Cultural Competency

Cultural competency programming at The Hun School develops students who actively participate in creating a more compassionate and inclusive world.

Cultural Competency is an Essential Skill

We teach students to embrace the discomfort they feel around discussions of race and social identities.  When students learn to push through the uncertainty and discomfort, they are then able to engage in more meaningful conversations about the issues and ultimately the solutions.  
The Hun School is committed to preparing its students to affect their communities and the world positively.  Developing cultural competency means acquiring a full understanding of people who are different from yourself, including the experiences that helped shape who they are.

We celebrate different cultures with programs like the Lunar New Year, champions organizations such as Buddies without Borders, which pairs international and domestic students together to cultivate a friendship, and provide experiential immersion travel opportunities. 

Creating and Championing Cultural Competency

We seek ways to provide all Hun School community members with ways opportunities to "stretch" in a safe and guided environment.


“We want students to be able to have an actual and real understanding of people who aren’t ‘mainstream,’ who aren’t from the dominant culture.  We want our students to gain a real and deep understanding of members of our community – to hear the stories not often told and to come into conversations with open hearts and minds.” 
- Otis Douce, director of cultural competency and global diversity
    • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

      Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

It's about creating bystander accountability - individuals who are willing and able to step in and be allies.
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