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Russell Hall

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The Independent School admissions process can be daunting. You are trying to get to know more about us by touring our campus, checking out our social media, and scheduling an interview with our admissions counselors. And while all of this is happening, we’re trying to get to know more about you by asking questions, having you fill out forms, etc. It’s a lot!

Don’t panic! We’ll walk you through the logistics of the application process and do our best to make you feel comfortable. We want our students to be successful and a big part of that is making sure our accepted students are confident that we are the right choice for them, too. So, we welcome you to be an active participant in the admissions process so you and your family can make the right decision for you.

Here are some tips for finding the best school for you, because that’s the point of this whole process, right?

  1. Visit. Wear some comfortable shoes and walk around campus. Sit in one of our red Adirondack chairs, or play with our outdoor xylophone. Walk up all 106 steps from behind the Alexander K. Buck '49 Middle School building to Russell Hall. (No really, don’t do that. That’s a lot of steps.) Meet our students and teachers, and ask them questions – yes, even the ones you feel shy about. If it’s something that’s on your mind, chances are other students have had similar inquiries. Schedule your visit!
  2. Don’t take our word for it. Peek into a classroom, talk to other students, check out the school’s calendar to see what kinds of events are going on around campus. Attend an event on campus if you have time. Really get a feel for campus life.
  3. Remember: Teachers and coaches are people too. You shouldn’t choose a school before getting to know the people who will be integral to your experience. Advanced degrees and experience are important (and we think you’ll find our academic expertise is second-to-none), but do you know what’s even more important? Finding teachers who are passionate about what they teach, who believe innovation is born from passion, creativity, and a culture that values it. 

So tell us: Are you ready to apply now?!

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We love good questions. We ask them, encourage them, and seek them out. They are more than the secret to a curious mind; they are the great force behind deep learning and extraordinary personal growth.

My Hun, with Jonathan Levine and Tatiana Swain

Transportation and Logistics

What kind of transportation is available?

Day Student Transportation
Day students have various transportation options. Many local school districts offer bussing to Hun, while others will stipend families in lieu of bussing. We have families who carpool and some who utilize public transportation (there is a bus stop at the corner of Route 206 and Edgerstoune Road, which is about a quarter mile from campus).
Boarding Student Transportation

Hun School students come from all over the world (well, about 25 countries and 18 states). Princeton, New Jersey is conveniently located 45 miles from Philadelphia and 52 miles from New York City. The Hun School is just off of Route 206, 1.5 miles from downtown Princeton. Our campus is easily accessible by plane (Trenton-Mercer Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, Neward Airport, JFK and LaGuardia Airports); train (Princeton Junction train station is served by NJ Transit and Amtrak); and car (Route 206 is minutes from Route 1 and Interstate 95/295). 

What if I can’t pick my day student up right after school?

Like our boarding students, day students also enjoy the convenience of Hun as a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week boarding school. Day students are welcome to enjoy breakfast and dinner in the Global Commons or Dining Hall. The Breen Student Center, located in the Wilf Family Global Commons, is a popular after-school hangout spot for both boarding and day students, perhaps because that’s where the PA Café is located!

Middle School students who stay after the traditional school day ends can participate in a teacher-guided homework club.

Typical Daily Schedule
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 3:30 p.m. Classes
2:30-3:30 p.m. Middle School Athletics
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Middle School Homework Club
4:30 – 6:30 Upper School Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:45 – 9:45 Resident Life Study Hall
10:30 p.m. Resident students are expected to be in their dorms
11:00 p.m. Lights out!

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Curriculum

How you learn is just as important as what you learn, and that's why we combine the rigorous academics you'd expect with the experiential learning opportunities that help you acquire real-world knowledge.

Boarding

Our boarding students don't have time to be bored; there's always something going on around campus or in the surrounding community.

Athletics

We win our fair share of championships, but we place the highest value on playing each game with grace, dignity, and respect for others.