News & Events

Back to School

The following resources are intended to help parents and students navigate all “Back to School” requirements, activities, and information.  The registration form must be completed and submitted by a parent or guardian before August 1st. 
The Hun School partners with ClassBook.com, a national online textbook distributor, for all of our textbook needs.  The online text book store at ClassBook.com will be open beginning July 15th.  Parents and students are welcome to purchase books anywhere; however, books purchased from other retailers will not be available for buyback at the end of the year.  Also, The Hun School receives a small commission for the books purchased by our families.  When making this choice, please consider supporting The Hun School. 
 
Due to the extraordinary costs of international shipping and the inconvenience of transporting books from a distance, out-of-state and international resident students are welcome to have their online book purchases shipped directly to The Hun School.  Please be sure to have the student’s name appear on the purchase and shipment.  Students will find their books in their dorm room upon arrival to campus.  Due to the limited size of our storage space, this option is only available to out-of-state and international resident students.  

Ship to: Student Name
c/o The Hun School Bookstore
176 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 921-7600, extension 2240
Subscribe to The Hun School's online calendar for the most up-to-date resources for School-related events, activities, and schedules.  You can subscribe to the Middle School calendar, by clicking here, the Upper School calendar, by clicking here, or the All-School calendar, which combines both the Middle School and Upper School calendars, by clicking here.  The calendar will automatically sync with your Outlook or Google calendar

Carpooling

Families who wish to carpool may contact the School for a list of other families who live in their area. Please contact Michele Schenk during the academic months or Sherry Roberts during the summer.

Daily Schedule

The academic day begins at 7:50 a.m. for both divisions, except on Thursdays when classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Students are welcome to arrive early on Thursdays to study or eat breakfast.  The academic day ends at 3:15 p.m. for Middle School students and at 3:25 p.m. for Upper School students. 

Directory

The Hun School Student (and parent) Directory is password protected and located in RaiderNet. Passwords will be distributed to all families in September.

Dress Code

The dress code is outlined in detail in the 2015 – 2016 Middle School and Upper School Student Handbooks.

Drop-off and Pick-up

There are several designated areas with circular driveways where drop-off and pick-up occurs.  Families are welcome to determine the location that is most convenient for them based on their student’s first and last commitments.  The most common drop-off area is in front of the Chesebro Academic Center, which serves both Middle School and Upper School students.

Parents' Weekend

Boarding and Day parents and families are invited to campus for an expanded Parents’ Weekend program on Friday, October, 16th and Saturday, October, 17th. The weekend will include a variety of events and activities, some of which will be informational sessions presented especially for boarding parents who are on campus less frequently.

RaiderNet

RaiderNet through Blackbaud's K-12 is The Hun School’s new learning management system (LMS) featuring class pages and affinity groups.  Every class has a page on RaiderNet and student schedules are automatically loaded. Instructions and passwords will be distributed to all families in September.

Hun Depot - School Store

Hun Depot, located in the Wilf Family Global Commons is open this summer with the following hours:  Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.; closed Fridays.  Fran Stokes, manager, will be available other times, however, it is best to call ahead at (609) 921-7600, extension 2239.  The Store will be closed August 3rd - 17th.

Student ID Cards

In addition to serving as a form of identification, student ID cards are needed on campus to activate printers and copiers, access some of the dormitories (for resident students only), and to access a prepaid spending account, Raider Cash, used for meals, snacks and laundry services. Returning students should hold onto their student ID cards over the summer, as new ones will not be issued until mid-fall. New students will receive temporary ID cards (without photos) at the beginning of the year. Replacement cards can be purchased in the Business Office for $10.

Summer Reading

For the October 6th Raider Read Day, all students must read U.S. Congressman John Lewis' March: Book One and March: Book Two, graphic novels about the Civil Rights Movement.  
Please click the links below fof additional summer reading requirements.

iPad Program

  • iPad Requirements
    All students in grades 6 - PG are required to have iPads this fall. For new students, an iPad Air or newer or iPad Mini 2 or newer with WiFi connectivity is the base requirement.

