Kimball Union Academy
Kimball Union Academy is located in Meriden, NH and is a coeducational boarding school for grades 9-12. KUA is a fun-loving, hard-working school where everyone pitches in for the betterment of others. Kimball Union was founded in 1813 when the Governor signed their Charter. The school was built to prepare young men for the ministry and became co-educational in the nineteenth century. The village of Meriden provided students from local farming families. Now students come from all different parts of the world but still value their place in a small, friendly village. From the beginning, moral character and classical values were stressed. This helped form the basis for the honor code and course curriculum.
Kimball Union Academy helps prepare students for the challenges they will face in the world today and beyond. Inspiring them to be creative, responsible and learn leadership. Core values would include: respect for oneself and others, commitment to honesty and the highest ethical standards and concern for the environment. Kimball Union Academy is dedicated to providing a safe, welcoming environment where everyone value’s and respect’s other’s unique qualities and contributions.
Kimball Union faculty encourages students to go beyond their comfort zones and explore subjects they haven’t and dive deeper into areas of strength. The traditional college preparatory curriculum is rich and diverse, offering the ground work for students to become lifelong learners.
The athletic program at KUA offers many opportunities for students to compete and participate on teams. The Whittemore Athletic Center houses the Akerstrom Ice Arena where they play ice hockey. In the off season an indoor turf in brought in. At the Divisiion I level, students may play soccer or lacrosse. Other sports available are: mountain biking, field hockey, baseball, softball and more.
The Flickinger Arts Center facility is used for both the visual and performing arts, from pottery to theater to band and dance. The fine arts offer classes from the introductory to the AP level. The teachers are all working artists and encourage their students to look within themselves and find their own artistic vision. Students in the performing arts program are given the opportunity to share their talents at an annual Fall and Spring concert, musical, and Singers’ Salon. Some of the classes available for the Theater Program are theatrical disciplines, including acting, directing, design, stagecraft, Shakespeare, textual analysis and playwriting. Advanced Theater and independent studies are also available.
Student capacity: 317
Class size: 12
Student/staff ratio: 1:6
Extra info: Support for students with ADD/ADHD