• The Best Environment for Learning

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Explore the Possibilities of a KUA Education
As you look to the future, and as you consider where you would like to  learn and live, please reach out. We’re here to answer any questions you may have and help you walk through the admission process. Email us at or call us at 603-469-2100 to speak with an admission officer.
You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @kimballunion.

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Campus Visits

In order to keep our campus safe and healthy as we welcome students for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, we are not hosting on-campus visitors at this time. Beginning September 14 we will begin offering student-led virtual tours. Please contact for more information.

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 8 members.

  • Photo of Lindsey Ratliff

    Lindsey Ratliff '00 

    Director of Admission
  • Photo of Nick Antol

    Nick Antol 

    Director Financial Aid, Boys' Varsity Lacrosse Coach
    603 469-2107
  • Photo of Jenny Araya-Mesen

    Jenny Araya-Mesen 

    Visit Coordinator and Receptionist
  • Photo of Kim Davies

    Kim Davies 

    Associate Director of Admission
    (603) 469-2108
  • Photo of Kathy Harding

    Kathy Harding 

    Admission Office Manager
  • Photo of Cory McClure

    Cory McClure 

    Associate Director of Admission/Head Boys' Basketball Coach
  • Photo of Richard Ryerson

    Richard Rich Ryerson 

    Associate Director of Admission
    (603) 469-2106
  • Photo of Whitaker Willocks

    Whitaker Whit Willocks 

    Associate Director of Admission, Girls' Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach
    603 469-2103


Kimball Union Academy

603-469-2000  · 603-469-2040 (fax)  ·
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the country's oldest private boarding high schools. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse and global group of day and boarding students. 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.