Phillips Academy Andover

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Phillips Academy Andover

Phillips Academy Andover

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location type grades students int’l. s-f ratio class SSAT SAT-avg TOEFL
Andover, MA co-ed 9-12 PG 1187 12% 5:1 13 94% 1450 100

Phillips Academy in Andover. Residential secondary school. New England. Established 1778. Academic excellence. Liberal arts tradition.

That’s Andover made simple for search engines. But simple, Andover is not. Andover is a high school that stands ready to meet, match, and expand the minds and passions of some of the brightest students in the nation and the world. We have a roster of 300 courses, more than 150 electives, and opportunities for pursuing independent study and study abroad projects. Because of our size, Andover offers enormous depth and breadth of activity and opportunity while still feeling like a personal place.

Our energetic, one-of-a-kind educational community ultimately helps young people grow intellectually, artistically, athletically and morally. Smart and curious students from 50 states and 34 countries study with teachers and scholars who are also coaches, mentors, house counselors, advisors and inspirations.


Andover’s academic program offers a strong and broad foundation in the arts, humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. The Academy’s extensive and rigorous curriculum, along with its varied approach to teaching, not only prepares students superbly for college but instills in them a lifelong love of learning.

 Special Highlights

Summer Session. Established in 1942, the Phillips Academy Summer Session in Andover, MA is the premier summer academic enrichment program in the country helping students from across the US and the world to achieve their educational goals. Here for five weeks, students with ambitious academic goals prepare for the rigors of the best colleges and for the rigors of leading and serving in this complex world.

Science & Technology Club. The Andover Science and Technology Club promotes exploration of current research topics in science and technology through a student reading and discussion group and guest lectures. The topics we will cover include the natural sciences as well as engineering, with particular interest in current applied research and development fields such as clean-technology, stem-cell research, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

 Top colleges attended by students

Boston College, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Columbia University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, Stanford University, Yale University

 What the school looks for in students…

“We are looking for well-rounded students with high grades as well as testing.”