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


  • Hun School Celebrates 101st Commencement; Julia Blake Recalls the Personal Attention She Received

    Posted June 5, 2015

    The Hun School of Princeton celebrated its 101st Commencement, honoring the Class of 2015, on Friday, June 5th at 10:00 a.m., on the lawn behind Russell Hall. The Class of 2015 is comprised of 150 students who were accepted to 220 of the world’s finest colleges and universities. More than 1,000 faculty, administration, families, and friends gathered to celebrate during the traditional academic ceremony, during which Valedictorian Jiafeng Chen ’15 and Salutatorian Amanda Barbour ’15 were honored for their sustained academic achievements. Senior Speaker Julia Blake ’15 offered remarks about the individual attention that marked her experience as a Hun School student.

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  • Live from the Heart at The Hun School

    Posted May 15, 2015

    Students at The Hun School of Princeton used Polycom and Zoom technologies to teleconference with doctors and nurses at Advocate Christ Medical Center [ACMC] in Illinois on Thursday, May 13th during a live open-heart surgery. Students of Vivian Piel’s Human Anatomy and Physiology [HAP] classes were selected, through application, to participate with ACMC in the educational program, Live From the Heart. The program helped to supplement curriculum in the HAP class, and invitations were offered to students in the AP Biology and Biology classes who identified interest in learning more about the medical field.

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  • The Hun School Hosts Acapellozza

    Posted May 13, 2015

    The Hun School of Princeton hosted Acapellozza on Saturday, May 9th in John Andrew Saks '31 Auditorium. The Hun School’s a cappella groups the Edgertones and VoiceMale performed a selection of contemporary hits, as did the Night Owls from Bryn Mawr College.

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  • Community Briefing about Leopoldo Lopez '89

    Posted May 10, 2015

    Hundreds of students, faculty, and community members gathered on Friday afternoon to hear from Leopoldo Lopez ’63 Sr., father of imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader and prisoner of conscience Leopoldo Lopez ’89 Jr. Mr. Lopez showed a short video about his son’s passionate ordeal before discussing the incendiary political climate in Venezuela and the events that led to Mr. Lopez’ arrest. Mr. and Mrs. Lopez described their son’s remarkable perseverance and the international human rights movement supporting him.

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  • Hun Investment Students attend Trading Day at Stevens Institute of Technology

    Posted April 27, 2015

    Five Hun School students participated in Trading Day at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey on Friday, April 24th. The students were invited to participate in the annual expo and competition as members of the School’s investment club. During the day-long event, students interacted with professionals from leading New York investment companies; discussed business education with professors, current students, and admission representatives from the Howe School of Technology Management; and used tools and technologies available to the pros in a simulation competition.

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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 2272
  • Stephen Fabian

    Grade Level Dean
    Colgate University, B.A.
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD
    School Extension 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
  • Rebecca Robinson

    Administrative Assistant for Upper School
    Ohio University, B.F.A.
    School Extension 2271
  • Michele Schenk

    Administrative Assistant to Assistant Upper School Head
    School Extension x. 2232
  • 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
  • Jonathan Stone

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