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Notes for Prospective Students
- ACADEMICS We provide a challenging curriculum for students in
grades 9–12 and PG.
- Small classes with an average size of 12
- Constant access to first-class faculty.
Our student ratio is
Strong advisor program with regular progress reports
Traditional college preparatory curriculum
ARTS The Arts have long held a prominent place in the life of
Kimball Union Academy.
This fact can be clearly seen in the breadth
and depth of our class offerings, our numerous extra-curricular
options, and through the creation and utilization of the “H
Block”, a time slot designated solely for Arts ensembles.
Whether your passion is instrumental or vocal music, dance,
theater, or video, ceramics or woodworking, computer supported
graphic design or traditional painting, Kimball Union offers the
support of faculty, facilities, and opportunities to help your work
The Flickinger Arts Center supplies not only the infrastructure
to support your efforts, but a community of warm, committed
students and faculty that make our work together joyous and
Come, visit, ask students, and see for yourself.
ATHLETICS Whether you are playing ice hockey, soccer or
lacrosse at the Division I level, playing football in the New
England Evergreen League, or experiencing a sport such as tennis or
Nordic skiing for the first time, you will be coached by highly
qualified people who are engaged and passionate about the athletics
they are coaching.
The Whittemore Athletic Center houses the Akerstrom Ice Arena
with a full complement of locker rooms, equipment and training
facilities and indoor turf during the off season.
fields, including Pope Field, our lit artificial turf field,
support our fall and spring programs.
The KUA Fitness Center is open all day, everyday, where you can
build a personalized program of fitness and strength training into
your weekly routine.
STUDENT LIFE Kimball Union Academy offers an open and safe
community dedicated to stimulating intellectual curiosity while
stewarding emotional and spiritual growth.
Our Student Life Program
is an integral part of a curriculum dedicated to educating the
Furthermore, the Student Life Program is committed to
discovering the most effective way to instill strong moral
character, sound judgment, and individual integrity.
variety of opportunities, Kimball Union students will develop the
necessary skills to reflect, critique and analyze in order to make
a difference in the world.
Living with your peers as well as your teachers strengthens
your relationships with those in the community and enhances the
Residences range in size from small houses that accommodate as
few as 5 students, to larger halls housing as many as 45
Kimball Union has a 6-day academic schedule with half days on
Wednesday and Saturday to support extended student involvement in
co-curricular programs those afternoons.
The daily schedule includes designated office hours for faculty
and advisor-advisee meetings to facilitate student-faculty
interaction outside of the classroom.
There are family style seated dinners weekly that promote
community building and discussion.
Morning meetings, run by the Student Body President, are held
twice a week to inform the community about events and to celebrate
Student proctors serve as liaisons between house parents and
They are also a great resource for students with
questions or concerns they would like to discuss with a peer.
There are scheduled evening study hours six nights per week to
help students manage their workload.
All-school and special interest cultural events and social