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.
Non sibi. Not for self. Paul Revere forged this motto into Phillips Academy’s original seal 230 years ago. Whether it is helping a classmate with a difficult math homework, taking on a leadership role in a school club, or participating in the dozens of service learning projects that take us into local neighborhoods and around the world, non sibi is a way of life.
Grade 12: 319Average Class Size:
Grade 11: 284
Grade 10: 300
Grade 9: 228
5 to 1Student Demographics:
States and Territories Represented: 45
*Countries Represented: 45
**Students of Color: 45%
***International Students: 10%
Completed Applications: 3,040Teaching Faculty:
Matriculated (as of April 10): 365
(From public schools: 42%, From private schools: 51%
From parochial or home schools: 7%)
Highest Degree:Ph. D.: 47 J.D.: 5Master's: 129Bachelor's: 35No degree: 1Faculty of Color: 29.5%(Black, 10.6%; Asian/Asian-American, 10.6%; Hispanic/Latino, 8.3%)Most Instructors live on campus and serve as dormitory counselors, academic advisors, and/or coaches.Curriculum:300+ available courses; three semesters of 10-12 week each.Academic Departments:Art; Classical Studies; English; History & Social Science; Mathematics; Music; Natural Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics; Philosophy & Religious Studies; Psychology; Theatre & Dance; World Languages: Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, SpanishCollege Matriculations:Over the past four years, these schools represented the most popular destinations for our graduates: Amherst, Boston University, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, U Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, NYU, U Penn, Princeton, USC, Stanford, Trinity CT, Tufts, Washington U/St. Louis, Yale. Class of 2012 SAT scores (mean)—Critical Reading, 678; Math, 684; Writing, 675.Campus Resources:Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, Archives, and Academic Skills Center; Addison Gallery of American Art, 17,000 works & Museum Learning Center; A-V Center & Polk-Lillard Center for video electronic imaging; R.S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Native American art & artifacts; Isham Health Center; Language Learning Center; Elson Art Center; Brace Center for Gender Studies; Gelb Science Center; music center; counseling center; theatre complex; Office of Community and Multicultural Development; 500-acre campus.