John Gale Hun Program for Civics

Supported by a gift from Betty Wold Johnson, the John Gale Hun Program for Civics Education exposes all Hun students to the virtues of American Democracy with several all-school initiatives. We welcome government leaders and scholars to campus for all-school speeches and debates, including Congressman John Lewis and Dr. Sean Wilentz of Princeton University and Jeff Rosen of the National constitution center. 

Through experiential activities on and off campus, students observe and interact with individuals at all levels of government, from local judges and mayors to congressmen and high-ranking officials. Students with a keen interest can pursue a Civic Responsibility and Ethical Leadership Scholars Track junior and senior year. 

During sophomore year curriculum includes a visit the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, while juniors visit at least one real-world branch of local government. Examples have included the New Jersey State Supreme Court.

Hun's Sophomores Visit The National Constitution Center and the Museum of the American Revolution

The John Gale Hun Program for Civics Education: the Class of 2022 takes on Philadelphia and Hamilton, the Tony Award-Winning Musical

But civics education at The Hun School doesn’t stop there: