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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Definition of Terms 
2014 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 No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1778 1909
Campus Size 500 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1141 students 295 students
% Students of Color 41% 19%
% International Students 7% 20%
% Students Boarding 74% 68%
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

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
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 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 78% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $1000 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$47,200 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$36,700 $27,525
% Students on Financial Aid 47% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $38,055 $20,465
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 AdmissionsJames F. Ventre '79

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 23 14
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 75 24
ExtracurricularsAcademy, ADAAC, Af-Lat-Am, AIR, Amateur, Amnesty, Andover, Andover-Japanese, Anthropology, Art, Asian, Astronomy, Azure, Backtracks, BBQ, Blue, Business, Carolina, Catholic, Chapel, Chess, Chinese, Dance, Diplomacy, Earth,

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. Founded in 1778, Andover is known for its extensive and rigorous academic program as well as its intentionally diverse community of teachers and students. Andover admits students on the basis of merit, talent and demonstrated potential -- regardless of their family's ability to pay full tuition. Andover's "need blind" admission policy is one of the most comprehesive and generous among secondary schools.

  • School accreditations: NEASC

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Brooks School (4.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • North Andover, MABrooks School
    (Episcopal)
    1160 Great Pond Road
    North AndoverMA 01845
    978-725-6272
    4.9 mi | 380 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Byfield, MAThe Governor's Academy
    (formerly Governor Dummer Academy)

    1 Elm Street
    ByfieldMA 01922
    978-499-3120
    14 mi | 406 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Concord, MAMiddlesex School
    1400 Lowell Road
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978) 371-6524
    16.1 mi | 375 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Prides Crossing, MALandmark School
    P.O. Box 227
    Prides CrossingMA 01965
    978-236-3000
    16.9 mi | 469 students | Gr. 2-12
  • Concord, MAConcord Academy
    166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    978-402-2250
    17.2 mi | 377 students | Gr. 9-12
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