Scholars Tracks

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At The Hun School of Princeton, students have an opportunity to concentrate and graduate with distinction in one of four Honors Scholars Tracks: Arts, Ethical Leadership and Civic Responsibility, Global Studies, or STEM.

The Hun School’s Scholar Track Program allows qualified high school students to distinguish themselves academically, demonstrate mastery in a chosen concentration, and develop leadership skills. It does not preclude students from taking AP classes or excelling at an extracurricular activity or sport.  Rather, the program allows students to combine their academic and extracurricular interests into a concentrated, challenging, and enriching experience.

Interested students will have access to a comprehensive curricular path within each area of study, including related community leadership opportunities. At the conclusion of their senior year, students with Scholar Track distinction will also design and complete a Senior Capstone project, or independent study in a related field.

Students must declare their intention to apply for a Scholars Track position in the spring of their sophomore year. An average grade of 90 is required in all Scholars Track coursework.


Students demonstrate a concentration in math, science, technology, and engineering classes. At least one computer course and one advanced placement course are required. Students show leadership in STEM-related clubs and activities, such as Chemistry Club and Robotics.

Global Studies

Students take world studies, global issues, and human rights courses, in addition to several courses in modern languages and classics. Students can choose from a dozen of other course options, and show leadership in global extracurriculars, such as Model UN and Cultural Competency.


Students may concentrate in visual or performing arts, or both. They must exhibit community leadership in extracurricular events, such as theatre, dance, music, broadcast, or visual arts.


Requirements for the Civics, Ethics, and Social Justice track include classes in public speaking, AP U.S. History or American Government, and constitutional law. Other classes come from a wide range of topics, including journalism, bioethics, or AP Statistics. Students demonstrate ethical leadership and responsibility through participation in campus activities such as student government, the proctor program, the Girls’ Leadership Cohort, or Model United Nations Club.