Kimball Union Academy

7 Campus Center Dr, PO Box 188, Meriden, NH 03770

Founded as a coeducational school, Kimball Union followed educational trends in 1935 and became a boys' school, which it remained until coeducation was reintroduced in 1974. The present-day institution, located 13 miles south of Dartmouth College, attracts a diverse student body from throughout the world. The challenging liberal arts curriculum features small classes, as well as honors and Advanced Placement courses in every discipline. Graduation requirements include three years of foreign language and arts courses. An extensive environmental studies program makes use of Snow Mountain, the school's 750-acre wilderness area. Kimball Union issues laptop computers to all students. All students participate in two seasons of a team activity each year and can spend the third in an activity such as recreational skiing, or in an arts program such as visual arts or photography. Arts programs involving larger groups—such as chorus, jazz and rock bands, dance and theater—have an exclusively allotted period around the dinner hour. KUA offers many leadership opportunities, and juniors take part in a mandatory service project. Students and staff gather for an all-school meeting twice weekly.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-PG
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address7 Campus Center Dr, PO Box 188, Meriden, NH 03770
Year Established1813
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorMichael J. Schafer
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment324
Boarding Students222
Day Students102
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