Hun Summer Session

The Hun Summer Session is a challenging and fun learning environment where students can earn credit, prepare and review coursework for the upcoming year, or simply improve the academic skills and knowledge. Students can sign up for a full credit course, one or two enrichment courses, or a humanities intensive course. 

Our campus is minutes away from downtown Princeton, less than one hour from New York City and Philadelphia. Apply early, because spots fill quickly!

International Students
Join us in Princeton, New Jersey, for three weeks of academic instruction, daily interaction with peers from all over the world, afternoon activities, weekend trips, and fun! The daily schedule includes instruction, meals, and activities. Weekends offer off-campus trips to iconic American sites and cities. APPLY NOW!

High School Credit Courses in New Jersey

High school credit courses run for six weeks and are equivalent to a full school year of curriculum. Students in credit math and science will study with a certified teacher and complete 120 classroom hours in their respective subject. Classes meet from 8:00 - 12:20 p.m., Monday through Friday, and run a few days longer than Enrichment Courses.  

Summer Programs Guide 2019

Available Credit Courses

High School Credit Courses Offered (8:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.)

  • Credit Geometry
  • Credit Geometry Honors
  • Credit Algebra II
  • Credit Algebra II Honors
  • Credit Pre-Calculus
  • Credit Pre-Calculus Honors
  • Credit Immersion Spanish I
  • Credit Immersion Spanish II
  • Credit Chemistry*
  • Credit Chemistry Honors*
  • Credit Physics Honors*
  • Public Speaking and Debate (Hun School Credit) Period 3 

*Credit science courses have labs from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Mondays

Enrichment Courses

Three-week enrichment courses are intended to introduce students to coursework they will pursue in the upcoming academic year and review material from the preceding course. Class sizes are limited to twelve students. “I/II” denotes Part I and Part II of the course, which can be taken separately or one after another. Classes meet two hours per day, Monday through Friday.

Available Enrichment Courses

Enrichment Courses, Period 1 (8:00-10:00 a.m.)

  • SAT and ACT Math/Science Prep 
  • SSAT Prep and Study Skills 
  • Geometry Fundamentals: Coordinate (I) and Analytical (II)
  • Algebra II Fundamentals: Numerical (I) and Graphical (II)**
  • Chemistry Fundamentals: Food (I) and Forensics (II)
  • Physics Fundamentals: Mechanics (I) and Circuits (II) 
  • Middle School Creative Writing (I/II)
  • Middle School Pre-Algebra (I/II)
  • ESL: American Culture and Language Institute (Session II only) (Ages 12+)
  • Middle School Art and Math Skills Camp (Ages 10-13)*
  • Handwork Fiber Arts Skills Camp (Session II only) (Ages 5-12)*
  • Firefly Tennis Skills Camp (Ages 7-12)*

Enrichment Courses, Period 2 (10:20-12:20 p.m.)

  • SAT and ACT Verbal Prep 
  • Algebra I Fundamentals: Linear (I) and Quadratic (II)**
  • Creative Writing: Short Stories (I) and Screenwriting (II) 
  • Pre-Calculus Fundamentals: Trigonometry (I) and Non-Algebraic Functions (II)
  • Biology Fundamentals: Organisms (I) and Nature (II) 
  • Middle School Book Club  (I/II)
  • Middle School Science (I/II)
  • ESL: American Culture and Language Institute (Session II only) (Ages 12+)
  • Handwork Fiber Arts Skills Camp (Session II only) (Ages 5-12)*
  • Firefly Tennis Skills Camp (Ages 7-12)*

Enrichment Courses, Period 3 (1:00-3:00 p.m.)

  • Expository and Analytical Essay Writing (I/II)
  • College Essay Writing
  • Public Speaking and Debate (Hun School Credit) 
  • Tutoring: Math and Science
  • ESL: American Culture and Language Institute (Session II only) (Ages 12+)
  • Handwork Fashion and Machine Sewing Skills Camp (Session II only, 1:00-5:00pm) (Ages 5-12)*
  • Firefly Tennis Skills Camp (Ages 7-12)*

*One week skills camps run by our friends at Handwork Studio and Firefly Tennis. 
**Part I is a prerequisite to Part II

Afternoon Activities

At The Hun School, we believe in a fundamental commitment to a life well-lived. We don’t think Summer School students should experience anything different, so they have access to our basketball courts, athletics fields, weight room, cardio room, student lounge, tennis courts, and café from 3:00 - 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Activities Offered

3:00-5:15 p.m.

  • Sports and Games
  • Strength Conditioning Training
  • Free Time, Gaming, and Movies

Daily Schedule

Period 1 (8:00-10:00 a.m.)

First period is home to both the first full enrichment course and the first half of a credit course. Students should arrive at 7:50 a.m.

House Snack Break (10:00-10:20 a.m.)

Located in the Heart of Hun, the house snack break is a chance for students to let off a little steam and shift gears after two hours of class. Students can gather with their houses, enjoy healthy snacks from SAGE Dining, and can participate in optional short house competitions like rock-paper-scissor tournaments, paper airplane flying, and drawing competitions. The goal is to give students sustainable nourishment of both their mind and spirit before they return to the classroom. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind! 

Period 2 (10:20a.m.-12:20 p.m.)

Second period is both the second full enrichment course and the second half of credit courses. Students should arrive by 10:10 a.m.

Lunch (12:20-1:00 p.m.)

We serve delicious lunches in the Hun Dining Hall provided by our regular vendor, SAGE Dining Services. SAGE has focused on serving independent schools for over 25 years and is passionate about great food, nutrition, and sustainability. 

After Lunch

After lunch, some students will take a third period enrichment course or go to tutoring, and younger students (ages 11-13) are welcome to head down to Hun Camp for swimming lessons. 

Third Period Enrichment or Tutoring (1:00-3:00 p.m.)

The Hun Summer Session Third Period Enrichment Courses feature focused tracks catered to specific skills sets like creative writing, expository and analytical essay writing, college essay writing, public speaking and debate. These courses are designed to help students explore their potential and gain a new tangible skill for the upcoming school year. 

Afternoon Activities (3:00-5:15 p.m.)

Hun Summer Session students have access to the full use of our state-of-the-art campus and are given direction from our Summer Staff on how to have the most fun safely. Our basketball courts, athletics fields, weight room, cardio room, student lounge, and tennis courts are all made available to remind students that learning happens outside of the classroom too.