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Kimball Union Academy’s commitment to excellence and innovation begins with active learning across the curriculum, intentionally designed, whether in the classroom, on the stage, on the field, in the houses, or through community service. We are passionately committed to learning here—students as well as teachers—day by day, year by year. When it comes to learning, there is no one answer or one path, just as there is no one way that KUA will make a difference in your life.

At KUA our students define the school, as opposed to the school defining our students. We are not a school where you have to fit in to make a difference, or a school where you have to stand out to be counted. Our goal is to help you understand who you are, where you want to go, and challenge you to be even better at your chosen pursuits than you imagined possible.
While we have a practical, country unpretentiousness at KUA that is very grounding, few schools in the country have made a deeper commitment to innovative educational practices and providing teachers and students with the technology to free them to learn in new ways.
We are a hard-working, fun-loving school where everyone pitches in for the betterment of others. If you ask a KUA student or faculty member, most will say the close relationships we have with one another is the real gateway to learning and growth. The deep personal connections we make with one another here, and the strength of the community in this gorgeous setting, is part of The Hilltop’s lasting legacy.
While words, pictures, and technology can give you a glimpse of the amazing learning environment here at KUA, there is truly only one way to understand what Kimball Union can do for you. We sincerely hope you’ll join us for a visit to our beautiful campus in Meriden, New Hampshire.

To arrange your visit, or for more information email Admissions or call 603-469-2100.

Admissions and employment decisions are made at Kimball Union Academy without regard to race, gender, creed or national origin. 

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KUA at a Glance

Our School

Founded in 1813
Location: 1300-acre campus in Meriden, NH 13 miles from Dartmouth College
Type: Co-ed Boarding School; and Day School
Grades: 9-12 and PG
339 students; 22% international

Our Faculty

6:1 students to faculty
Number: 50 full-time faculty
Fact 1: 70% hold advanced degrees
Fact 2: 75% live on campus

Our Academics

15 courses in all disciplines
AP courses: 
19 offered
Class Size: average is 12 students
Notable: STEM, ILP - Integrated Learning Program

Our Arts

Theatre, dance studio, practice music rooms, digital media lab, and ceramics studio
Offerings: Visual and performing arts curricular and extra-curricular options

Our Athletics

ice rink, indoor turf, outdoor turf, total of 8 playing fields, gymnasium, fitness center, tennis courts, locker rooms and training facility
Opponents: Lakes Region Athletic League
NEPSAC schools in NH, VT, MA, RI and CT



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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 offers the best of the traditional New England Boarding School experience to 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. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy