Phillips Academy Andover

180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810-0181
Tel: (978)749-4050
Grades: 9-12 | 1108 students
Phillips Academy, a co-educational, non-profit, residential secondary school, seeks students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds.
The school's residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social and intellectual development.
The academic program fosters excellence in all disciplines within the liberal arts tradition.
Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge and thinking critically, creatively and independently.
The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives.
The academy is committed to establishing a community that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to understand and respect one another and to be sensitive to differences of gender, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation.
InĀ its programs the school seeks to promote a balance of leadership, cooperation and service, together with a deeper awareness of the global community and the natural world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1778

Student Body

Total Students 1108 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Phillips Academy Andover Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 175 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $47,200
Tuition Notes Boarding Tuition: $47,200 Day Tuition: $36,700
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $38,055
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director James F. Ventre '79
Admissions Associate William Leahy

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Notre Dame High School (4.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Augustine Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Augustine Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Andover
    Grades: PK-8 | 461 students
    0.7 miles
    26 Central Street
    Andover, MA 01810
  • Andover
    Grades: K | 42 students
    0.8 miles
    310 Lowell St Stop 237
    Andover, MA 01810
  • Andover
    Grades: PK-9 | 438 students
    1.2 miles
    34 Sunset Rock Road
    Andover, MA 01810
  • North Andover
    Vista Preparatory School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-4 | 2 students
    1.6 miles
    863 Turnpike St
    North Andover, MA 01845
  • Andover
    Grades: PK-8 | 165 students
    1.7 miles
    400 S Main St
    Andover, MA 01810

School Reviews

If you are a hardworker, Andover is the right place for you. Truly the best school out there, and prepares you for college extremely well. You won''t think that anything is hard after 4 years at this place...GO BIG BLUE!
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/27/12

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
January 25, 2016
This is a very practical list of things you must do before you graduate. The items on this list will enhance your college applications.
January 08, 2016
Here are my picks for 'must have' web sites when it comes to finding out about private K-12 schools.
January 05, 2016
Many parents search for an answer to the question "How do I provide the kind of religious education I want for my child?" Religious education is a very personal, subjective matter. We explore some of your options.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Essex County, MA is $13,395 for elementary schools and $24,598 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, MA is 68% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).