Upper School

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  • Preseason Athletics

    All pre-season camps, with the exception of cross country, begin Thursday, August 20th and end on Friday, August 28th.  Cross Country begins on Monday, August 24th.  All students playing field hockey, football, boys' soccer, and girls' soccer will live in the dorms from Thursday, August 20th until Tuesday, August 25th.  Resident students playing tennis and cross country may reside in the dorms. Day students will vacate the dorm on Tuesday, August 25th.  Camp will resume again on Wednesday, August 26th until it’s completion on Friday, August 28th. Report times on Thursday, August 20th are as follows: 
    • Football - 8:30 a.m.
    • Boys' Soccer - 9:15 a.m.
    • Girls' Soccer - 10:00 a.m.
    • Field Hockey - 10:45 a.m.
    • Girls' Tennis - 11:15 a.m.
    • Cross Country will come in on August 24th - 9:00 a.m.
    There will be a "Meet and Greet" for the parents on Thursday, August 20th.   Coaches will be on-hand to explain their philosophies and answer any questions which parents may have. All meetings will take place in Saks Auditorium at the following times: 
    • Football - 9:30 a.m.
    • Boys' Soccer - 10:00 a.m.
    • Girls' Soccer - 10:45 a.m.
    • Field Hockey - 11:30 a.m.
    All new students are required to take the IMPACT baseline test before they will be permitted to participate in practice. Times for taking the test will be assigned as students register for camp. All students must have a recent physical exam and a parental permission form on file with The Hun School, before they will be permitted to practice. Please make an appointment to see your doctor. We ask that each student please bring an extra copy of their completed physical form to camp.
    Who may attend pre-season camp?
    Any Upper School student interested in playing on a varsity, junior varsity, or freshman fall team is encouraged to attend pre-season camp.  All students planning on attending the pre-season camp must notify the Athletic Office by filling out the Back to School Form by August 1st.  There is no cost for pre-season camp. Middle School students may not attend pre-season practice.
    Where will I stay during camp?
    All students playing Field Hockey, Soccer, and Football are required to live on campus for pre-season camp from August 20th – August 25th.   Resident students for Tennis and Cross Country will also be allowed to live on campus.  In order to assist our facilities staff in preparing the dorms for the opening of School, all day students will be required to vacate their dorm rooms by Noon on Tuesday, August 25th.  Only resident students will be permitted to live in the dorms after August 25th.  Students who will be resident students during the school year will be able to occupy their assigned rooms during camp. Students may not use their cars during pre-season camp.  
    Since all School policies will be in effect starting with those athletes attending camp, there will be a meeting on Thursday, August 20th at 1:00 p.m. in the dining hall. A  brief orientation and overview of the current rules and regulations will be held at that time. No student is permitted to leave campus without notifying either their coach or a member of the Resident Life Office.
    What should I bring to camp?
    All students will be responsible for their own bed linens and towels. Please note that the dorm beds require extra long sheets.  Students should also bring plenty of socks, t-shirts and gym shorts for multiple daily practices. There are coin-operated washers and dryers available on campus, if needed. Students should purchase spikes prior to camp.  It is strongly suggested that players break in new spikes before camp, so practice time is not lost to blisters.  Field Hockey players are expected to have their own goggles and stick. Soccer players are required to have their own shin guards, which meet the NFHS standards.
  • 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 2015 offerings, click here to read the 2014-2015 club offerings.
  • Lockers

    Lockers and locks will be distributed during Orientation.
  • Student Drivers

    Day students may drive to school and park in designated areas after they have registered their cars with the Office of the Assistant Head of Upper School. Parents also must review the Driving Regulations Form and give consent with an electronic signature on The Hun School's summer registration form. The School retains the right to remove any student’s driving privileges for failure to obey local traffic laws, follow safe driving practices, or for related violations of the Discipline Code. Please review the 2015-2016 Student Handbook for the driving policy in its entirety.
  • Student Schedules

    Upper School advisors distributed schedules to returning students in May.  The Upper School Student Handbook along with schedules for all Upper School students will be mailed home late-July. The Add/Drop period for the 2015-2016 academic year begins on Tuesday, August 25th. To make schedule change requests, Upper School students should contact their Grade Level Dean:

Middle School

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  • Fall Sports

    Middle School students should select their fall sport when filling out the registration form. Pre-season sports camps are not open to Middle School students.
  • Math Enrichment

    All Middle School students are expected to refresh themselves on math concepts over the summer by working through Summer Math Skills Sharpener workbook. Though the work is not graded, completion of the material will provide students a smoother transition into math this fall.  
    • Students entering 6th grade should complete the 5th grade review.
    • Students entering 7th grade, who took Math 6, should complete the 6th grade review.
    • Any student who took Pre-Algebra last year should complete the Pre-Algebra book.
    • Any student who took Algebra last year should complete the Algebra book.
    Parents may purchase the Summer Math Skills Sharpener workbook online by clicking here.  
    Summer math enrichment is designed to enable students to practice important math skills during the summer break. Please contact Middle School Math Coordinator Jennifer Anderson with any questions regarding summer math enrichment.
  • Retreat

    As an essential part of our community programming and character and leadership education, the Middle School will participate in a daylong retreat on Tuesday, September 1st. Please arrive to school by 7:45 a.m., as the entire Hun Middle School will begin the day together and then split off into grade level activities at YMCA Camp Ockanickon. We will meet again as a school for lunch, which will be provided, and then head back to our grade level activities in the afternoon. The day ends with Middle School students together again before departing back to school. Student pickup will take place at 5:00 p.m. at the Chesebro Academic Center.

    Students should come prepared in weather-appropriate, outdoor, athletic clothing, and sneakers with socks. Flip-flops, crocs, sliders, or open-toed shoes of any kind are not permitted. Students should also have a small bag prepared with the following required items: a water bottle, a hat, and a change of clothes. Absolutely no jewelry may be worn and no electronics may be brought. If student must bring a cell phone, it needs to remain turned off in their bag for the entirety of the day. Camp Ockanickon rules state that cell phone use is not allowed during the trip.

    To participate, all students must have a signed waiver.  Please return this form to Administrative Assistant to the Middle School Head Jillian Schneider in the Middle School Office.
     
  • Supply List

    Grade 6
    (All sixth grade students will be provided a daily planner at the start of school)
    One 2” Mead Zipper Binder (used for all subjects) 
    Pencil case
    One composition book
    400 Note cards 
    Six folders with pockets (must fit in the Zipper Binder)
    Ten folders with brads (Pre-Algebra students only)
    100 sheets loose-leaf paper: college ruled
    Ring reinforcers for college ruled paper
    ¼ -inch graph paper pad (Pre-Algebra only)
    #2 pencils (preferably no mechanical)
    Six highlighters (assorted colors)
    Five ball point pens (blue/ black and red)
    One eraser
     
    Grade 7
    Pencil case
    Two composition books (for Science and French)
    400 Note cards 
    Four folders with pockets
    100 sheets loose-leaf paper- college ruled
    Ring reinforcers for college ruled paper
    Spiral notebook with pockets
    One * three-ring binder (1.5 inch) with 
    • Pockets in the front, inside cover 
    • Clear plastic on the front and back covers
    Ten folders with brads (Pre-Algebra students only)
    One paper folder (for Algebra students)
    #2 pencils (preferably no mechanical)
    Six highlighters (assorted colors)
    Five ball point pens (one must be red)
    One eraser
    ¼ -inch graph paper pad (Pre Algebra, Algebra, Geometry)
    TI 84 Plus C, Graphing Calculator, (Pre Algebra, Algebra, Geometry)
    Ruler, protractor, and compass (Geometry)
        
    Each seventh grade student is expected to have and use an academic planner. Ether a traditional paper academic planner or an academic planner on the iPad is fine.
     
     
    Grade 8
    Pencil case
    Two composition books (for Science and French)
    400 Note cards 
    Four folders with pockets
    100 sheets loose-leaf paper- college ruled
    Ring reinforcers for college ruled paper
    One paper folder (for Algebra students)
    Two * three-ring binders (1.5 inch) with 
    • Pockets in the front, inside cover 
    • Clear plastic on the front and back covers
    #2 pencils (preferably no mechanical)
    Six highlighters (assorted colors)
    Five ball point pens (one must be red)
    One eraser
    ¼ -inch graph paper pad (Geometry)
    TI 84 Plus C, Graphing Calculator, (Pre Algebra, Algebra, Geometry) 
    Ruler, protractor, and compass (Pre Algebra, Algebra, Geometry)
     
    Each eighth grade student is expected to have and use an academic planner. Ether a traditional paper academic planner or an academic planner on the iPad is fine.
  • Testing and Placement

    To ensure placement in the proper math class, all new Middle School students must take a math placement test.  Please contact Jillian Schneider to schedule a test date and time on one of the following dates: 
    • August 6th at 9:00 a.m.

Boarding

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  • Family Events

    As a boarding parent, it can be difficult to discern when to arrive, when to leave, and what to attend.  Please see the academic calendar for a full list of registration events.  We recommend that new parents planning to accompany their children to School attend a series of events on Monday evening, August 31st: the Information Session for New Resident Parents at 4:00 p.m. and the New Resident Parent and Student Picnic at 6:00 p.m. All parents should plan to leave campus after the picnic on Monday evening. It is important that boarding students begin to make friends and acclimate at that time. Parents who are able, are encouraged to return to campus for Parents’ Weekend, October 17 – 18th.
  • Health Insurance

    All Resident Students are required to have health insurance that can be administer locally. If you have local, US-based insurance that can be administered locally, the School needs a copy of the front and back of your insurance card prior to July 15th. Even if you provided a copy of your card last year, we must have a new copy each year to confirm enrollment. If we do not have a copy of your insurance card, or if we cannot administer your insurance locally, we will need to enroll your student in The Hun School provided plan.  You can email a copy of your card to business@hunschool.org, fax it to (609) 921-1183 or send a copy by mail to the attention of the Business Office. Please make sure all the information on the copy is legible.
  • Hotels

    Boarding families accompanying their children for drop off have a variety of hotels to choose from in the greater Princeton area. These are some of our favorites: The Hyatt Regency Princeton, The Princeton Westin, The Marriott Courtyard, The Nassau Inn, and The Peacock Inn.
  • Questions

    Boarding families who have questions or concerns not addressed above, are invited to contact the Resident Life Office at reslife@hunschool.org. Though the Resident Life Office is not staffed in the summer, we do read emails regularly and will get back to you within a few days.  
  • Rooms and Roommates

    The Resident Life Office will announce housing and roommate assignments to boarding students upon arrival. 

    Students who wish to play a fall sport are encouraged to arrive in time for pre-season athletics beginning Thursday, August 20th. If you pre-register for and attend pre-season camp, you will move into your permanent room at that time. 
  • Student Allowance

    Resident Students may set up an allowance account with the Business Office by completing this Allowance Permission Slip and returning it to the Business Office by email to business@hunschool.org, fax to (609) 921-1183 or by mail. Allowance is disbursed from the Business Office three times per week.
  • Supplies


    Students traveling from out of state, may prefer to ship supplies or purchase them upon arrival. The School Store contains basic toiletries and spirit clothing. Nassau Park Shopping Center in Princeton contains a Target, Wal-Mart, Wegmans (groceries), etc. and is located within 10 minutes of The Hun School. Quakerbridge Mall contains an Apple store and is also 10 – 12 minutes away, in the same vicinity as Nassau Park. Students who wish to ship supplies (nothing perishable) may have items arrive beginning Monday, August 17th. These items should be clearly marked with the student’s name.
  • Transportation

    Because Princeton is located near both Philadelphia and New York City, there are many options for transportation.  Newark International Airport is a one-hour train ride from Princeton Junction Train Station.  Philadelphia International Airport can be easily reached by train from the Trenton Train Station. There are taxis and car services that will transport students to JFK Airport.  There is also a small airport in Trenton that is serviced by Frontier Airlines - this is the closest airport to the School (15 minutes), but the flights are limited. 
     
    By car, The Hun School is about an hour drive from New York or Philadelphia.  Please click here for directions.  If you or your child needs a taxi from a major airport or train station, we recommend that you contact A-1 Limousine in Princeton or A-Amigo Taxi. If you would like to arrange an airport shuttle to any of the major airports (including Newark, Philadelphia, JFK, and LaGuardia), we recommend The Olympic Airporter.  This shuttle service transports passengers from The Nassau Inn in Princeton. The Resident Life Office will provide transportation to The Nassau Inn and Princeton Junction train station for students  leaving and returning from the major school breaks. 
     
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school.  Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.

176 Edgerstoune Road, Princeton, NJ 08540  |  Phone: (609) 921-7600 | Email: admiss@hunschool.org