NEW JERSEYThe Hun School of Princeton, an independent coeducational college preparatory school, has received approval from the Princeton Township Planning Board to construct a 30,000-sq.-ft. campus center on the school’s existing property.

To be called The Global Commons and expected to cost $8.5 million, the campus center will include a multi-purpose center; dorm space for 56 residential students; four faculty apartments; two global studies classrooms; campus bookstore; snack bar; and mailroom.

Scott Landis, principal of The Landis Group, will be chairing the real estate committee overseeing the project for the board of trustees. The Philadelphia-based architectural design firm H2L2 will design the center.

The Global Commons is the first in a series of planned campus additions and renovations.

Founded in 1914, The Hun School of Princeton serves students in grades six through a post-graduate year.