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 Scholars Celebrated at High Honors Reception

    Posted April 13, 2015

    The Hun School of Princeton celebrated the scholarship and academic achievements of its students at the High Honors Reception on Thursday, April 9th in the School’s dining hall. Students and their families gathered for the reception, during which Headmaster Jonathan Brougham, Head of Upper School Ryan Hews, and faculty speaker Ryan Brown congratulated students for their exceptional work in the classrooms. High Honors distinctions are earned by maintaining an average grade of 93 or above, with no grade below 85.

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  • Noorjahan Akbar Asks Hun School Students to Participate in Women’s Rights Activism

    Afghan-born gender equality activist Noorjahan Akbar spoke at The Hun School on Tuesday, April 7th about the reality of gender inequality around the world.
    Posted April 9, 2015

    The Hun School of Princeton hosted gender equality activist and Afghan-born Noorjahan Akbar on Tuesday, April 7th as part of the Centennial Speaker Series: A Global Perspective. Ms. Akbar is a leading figure in the fight for women’s rights in Afghanistan. During her presentation, Ms. Akbar explained the reality of gender inequality around the world and asked all students to consider their responsibility as gender equality activists. Ms. Akbar is currently in pursuit of Master of Arts degree in journalism and public affairs with a concentration in international journalism at American University in Washington, D.C.

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  • Hun School Students Explore Art and Culture in Mexico

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Each year, Fine Arts Teacher David Bush takes advanced studio art honors students on a weeklong art retreat. The trip provides students with exposure to a culture different from their own, where they can explore art and individuality through travel and observation. This year, seven Hun School students travelled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico during spring break on a journey of exploration through writing, drawing, and independent art projects.

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  • Jessica Sacco '15 Receives Judge's Award at Pingry Student Photography Exhibition

    Posted March 23, 2015

    Hun School senior Jessica Sacco ’15 submitted an original photograph, “Waterfall,” to the 2015 Pingry Student Photography Exhibition. Over 200 photographs were submitted for exhibition, representing the best work of student art, from fourteen private and public high schools in the region. Jessica’s photograph was recognized and selected by professional photographer and exhibition judge, Laos Fois, as a Judge’s Award recipient.

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  • The NBA’s Eric Hutcherson Introduces Hun Students to ‘Brand You’

    Eric Hutcherson, senior vice president of human resources for the National Basketball Association introduced students at The Hun School of Princeton to ‘Brand You’ during his presentation, Say Yes to Success. The appearance was part of the School’s Centen
    Posted March 4, 2015

    Eric Hutcherson, senior vice president of human resources for the National Basketball Association, spoke at The Hun School of Princeton on Tuesday, March 3rd. During Mr. Hutcherson’s presentation, Say Yes to Success, he identified five strategies for personal success in college admissions, job interviews, and life. His lively presentation utilized audience participation, humor, and vast personal expertise to engage students in a discussion about personal branding. His appearance was part of The Hun School’s Centennial Speaker Series: A Global Perspective.

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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