Hun School of Princeton

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The Hun School of Princeton
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Quaerite Scientiam Et Honorum
"Seek Knowledge and Honor"
Princeton, NJ
Type Private, Boarding
Established 1914
Headmaster Jonathan G. Brougham
Faculty 79.9[1]
Enrollment 623[1]
Student to teacher ratio 7.8:1[1]
Campus 45 acres (180,000 m2)
Color(s) Red/Black
Athletics 50+ Interscholastic Sports
Athletics conference Mid-Atlantic Prep League
Mascot the Raiders
Average SAT scores (2013-14) 571 verbal
630 math
Annual tuition $53,150.00 (resident)
$36,550.00 (day)

The Hun School of Princeton is a private, coeducational, secondary boarding school located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school serves students from grades 6 through high school. Currently, the headmaster is Jonathan Brougham. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1963.[2]


Edgerstoune, the administration building, built 1903 by William Russell

The school was founded in 1914 by Dr. John Gale Hun, a professor at Princeton University. Originally called the Princeton Math School, it later changed its name to the Princeton Tutoring School. In 1925, the school acquired both its current name and the property on Edgerstoune Road that makes up its current location.

Student body

As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 623 students and 79.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 7.8:1.[1] 95 students attend the Hun Middle School, which houses grades 6-8. The rest are in the Upper School. 70% of Hun's Upper School students are day students, and the rest are boarders. Students come from 15 states and 27 countries.[3]


Part of the extensive playing fields along the Stony Brook

Hun School participates in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League, a sports league with participating institutions from university preparatory schools in the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania area. Schools competing in the league include Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey, The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania and Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey. The Hun School also competes against other local schools.

Sports offered by the Hun Middle School include:


A colonnade
The campus from the porch of Edgerstoune
The fine arts building
  • Russell Hall
  • Poe Dormitory (1959)
  • Carter Hall (1964)
  • The Alexander K. Buck Student Activity Center (1974) - The setting of the Middle School, serving grades 6-8
  • The John Andrew Saks Auditorium
  • The Chesebro Academic Center (1964) - Used as the Upper School
  • The Ralph S. Mason House (1984)
  • The Michael D. Dingman Center for Science and Technology (1987)
  • The Perry K. Sellon Information Center (1987)
  • The Roberta J. King Outdoor Education Center
  • The Mary Miller Sharp Ceramic and Sculpture Studio (1994)
  • The Finn M.W. Caspersen Rowing Center at Mercer Lake (2003)
  • The Heart of Hun (2004)
  • Natale Field (2004)
  • The Ventresca Family Video Production and TV Studio (2005)
  • Athletic Center (2007)
  • The Shipley Pavilion (2007) - The Gymnasium
  • The Landis Family Fine Arts Building (2008)
  • The Wilf Family Global Commons (2014)

School publications

  • The Mall, the award-winning Upper School newspaper.
  • The Edgerstounian, the award-winning Upper School yearbook
  • The Hun Review, an award-winning literary magazine showcasing the writing and artwork of Hun School students.
  • Hun Today, a magazine for alumni, families, and friends of The Hun School

Clubs and organizations

  • Upper School clubs and organizations include: Amnesty International, Asian Language and Culture Club, Black Student Union, Ceramics Club, Chamber Music Players, Chess Club, Choir, Concert Choir, Diversity Club, Edgertones (Girls' A Cappella), Environmental/Outdoor Club, Environmental Sustainability Club, Extension Chords (Coed A Cappella), Forensics (Speech, Debate and Congress), French Club, Gaming Society, Gay-Straight Alliance, Gospel Choir, Hun Film Society, Hun TV, International Thespian Society, Janus Players (Theatre), Jazz Band, Latin Club, Key Club, Knitting Club, Masala-Indian Culture Club, Math Competition Club, Model UN, Model Congress, Jewish Studies and Culture Club, Ski Club, Spanish Club, VoiceMale (Boys' A Cappella), and Young Alumni Association.
  • Middle School clubs include: Arts Club, Bits and Pieces Club, Craft Club, Creative Drama Club, Frisbee Club, Hearts Club, Hun TV, Kickball Club, and Scrabble Club.
  • Students also may participate in Peer Leadership, Honor Council, Student Council, Edgerstoune Society, and Red Shield Society.

