Resource: Phillips Academy Andover (Andover, MA)
Website: Phillips Academy Andover (Andover, MA)
Description: Phillips Academy is a private, coeducational residential and day school for grades 9-12, located in Andover, Massachusetts. Phillips Academy, also known as Andover, is a coeducational independent high school of 1,079 students, known for its academics and the diversity of its student body. Located 25 miles north of Boston, the academy was founded in 1778 and is the nation's oldest incorporated boarding school.

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 9/19/2007
My YS attended for 11th and 12th grades, and was very impressed by the depth of the class offerings, the extracurricular activities, and the quality of the teaching. While most of the students are not passionate about academics, there are still, in the student body of 2000 students, many extremely bright and interesting kids, and he had several friends for the first time in his life. There are numerous possibilities for independent/small group study for kids who have gone beyond the base curriculum. The science facility is top notch! Lots of kids on scholarship - our YS wasn't and said he felt out of place among his friends, who generally did receive some financial aid. Dress etc. is very casual.

Contributed by: Graduate on 6/22/2004
I received a better education at Phillips Academy than in college at Yale. My experiences in the small classes, on sports fields, in the art studios, in the dining halls, and on a semester abroad opened my heart and mind to the world. The opportunities are not handed to students, and courses required rigorous preparation. As for the cost - my father is a high school teacher and my mother is a secretary, so I received a full scholarship that included books, sports uniforms, and other costs.

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