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College Preparation Program at The Hun School of Princeton

Private Day & Boarding High School in New Jersey

 
“It’s not simply whether a student is a good fit for a certain college. It’s also about whether that college is a good fit for the student.”
--Radha Mishra, Director of College Counseling
At The Hun School of Princeton, we want to change the way you think about college admissions. While 93% of our students are admitted to at least one of their top three choices, we don’t believe in chasing placements simply to boost our own reputation.
 

We’re different

Inside the College Counseling Process

What Sets Our College Preparation Apart From Other Private Schools?

We’re Counselors First

We take the counselor part of our titles very seriously. We consider it a privilege to walk this journey alongside our students and their families. Each year, we are heartened to see students learn more about themselves as they consider their futures and set goals. Guiding our students through the enlightening process of self-discovery is one of our greatest joys.
 

We’re also Experts

Our four counselors are often called upon to serve on industry panels and advisory boards for colleges and universities across the country. We also speak and present at prestigious conferences. We spend time during the summers visiting campuses around the world to familiarize ourselves with their offerings and to strengthen our already extensive network. All of this expertise ultimately allows us to be better stewards of our students.
 

We Value Authentic Interaction

We get to know our advisees long before they step foot in the college counseling office. We take the extra time and effort to immerse ourselves in the Hun community by teaching seminars and classes to freshmen and sophomores. We also serve as advisors to extracurricular groups and clubs because we strongly believe that going the extra step to engage with our students before they require our counseling provides a more holistic approach.  
 

We Don’t Believe in “Packaging” Students


In fact, it goes against everything we believe in. It not only does a disservice to the student, but it’s instantly recognizable to savvy college admissions officers. Our process is genuine and we’ve worked hard to earn the respect of our admissions colleagues.
 

We Meet Early

We’re one of the few independent schools to have a dedicated college counselor focused exclusively on freshmen and sophomores. Why? Because we believe that the better prepared you are, the better decision you’ll make. While college visits, standardized testing, and applications are a year or two away, we help freshmen and sophomores get in the proper mindset by advising on class selection, activity involvement, and simply separating fact from fiction.
 

We Meet Often

While students and their parents are invited to stop by our offices at any time, our juniors become a familiar sight beginning in October, when individual counselors are assigned. Before the end of November, we’ve met with everyone individually. Our robust calendar of events includes monthly seminars, panels, and workshops designed to guide students and their families through the process.
 

We Work Together with Families

In order to get to know your child, we need to understand the complete picture, and no one knows your child better than you. Parents are an invaluable resource and you’ll be an integral part of the process as we work together to determine the best fit for your child.
 

We Have the Time and Resources

One of the benefits of an independent school is a smaller enrollment. Our counselors have smaller, manageable caseloads with more time to dedicate to your child and his/her placement. We also welcome 250 college representatives to The Hun School each year for campus visits and meet and greets.
 

Our Process Works  

  • Bright and determined, at least 50 percent of our students apply early decision.
  • Each year, our students apply to over 200 different schools. It’s a particular point of pride, since our students seek many different avenues instead of succumbing to tunnel vision.
  • Our students attend universities all over the world, including Oxford, St. Andrews, and other prestigious international institutions.
 

Learn More About Our Upper School Today!

 
Our upper school doesn’t just prepare students for college. We take the time to work with each individual students to prepare them for the right college.
 
Ready to apply to a high school that prepares you for college and beyond? Request more information about our high school day program or boarding school today!


List of 3 events.

  • Apr
    3

    Inside the Athletic Process - Parents and Student Athletes

    Russell Lounge
  • Apr
    12
  • Apr
    15

    College Counseling Case Studies Program for Parents


    Curious about how college admissions offices make decisions? If so, please join us for our Case Studies Program, You are the Admissions Committee, on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Saks Auditorium
    The program will give you an opportunity to review and discuss mock applicants with experienced college admissions professionals. 
     
    Evening format:
     
    7:00 - 7:15 p.m.—Program opening. After introductory remarks, you will be assigned to a specific breakout group facilitated by admissions officers.
     
    7:20 - 7:30 p.m.—Breakout groups will report to separate classrooms.
     
    7:30 - 8:15 p.m. —Breakout groups will review and discuss mock applicants with an admissions officer.
     
    8:20 - 9:00 p.m. —Wrap up. All breakout groups will return to the auditorium for sharing and a general discussion about college admissions.
     
    Due to the nature of the program, an RSVP IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE. Please sign up using the link below no later than March 25th.

     
    Please contact Davirah Timm-Dinkins f you have any questions. 
    Saks '31 Auditorium
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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