|The Hun School of Princeton|
176 Edgerstoune Road
|Motto||Quaerite Scientiam Et Honorum|
"Seek Knowledge and Honor"
|NCES School ID||A9104467|
|Head of School||Jonathan G. Brougham|
|Enrollment||644 (as of 2017–18)|
|Student to teacher ratio||6.3:1|
|Campus||45 acres (180,000 m2)|
|Color(s)|| Red and|
|Athletics||50+ Interscholastic Sports|
|Athletics conference||Mid-Atlantic Prep League|
|Annual tuition||$64,700 (resident)|
The Hun School of Princeton is a private, coeducational, secondary boarding school located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school serves students from sixth through twelfth grades. Currently, the head of school is Jonathan Brougham. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools since 1963. The acceptance rate for the school has been reported as 35%.
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.
As of the 2017–18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 644 students and 102.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 6.3:1. The school's student body was 64.8% (417) White, 15.4% (99) Asian, 12.3% (79) Black, 4.0% (26) Hispanic and 2.5% (16) two or more races. 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.
The Hun School Raiders participate 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.
- Fall Sports: Coed: Cross-Country, Dance, Girls Field Hockey, Boys: Football, Boys and Girls Soccer, Girls Tennis, Water Polo
- Winter Sports: Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Fencing, Ice hockey, Boys and Girls Swimming
- Spring Sports: Boys Baseball, Boys and Girls Crew, Dance, Golf, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Girls Softball, Track, Boys Tennis
Sports offered by the Hun Middle School include:
- Fall Sports: Boys and Girls Cross-Country, Boys and Girls Soccer, Girls Field Hockey.
- Winter Sports: Boys and Girls Basketball.
- Spring Sports: Boys and Girls Tennis, Boys Lacrosse, Boys Baseball, Girls Softball
The Hun School facilities consist of multiple buildings across the small Princeton neighborhood. The school recently completed a massive renovation, including the construction of the Wilf Family Global Commons, a $9 million, 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) dormitory and educational facility. The School is currently undergoing a $5.5 million renovation of the Alexander K. Buck '49 Building, which holds middle school classrooms, video production laboratories, and gathering spaces.
- 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)
- The Mall, Upper School newspaper
- The Edgerstounian, Upper School yearbook
- The Hun Review, a 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.
- Paul Szott DMD (born 1968 class of 1986), Honorable Dentist and Youtuber was kicked out of the Hun school after 2 years and went on to become a Dentist and publishing a book.
- Nicole Arendt (born 1969), professional tennis player.
- Mitchell Block (born c. 1950, class of 1968), documentary film maker whose film Poster Girl was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
- Saud bin Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz (born 1941), Saudi prince, Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia.
- Khalid bin Faisal (born 1940), Saudi prince who was Governor of 'Asir Province, now Governor of Mecca Province, Director General of the King Faisal Foundation.
- Richard Cytowic (born 1952, class of 1970), neurologist and author of The Man Who Tasted Shapes.
- Dick Foran (1910–79), actor known as the "Singing Cowboy," starred in Fort Apache, The Petrified Forest, and Black Legion.
- Mike Ford (born 1992), first baseman for the New York Yankees.
- Steve Garrison (born 1986), a major league pitcher for the New York Yankees.
- Richard Guadagno, a passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 93 thought to have helped in the overtaking of the plane on September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
- Ethan Hawke (born 1970), star of Reality Bites, Gattaca, Training Day (Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor), and Before Sunset (Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay).
- Susan Hendricks (born 1973, class of 1991), CNN Headline News anchor.
- Eric Jackson, the 47th Mayor of Trenton, New Jersey.
- Jesse L. Lasky Jr. (1910-1988), screenwriter, novelist, playwright and poet.
- Robert Littell (born 1936), New Jersey State Senator.
- Leopoldo López (born 1971, class of 1989), opposition Venezuelan politician, founder and leader of Voluntad Popular
- Herb Maack (1917-2007), former Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) player and college football head coach.
- Les Otten (born 1949), Vice-Chairman and Partner of the Boston Red Sox.
- Stephen Polin (born 1947, class of 1965), surrealist artist.
- Jason Read (born 1977), bow seat in the 2004 Summer Olympics Gold medal-winning, U.S. Men's Rowing Team.
- Myron Rolle (born 1986), Rhodes Scholar and safety for the Tennessee Titans.
