Hun Summer School

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Are Summer School grades added into a Hun student’s transcript and GPA?

    Beginning July 1, 2016, grades for courses taken by Hun students at the Hun Summer School are required to appear on the student's transcript. Summer courses will be designated as "summer," and are calculated in the overall grade point average. Honors courses are weighted on student transcripts by a factor of 1.03. However, the maximum grade for any course is 100.
  • Are textbooks or ebooks needed?

    Textbook, ebooks or workbooks may be required for some classes, specifically the math and science classes. Some classes may not require anything. Once enrolled, students will be directed to our website where a full list of textbooks, ebooks and workbooks required for each class will be listed. The Hun School of Princeton does not sell any of these materials.  
  • Are there honors level courses?

    We have added Algebra II Honors and Pre Calculus Honors to our credit course options along with Geometry Honors.
  • Are there refunds?

    The deadline to request a refund is June 1 and must be in writing to summer@hunschool.org. If you wish to withdraw from a course after applying, please contact the Summer Program staff at summer@hunschool.org.  Refunds (minus a $125 deposit) will be credited to the credit card you used in the initial online registration. Those refunds are processed through the Business Office and parents will be alerted by email.
  • Can tuition payments be paid on on the first day of class?

    All tuition can be paid in full through online registration when enrolling, or a payment plan can be selected.  If selecting a payment plan, the initial payment is a deposit, followed by two equal payments.  All payment are applied by June 1 and full payment are required after June 1.
  • Do you accept international students?

    We can accept international students into summer school as long as they have the required English ability: an 80 or higher on a recent TOEFL exam.

    International students who are ready to work on their English may apply to The American Culture and Language Institute, where we teach English from to beginners to advanced students.   

    Withing our American Culture and Language Institute is our Advanced ACLI track. Advanced students are given some preparation for the Test of English as a Foreign Language Examination (TOEFL) and some students may take a course in the Hun Summer School if the student demonstrates the necessary English proficiency: (a 78 or higher on a recent TOEFL exam.
  • Do you have to be a Hun School student?

    No! All summer classes at The Hun School of Princeton are open to any area student. There are prerequisites needed for certain credit classes and permission to take a credit course at Hun must be sent to the Summer Programs Office by email. Each year we welcome students from all over the world, United States, and surrounding communities.
  • How do Credit Courses work?

    Credit courses run for six weeks and are equivalent to a full school year of curriculum in a particular subject. Students in credit math and science students will study alongside a certified teacher and peers to complete 120 classroom hours (130 hours in science) in their respective subject. Credit classes meet June 25 to August 3. Credit math classes meet from 8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Monday through Friday. Credit Chemistry and Credit Physics meet 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday's labs.
  • How do Enrichment Courses work?

    Enrichment courses are intended to introduce students to course work that a student will pursue in the upcoming academic year. Review classes are intended for students who previously studied a course, but would like to review the material. Class sizes are limited to twelve students to create a close knit learning environment with individual attention. There are two sessions for enrichment courses: June 25 to July 13 and July 16 to August 3rd. Classes meet Monday through Friday during two three periods 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or 10:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Quizzes, tests, and assignments can be expected for each course to help measure the student’s understanding of the material.
  • How do Writing and History Intensives Work?

    The Hun Summer School Writing and History Intensives feature focused tracks catered to specific skill sets like creative writing, college application and college essay writing, and expository essay writing. These courses are designed to help students explore their potential and gain a new tangible skill for the upcoming school year. Students will: expand their imagination and expression in Creative Writing, learn how to compose a clear analytical argument in Expository Essay Writing, work on skills needed to master college essays. Writing Intensives meet during third period, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00  p.m., during Session I and II.
  • How does a student receive credit at their school for taking a credit course at Hun?

    Upon completion of the program and after final grades are recorded, a final grade will be sent to the student’s home high school upon request. Parents will receive notification of the final grade by email. The student’s home school will determine if an additional assessment test is warranted will award the credit to the student’s record. The Summer Programs Office will send official transcripts to high schools once a parent or guardian has given us permission by completing the necessary form.
  • How much homework is there?

