The following resources are intended to help parents and students navigate all Back to School requirements, activities, and information. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Athletic Pre-Season and Fall Sports - Upper School students planning to participate in fall sports are invited to pre-season sports camps from August 23 – 31st (overnight August 23 – 28th). Upper School students who intend to play a fall sport and attend pre-season camps, are required to register before August 1st using the general registration form to the right. Sport-specific information is located here. Pre-season sports camps are not open to Middle School students. Middle School students will select their fall sport in the first week of school. Please visit the athletic page for a list of the Middle School sports offered.
Books - Beginning July 1st, book sales will take place entirely online! The Hun School has partnered with Adams Books, a national online textbook distributor, for all of our textbook needs. A list of required texts and iBooks as well as additional information is available here.
Calendar, Subscriptions, Calendar-at-a-Glance - The most up-to-date resource for School-related events, activities, and schedules is The Hun School’s online calendar. The calendar will automatically sync with your outlook or Google calendar if you subscribe via Hun 2.0. An abridged calendar of important dates and holidays is available to print here. Please note, modifications were made in June of 2012.
Daily Schedule – The day begins at 7:50 a.m. for both divisions, except on Wednesdays when classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Students are welcome to arrive early on Wednesdays and study or eat breakfast.
Extra-curricular offerings and clubs – In the first few weeks of School, many extra-curricular offerings and clubs will emerge. The Hun School encourages participation in School life. In anticipation of fall 2012 offerings, click here to read the 2011-2012 club offerings.
Health Clinic Summer Hours – If there are details about your child’s medical care that you would like to discuss, please contact School Nurse Carol Smith or visit the clinic Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The clinic will be closed from July 30 – August 19th.
iPads – The Hun School of Princeton is pleased to announce the launch of an expanded iPad Initiative for the 2012-2013 academic year. All Eighth grade and Ninth grade students are required to have iPads beginning this fall, version 2 or higher. For more information about the program, click here. For a list of required apps, please refer to the book list.
Lamp and Pen Program – Applications for the New Peer Leadership Program are due August 1st. A select group of seniors will comprise the Peer Educator Network (PEN), students specifically trained as mentors to younger students. Every student will take part in the Leadership and Mentorship Program (LAMP), in order to develop leadership skills. Rising seniors who are interested in participating in PEN should contact Mr. Bogad, Ms. Sanchez, or Ms. Shuler-Misra to express their interest in the program. Students should write a letter of intent, explaining their understanding of and commitment to mentorship as a means of social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Submissions received after August 1st, at 11:59 p.m. will not be considered. Selected students will be notified via Hun email by August 15th, with training to occur at the beginning of the school year.
Lockers – Lockers and locks will be distributed during Orientation.
Middle School Supply List – Middle School Supply List
Middle School Testing and Placement – Middle School students are automatically placed in one of three levels of math depending upon their grade (Sixth - math 6; Eighth - Algebra 1; Seventh - pre-algebra.) If your student is currently taking a higher level math class than is typical for his or her grade, placement tests are offered. For instance, if a rising Sixth grader would have been on track to take Pre-Algebra in his or her former school, please register for a placement test to ensure that the skill-base is sound for placement in The Hun School’s pre-algebra class. Students may register for one of the following times by contacting Middle School assistant Jillian Schneider.
One–hour Placement Tests:
Monday, July 16th at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 7th at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Middle School Summer Math Enrichment – The Enrichment Program is designed to enable students to practice important math skills during the summer break. While the workbooks are not required work for all students, they will serve as useful preparationfor the work to be done in the fall. If you have not been assigned a workbook or have not been able to obtain a workbook, please do not be concerned. The most important tool to accompany your Middle School math student on the first day of school is an eager mind! For questions, please contact Middle School math teacher Richard Howson.
Middle School Language Arts Enrichment - All Sixth and Seventh graders should purchase a Language Arts Summer Skills Workbook from the Bookstore. The Enrichment Program is designed to enable students to practice important English skills during the summer break. The work will not be graded, but may be used to help highlight any areas of concern when classes begin in September. If there are any questions relating to the Language Arts Summer Skills Workbook, please contact Middle School English teacher Amy Kolman.
Resident Life Supply List – Recommended Items for Dorm Life
Resident Life Dictionary – Dorm Life Dictionary
Resident Life Laundry – Laundry facilities are available in all Hun School dormitories. However, All Prep Laundry also provides pick-up and drop-off laundry services to campus residents. Click here for the All Prep Laundry Form.
Schoology and RaiderNet – Schoology is the School’s academic website featuring class pages and affinity groups. Every class has a page on Schoology and student schedules are automatically loaded each fall. Instructions and passwords will be distributed to new families in September. Schoology is located through RaiderNet. RaiderNet is the School’s internal web portal and features an array of password-protected content for students and parents from the Student Directory to custom news, calendars, and the lunch menu.
Student ID Cards, Printing, Allowance – In addition to serving as a form of identification, student ID cards feature a pre-paid spending account used for meals, snacks, on-campus purchases, and laundry. This year, ID cards will also be used to activate print jobs. Returning students should hold onto their student ID cards, as new ones will not be issued until October. New students will receive temporary ID cards (without photos), until then. Replacement cards can be purchased for $10 in the Dean of Students’ Office. Resident families may also designate a weekly cash allowance for resident students. Please download the allowance form here.
Student Schedules - Middle School students will receive their schedules at Middle School Registration. Upper School returning student schedules were distributed by student advisors in May. Class lists, faculty assignments, and the Upper School Student Handbook will be mailed home the week of July 24th, along with schedules for new Upper School students. The Add/Drop period for the 2012-2013 academic year runs from August 13 - September 14th. To make schedule change requests, Upper School students should contact Bruce Hayden.
Summer Reading – Information about Middle School and Upper School summer reading requirements is available by clicking here.
Transportation – B6T Transportation application forms for New Jersey-based day students are available here. A B6T form can assist those who wish to register for school bus transportation, or families seeking transportation reimbursement from their public school district.
Questions? Hun School administrative offices are open in the summer from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Fridays, and staff members are available to assist you. For a list of School contacts and the school directory, please click here.