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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    B

Applying

Application Deadline
January 30
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,700
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$63,200
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
$25,907
From The Hun School of Princeton

The Hun School of Princeton is a joyful, striving community of learners who want to experience something profound every day: that sweet spot between challenging academics that push our brains and the personal endeavors that make our hearts soar. This is what we call "a balanced equation"—a thoughtful way of teaching that brings out the best in our students and best prepares them for life.

The Hun School serves 640 students in grades 6-12 and postgraduates. We are a boarding and day school in downtown Princeton, New Jersey, 52 miles from New York. Our students hail from 18 states and 22 countries.

The Hun School of Princeton Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1320
153 responses
Average ACT
30
67 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
  • Commencement ceremony on the first day
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Football, dances w/ other schools, diversity stuff
    13%
  • Founder's Fest
    13%
  • None, they all suck.
    13%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Talent show
    9%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    37%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    5-day, 7-day
    Top Countries
    International Boarding Students

    Students

    Diversity
    NG
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    640
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    79%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
    Poll
    79%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
    Poll
    68%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    69%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
    31%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses

    The Hun School of Princeton Reviews

    109 reviews
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    South Asian/Asian Americans, don't give this school your money. Graduated some years ago and had to endure years of racist behavior, which included microaggressions, racial targeting, and even more overt bullying. Examples include: got yelled at by middle school teacher for getting distracted and looking over at my two (white) friends, who had been talking in class; forced to move to other side of classroom and sit alone for the rest of the year (not a word said to the kids who were TALKING, lmao). Eventually, these friends moved and joined me (bc they saw how ridiculous this was), without ever hearing a peep from said teacher. Witnessed another middle school teacher verbally berate and scream at top of lungs to an asian student, for something they could've used a normal speaking voice to scold with. Same teacher snapped at and berated me every time I tried to speak to them (always spoke normally to white or black students). In high school, (cont.)
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    While this school does have some redeeming features they are only allowed to be accessed by a select few. The school administrators are extremely liberal, a little left of Engels, and openly berate and shame anyone who does not follow their extreme beliefs. The staff is incestuous, a large percentage are former students or family of other staff, thus lowering the quality of teaching and experience. Sports are a big draw and the school caters to certain boy sports, they are extremely sexist in how they treat girl sports. One coach actually told her team that HS sports are more about the "pizza parties" then the actual playing of the game. This would never be allowed for any boys team.
    The school is all about donations and makes policy decisions based on what appeals to donors not what is best for the kids in their charge.
    To sum it up...play football..donate huge sums of money and you can be a successful Hun student
    The Hun School of Princeton is known for the encouragement of experiences and education outside of the classroom, such as the Hews trips. However, only a select group of kids who are in the head of the upper school’s class get to go on an array of overnight trips, leaving all of the other students unable to receive the same opportunities as that select group. Both honours and regular history classes do not get to go on many or any field trips during the year, while the students in Mr. Hew’s class get to go on at least 4 overnight or multiple day trips, getting to experience the things they learn about in class while also participating in fun activities. Kids who go on the trip get to bond not only with each other, but also with the headmaster. This leads to an array of other problems in the school, including favouritism and access to other opportunities. These trips lead to the rest of the sophomore grade feeling disregarded and left out, and that their hard work goes unnoticed.