Kimball Union Academy

PO Box 188, 7 Campus Center Drive,
Meriden, NH 03770
Tel: 603 469 2100
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 324 students
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is the fifteenth-oldest boarding school in the country.
Kimball Union's location and its proximity to Dartmouth College make it the preferred choice for students seeking an educational experience that integrates a traditional preparatory curriculum with innovative programs and cutting-edge technology.
Kimball Union balances a challenging, dynamic curriculum with excellent programs in both athletics and the arts.
Located in Meriden, New Hampshire, the Academy's 1,300-acre rural campus is two hours from Boston, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut.
Nearby bus, train, and plane terminals link the area directly with Boston, New York City, and Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Kimball Union Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1813 1908
Campus Size 1300 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 324 students 300 students
% Students of Color 6% 18%
% International Students 25% 20%
% Students Boarding 66% 67%
Average SAT Score 1660 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 70% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $23 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,250 $47,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,050 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 47% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $20,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 65% 58%
Director of Admissions Richard Ryerson  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 19 15
AP Art History AP Biology
AP Calculus (AB) AP Calculus (BC)
AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science
AP European History AP French
AP Human Geography AP Language and Composition
AP Latin AP Literature and Composition
AP Physics AP Spanish
AP Statistics AP Studio Art
AP US History AP World History
Multivariable Calculus


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 19 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis


Total Extracurricular Organizations 49 24
ExtracurricularsAnimal Husbandry, Art Activity, Art Room Monitor, Broadcasting, Building Planning Committee, Classical Music Ensemble, Concordians A Capella, Day Student Proctor, Daycare volunteer, Economics Club, Environmental Club, Equestrian, Fire Brigade, Fitness, Gay Straight Alliance, Honor Board Proctor, Instructional Golf, Instructional Skiing, Intramural Sports, Jazz Ensemble, Library Monitors, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model U.N.,

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: NEASC

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Cardigan Mountain School (15.1 miles away)
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  • Saxtons RiverVermont Academy
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  • New HamptonNew Hampton School
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    New HamptonNH03256
    31.2 mi | 310 students | Gr. 9-12
  • PlymouthHolderness School
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