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D A Y & B O A R D I N G S C H O O L S THE HUN SCHOOL OF PRINCETON Princeton, NJ At The Hun School of Princeton, faculty members combine academic vigor with a joyful learning environment because they believe that students do their best work when they can find joy in the process. The Hun School combines its deep roots in Princeton with a highly diverse student body. Students from 18 states and 26 countries enjoy a broad range of academic programs designed to ensure they will thrive in an ever-changing world. Our global education curriculum is

THE ETHEL WALKER SCHOOL Simsbury, CT Established in 1911 Middle School: Grades 6 - 8 Upper School: Grades 9 - 12, PG

Day (6-8, 9-12), 7-day boarding (8-12, PG) and 5-day boarding (7) For generations, young women have come to The Ethel Walker School to embrace their full potential in a community that cherishes learning and curiosity. They flourish knowing that they will become the person they were meant to be. Here, students acquire, analyze, apply and integrate knowledge that allows them to take intellectual risks and discover their unique talents and aspirations. Students are prepared to design their own future in a world where they will encounter jobs and civic challenges that are not yet known. This requires a curriculum that emphasizes speaking up and direct action. Walker’s advanced courses stir genuine excitement about learning, create real-world connections and allow for exploration. Close to 80% of our faculty hold advanced degrees and they have expertly designed a curriculum that is meaningful,

enhanced by the diversity of our community, a menu of domestic and international travel programs, visiting thought-leaders, cultural celebrations, and the Wilf Family Global Commons, a state-of-the-art classroom and campus center.

The School’s Humanities, STEM, and Arts curriculums are taught in a hands-on, student centered learning environment, with an emphasis on seven essential skills: creativity, critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, cultural competency, ethics, communication, and leadership. Faculty members believe learning to analyze, create, and present your own work is essential. Whether students are using a 3D printer to bring an engineering design to life, discussing cardiac bypass with a cardiac surgeon (during a live surgery), or participating in a Harkness- style discussion, they are fully engaged in their classes at Hun. However, Hun teachers don’t just direct learning within a prescribed timeframe and model. Rather, they facilitate it at every opportunity with warmth and welcome. Strong character and conduct are demonstrated and encouraged through a wellness curriculum and a living community expectation. Teachers who also serve as advisors, coaches, and dorm parents get to know their students well, ensuring that every student receives the individual mentorship needed to maximize their personal and educational journey. The Hun School of Princeton is located on forty-five idyllic acres in Princeton, New Jersey. It is conveniently situated between New York City and Philadelphia, and easily accessible by car, train, or air. One of the most academically minded communities in the world, Princeton is also home to Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, McCarter Theater, and a bustling town center. The Hun School by the Numbers : 640 students; 150 courses; 55 members of student government; 71% of faculty hold advanced degrees; 58 clubs; 54 athletic teams; average of 12 students per class; 4 spirit houses; 4 scholars tracks; and NextTerm: a one-of-a-kind experiential mini-mester. hunschool.org The Hun School of Princeton 176 Edgerstoune Road Princeton, New Jersey 08525 (609) 921-7600 @hunschool

rigorous and inspiring. A robust offering of advanced courses stretches students to become reflective, analytical learners who are motivated to direct their own learning. By designing our own advanced curriculum, we can offer a wider variety of subject areas

without the confines of a culminating standardized test. Students, accordingly, are prepared to take AP exams if they so choose. Walker’s students develop cultural competence as global citizens by learning, living and growing with people of different ages, interests, nationalities, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, religious traditions and political affiliations. We offer multiple classes and activities where girls grow their knowledge and desire to shape a society that is more equitable for all. Whether on the field, in the pool and on the court, Walker’s girls set ambitious goals, act with integrity, hone their talents and work together to achieve success. We offer varsity and junior varsity teams across a dozen sports, plus riding along with a full array of arts offerings. Many of our musicians and athletic teams compete at the highest levels earning regional and national awards and accolades for both teams and individual players. For more than a century, riding has been part of daily life at Walker’s with a best-in-class equestrian program led by nationally- recognized, renowned trainers, and on-campus facilities that are considered among the best of any school in the country. Our program provides an extraordinary preparation with an emphasis on horsemanship, teamwork and personal growth. Riders of all levels develop their riding skills at an exceptional rate, competing successfully at the local, national and international levels. ethelwalker.org


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