The Hun School Difference

Learn with Joy
smiling students

Hun students know academic excellence and joy aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, neuroscience research suggests that a good chuckle activates long-term memory and stimulates students’ sense of wonder. Our community is both kind and vigorous.

Talking in Class is a Good Thing
Harkness Discussion

At Hun, Humanities classes are taught Harkness style, giving equal weight to all voices.

Mentorship
faculty talking with students

Our faculty get to know their students as individuals in class, in the dorm, and during a special period each day designed for one-on-one collaboration.

Innovative, High-Powered Academics
students solving equations

Our curriculum boasts a remarkable breadth of classes. Coursework is experiential and dynamic, with an emphasis on teaching skills over content.

Signature Programs

We are a joyful, striving community of learners and teachers who want to experience something profound every day: that sweet spot between challenging academics and the personal endeavors that make our hearts soar

Coursing with Creativity

A Place for Creativity and Collaboration
computer science class

The Computer Science Discoveries course demystifies computers and shows students the collaboration and creativity involved in computer science. The curriculum comes from code.org, an organization dedicated to exposing students to the field.

Middle School Power Plays
Middle School sock puppets

Middle School English students create their own sock puppets to dramatize the story of “Tobermory” and enhance their understanding of comedic satire.

Getting Down to Business
students in the library

Know any other high school students who run real businesses? Students in Hun's Entrepreneurial Studies classes learn about business plans, finances, and real-world market opportunities before pitching a new business opportunity to a panel of judges. They are then given $300 in seed money to launch and operate their businesses. 

Playwriting Students Take Center Stage
student performance

The Playwright and Productions course allows students to flex their performing, directing, and producing muscles as they present their own one-act play to the community. "A class like this gives students a voice,” said teacher and Hun Theatre Director Bill Esher.

Life-Sized and Bound for Biotech
student scientist

In the biotechnology elective, students work with graduate students from Rutgers University to synthesize a protein sequence using the Worldwide Protein Data Bank. Discoveries like these help scientists discover new treatments for cancer, infections, cardiovascular or respiratory issues, and more. 

News and Events

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Meet Our Students

Marie-Ève Hébert '20
Alex Marinzoli '24
Gigi Schadrack '19

Moments That Matter

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Experience Hun

At The Hun School of Princeton, we learn with joy, share in each other’s successes, and shape– action by action—a community where caring opens us to the best in ourselves and others. We meet our students at a seminal moment in their lives, when their sense of self is still evolving and their vision and capacities are beginning to emerge. We know that at such a pivotal moment, kind encouragement is as necessary as intellectual challenge.