Notable alumni


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Hun School of Princeton, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 28, 2015.
  2. Hun School of Princeton, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed September 2, 2011.
  3. Hun At A Glance, The Hun School. Accessed August 28, 2015.
  4. New Jersey Tennis Stars, Hangout NJ. Accessed June 12, 2007. "Nicole Arendt of Somerville turned pro in 1991 and is currently ranked 26 in the world in women's doubles. The Hun School of Princeton graduate holds 16 career Women's Tennis Association (WTA) doubles titles and won the tour sportsmanship award in 1993."
  5. Staff. "Mitchell Block ’68 film Poster Girl Nominated for an Oscar", Hun School of Princeton, January 26, 2011. Accessed March 6, 2011.
  6. Thomas, Katrina. "America as Alma Mater", Saudi Aramco World, May / June 1979. Accessed January 27, 2011. "Prince Sa'ud, the fourth son, also went to Hun School and Princeton."
  7. MacFarquhar, Neil. "THREATS AND RESPONSES; 'Feeling of Frustration' Makes Arab World an Explosive Region", The New York Times, September 13, 2002. Accessed March 6, 2011. "EARLY YEARS: Born 1940 in Mecca. Educated at Hun School in Princeton, N.J.; B.A. Oxford, 1966."
  8. Recognition: Alumni of the Year, Hun School of Princeton. Accessed March 6, 2011.
  9. Dick Foran
  10. Norris, Josh. "Hun alum Steve Garrison replaces Wilkin De La Rosa with Thunder", The Trentonian, September 9, 2010. Accessed March 6, 2011. "Steve Garrison, also a southpaw, from the Hun School in Princeton, was claimed on waivers by the Yankees earlier yesterday afternoon, and will report to the Thunder for the playoffs."
  11. Galler, Joan. "Ewing memorializes 9/11 in Patriots' Day event", The Trentonian, September 9, 2010. Accessed January 27, 2011. "A third hijacked jet crashed in a Pennsylvania field, killing two others with Ewing ties, Colleen Fraser, 51, then director of Progressive Center for Independent Living on Parkway Avenue, and Richard Guadagno, 38, a Ewing native and Hun School graduate. Both perished on United Airlines Flight 93 after passengers fought to regain control from the hijackers."
  12. "El inquieto Ethan Hawke", El Imparcial (Hermosillo), January 12, 2005. Accessed June 12, 2007. "El joven Ethan cursó estudios en la High School West Windsor-Plainsboro, en la Carnegie-Mello y en la Hun School de Princeton, donde se graduó en 1988."
  13. Knights, Caroline. "An Interview with Susan Hendricks `91", Hun School of Princeton, December 6, 2010. Accessed March 6, 2011.
  14. Pizzi, Jenna. "Trenton mayoral candidate Eric Jackson wants to bring honesty, integrity back to City Hall",, April 20, 2014. Accessed August 28, 2015. "He did spend time away — in high school when he spent his junior and senior years as a boarding student at The Hun School in Princeton, and later when he attended college at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and as he began his career with Citibank traveling around the country."
  15. Senator Robert E. Littell, New Jersey Legislature, backed up by the Internet Archive as of October 10, 2007. Accessed March 6, 2011.
  16. 2001 Distinguished Service Award Recipients: Senator Robert E. Littell, New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Accessed March 6, 2011.
  17. Gufford, Jacqueline. "Leopoldo López: Hun School alumnus turned Venezuelan politician", The Daily Princetonian, March 24, 2014. Accessed August 28, 2015. "The leader of the Venezuelan opposition movement, Leopoldo López, has roots in Princeton, having graduated from Princeton’s Hun School in 1989."
  18. Staff. "Maack, 'Iron Man' Tackle, Elected Captain Of Columbia Football Team for Next Fall", The New York Times, December 6, 1940. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  19. Leslie B. Otten of Sports Loyalty Systems, Inc., Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Accessed March 6, 2011. "He attended public schools in Teaneck, New Jersey, The Hun School in Princeton, New Jersey, and Ithaca College."
  20. "Artist Stephen Polin ’65 Returned to The Hun School to Teach Painting...", Hun School of Princeton. Accessed March 6, 2011.
  21. Lieber, Jill. "Read emerges from nightmare with stronger faith, will", USA Today, July 21, 2004. Accessed June 12, 2007. "He became passionate about rowing when he was just a scrawny, metal-mouthed eighth-grader at The Hun School in Princeton, N.J., battling his way to the 2004 Olympic eight despite always being seen as too small in such a powerful sport."
  22. Rolle A Seminole, Retrieved October 17, 2006.
  23. Staff. "ELLIOTT ROOSEVELT GETS AVIATION POST; President's Son is Elected Vice President of Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce. HE IS PRAISED AS A FLIER Head of Trade Body Says Youth Will Devote Full Time to Job -- Now on Visit to Texas.", The New York Times, June 15, 1934. Accessed March 6, 2011. "Mr. Roosevelt, who is 23 years old, has been an officer of advertising agencies, a rancher, vice president of an airline and aviation editor of the Hearst newspapers since his graduation from the Hun Preparatory School in Princeton, N.J., in 1930. "
  24. Alfred Dennis Sieminski, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved June 29, 2007.
  25. Staff. "Paul Steiger to Wed Jo Ann E. McKenna", The New York Times, February 20, 1964. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  26. Milles, Todd. "Fullbacks' divergent paths meet at UWUW FOOTBALL: Homer, Sylvester unheralded Huskies", The Olympian, December 1, 2009. Accessed September 2, 2011."It was during a youth hockey tournament in New Jersey where a friend of his father’s suggested he take a look at The Hun School – a preparatory school – to repeat his senior year of high school. Sylvester enrolled there for 2006-07 and played both football and hockey."
  27. Austin Sylvester, Denver Broncos. Accessed September 2, 2011.
  28. Staff. "Lieut. T. J. Watson Jr. Weds Olive Cawley In the Post Chapel at Fort McClellan", The New York Times, December 16, 1941. Accessed March 6, 2011. "Her husband, who is attached to the 102nd Observation Squadron, Was graduated from the Hun School in Princeton, N. J., and in 1937 from Brown University."
  29. Tinsman, Brian. "Redskins Promote Williams, Sign Meggett", Washington Redskins, November 12, 2013. Accessed December 3, 2013. "Williams, 22, attended The Hun School in Princeton, N.J., where he earned all-conference honors on both offense and defense as a junior and senior."

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