Meet a Boarder
Pedro P. '21 came to Hun from Brazil. Before graduation, he reflected on his time at Hun. “I can’t believe how much I have learned here in just two years... And I don’t just mean in the classroom, I mean from dorm parents, roommates, teachers, and friends."
Living in a dorm is the ultimate college preparatory experience. But in addition to becoming independent, you will find a place within the greater whole through which to know yourself and others. Your dorm will become much more than just the place you rest your head at night; your dorm will offer a sense of unity and pride, much like your graduation year or Raider House.
Thanks to the cultural richness of our community and location, we are able to offer a plethora of activities and excursions to our students and faculty. Princeton, frequently voted the number one small city in America, offers Princeton University events, lectures, arts and athletics. Catch a show at McCarter, our acclaimed regional theatre, or enjoy one of the many museums, festivals, restaurants, and shops that draw visitors each year.
By living amongst renowned faculty and supportive peers, our students have unparalleled access to academic support. They utilize evening hours for one-on-one tutoring and faculty mentorship as well as auxiliary programming opportunities like health and wellness, leadership training, and special events.
Named Best Day Trip by Philadelphia Magazine, Princeton, New Jersey is a destination town. We have art, history, great restaurants and shopping. What's more, Princeton is only an hour from New York, Philadelphia, and the beach, so Hun students have the world at their fingertips. Activities range from Broadway shows, theme parks, and major sporting events to the more laid-back weekend offerings like movies, bowling, archery, fishing, hiking, ice skating, rock-climbing and yoga … maybe even with goats. Hey, there’s a reason they call it the Fun School of Princeton.
Meet the director
Mr. Stone has been at The Hun School since 1999. In addition to serving as the director of resident life, he is the head varsity boys' basketball coach and teaches math in the Upper School. (He was voted The Trentonian's Prep School Coach of the Year in 2015!) Mr. Stone met his wife, Jennifer Pontani Stone '93, at an alumni reunion event on campus in 2003. Mrs. Stone is also a math teacher in the Upper School.
The Stones live on campus with their sons, Carson and Ryan.
Are you looking for an exciting learning environment where you can flourish in your academics and social life? Would you like more personalized care and attention than a traditional school environment can offer? Are you ready to learn responsibility and independence as you study and interact with others away from home? If so, a private boarding school may be what you need to develop skills that will last a lifetime.
On our Princeton, NJ, boarding school campus, our residents find a host of unique benefits and opportunities. Some of the many advantages a private boarding school offers over traditional public and private education include:
- Life and education among gifted teachers with a passion for their craft
- An environment where independence and trying new things are encouraged among teachers and students
- A wide range of activities that promote friendships among diverse peer groups
- Challenging, high-powered academic and leadership curriculum that builds lifelong skills
- An introduction to college living that encourages future success
- Opportunity for a post-graduation gap year to further your academic or social studies
Students and parents alike often comment that The Hun School is vastly unique in its approach and culture. Our Resident Program fosters an environment of academic and cultural richness. It's a place where students can both learn and relax among friends, and it's led by exceptional faculty members who take the time to get to know students and make them feel like a part of The Hun School family.
Academic life at our private New Jersey boarding school is as fun as it is educational. From remotely participating in open-heart surgery to role-playing as some of history's most fascinating historical leaders, students receive exciting hands-on learning opportunities that enrich their understanding of the world around them.
When you choose our Resident Program, you'll continue to enjoy these learning opportunities even after classes have ended for the day. Evening study halls and the Resident Coaching program encourage students to challenge themselves outside the classroom while also fostering meaningful relationships with both peers and staff members.
Resident Coaching allows students to ask questions and deepen their understanding of a subject through one-on-one interactions with a faculty member. Through this program, as well as through informal meetings in the dormitory halls, our master teachers are available during evening hours when residents are working on their studies to answer pressing questions as they arise. We pride ourselves on this kind of personalized care and attention for each student beyond what they would typically receive at a traditional school.
But education isn't the only focus of our NJ boarding school. You'll find a thrilling array of after-school and weekend activities that make The Hun School and the surrounding Princeton community truly feel like a home away from home. From educational trips to Broadway plays and world-renowned museums to fun excursions to the movies and laser tag, each of our activities is designed to enhance classroom learning while giving students an outlet to relax and make lasting memories and friendships.