Admission

Admission

    • The Best Environment for Learning

      The Best Environment for Learning

A Warm Welcome to Our Admitted Students
Right now, life at KUA looks a little different, as I’m sure it does for you. In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have moved 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 at admission@kua.org or 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.



          
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Campus Visits

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 admission@kua.org if you’d like to set up a time to speak with an admission officer.

Questions? We can help.

List of 5 items.

  • Do you offer scholarships?

    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.
  • What is the interview like? What should I wear?

    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! 
  • What leagues do your athletic teams compete in?

    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.
  • What should I know about visiting?

    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. 
  • Where do students come from?

    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.

Meet the Staff

List of 9 members.

  • Photo of Lindsey Ratliff

    Lindsey Ratliff '00 

    Director of Admission
    603-469-2101
    Bio
  • Photo of Kevin Ramos-Glew

    Kevin Ramos-Glew  

    Director of Outreach
    603-469-2103
    Bio
  • Photo of Richard Ryerson

    Richard Rich Ryerson 

    Associate Director of Admission
    (603) 469-2106
    Bio
  • Photo of Nick Antol

    Nick Antol 

    Director Financial Aid, Boys' Varsity Lacrosse Coach
    603 469-2107
    Bio
  • Photo of Cory McClure

    Cory McClure 

    Associate Director of Admission, Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach
    603 469-2109
  • Photo of Kim Davies

    Kim Davies 

    Associate Director of Admission
    (603) 469-2108
    Bio
  • Photo of Maura Doyle

    Maura Doyle 

    Assistant Director of Admission
    603 469-2102
  • Photo of Kathy Harding

    Kathy Harding 

    Admission Office Manager
    603-469-2104
    Bio
  • Photo of Jenny Araya-Mesen

    Jenny Araya-Mesen 

    Visit Coordinator and Receptionist
    603-469-2105

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Kimball Union Academy

603-469-2000  · 603-469-2040 (fax)  · info@kua.org
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.