Student Life


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Health, happiness, success—our goals for our students are multifaceted and reflect the individual needs and talents of each student.
At KUA, learning happens everywhere, all the time, which means it doesn’t stop when classes are over. Our program is designed to enable each student to achieve academic success through personal growth.  Students encounter learning and growth in the classroom, on the sports field, in the theater, in the dorms—everywhere on campus.

Student life is about engaging with the curriculum in ways that allow connections between theclassroom and the community. Student life is also about making connections that will last a lifetime. Another critical component of education is learning to meet challenges with energy, critical analysis, and the expectation that experience grants wisdom.

Integrated Advising:

Our formalized advising program spans from enrollment to KUA through college matriculation. The heart and soul of student life is the integrated advising program. Advisors meet one-on-one with students to ensure they are getting the support they need to be as successful as possible in their pursuit of academic excellence and personal growth.

Each student is assigned an advisor at the beginning of the school year and makes extensive use of their support, both in formal gatherings and impromptu meetings. Whether a student is seeking advice on academics, social issues or simply needs to know that someone is on their team, advisors are there to mentor, guide, and provide support on a wide variety of issues. Advisors are also the primary contact between the Academy and parents.

Explore the following pages and delve into more about what makes life at KUA special.

Student Life Staff

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Sam Ftorek

    Sam Ftorek 

    Student Life Assistant, Junior Varsity Hockey Coach
    603 469-2073
  • Photo of Alexis Liston

    Alexis Alex Liston 

    Dean of Community Life and Belonging
  • Photo of Eric Russman

    Eric Russman 

    Dean of Students, Spanish Teacher
    603 469-2117
  • Photo of Nicole Hapeman

    Nicole Coley Hapeman 

    Director of Counseling Services
    603 469-2119
  • Photo of Kathleen Langevin

    Kathleen Kathy Langevin 

    Student Life Programs Coordinator

Community Handbook


Kimball Union Academy

603-469-2000  · 603-469-2040 (fax)  ·
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.