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Kimball Union Academy

Call: 603-469-2100
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Kimball Union Academy

At a glance

Location Meriden, NH
USA
Tuition $47,830
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 37%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $3,253,037
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment $15,500,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 75%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 324

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 11

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 45*
Average SAT Score (Math) 595
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 559
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 17
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Southern Vermont
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
All Grades 9-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-PG
Grade Divisions Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1813
Dress Code Semi-formal
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 1300
Head of School Michael J. Schafer
Endowment $15,500,000

History

For nearly two centuries Kimball Union has been preparing young men and women to seek the highest achievements. The school was built to prepare young men for the ministry and, while we still look for students with that same self-discipline, we also strive to build the confidence that will lead others to it.

In the nineteenth century Kimball Union was a co-educational school, with a social life that was integrated with the life of the village of Meriden, where many students were from local farming families. Our current students come from different parts of the world, but we still value our community of young men and women, and we still value our place in a small, friendly village.

Kimball Union’s growth reflected its surroundings in a manner that significantly enhanced the character of the school. Through its first century, when the moral character and classical values of both the local and national culture helped to form the basis of our honor code and course curriculum, to the later years, when the arts blossomed in the Meriden community and simultaneously at the school, we have kept a close relationship to the community that surrounds Kimball Union.

The school on a hilltop in Meriden, New Hampshire has come a long way from its beginnings in 1813. But one thing has not changed: we still offer the best in contemporary education. From a predominantly locally based student body to a school with no international constraints; From forty years as a single-sex institution to a return to coeducation; From seven students to over three hundred; we have grown as a school just as we expect and encourage our students to grow themselves. Because Kimball Union Academy has the experience of many years, but its mission is still young.

We are very proud of our rich history as an educational institution and excited about Kimball Union’s future as we quickly approach our bicentennial celebration in the year 2013. The common thread running through our history has been our sense of place and community. We have always strived to educate the individual and expand their realm of experiences. Kimball Union’s history is what has allowed us to establish such strong traditions and programs. We have created such a strong foundation as a school that we hope you will join us for the exciting future we have in store.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 42
Part Time Faculty 4
Faculty with doctorate 9
Faculty with masters 17
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 11
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Classics
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Driver Education
Ecology
English
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Film
French
Geology
Geometry
Government/Civics
Grammar
History
Humanities
International Relations
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Other (Marine science)
Photography
Physics
Physiology
Pre-calculus
Science
Sculpture
Spanish
Speech
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
French Language
Human Geography
Latin Literature
Spanish Language
Statistics
US History
World History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 324
Boys 194
Girls 130
% Boys/Girls 60%/40%
Boarding Students 222
Day Students 102
International
Canada
China
France
Germany
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Netherlands
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
UK
United States
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 10%
% of International Students 25%

Admission

E-mail admissions@kua.org
Web Address www.kua.org
Director of Admission Richard Ryerson
Admission Application Apply to Kimball Union Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Awarded $3,253,037
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 37%
Acceptance Rate 75%
Total Applicants 415
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 40%
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $29,925
Boarding Student Tuition $47,830
International Student Tuition $51,330

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 595
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 559
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 577
Average ACT Score 23
Recent College Matriculations Connecticut College
Dartmouth College
St. Lawrence University
St. Michael's College
University of Vermont
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
cross-country skiing
cycling
equestrian
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
other (mountain biking)
rugby
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball
Recreational Sports
fitness
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
skiing
swimming
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Community Service Program
Dorm Proctors
Envirothon
Gay/Straight Alliance
Habitat for Humanity
Honor Council
Literary Magazine
Math Club
Model UN
Orchestra
Other (Chess Club & Diversity Club)
Peer Tutoring
Photography Club
Radio Station
Student Government
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Volunteer Club
Yearbook

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Contact Info

Phone 603-469-2100
Address 7 Campus Center Dr, PO Box 188 - Meriden, NH 03770 USA
Website www.kua.org 
Email admissions@kua.org 
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