October 4, 2017

State of the Art Renovations At Hun’s Middle School

NEW AND IMPROVED: The Hun School’s $5.5 million renovation of its Middle School facilities is now completed. Light flows into the Buck Building, designed by Clarke Caton Hintz architects.

The Hun School has unveiled its most recent capital improvement with the renovation of the Middle School. Clarke Caton Hintz architects of Trenton designed the $5.5 million project, the Alexander K. Buck ’49 Building.

The Middle School’s 12 classrooms are now 80-100 percent larger and are complemented by two STEM labs, a robotic construction zone, a video production and media studio, and a visual arts studio. Other features include community space for assemblies, performing arts, dance and martial arts, a student common area, learning center, and additional restrooms. The project creates a state-of-the-art learning environment, expanding and modernizing Middle School classrooms, labs, and gathering spaces while adding contemporary aesthetics and substantial light.

The School’s board of trustees designated the Buck Building as a top campus priority due to rising Middle School enrollment. The 2017-18 Middle School enrollment is the largest to date.

The renovation increases dedicated space from 11,000 to 19,000 square feet and provides larger, light-filled classrooms and labs, with better flexibility for hands-on and group learning. The building is energy efficient, reducing the current energy use by 50 percent.