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Dynamic Private High School in New Jersey

The Hun Upper School is a dynamic and supportive community that inspires scholarship and student involvement on so many levels.

For over 100 years, we have embraced the mission of John Gale Hun by focusing maximum attention on students' individual needs. We carry forth this tradition of excellence with an emphasis on preparing Hun School graduates for a world of constant change. 

Traditional courses might take place around a Harkness table or among a sea of iPads. Or, a student can produce his own episode of CSI in collaboration with his media arts, theatre, and forensic science teachers.  Lessons are dynamic, innovative, personal, and un-prescribed.
At Hun, it’s not only the adults who teach, even though we have great teachers. Our students are frequently inspired by one another. Peer groups are powerful influences. Therefore we often facilitate learning among students, and guide them to their own understanding.

Contact Us

List of 4 members.

  • Ryan Hews 

    Head of the Upper School
    (609) 921-7600 Ext 2255
    Bowdoin College - B.A.
    College of William & Mary - M.Ed.
  • Bethany Loffredo 

    Dean of Students
    (609) 921-7600 Ext 2320
    Fairfield University - B.A.
    Fairfield University - M.Ed.
  • Daniel Walker 

    Dean of Faculty
    609-921-7600 Ext. 2257
    Dartmouth College - B.A.
    University of Colorado Boulder - M.A.
  • Bruce Hayden 

    Registrar & Standardized Test Coordinator
    (609) 921-7600 Ext 2291
    Columbia University - M.A.

Why Choose a Private High School in New Jersey?

If you're looking for a unique learning environment for your high schooler where they will be encouraged to ask questions, challenge their views and build confidence that will last a lifetime, The Hun School — located in Princeton, NJ — may be just what your student needs. Our unique approach to learning offers many benefits over traditional high school education, including:

What to Expect From the Hun Upper School

At the Hun Upper School, you'll find enriching academic opportunities that are as fun as they are educational. Beyond classes in a traditional classroom setting, we also offer unique programs ranging from world-famous class speakers, an experiential ‘mini-mester’, travel courses, leadership and culture programming. Students will get real-world experience with hands-on learning opportunities. They can also choose to explore their interests through a concentrated field of focus, called a Scholars Track.
Throughout their high school journey, students will be challenged and encouraged by teachers and faculty who take the time to get to know them personally. Your student will get the help they need to succeed under the guidance of a community of staff members, mentors and peers.
Our Curriculum
We offer a wide range of classes and electives at our private Princeton, NJ high school that builds on the education students received in their middle school education and that draw on traditional departments to form a solid foundation for future growth. Your student will explore numerous topics and interest areas as they study subjects in departments such as:
  • Computer technology and engineering
  • English
  • History and global studies
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Language and Classics
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Visual arts
All Hun School courses are taught using a skills-based curriculum that develops widely-applicable skills. Rather than simply conveying content, our teachers focus on the skills necessary in order for our student to be creative problem solvers, effective communicators, and dynamic collaborators.

Experience An Upper School Classroom Discussion

Experience a 10th Grade U.S. History class at the Hun School. Taught through a Harkness Table discussion where students learn to explore ideas collaboratively and with confidence.

Hun's Unique College Counseling Opportunities

Ultimately, our goal is to prepare high school students for the rigors of college life. Our dedicated college counselors are on hand to provide students with valuable insights into their ideal post-grad options. Faculty takes time to get to know students over their high school years to offer personalized advice about the best future options for each student.
We're fortunate to work with many college admission representatives to stay up-to-date with the latest knowledge and opportunities in college admissions. More than 100 college and university representatives visit Hun each fall, giving students the opportunity to ask questions and become more familiar with the admissions process.

Visit Hun Today

Choosing a high school for your student is an exciting and challenging experience, so if you have more questions about the benefits of a private Princeton, NJ, high school, we're here to help.
We invite you to call us or email admiss@hunschool.org to schedule a tour. Then, fill out our inquiry form so we can get to know you better. We'll be happy to show you around our campus and give you more information about life and learning at the Hun Upper School.
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