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Hun School of Princeton

School rating 4.2 / 5 by

176 Edgerstoune Road Princeton NJ 08540 United States
Boarding
9th to PG
Day
6th to PG
Gender
Coed

Academic

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The academics at Hun were very strong. The classes challenged students but the teachers offered support and guidance when needed. There are many opportunities for extra help and tutoring that students and families dont have to pay extra for and these include study groups led by teachers, individual meeting time with teachers and tutoring during residential tutoring if the student is a boarding student. All of the teachers are open to helping a student if they start to struggle and the overall student population seems to help each other out especially in the boarding community. This is done by students studying in groups and tutoring one and other if a student feels more comfortable working with another student rather then a teacher. The AP courses and Honors courses I feel were difficult but not unbearable meaning that they taught the information faster and at a more advanced level but I was not dying over the amount of work each night. I think that the overall teaching environment of Hun was positive the students wanted to be there and wanted to learn. Most of the classes were not lecture classes and the students discussed with their teachers issues in the world today and how they pertained to the information the class was learning. The classes ranged for 10-15 people but I had as little as 6 people in one of my science classes. The teachers did not teach to teach they taught for us to grow and learn. I am extremely prepared for college and that is thanks to the Hun School.

College Counseling

My counselor was wonderful. She met with me as often as once a week during....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Hun is a rigorous school and although I am not sure the SSAT or testing....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

The school is pretty much upper class preppy students and there are cliques and drama. I have to say because it is a small school drama is big and gossip spreads quickly. The school is not too liberal and the students are somewhat diverse in ethnicity but not in economic standards. They are mostly wealthy preppy kids. The school is big on morals from the outside but are not always fair with who they punish and who does not get in trouble. There is a lot of favoritism especially in sports and residential life. The residential community....

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