Academics

Academic Departments and Courses

Kimball Union is committed to individual growth through community engagement.
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Courses and Faculty by Department

Our academic curriculum encourages students to dive deeply into areas of strength, or explore previously unknown subjects.

Our faculty encourages students to move beyond their comfort zones. Rich and diverse course offerings lay the groundwork for students to become intellectually curious and creative lifelong learners.

By offering a rigorous, college-directed core curriculum with a wide range of advanced placement classes, our academic program is designed to prepare you for success in college and in life. The foundation of your academic experience will center around critical thinking and the development of effective analytical writing skills. Small classes ensure personal attention and faculty-student interaction. Our highly qualified, accomplished faculty members challenge and inspire each student to reach his or her potential. Although you will be taught as an individual, positive collaboration with classmates and teachers is essential to the learning process.

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  • Graduation Requirements

    Each student must accumulate 19 credits in order to be a candidate for graduation. In addition, seniors are required to earn a passing grade in each of their courses to qualify for graduation. Specific course requirements are below and constitute 17 credits of the 19 needed for graduation. The remaining two credits must be earned in advanced level courses in two departments.

    • English: 4 credits
    • Science: 3 credits from lab courses (one of which must be Biology)
    • Mathematics: 3 credits (through Algebra II and one year beyond Algebra II if possible)
    • World Languages: 3 credits in one language
    • History: 3 credits (one of which must be US History)
    • Art: 1 credit (which must include one trimester of Dance/Theatre and one trimester of Visual/Music)

    Each year, all students must carry at least five year-long core classes.
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Kimball Union Academy

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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.