Upper School

Welcome to The Hun School of Princeton Upper School.  Whether you are a current student, a prospective family, an alumnus, or even a visitor, we hope what you will find here is a reflection of the dynamic and supportive community that inspires scholarship and student involvement on so many levels.

For almost 100 years, we have embraced the mission of John Gale Hun by focusing the maximum attention to a student’s individual needs.  As we move in to our next century, we carry forth this tradition of excellence with a new focus on preparing Hun School graduates for a world of constant change. 

Traditional courses might take place around a Harkness table or among a sea of iPads. Or, a student can produce his own episode of CSI in collaboration with his media arts, theatre, and forensic science teachers.  Lessons are dynamic, innovative, personal, and un-prescribed.

At Hun, it’s not only the adults who teach, even though we have great teachers. Our students are frequently inspired by one another. Peer groups are powerful influences. Therefore we often facilitate learning among students, and guide them to their own understanding.

Ryan Hews Upper School Head

News

  • Hun School Seniors Begin Capstone Projects

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Seniors at The Hun School of Princeton are gearing up for Senior Capstone Projects. The projects are set to begin this May and offer students an opportunity to spend two weeks on an individualized, self-directed project. The Capstone Program is meant to be a culminating academic experience in a field of personal interest. Projects range in scope from academic enrichment to potential career exploration and take place both on and off campus. Seniors are required to obtain committee approval before embarking on a Capstone Project.

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  • Leadership Workshop Encourages Participation

    Savoy Drummond ’16 (left) and Jorelle Montes ’15 (right) both enjoyed the leadership workshop offered by Mawi Asgedom (center) at The Hun School of Princeton.
    Posted April 11, 2014

    Nationally recognized leadership specialist Mawi Asgedom held a two-hour workshop for students at The Hun School of Princeton on Saturday, April 5th. Mr. Asgedom articulated characteristics of effective leaders, before challenging students to experience as much as possible while at Hun – to use their “turbo button” to accelerate participation in order to develop awareness and empathy.

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  • Students Enjoy Unique Access in Washington, D.C.

    Hun School honors history students enjoyed rare opportunities while visiting Washington, D.C.  Their trip included a private tour of the floor of the House of Representatives and the office of the Minority Whip.
    Posted April 7, 2014

    Twelve Hun School honors history students toured exclusive areas of the U.S. Capitol during an immersion learning trip to Washington, D.C., March 28th – 30th. Their teacher, Joanna Hallac, arranged for the group to meet with Rodney Whitlock, health policy director for Senator Charles Grasseley (R-IA) and Michelle Mittler, scheduler and executive assistant to House Minority Whip, Steny Hoyer (D-MD). Ms. Hallac and her class also enjoyed a rare opportunity to visit the floor of the House of Representatives and the Minority Whip’s offices.

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  • Centennial Speaker Series Continues with Project VOICE

    Franny Choi of Project VOICE performed several original poems during The Hun School’s Centennial Speaker Series.
    Posted March 28, 2014

    The Hun School of Princeton’s Centennial Speaker Series: The Next 100 Years continued on Tuesday, March 25th with Project VOICE’s Franny Choi and Phil Kaye. The spoken-poetry duo performed original pieces that celebrated themes of growth, family, and culture. Responding to an impromptu invitation, Keziah Oliver ’15 joined Ms. Choi and Mr. Kaye at the conclusion of the program, courageously reciting a poem of her own in front of the entire student body. She and Project VOICE received resounding applause.

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  • Claire Shearburn ’15 Raises Awareness about Eating Disorders

    Claire Shearburn ’15 led a fundraising and awareness campaign during National Eating Disorder Awareness week at The Hun School of Princeton.
    Posted March 24, 2014

    Claire Shearburn ’15 recently led a fundraising and awareness campaign at The Hun School of Princeton during National Eating Disorder Awareness week, February 23rd – March 1st. Claire, a first-year boarding student at The Hun School of Princeton, openly shared her personal struggles with an eating disorder, a condition that affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States. As a boarding student, Claire felt empowered to open up and then act.

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Contact Us

  • Ryan Hews

    Head of Upper School
    Bowdoin College, B.A.
    College of William & Mary, M.Ed.
    School Extension x. 2255
  • Alison Chmielewski

    Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Head
    School Extension x. 2272
  • Stephen Fabian

    Grade Level Dean
    Colgate University, B.A.
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD
    School Extension x. 2261
  • Kate Gillin

    Assistant Head of Upper School
    Middlebury College, B.A.
    William & Mary , M.A.
    William & Mary, PhD
    School Extension 2251
  • Bethany Loffredo

    Grade Level Dean
    Fairfield University, B.A.
    Fairfield University, M.Ed.
  • Vivian Piel

    Grade Level Dean
    The College of New Jersey, B.S.N.
    Nova Southeastern University, M.A.
    School Extension x. 2278
  • Michele Schenk

    Administrative Assistant to Assistant Upper School Head
    School Extension x. 2232
  • Judith O'Brien

    Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Office
    School Extension x. 2271
  • Bruce Hayden

    Registrar and Standardized Test Coordinator
    Sinclair Community College, A.A.
    Eastern Kentucky University, B.A.
    Columbia University, M.A.
    School Extension x. 2291
  • Aaron Bogad

    Immersion Learning and Post Graduate Programs Coordinator
    New York University, B.F.A.
    School Extension x. 2339
  • Jonathan Stone

    Grade Level Dean
    Colgate University, B.A.
    University of Rochester, M.S.
    School Extension 3383