Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter, New Hampshire, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Founded in 1781, Phillips Exeter Academy originated the Harkness philosophy of teaching whereby 12 students and a teacher join in classes around an oval Harkness Table. Students from 47 states and 37 countries enjoy a rich curriculum of over 350 courses. $15 million plus available in financial aid.

20 Main Street, Exeter, New Hampshire, USA 03833
603-772-4311

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Director of Admission: Michael Gary
Admissions Phone:603-777-3437Fax:603-777-4399
Email: admit@exeter.edu Website: www.exeter.edu


  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: No

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Posted on March 15, 2011
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  • Founded: 1781
  • Campus Size: 670 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 9th-post-grad
Day
Grades 9th-post-grad
Total
Girls     402 114 516
Boys     462 102 564
Total     864 216 1080

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $46,900
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $36,110
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 45.00%
  • Average Awarded: $36,100
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $1,080,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $1,000,000
 
 

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 172

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 81.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
English:
History:
  • Asian History
  • Classical History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • Medieval History
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Arabic
Religion/Philosophy:
  • The Bible
  • Ethics
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Justice
  • World Religions
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Psychology
Sciences:
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Behavior
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Health
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Ornithology
  • Physics
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functions
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
Music:
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Composition
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music Appreciation
  • Orchestra
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Modern Dance
  • Sculpture
  • Theater Design
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Semester/Year Off-Campus
  • Study Abroad:
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
 
 

Department Director: Russell Weatherspoon

Dorm Life

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
 
Vending Machines 
 

Dress Code: Formal

Student Life

Facilities

  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor pool

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
  • Food Council
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Free Tibet
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Clubs
  • Jewish Student Org
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Sailing Club
  • Sexualities Club
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Student Radio Station
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans
 
 

Arts
  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Glee Club
  • Gospel Choir
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Diving
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Dance
  • Fencing
  • Figure Skating
  • Hiking
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
 
 

Department Director: Betsy Dolan

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Harvard
University of Pennsylvania
Georgetown
Princeton
Yale

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

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



Notable Alumni



Quotes from Alumni
 
 

Summary: PHONE: 603-777-3488 / EMAIL: summer@exeter.edu / WEBSITE: www.exeter.edu/summer PEA Summer School welcomes to campus more than 780 bright, highly motivated students for five weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration that carry them far beyond the classrooms and the playing fields. Students come to Exeter with intellectual curiosity and an adventurous spirit which lead them to make new discoveries. The UPPER SCHOOL offers more than 100 courses of study for high school students who have completed grades 9, 10, 11, or 12. ACCESS EXETER, our program for students who have completed grades 7 and 8, offers accelerated study in the arts and sciences. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Department Director: Ethan Shapiro