Phillips Academy

Andover, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Phillips Academy, better known as Andover, is an independent coeducational boarding high school known for academic excellence and community diversity. Andover offers a need-blind admission program, which removes financial need as an obstacle to admission. Students hail from 44 states and 33 countries; 46 percent receive support from a $17 million financial aid budget. An approximately $800 million endowment supports small classes and unparalleled breadth and depth in academics, wide-ranging opportunities in athletics, performing arts, community service and extracurricular activities. Resources include state-of-the-art technology, two museums, and art and language-learning centers. The academy was founded in 1778.

Office of Admission, 180 Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts, USA 01810
978-749-4050

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Director of Admission: James F. Ventre
Admissions Phone:978-749-4050Fax:978-749-4068
Email: admissions@andover.edu Website: www.andover.edu


  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Application Fee: $40
  • International Application Fee: $70
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: No
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  • Founded: 1778
  • Campus Size: 500 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 9th-post-grad
Day
Grades 9th-post-grad
Total
Girls     418 142 560
Boys     432 149 581
Total     850 291 1141

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $47,200
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $36,700
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 47.00%
  • Average Awarded: $38,500
 
 

Department Director: John Rogers

Average Class Size: 13

Full Time Teachers: 120

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 73.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Number of AP Courses Offered: 23

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
  • Writing Center
English:
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
History:
  • Asian History
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Arabic
Religion/Philosophy:
  • The Bible
  • Ethics
  • Faith
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Theology
  • World Religions
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Sciences:
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Physiology
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
Music:
  • Choral Music
  • Composition
  • Electronic Music
  • History of Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Opera
  • Orchestra
  • Recording
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ballet
  • Ceramics
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Fiber Arts
  • Film and Video
  • Graphic Design
  • History of Theater
  • Modern Dance
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Printmaking
  • Public Speaking
  • Publications
  • Sculpture
  • Studio Art
Special Programs:
  • Study Abroad:
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • CAMD Scholars
    Brace Student Fellows
    Abbot Independent Scholars Program

AP Courses Available:
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science AB
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • German Language
  • Latin Literature
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Music Theory
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
 
 

Department Director: Paul Murphy

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 45

Average Students Per Dorm: 19

No. of Girls Dorms: 22

No. of Boys Dorms: 23


 
 
 
 
 
 

Dress Code: Casual

Student Life

Summary: Andover’s goal is to bring to campus talented students “from every quarter” who can enjoy the advantages of its size while at the same time feel adequately supported and part of the community. Our cluster system, house counselors, and student activities office are some of the resources that provide our students with support and activities that enrich their experience. Our residential education programs help students maintain a healthy lifestyle and address issues that concern young people today. We offer the Junior program, Personal and Community Education program (PACE) for Lowers and the All School Meeting as opportunities for student’s personal growth. Additional support in student life comes from fellow students. One area where this support is demonstrated is in the residential community. Within each dormitory an upper class student applies for and is selected as a proctor or prefect. Proctors live in the upper class dormitories and prefects live in the junior dormitories. These students are crucial in the role of supportive advisor and counselor. They work closely with the adult house counselor to help ensure quiet time and lights out policies, discourage rule breaking and confront students who have difficulty following the rules, supervise the housekeeping program in their dorm, and discuss issues specific to the dorm with the house counselor. They are also available to assist students in navigating life at Andover whether academically, athletically or socially.

Facilities

  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Sand volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Indoor climbing wall

Clubs and Organizations

  • Amnesty International
  • Animal Rights Club
  • Asian Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Classics Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Fencing
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Honor Council
  • International Clubs
  • Investment Club
  • Jewish Student Org
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Pep Club
  • Photography
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Sexualities Club
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Student Radio Station
  • Theater
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans
 
 

Arts Department Director: Shirley Veenema

Athletics Department Director: Michael Kuta

Arts
  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Glee Club
  • Gospel Choir
  • Improvisation Group
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Rock Band
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
  • Choir
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Diving
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Dance
  • Fencing
  • Figure Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Martial Arts
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Power Lifting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
  • Yoga
 
 

Department Director: Sean Logan

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 99.00%

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA



Notable Alumni

Frederick Law Olmsted (Class of 1838) Designer, NY's Central Park and Boston's Emerald Necklace

Humphrey Bogart (Class of 1920) Actor

George Bush (Class of 1942) 41st President of United States

Jack Lemmon (Class of 1943) Actor

George W. Bush (Class of 1964) 43rd President of United States

Julia Alvarez (Class of 1967) Novelist, Poet and Essayist

H.G. Buzz Bissinger (Class of 1972) Journalist, Recipient of Pulitzer Prize

Rob Long (Class of 1983) Television Writer and Prodcer

Chas Fagan (Class of 1984) Painter and Sculptor; Presidential potrait artist

Ed Ronan (Class of 1987) National Hockey League 1991-1998




Quotes from Alumni
 
 

Summary: The Phillips Academy Summer Session is an academic, coeducational enrichment program for boarding and day students who are entering grades 8 through 12. Here for five weeks, students with ambitious academic goals prepare for the rigors of the best colleges and for the rigors of leading and serving in this complex world.

Department Director: Fernando Alonso

Phillips Academy Summer Session

June 30, 2014 to August 03, 2014

Admission to our summer programs is on a rolling basis. The earlier that you apply, the more likely it is that you will be able to take the courses you want, once you are admitted.

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2014
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
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