    Credit Courses:
    Students should expect two to three hours of homework per night, multiple tests per week, and are required to be in the classroom 120 hours (140 hours for accelerated science credit). These students must be on time for class and may not miss more than one day of class. Time missed from class must be made up after lunch on designated days outlined by the teacher. Students must take the final exam on the designated day. Alternative days will not be provided however students are allowed to opt into extra help for a fee.
     
    Enrichment Courses:
    Homework for enrichment courses vary and is less strenuous that a credit course. These students must be on time for class and may miss more than one day of class. Time missed from class should be communicated in advance to both the administration and teachers. Due to the structure of the academic day and teacher commitments, teachers may not be able to organize extra time with the student to make up work.
  • My middle school child is advanced and wants to take a high school level course. Is this possible?

    Middle School students may apply for a high school course.  Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis.  We may ask for additional documentation to verify eligibility for a higher-level course.
  • What are the dates for the Hun Summer School

    In 2018, we are offering two, three-week sessions for enrichment, preview or review courses. Those sessions are June 25 to July 13 and July 16 to August 3. There are three periods each day: period one is from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Period two is from 10:20 am to 12:20 pm and period three is from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   

    Credit math and science courses will meet June 25 to August 3rd.  

    We will have one session for boarding: Session II, July 16 to August 3. Boarders arrive on Sunday, July 15 and are only eligible for Session 2 enrichment courses.
  • What courses do you offer?

    We offer a number of courses for enrichment and credit. You can see our full list of courses here:http://www.hunschool.org/Page/Summer-Programs/Summer-School-
  • What is required of boarding students?

    The boarding program is from July 16 to August 3. . As a boarder, students need to take two enrichment classes, and a third period Writing Intensive, or extra help.  A variety of enrichment courses are listed on our website under Summer School. Boarding students must be in class both periods of the academic day, along with the Writing Intensive or extra help. The academic day ends at 2:30 p.m. Boarding students must also enroll in afternoon activities that begin at 3:00 p.m.
  • What is the credit course application process?

    Hun Summer School Credit Application Process

    The Hun School offers the following credit courses from June 25th to August 3rd.
    Here are the five simple steps to apply for a credit course:

    1. Select your course and review the syllabus
    2. Start and complete the online application
    3. Discuss the Hun Summer School course with your child’s guidance counselor or current subject area teacher
    4. If your school requires it, submit your course permission request prior to your school’s deadline(s)
    5. Ask your child’s current teacher or guidance counselor to complete the Credit Course Permission Form to verify your child’s academic capabilities
    6. Honors students only:  To be accepted into an honors credit course a student needs to have an 80 average in a current honors course, or a 93 in a regular math course.  Please email the student’s current transcript for either course, with the name of the student in the subject line, to summer@hunschool.org.

    Credit
    Credit Honors
    Geometry
    • Completion of Algebra I
    • Teacher or Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • Completion of Algebra I
    • Teacher or Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • A transcript showing a 93% or higher in Algebra I OR 93% or higher on placement exam
    Algebra II
    • Completion of Algebra I OR Geometry
    • Teacher or Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • Completion of Algebra I OR Geometry
    • Teacher or Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • A transcript showing a 93% or higher in previous math course OR 93% or higher on placement exam
    Pre Calculus
    • Completion of Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry
    • Teacher or Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • Completion of Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry
    • Teacher or Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • A transcript showing a 93% or higher in previous math course OR 93% or higher on placement exam
    Chemistry
    • Completion of lab based science course: Biology or Physics
    • Credit Course Permission Form
    • Completion of lab based science course: Biology or Physics
    • Teacher or Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • A transcript showing a 93% or higher in previous science course OR 93% or higher on placement exam
    Physics
    • Completion of Biology or Chemistry
    • Teacher or Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • Completion of lab based science course: Biology or Physics
    • Teacher or Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • A transcript showing a 93% or higher in previous science course OR 93% or higher on placement exam


    Additional Enrollment Requirements:

    • Any student applying for an honors course will be given a placement exam on the first day of classes. If a student does not have a teacher recommendation, a report card or transcript showing a grade of 93% or higher in a relevant subject area, and does not pass the placement exam, he or she will be placed in the standard credit course.
    • An updated immunization record must be submitted or uploaded during the application process or before June 1.  

    Once the application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation that the application was received and is being processed. Communication from the Hun Summer Programs Office will follow. Acceptance into a credit class is based on the documents that are submitted by the applicant and qualifications of the student.  If you have any questions, please contact us at summer@hunschool.org.
  • What is the deadline for applying?

    There is no specific deadline for applying. Admissions are on a rolling basis. Applications submitted prior to June 1 are given preference and classes often fill up before May 1. When a class is full (twelve students) we close the class due to maximum enrollment. 
  • What is the tuition for classes?

    Our tuition information lives on this link. Students who enroll prior to deadlines or who participate in select campaigns, are eligible for discounts. To learn more about our discounts visit: http://summer.hunschool.org/page/hun-summer-school/dates-and-tuition
  • Who are the summer school teachers?

    Many of our teachers are full time faculty at The Hun School. We also hire highly qualified teachers from area private and public schools who have been recommended to us, or have worked for The Hun School of Princeton previously. All new teachers will be fingerprinted and must pass a criminal background check before the start of the program.

Questions about Boarding

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  • What age does a student have to be to board for summer school?

    Students have to be age 13 to live on campus in the summer.  We will accept students up to age 18.  
  • What is required of a boarding student?

    The boarding program is from July 15 to August 3.  Boarding students arrive on Sunday, July 15. As a boarder, students need to take two  enrichment classes, and a third period Writing or History Intensive, or extra help. Boarding students cannot enroll in a credit course. A variety of enrichment courses are listed on our website under Summer School. Boarding students must be in class both periods of the academic day, along with the Writing and History Intensive or extra help. The academic day ends at 3:00 p.m. Boarding students must also enroll in afternoon activities that begin at 3:00 p.m. The boarding program includes class instruction, room and board, and all afternoon and weekend activities.  
  • Do your dorms have air-conditioning?

    Poe Dorm will house our summer boarders. This dorm is not air-conditioned.  Students are advised to bring their own  fan for maximum comfort.  All of the commons areas: student center, dining hall, classrooms, and lounges have air-conditioning.
  • How many students are in each room?

    Two students are assigned to a room.  Each room includes two beds (XL twin mattress, two dressers, two desks, and two wardrobes. After acceptance, students will receive information on what items to bring to make their room comfortable and personal.
  • Will linens be offered?

    We do not supply or rent any linens. This includes sheets, pillows, towels, or blankets. Families may send these items  to the Summer Programs Office, or order linens directly from websites and have them shipped to the School in advance.
  • What activities are planned for boarding students?

    The summer boarding staff plans activities for students from 3 pm to 5 pm and on weekends.  Past weekend activities include movies, beach trips, amusement and waterpark trips, whale watching and boat trips, shopping, into Princeton, and  to New Jersey landmarks.  
  • I read that an international boarding student must have a guardian. What does that mean?

    All international students who live at The Hun School of Princeton must have a guardian. This also includes American students who live or go to school abroad.  The guardian should live in the Northeast area of the United States. The School requires the guardian to have strong English skills, so that communication is easier.  The guardian will serve as an emergency contact for The Hun School of Princeton, grant permission calls for the student when a parent cannot be reached, help with transportation to and from the School, and may be asked to pick up a student. A guardian and personal information must be named on the application in order to submit the application.

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Questions?  Contact Us at summer@hunschool.org!
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school.  Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.

176 Edgerstoune Road, Princeton, NJ 08540  |  Phone: (609) 921-7600 | Email: admiss@hunschool.org