Admission

Admission

    • The Best Environment for Learning

      The Best Environment for Learning

With positive support and challenge, KUA students acquire a depth of knowledge and mastery that allows them to become leaders in the conversations, research, and communities large and small in ways that truly matter. What's the first step? Visit!
Welcome!
I'm thrilled you are considering Kimball Union Academy. I'm a graduate of KUA and know firsthand the ways this school and learning community can change your life. You'll find engaging peers and faculty, innovative academic, arts, and athletic programs, and a variety of opportunities to develop and grow as a person and a leader. 
While many schools offer top-notch programs, few are as committed to your personal growth and development as Kimball Union. Because we are a tightly-knit living and learning community, this means that your dorm parents are professional educators who are there to push, lead, and support you, while peers influence one another in positive ways every day. What does that mean for you? The relationships you establish here will last and, through challenge and support, you will be equipped to succeed in whatever communities you join in the future. 
Please explore our website to learn more about KUA, and contact me with any questions. We hope you find KUA to be just the right fit. Our hilltop home is the best environment for learning!

Lindsey Wolter Ratliff '00, Director of Admission




          
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Admission Interview Days

Join us on campus on one of our three upcoming Interview Days. You’ll have a chance to tour our campus, interview with an Admission officer, and learn more about the KUA experience.
 
Saturday, December 7
Saturday, January 11
Saturday, January 25
 
RSVP to schedule a time at admission@kua.org or call 603-469-2100.

Schedule a Visit!

To schedule a tour, please call our Admission Office at (603) 469-2100 or email admission@kua.org. We look forward to seeing you.

Visit Times:
  • Mondays 8:30 am – 1:45 pm
  • Tuesdays 8:30 am – 1:45 pm
  • Wednesdays 8:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Thursdays 9:30 am – 1:45 pm
  • Fridays 8:30 am – 1:45 pm
  • Saturdays 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Note: We may have special schedules throughout the year, but we will let you know when you call.
 

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.