A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, TOEFL, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$43,300
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
48%
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
1460
198 responses
Average ACT
32
83 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Head of School Day
    25%
  • Pep Rally
    20%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Drama labs
    10%
  • School Plays
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • The Step Team
    10%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,150
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
16:1
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses

Phillips Academy Reviews

65 reviews
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The most incredible environment to prepare young people to think outside of the box, learn to challenge themselves mentally, physically and emotionally. An amazing place to develop lasting friendships with people from across the globe — different backgrounds and cultures... and enjoying a special bond through your time and experiences at Andover, and beyond.

Andover teaches you so many life skills, that become more evident how useful they are the more you experience what gets thrown your way...college, business, challenges and opportunities.

Andover is the greatest investment in oneself and one’s education you could ever offer.
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Andover truly is a special place! The opportunities for learning within the self are endless. I have adopted a true growth mindset at this community, learned from my peers, which represent youth from every quarter. This community is equitable, kind, generous, and truly incredible. My teachers believe in my potential to succeed. #SayYesToAndover #BigBlueNice #WelcomeHome #SmartWithHeart
Andover was a very challenging school, but also very rewarding. The network is truly incredible, as you can seemingly go anywhere in the world and find Andover alums!