Head of School

Welcome from Michael J. Schafer, 18th Head of School

Welcome to the Kimball Union website. In addition to being a primary portal to our school for new families, kua.org and its various facets is one of the many avenues for our community to interact, share information, and communicate our essential character. At Kimball Union, open communication and the healthy exchange of ideas are institutional and educational values of great importance. We are proud to share our unique school culture with our constituents, families, friends, and alumni all over the world.

As you navigate these pages, picture yourself in our historic village home. We are proud to exhibit our vibrant learning community for all to see. Through a virtual experience on our web-pages, you can share in the spirit of independence that has guided the Academy since our founding in 1813. I hope you will gain an understanding of what motivates our faculty, engages our students, and prepares our entire community for the challenges of tomorrow. Welcome to the best environment for learning! 


Michael J. Schafer H'13, P'12, '15, '19
Head of School

Commencement Address 2017



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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