Kimball Union Academy

7 Campus Center Drive
Meriden, NH 03770
Tel: (603)469-2100
  • Kimball Union draws from 200 years of experience to provide a 21st century curriculum which meets students where they are academically and prepares them for achievement in college and life.
  • Guided by consistent and engaged leadership, KUA inspires "mastery, creativity, responsibility, and leadership" in a friendly, warm, holistic environment on its 1300-acre campus in Meriden, NH.
  • Our extraordinary faculty delivers academic excellence from supported learning to advanced concentrations in specific academic areas.
  • Kimball Union is often defined by our positive and inclusive community, which is advanced by our comprehensive Student Life program. This highlights a (purposeful) focus on leadership, character building, and ethics in the classrooms, dorms, studios, and playing fields.
  • Signature Programs, including varsity athletics, visual and performing arts, STEM, Global Scholar and Art Scholar programs, Capstone projects, Fire Brigade, and sustainable farming, provide students with opportunities to take their learning beyond the classroom.
  • Some of the most experienced college division 1 level coaches in New England provide excellent training from skills development to the highest levels of competition while reinforcing our ideals of "the scholar athlete" and have lead our alumni to compete professionally in the NFL, NHL, and Olympic Games.

School News

  • Global Awareness as an Essential Skill - 12/13/2016 - During Thursday`s All School Meeting, Mr. Kardel presented to the community the first of nine competencies, which are essential skills that Kimball Union strives to instill in each of its graduates.  He outlined that each skill has a set of contributing qualit...more
  • 2015 Girls Varsity Soccer Recognized for Academic Excellence - 12/13/2016 - The 2015 Kimball Union Girls Varsity Soccer team has recently been awarded the Academic Award from the National Soccer Coach Association of America, which recognizes varsity teams who have an average grade point average of at least 3.25. Our 2015 GVS team`s av...more
  • Charlotte '17 Earns Gold Award - 12/13/2016 - Early last month, Charlotte `17 presented an independent research project to the community at All School Meeting in Flickinger Auditorium. She gave an informative and comprehensive presentation about Lyme Disease. Charlotte explained how the disease is transfe...more
  • Kip Bordelon at KUA - Black Lives Matter - 12/13/2016 - On the evening of Friday, September 3, Kip Bordelon of the Picardy Group addressed the KUA community in the Flickinger Arts Center auditorium. Inspired by a passion for American history, law, and their effects on human rights today, Mr. Bordelon`s career has b...more

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Center for Advanced Learning
Year Founded 1813

Student Body

Total Students 340 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 12%
Students by Grade Kimball Union Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 19 courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Human Geography, Latin: Literature, Latin: Vergil, Physics B, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, World History,
Average SAT score 1350
Average ACT score 28
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $55,400
Tuition Notes Day $34500
% on Financial Aid
36%
Average Financial Aid Grant $23,500
Admissions Director Lindsey Ratliff
Admissions Associate Kevin Ramos-Glew

Sports

Total Sports Offered 21 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, TennisAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
CyclingDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
Ice HockeyIndoor Soccer,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
Nordic SkiingRugby,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Alpine Skiing (recreational), Architecture Club, Camping, Community Service, Dance, Diversity Club, Dorm Proctors, Environmental Club, Fitness Training, Foreign Language Clubs, Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA), Habitat for Humanity, Honor Council, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Model UN, Newspaper, Outing Club (canoeing, hiking, etc), Peer Tutoring, Photography, Student Government, Yearbook Camping, Dance, Diversity Club, Dorm Proctors, Honor Council, Math Club, Model UN, Newspaper, Peer Tutoring, Photography, Yearbook, Alpine Skiing (recreational),
Architecture Club,
Community Service,
Environmental Club,
Fitness Training,
Foreign Language Clubs,
Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA),
Habitat for Humanity,
Literary Magazine,
Outing Club (canoeing, hiking, etc),
Student Government,

School Notes

  • Integrated college advising system prepares students throughout their KUA career to achieve their highest potential and attend highly competitive schools.
  • Through our multi-layered learning center program, our faculty provides a range of expertise and support to students at all levels of performance.
  • Facilities include a modern campus center, a beautiful arts center, SMART classrooms with state-of-the art technology, an environmental science center and greenhouse, athletic center and hockey arena, indoor and outdoor turf fields, fitness center, tennis courts, library, and technology labs.
  • Kimball Union`s highly qualified and dedicated faculty is committed to serving our students and families. Our faculty members get to know each individual student in the classroom, as dorm parents, coaches, and mentors. These close relationships and the individual growth our students experience during their time here are hallmarks of a Kimball Union education.
  • Nestled in the intellectually vibrant Upper Valley in close proximity to Dartmouth College, Kimball Union benefits from world-class arts, entertainment, athletic, and cultural events that are staples of the community.
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