Last weekend (January 21-22) was a homework holiday for The Hun School of Princeton. Under the policy, which is new this year, teachers in both Upper School and Middle School cannot make any large assignments or projects due until the Wednesday following the homework break.
On January 20th, The Hun Middle School took part in Ex-Day, an annual event in which students and teachers step away from their everyday curriculum and explore new areas of interest. Hun Middle School faculty and staff created and taught twenty-four mini-classes, based on their interests. Each was designed to allow the students to explore new areas of learning, and have fun while doing it. Middle School students attended four sessions of their choosing.
Phase II of the Buck Building renovation will be complete at the end of January, a milestone that will open a large portion of the upper floor to Middle School students and faculty. Work on the $5.5 million renovation began just eight months ago with the demolition of the upper floor. Since then, the balcony has been enclosed; an elevator shaft, new staircase, all new windows, and HVAC have been installed; and nine new classrooms constructed.
The Hun Middle School will not hold classes on Tuesday, February 21st, while faculty and staff transition to the newly renovated first floor of the Buck Building. Classrooms on the western hallway of the lower floor – the existing computer lab, Ms. Tirrell’s class, and the art room – will remain open. Therefore, we expect to utilize all of the upper floor classrooms (renovated) and the western-facing classrooms (existing) on the lower floor, for the remainder of the academic year. The Upper School will hold classes as planned.
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.