Phillips Academy Andover

180 Main Street,
Andover, MA 01810
Tel: 978-749-4050
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 1141 students
"Students come to Andover for outstanding teaching and curriculum, unparalleled resources and to be part of a diverse, dynamic community of learners preparing to lead responsible and fulfilling lives.
Education Week calls Andover “the quintessential boarding school [which] has remained true to its mission of building character while preparing students for college."

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2013 School Data
Phillips Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1778 1907
Campus Size 500 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1141 students 300 students
% Students of Color 41% 18%
% International Students 7% 20%
% Students Boarding 74% 67%
Average SAT Score 2076 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1960 - 2220 -
Average ACT score 30 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Less than once a month Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 13 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 30 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 78% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $800 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$47,200 $46,950
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,700 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 47% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $38,055 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 94% -
Acceptance Rate 13% 57%
Director of Admissions James F. Ventre '79  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 23 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 87 24
ExtracurricularsAcademy Review, ADAAC, Af-Lat-Am, AIR (Andover International Review), Amateur Radio Club (W1SW), Amnesty International, Andover Ambassadors Club, Andover Cycling, Andover Korean Society, Andover Latin Society, Andover Republican Club, Andover Review, Andover-Japanese Connection, Anthropology Club, Art Club, Asian Pages, Asian Society, Astronomy, Azure A Cappella, Backtracks, BBQ Club, Blue Key Society, Business Club, Carolina Club, Catholic Student Fellowship,

College Matriculation

Year: 2004-2009 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Harvard 103
Yale 74
University of Pennsylvania 70
Columbia 56
Georgetown 56
Stanford 55
Brown 53
Cornell 52
Princeton 50
Dartmouth 34
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Phillips Academy, better known as Andover, is a coeducational independent boarding high school of 1,105 students, known for its extensive and rigorous academic program. A diverse community of teachers and students, the academy was founded in 1778.

  • School accreditations: NEASC
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • President George Bush - 41st President of the United States
    • Oliver Wendell Holmes - Poet, literary leader and doctor
    • Benjamin Spock - Author; authority on child-rearing; anti-war activist
    • Jack Lemmon - Academy Award-winning actor
    • President George W. Bush - 43rd President of the United States
    • Julia Alvarez - Poet, novelist, and author
    • Frederick Law Olmstead - designed NYC's Central Park
    • Christopher Hughes - co-founded Facebook and served as online strategist for Obama campaign
    • Rebecca Dowling Adams - US's first female Top Gun pilot

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