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Welcome to Hunter College Campus Schools
Welcome to our website. Hunter College Campus Schools is an institution rooted in tradition and yet always changing to meet the needs of our student body. We believe the most important component of a child’s education is the relationship that is created between a teacher and a student. An education at Hunter is a life-changing experience; it is one full of excitement, exploration, and recognition of the diverse needs of individual gifted students. A deep love for learning guides the educational and emotional-social decisions we make. Our students, teachers, parents, and community all contribute to the creation of a living and breathing, enriched curriculum.

Many of our students begin school with us at age four and graduate from the same building as high school seniors. Students form friendships and relationships that will last a lifetime. Hunter graduates go out into the world knowing they have the support and camaraderie of those who have graduated before them and of those yet to move on.

If you are new to Hunter, we hope this website gives you a glimpse of Hunter College Campus Schools, our mission, and our vision. For those of you who are students, teachers, and parents, we hope this website serves as a valuable instrument in the instructional process and for communication. Please enjoy the website.


Current Structure of the Schools
The Hunter College Campus Schools consist of an elementary school (kindergarten to sixth grade) and a high school (seventh to twelfth grades) with enrollments of 336 and 1200 students, respectively. The schools are publicly funded, chartered by the board of Trustees of the City University of New York, and administered by Hunter College. They are coeducational laboratory schools for students who exhibit superior cognitive ability and are organized as research and demonstration centers.

The schools are committed to serving a gifted student body and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin or disability. The elementary program admits students from Manhattan only whereas the high school admits students from each of the five boroughs of the City of New York.

The schools recognize that gifted students need an atmosphere of freedom in order to meet their own challenges and those presented to them, and a curriculum that emphasizes critical and creative thinking and mastery of the spectrum of the arts and sciences. They also require the vital stimulation of a strong program in physical education, and support for sound emotional development.

The schools aspire to be a community in which students come to respect and to appreciate diversity in an environment that fosters social responsibility, ethical behavior, civility, and sensitivity toward others.

Hunter students, as gifted and talented youngsters, tend to be mature for their age, self-motivated, independent, and inventive. They often have artistic and creative talents in addition to their strengths in academic areas. Critical thinking is also a common characteristic.
The Academic Program
The curriculum exceeds New York State mandated guidelines issued by the Board of Regents. Hunter schools pursue innovative approaches to curriculum and instruction as laboratory schools for the gifted. The schools offer programs that are both rich in breadth and in-depth to the extent that complex academic work is pursued at each grade level.

Contact information:
High School Main Office: 212-860-1267
High School Admissions: 212-860-1261
Elementary School Main Office: 212-860-1292
Elementary School Admissions: 212-860-1401