About KUA

Head of School

Tyler Lewis
As we worked at neighboring schools over the past thirteen years, my wife and I watched KUA students and faculty members thrive and excel. In all of our interactions, we would find KUA community members overflowing with pride, spirit, and a sense of belonging to KUA in deep and meaningful ways. Each encounter has affirmed the depth of the human connections that define the culture of KUA. Earlier this year, we visited campus on multiple occasions, and officially moved into Munro House in July. We feel incredibly fortunate to join the community at this exciting time in the life of the school.

Good parental instincts lead us to many of the same conclusions that positive psychology research supports, including the understanding that if kids start from a foundation of respect, love, and support, they will do everything they try at a higher level. At KUA, we take the time to know and to appreciate every student and invest in each individual to ensure their foundation is unquestioned. Then our thoughtfully designed academic program challenges students to redefine personal excellence in developing the knowledge, skills, and passion of lifelong learners. Beyond academics, our athletic and arts programs are winning New England championships and performing astounding stage productions while developing the skills of those with a passion, but limited opportunity prior to arriving on The Hilltop.

I am certain that a deeper exploration of the sense of belonging in our community that is the catalyst for pursuit of excellence will resonate with you in the same genuine and meaningful way that it has for our family. If new to the school, come visit KUA, or if you have been away for a while, come back and see us, and please explore our website and social media for more understanding of all that is happening at KUA.

Tyler Lewis
Head of School


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  • Tyler Lewis Bio

    Tyler Lewis joined KUA in July 2019 after spending four years as the Head of School at Bishop’s College School in Quebec, Canada during a time of significant growth and advancement for the school.  His entire career has been focused on independent school education, as he spent nine years as the Director of Admission of the Holderness School in Plymouth, NH and started his career as a teacher and coach at Blair Academy in NJ.  He left Blair Academy to pursue a Master’s Degree in Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and then spent five years working for the Boston-based educational consulting firm Carney, Sandoe and Associates. 
     
    Tyler’s wife, Renee, is also a career educator who worked at the Holderness School and Concord Academy as a history teacher and lacrosse and field hockey coach.  They have three children at Plainfield Elementary School, Ben (10), Finn (8), and Hadley (6). 

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Kimball Union Academy

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Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.