Kimball Union Academy - Review #5
About the Author:
|College Enrolled||Wesleyan University|
|Home Town, State||Falmouth, MA|
|Years Attended Boarding School||4|
|Activities During Boarding School||Ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, social club, student government, volunteering at food pantry, tour guide, head waitress, dorm proctor|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The school balances academic, athletic, arts, theater, music, and volunteering interests for all students.Access to Dartmouth College, environmental studies, international travel and studies, agriculture, and community involvement, including participating with the local fire department.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Fosters individual growth and exploring different activities.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Get involved. Try new things. You might surprise yourself, and find your passion.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The environment and individuality of the student body. It is a safe place and diversity is fostered.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
The campus store has an excellent supply of Swedish Fish. Take a walk to the Meriden Country Store to get a great sandwich, hot food, groceries, and ice cream. A new restaurant opened at the bottom of the hill too. Housing on campus for parents if you book early enough!
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Great! Good rooms for the girls - I can't speak for the boys. Singles and doubles. Desk, bed, dressers provided. Some even have bunk bed options. Frosh have their own dorms. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are mixed together. Students pick rooms and roommates after first year.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Centered around school. Boston and Burlington are 1.5-2 hrs. West Lebanon and Hanover are 15-20 mins with restaurants, shopping, etc.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Student club creates activity schedule.
Alumni Reviews Review School
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- Endicott College I feel like the sense of community is like no other at KUA. I graduated nearly 4 years ago, yet I am still in daily contact with at least 15-20 students from my school. It. . .
- Emory University What is really unique about KUA is that the school keeps the student size relatively small; thus, you can always feel like you're at home. Everyone knows each other and every faculty knows every student's. . .
- Kenyon College Kimball Union Academy has a unique blend of varying interests. While many schools have social divides between different groups such as arts students and athletes KUA does not. There is a great blend between artists. . .
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