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 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 500 students and 90 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 5.6. 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 14 states and 20 countries.
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 Mall, the award-winning Upper School newspaper.
The Edgerstounian, the award-winning Upper School yearbook
The Hun Review, an award-winning 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, F.I.S.H (Faith Inspired Students at Hun), Forensics (Speech, Debate and Congress), French Club, Gaming Society, Gay-Straight Alliance, Gospel Choir, Hun Film Society, Hun TV, Janus Players (Theatre), Jazz Band, Latin Club, Key Club, Knitting Club, Model UN, Model Congress, S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Ski Club, Spanish Club, Techno-Raiders (A/V 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.
^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."
^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."
^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."