Founded in 1813 as one of the oldest boarding schools in the nation, KUA is rooted in history, yet unbound by tradition. Innovative in nature and forward-thinking in our approach, we stay true to our mission and committed to our values. Our honor code and statement of inclusion provide a framework for our close-knit community in which all members serve as leaders and know that the best learning happens when peers are supported and encouraged through a strong sense of belonging and through positive relationships.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a deep sense of belonging for every member of our community. Through intentionally designed experiences and challenges, our students develop the knowledge, voice, and character to live with purpose and integrity.

Our Community Values

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  • Respect for oneself and others.

  • Commitment to honesty and the highest ethical standards.

  • Concern for the environment.

Honor Code

As a member of the Kimball Union community, I promise to uphold a code of honor, to expect and to encourage the same of others, and to do so in all situations and in all places. This code of honor includes being honest in all matters, behaving with integrity, and demonstrating respect for myself and others.

Statement of Inclusion

Kimball Union Academy is dedicated to providing a welcoming and safe environment in which all community members value and respect each other’s unique qualities and contributions. We are committed to nurturing a learning environment where the principles of dignity, equity, and justice are an essential part of our culture and daily life. We encourage the exploration of independence and interdependence as we affirm our promise to honor individuality, celebrate our differences, and embrace our connections with each other and the global community.