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Vision and Leadership

Interim Head of School

Pamela Clarke
Hello! I am fairly new to Kimball Union Academy, which I chose because the adults are amazingly tuned in to the academic and developmental needs of adolescents. Here, the faculty practices an experiential approach to learning; students are asked to engage in their studies and to find and follow their passions. We agree that it is better to ask a good question than answer one, that curiosity leads to research and experimentation, that we all learn best in a comfortable and safe relationship with our teachers and peers, that fear compromises learning, and that respect governs all relationships.

Rather than hear about what I have found at KUA, please come see for yourselves what a fine, healthy, and happy group of learners, young people and adults alike, is gathered here on The Hilltop.

Pamela J Clarke
Interim Head of School

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  • Interim Head of School Pam Clarke

    In her role as Interim Head of School, Pam Clarke is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Kimball Union. Those include the advancement of its programming including the STEM, Global and Art Scholar programs, leadership training for all students, and extensive extracurricular options in the arts and athletics. Pam recognizes that an Interim Head of School “wants both to preserve the best of the school’s culture and to improve those areas that need attention” and is committed to supporting a school culture of respect and student safety. It is important to her that all members of the community feel accepted and welcomed.

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  • August 28, 2018

    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”      ---Nelson Mandela
    As children all over the world start back to school, we might well think about what can be taught in school that would make education a weapon? Algebra? Biology?  French? Maybe. To change the world our children will need resilience, integrity, imagination and the ability to care for all others.  We must teach them NOT to discriminate on the basis of color, of religion, of gender and of immigration status.
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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.