Right now, life at KUA looks a little different, as I’m sure it does for you. In an effort to prevent the spread ofCOVID-19, we havemoved to a distance learning program for the remainder of the academic year. As such we have canceled our Admitted Student Days originally scheduled for early April. But our global, vibrant community remains active wherever they are in the world, and we welcome you to join us.
While we believe the best way to get to know KUA is by visiting our campus, we know this is not currently possible. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sharing information through email, social media, and live webinars that may help guide your understanding of KUA and help you make an informed decision.
As you look to the future, and as you think about the right place for you to learn and live, we’re here to answer any questions you may have. Just reach out to us firstname.lastname@example.org call us at 603-469-2100 and we’ll introduce you to a student, faculty member,and/or parent who can answer your questions and share their story. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @kimballunion.
We have suspended all campus visits, but we invite you to take a virtual tour with a few members of our community. You can also call the Office of Admission at 603-469-2100 or email us at email@example.com if you’d like to set up a time to speak with an admission officer.
Yes, Kimball Union offers need-based financial aid. In 2019, over 40% of our families received some form of financial aid. To be considered for financial aid, applicants need to complete a Parent Financial Statement through School and Student Services.
The Academy Scholarship recognizes applicants for grades 9 and 10 who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance. Academy Scholars typically place in the 80th percentile in SSAT Testing. Each year we grant up to five Academy Scholarships. An additional essay is required for consideration.
The interview is like an extended conversation. Each admission officer is kind, thoughtful, and patient. We want to hear all about the real you, not just what we can read in an application. Tell us all about your passions, your interests, and what makes you tick.
While we want you to be comfortable in the interview, we suggest following our dress code (you can find that online while learning more about us!). So, no jeans or sweatpants. Leave your cell phone in the car, too!
Our athletic teams compete in the New England Preparatory Athletic Council (NEPSAC), which means we play schools throughout New England, New York, and Canada. In addition, we are a member of the Lakes Region Conference, which includes teams throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.
Our varsity teams are perennial favorites in post-season tournaments, and often play other nationally ranked teams from around the country.
Visiting campus is the best way to see if we are a fit for you! With about 2 hours, you'll have time for a campus tour and interview, for both student and parents. If you are interested in observing a class or meeting a teacher, coach, or activity director, please let us know at the time you schedule your appointment and we’ll make sure it happens.
Kimball Union students come from 22 states and 24 countries. Our school is committed to diversity in all its many forms. We represent a global population, while also drawing heavily from the northeast.
Lindsey grew up as a faculty child on boarding school campuses at Taft School, North Shore Country Day School, and finally Kimball Union Academy. She is a graduate of the class of 2000. During her four years, she had the unique experience of being a day and boarding student. Lindsey was a proctor, head tour guide, and played soccer, basketball, and softball. From KUA she went on to Roanoke College where she earned her degree in Sociology.
After graduation, she spent three years working at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT and then completed four years at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Lindsey has experience as a dorm parent, coaching basketball and softball, and has served as the International Student Coordinator. Her passion for traveling and working with international student began when she participated in Semester at Sea, where she sailed around the world visiting nine countries.
Kevin was drawn back to Kimball Union because of the depth and breadth of the Academy’s curriculum—both on campus and globally. Furthermore, he enjoys the connection Kimball Union has with its neighbor, Dartmouth College. Students and faculty alike benefit from opportunities such as taking advanced language and math classes at Dartmouth, learning from visiting professors, watching theatre productions and sporting events, and even being a member of the Dartmouth chess team. Kevin joined the faculty at Kimball Union in 2002 as a Spanish teacher, coach, and dorm parent. In 2009, he accepted a position at The Governor’s Academy, serving as Director of Summer Programs and Associate Director of Admission. Four years later, Kevin returned to Kimball Union Academy as Director of Outreach in the Admission Office. Kevin is proud to be a part of KUA’s third successful century. Prior to joining the KUA faculty in 2002, Kevin developed the first Spanish language program at the Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY. From there, he moved to EF Foundation in Cambridge, MA where he worked in student life as a regional manager--overseeing three hundred international students and host families. Kevin has served on the board of directors at Esperanza Academy in Lawrence, MA as well as the MALS Alumni Council at Dartmouth College. A graduate of Connecticut College, Kevin earned his MALS at Dartmouth College. Kevin, his wife, Victoria and their two sons live in Meriden Village.
After a brief time away from Kimball Union Academy, Rich is very excited to be back on the Hilltop as Associate Director of Admission. Rich grew up on a boarding school campus and then attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. Over the years, Rich has been a dorm parent, advisor, and hockey coach and has served as Director of Admission at Cardigan Mountain School and Kimball Union Academy. Now in his thirteenth year at KUA, Rich’s extensive boarding school experience and his passion for KUA are clearly evident as he guides prospective students and their families through the admission process.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Rich has lived in the Upper Valley for over thirty years and now resides in Enfield, NH with his wife, Michelle. Rich has two adult daughters, Elli and Hannah, both of whom live in the Boston area.
Director Financial Aid, Boys' Varsity Lacrosse Coach
Nick joined Kimball Union Academy in 2015 as an Associate Director of Admission and the Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Coach. Before moving to Meriden, NH, Nick spent eleven years working in the Admission Office at Portsmouth Abbey School. During his time in Rhode Island Nick coached varsity lacrosse and hockey, in addition to being a dorm head for ninth grade boys.
Nick is from Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Loyola Blakefield where he was the captain of the hockey and lacrosse teams during his senior year. Nick continued his lacrosse career at the University of Notre Dame where he was an accounting major and a goalie on the 1st Notre Dame team to reach the Final Four. After graduating in College in 2003 Nick helped coach Cape Henry Collegiate School to their first ever state championship. While an assistant at Portsmouth Abbey, the lacrosse team won nine league championships in eleven years and three goaltenders were named U.S. Lacrosse All-Americans. In 2014, Nick earned his Masters’ in Athletic Administration from Ohio University.
Nick’s wife, Polly, works in the Advancement Office at Kimball Union Academy. Nick and Polly live on campus in Rowe House where they are co-dorm heads; along with their two daughters Carter and Gracie.
Associate Director of Admission, Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach
Kim was thrilled to return to Kimball Union in 2015; she previously worked in the Advancement Office at Kimball Union. The majority of Kim’s professional life has been in the private sector but she has thoroughly enjoyed learning about Kimball Union and independent schools in general. She truly loves this community and sharing her adoration for the school to prospective families and alumni.
Kim received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Florida. She lives in Meriden with her husband Nick and their two children, Jackson and Grayson. The family feels very fortunate to have Kimball Union in their backyard and cannot imagine a better place to raise a family.
Kathy has been working at Kimball Union Academy for over 20 years. She joined the Admission Office in 2012 after spending eight years in the College Advising Office. Prior to that, she worked for nine years in the Advancement Office. In her role as office manager, Kathy is responsible for a variety of tasks to help the office run smoothly, including the processing of inquiries and applications. She also is our SSAT onsite coordinator. Kathy lives in nearby Cornish, NH. She has two adult daughters, Samantha and Stephanie, and enjoys spending time with them whenever she can. Flower gardening has become a recent new hobby.
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.