John Gale Hun, son of Dr. Edward Reynolds and Caroline de Forest (Gale) Hun, was born in Albany, New York, November 21, 1877. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College in 1899 and a Doctor of Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in 1903. In September of that year, he began teaching mathematics at Princeton University.
Dr. Hun had a desire to help students be more prepared to take on the rigors of the country’s top educational institutions, so he began to tutor them. In 1914 he resigned from Princeton University and founded the Princeton Math School. It would later be renamed The Hun School of Princeton.
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.