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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
Telephone
(978) 749-4000

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$44,800
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$55,800
Received Financial Aid
47%
Average Financial Aid
$40,800
From Phillips Academy

Founded in 1778, Phillips Academy, also known as Andover, is an independent, coeducational secondary school with an expansive worldview and a legacy of academic excellence. It 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. It is a place of great tradition and innovation. Because of its size, Andover offers enormous depth and breadth of activity and opportunity while still feeling like a personal place. With a roster of over 300 courses, 150+ electives, plus independent study and study abroad, the opportunities for growth are limitless. Andover’s “need blind” admission policy is one of the most comprehensive and generous among secondary schools.

Phillips Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1470
265 responses
Average ACT
33
122 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Head of School Day
    30%
  • Pep Rally
    17%
  • Dances
    10%
  • School Plays
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • The Step Team
    10%
  • Drama labs
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,150
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
    58%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    93%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
    87%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
    93%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses

    Phillips Academy Reviews

    105 reviews
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    My daughter graduated in 2011, and I am a member of the Alumni Council for Phillips Academy (full disclosure).

    Even though I knew how special Andover was, I experienced an even better Andover through my daughter. She was a smart girl before, but she developed such confidence, particularly in math and science. I watched the self-doubt become controlled and I saw a true leader develop. Even when there was a disappointment, she knew that she could power through it with the skills she possessed.

    And the friendships! She has life-long friends, both boarders and day students, boys and girls, athletes and non-athletes. All are smart, confident, and succeeding in their fields, now that Andover is behind them. But, you never lose Andover; it is always with you, allowing you to strive and succeed in every way.
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    My son graduated, as a day student, in 2019. He loved the experience, and my wife and I truly feel blessed that he was able to receive such a world class education. The school excels at choosing a dynamic, and diverse student body, which really ads to the growth and learning experience. The day students blended pretty seamlessly with the boarders, as my son was on campus for all 3 meals per day, and on campus usually 6 or 7 times per week. He entered the school a strong math & science kid, but left an extremely well rounded kid, excelling in writing and Latin as well. The crew team became his passion, and really added to his whole social experience. I found the school to be very mindful of rest, stress management, and not promoting an uber competitive environment. The understand that these over achievers are intrinsically self motivated, so they need to be nurtured, rather than pushed. The college counselling portion was outstanding!
    My daughter started study in Phillips Academy-Andover last year and she loves this school. The teachers are professional and the support of them has been outstanding. As a parent, I am so appreciated to see that the teachers and staffs not only caring about my daughter's academic study, but also caring about her overall health. We made the right choice for our daughter and we highly recommend this school!