Phillips Academy Andover

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (978)749-4050
  • 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.
  • In 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 Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1778

Student Body

Total Students 1138 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Phillips Academy Andover Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 222 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 30 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1470
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $50,300
Tuition Notes Boarding Tuition: $50,300 Day Tuition: $39,100
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $39,400
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director James F. Ventre '79
Admissions Associate Jill Thompson


Total Sports Offered 25 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseNordic Skiing,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Water PoloWinter Track,

School Notes

  • Imagine a school where it's cool to be smart. What if you could learn and grow in a warm, welcoming community surrounded by smart, curious, motivated peers and inspirational teachers? At Andover, not only is it cool to be excited about Renaissance literature, a mysterious 19th-century skeleton, or AP math-your classmates are likely to share your enthusiasm. Conversations about issues like Middle East peace, gender roles, immigration, and sustainable energy, continue throughout the day.
  • Imagine teachers who give you the freedom to think openly and deeply, to question and make mistakes. With more than 300 dynamic courses, Andover's rigorous academic program offers a strong foundation in the arts, humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. Our more than 150 electives include student-faculty research, independent projects, and immersive learning opportunities locally and abroad. There is no single teaching method. Faculty share a philosophy of "learning by doing" and a zeal for using technology to inform and empower. The Academy's approach to teaching not only prepares students superbly for college, but also instills a lifelong love of learning.

Profile last updated: 04/28/2016

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5  5/17/2016
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!
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