Education Statistics

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Coordinates: 40°20′13″N 74°41′10″W / 40.337°N 74.686°W / 40.337; -74.686

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