Kimball Union Academy

  • 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 include varsity athletics; visual and performing arts; STEM, Global, and Art Scholar programs; Capstone projects; Fire Brigade; and sustainable farming. They 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.

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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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedThe Gosselin Learning Center
Year Founded1813

Student Body

Total Students340 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Kimball Union Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt 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 score1350
Average ACT score28
Average Percentile SSAT45%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$66,700
Tuition NotesDay $42400
% on Financial Aid
36%
Average Financial Aid Grant$28,635
Acceptance Rate
57%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLindsey Ratliff
Endowment Size$59.9 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsAlpine 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, Tennis, Track and FieldAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
CyclingDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
Ice HockeyIndoor Soccer,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
Nordic SkiingRugby,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.38 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Camping, Community Service, Diversity Club, Dog Walking Club, Dorm Proctors, Environmental Club, Fire Brigade, 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, Relay Diversity, Residential Proctor, School Tour Guides, Stem Club, Student Government, The Claw - Student Newspaper, The Penny Fellowship - Community Service, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance, Photography, Rock Ensemble, Theater Activity, Winter Musical Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Alpine Skiing (recreational), Equestrian, Fitness Training, Instructional Golf, Instructional Tennis, Pottery Activity, Recreational Skiing, Strength and Conditioning

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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