Andover United States of America
Phillips Academy Andover

Thank you for considering Phillips Academy Andover.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Phillips Academy's Constitution charges the faculty to teach “youth from every quarter” to aspire equally to knowledge and goodness. This obligation challenges students to develop what is finest in themselves and others, for others and themselves. Phillips Academy is committed to nurturing an intentionally diverse, inclusive community that encourages students and adults to respect, inspire, and learn from one another. Guided by the ideal of non sibi, leading lives “not for self,” the Phillips Academy community promotes a balance of intellectual curiosity, engagement, leadership, and service in the pursuit of excellence: academic, civic, and moral. STATEMENT OF VALUES Non Sibi We strive to embody the ideal of non sibi, (not for self) with intentional teaching, learning, and engagement guided by a sense of responsibility toward the global community and natural world. Youth from Every Quarter We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school in which students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences—including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and ability—learn and grow together. Knowledge and Goodness We challenge students in mind, body, and spirit such that they may pursue the knowledge, develop the skills, and sustain the integrity needed to lead a responsible, fulfilling life. WHY ANDOVER? Because you'll be welcomed into an inspiring community of smart, motivated, curious, open-minded, and genuinely nice people from across the country and around the world. Because this is a high school that celebrates difference and prizes originality. Because at Andover you can be your most honest, authentic, daring self. And because we take a balanced approach to academics, extracurriculars, and just plain having fun; because our talented, caring teachers, coaches, house counselors, and advisors are always ready to help; because we have a renowned art gallery, archaeology museum, and observatory right on campus; and because we offer the best of high-tech, low-tech, and multidisciplinary learning plus experiential learning opportunities for every student in fascinating places on nearly every continent.

  • Day school tuition N/A - $44800 USD
  • Grades for day school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Year founded 1778
  • Boarding school tuition N/A - $57800 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    Post Graduate
  • Curricula Host Country's National
  • Type Co-ed

Admissions Information

Entry Requirements

• SSAT or ISEE for applicants to grades 9 and 10 • SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, SAT or ACT for applicants to grade 11 • SAT or ACT for applicants to grade 12 and the postgraduate program • TOEFL or IELTS for all applicants for whom English is not the home language and who do not attend a school where English is the primary language of instruction (*in addition to above required test)

  • First application deadline 1 February
  • Application fee (domestic) $50 USD
  • Application fee (international) $125 USD


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • Native English teachers Yes

School Life

  • Most common nationality US
  • Average class size 13

Sports Teams

Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, Wrestling