Hun Summer Session

Registration Opens January 1!

The Hun Summer Session is a challenging and fun learning environment where students can earn credit, prepare and review coursework for the upcoming year, and gain writing skills. Students can sign up for either one full credit course, one or two enrichment courses, and a humanities intensive course. Our campus is minutes away from downtown Princeton, on a beautiful 45 acre campus less than one hour from New York City and Philadelphia. Apply early, because spots fill quickly!

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The Hun Summer Session Boarding Program

Join us in Princeton, New Jersey, for three weeks of academic instruction, daily interaction with peers from all over the world, afternoon activities and evening breaks, weekend trips, and fun! The daily schedule includes instruction, all meals, after class activities, free time, and evening study hall. Weekends are filled with on-campus and off-campus activities. For boarding students, The Hun School is more than academic study in the summer. It is also about finding independence and experiencing new things. The summer boarding faculty fosters a strong academic environment with a clear structure, while at the same time creating a sense of home. Living and learning with others enhances personal growth and sets a firm foundation for college and beyond. Apply now!

Credit Courses

High School Credit Courses in New Jersey

Credit courses run for six weeks and are equivalent to a full school year of curriculum. Students in credit math and science students will study alongside a certified teacher and peers to complete 120 classroom hours in their respective subject. Classes meet 8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., Monday through Friday and run a few days longer than Enrichment Courses. Click here for more details on dates and timing 

Credit Courses Offered (8:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.)
  • Credit Geometry 
  • Credit Geometry Honors 
  • Credit Algebra II 
  • Credit Algebra II Honors 
  • Credit Pre-Calculus 
  • Credit Pre-Calculus Honors
  • Credit Chemistry* 
  • Credit Chemistry Honors* 
  • Credit Physics* 
  • Public Speaking and Debate (Hun School Credit) Period 3
*Credit science courses have labs from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Mondays

Enrichment Courses

Three-week enrichment courses are intended to introduce students to course work they will pursue in the upcoming academic year and review material from a previous course. Class sizes are limited to twelve students to create a close-knit learning environment with individual attention. “I/II” denotes Part I and Part II of course which can be taken separately or in conjunction in Session I and Session II respectively. Classes meet two hours Monday through Friday.

July 1 - July 19, 2019, Enrichment Session 1
July 22 - August 10, 2019, Enrichment Session 2, Boarding Option Available

Enrichment Courses, Period 1 (8:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
  • SAT and ACT Math/Science Prep 
  • SSAT Prep and Study Skills 
  • Geometry Preview (I/II)
  • Algebra II Preview (I/II)
  • Chemistry Preview (I/II)
  • Physics Preview (I/II)
  • Middle School Creative Writing (I/II)
  • Middle School Pre-Algebra (I/II)
Enrichment Courses, Period 2 (10:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.)
  • SAT and ACT Verbal Prep 
  • Middle School Pre-Algebra (I/II)
  • Algebra 1 Preview (I/II)
  • Geometry Preview (I/II)
  • Pre-Calculus Preview (I/II)
  • Biology Preview (I/II)
  • Middle School Book Club  (I/II)
  • Middle School Science (I/II)

Writing Intensive Courses

Summer Session - Humanities Intensives

The Hun Summer Session Humanities Intensive Courses feature focused tracks catered to specific skills sets like creative writing, expository essay writing, and SAT, ACT, College 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, and outline, draft, and complete their college essays in SAT, ACT and College Essay Writing. Students are also welcome to take Public Speaking and Debate for enrichment or for Hun School credit. 

July 1 - July 19, 2019, Enrichment Session 1
July 22 - August 10, 2019, Enrichment Session 2, Boarding Option Available

Humanities Intensive Courses Offered (1:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Creative Writing (I/II)
  • Expository and Analytical Essay Writing (I/II)
  • College Essay Writing
  • Public Speaking and Debate (Hun School Credit) 
  • Tutoring: Math and Science

Afternoon Activities

At The Hun School, we believe in a balance of academics and athletics. We believe your summer shouldn’t be any different. Summer School Students have access to the full use of our state-of-the-art campus and are given instruction and direction from our Summer Staff on how to have the most fun safely. Our basketball courts, athletics fields, weight room, cardio room, student lounge, tennis courts, and cafe are all made available to remind students that learning happens outside of the classroom too. Afternoon Activities run from 3:00 - 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

July 1 - July 19, 2019, Enrichment Session 1
July 22 - August 10, 2019, Enrichment Session 2, Boarding Option Available

Activities Offered (3:00 - 5:15 p.m.)
  • Sports and Games
  • Strength and Conditioning Training
  • Free Time, Gaming, and Movies

Daily Schedule

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  • Period 1 - 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    The first period is home to both the first full enrichment course and the first half of a credit course. Students are expected to arrive at 7:50 a.m.
  • House Snack Break - 10:00 - 10:20 a.m.

    Located in the Heart of Hun, the house snack break is a chance for students to let off a little steam and shift gears after two hours of class. Students can gather with their houses, enjoy healthy snacks from SAGE Dining, and can participate in optional short house competitions like rock-paper-scissor tournaments, paper airplane flying, and drawing competition. The goal is to give students sustainable nourishment of both their mind and spirit before they return to the classroom. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind!
  • Period 2 - 10:20 - 12:20 p.m.

    The second period is home to both the second full enrichment course and the second half of a credit course. Students are expected to arrive at Hun by 10:10 a.m.
  • Lunch - 12:20 - 1:00 p.m.

    We serve delicious lunches in the Hun Dining Hall provided by our regular vendor, SAGE Dining Services. SAGE has focused on serving independent schools for over 25 years and are passionate about great food, nutrition, and sustainability.
  • After Lunch

    After lunch, some students will take a humanities intensive or go to tutoring, and younger students (ages 11-13) are welcome to head down to Hun Camp for swimming lessons or join any of our other Hun Sports Camps happening in a given week.
  • Humanities Intensives or Tutoring - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    The Hun Summer Session Humanities Intensives feature focused tracks catered to specific skills sets like creative writing, expository and analytical essay writing, college essay writing, public speaking and debate. These courses are designed to help students explore their potential and gain a new tangible skill for the upcoming school year. 
     
  • Afternoon Activities - 3:00 - 5:15 p.m.

    Hun Summer Session students have access to the full use of our state-of-the-art campus and are given direction from our Summer Staff on how to have the most fun safely. Our basketball courts, athletics fields, weight room, cardio room, student lounge, tennis courts, and cafe are all made available to remind students that learning happens outside of the classroom too.
     
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