- Elliott Roosevelt (1910–1990), World War II aviation expert, author, and son of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- Camille Schrier (born 1995), Miss America 2020.
- Alfred Dennis Sieminski (1911–1990), represented New Jersey's 13th congressional district from 1951–1959.
- Paul Steiger (born 1942), managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, vice president of Dow Jones.
- Austin Sylvester (born 1988), fullback for the Denver Broncos.
- Thomas Watson Jr. (1914–1993), former CEO of IBM and Ambassador to the Soviet Union under President Jimmy Carter.
- Orin Wilf (born 1973/74), real estate developer
- Nick Williams (born 1990), former wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans.
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- "Hun Five Captures Jersey Title Final; Triumphs in Class A of Prep School Tourney--Kingsley Scores in Class B. Jefferson Quintet Wins; Elizabeth Team Victor in Class A of High School Division--Crown in Class B to Princeton High.", The New York Times, March 22, 1931. Accessed February 4, 2021. "St. Benedict's long reign as Class A prep school basketball champion of New Jersey came to an end today when Hun School defeated the Newark team by 24 to 18 in the title final."
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- Princeton, The Hun School of. "Hun Middle School to Undergo $5.5 Million Renovation and Expansion". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
- Edison, NJ. . "Paul Szott Author of "Becoming a Dentist" published in 2005 "
- 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."
- Staff. "Mitchell Block '68 film Poster Girl Nominated for an Oscar" Archived February 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Hun School of Princeton, January 26, 2011. Accessed March 6, 2011.
- 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."
- MacFarquhar, Neil. "Threats and Responses; 'Feeling of Frustration' Makes Arab World an Explosive Region", The New York Times, September 13, 2002. Accessed October 8, 2020. "Early Years: Born 1940 in Mecca. Educated at Hun School in Princeton, N.J.; B.A. Oxford, 1966."
- Recognition: Alumni of the Year, Hun School of Princeton. Accessed March 6, 2011.
- Franklin, Paul. "Mike Ford, Hun School and Princeton product, hitting books, balls hard in the minors; faces Lakewood this week", The Times (Trenton), April 21, 2014. Accessed June 26, 2019. "Ford, a resident of Belle Mead who attended Montgomery High School as a freshman before transferring to the Hun School, has two doubles, two home runs and nine RBIs."
- 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."
- 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."
- "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."
- Knights, Caroline. "An Interview with Susan Hendricks `91" Archived December 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, Hun School of Princeton, December 6, 2010. Accessed March 6, 2011.
- Pizzi, Jenna. "Trenton mayoral candidate Eric Jackson wants to bring honesty, integrity back to City Hall", NJ.com, 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."
- International Motion Picture Almanac, p. 173. Quigley Publications, 1951. Accessed September 14, 2018. "Lasky, Jr., Jesse... e. Blair Academy, Hun School of Princeton, Grand Central School of Art, U. of Dijon"
- Senator Robert E. Littell, New Jersey Legislature, backed up by the Internet Archive as of October 10, 2007. Accessed March 6, 2011.
- 2001 Distinguished Service Award Recipients: Senator Robert E. Littell, New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Accessed March 6, 2011.
- 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."
- Staff. "Maack, 'Iron Man' Tackle, Elected Captain Of Columbia Football Team for Next Fall", The New York Times, December 6, 1940. Accessed January 27, 2011.
- 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."
- "Artist Stephen Polin '65 Returned to The Hun School to Teach Painting...", Hun School of Princeton. Accessed March 6, 2011.
- 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."
- Rolle A Seminole, ESPN.com. Accessed October 17, 2006.
- 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. "
- Quann, Peg. "Miss America leaves Bucks to start new year in her new role", The Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pennsylvania), December 31, 2019. Accessed January 29, 2020. "Schrier grew up in Upper Makefield, attending Newtown Friends School and The Hun School in Princeton."
- Alfred Dennis Sieminski, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed June 29, 2007.
- Staff. "Paul Steiger to Wed Jo Ann E. McKenna", The New York Times, February 20, 1964. Accessed March 6, 2011.
- 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."
- Austin Sylvester, Denver Broncos. Accessed September 2, 2011.
- 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."
- "Orin Wilf Carries On A Family Tradition - The New York Sun". www.nysun.com. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
- Tinsman, Brian. "Redskins Promote Williams, Sign Meggett" Archived November 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, 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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