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Phillips Exeter Academy is a top rated, private, boarding school located in Exeter, NH. It has 1,085 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. Tuition is $49,880 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
20 Main Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Telephone
(603) 772-4311
Website

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,740
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)
$49,880
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1430
342 responses
Average ACT
33
129 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • E/A or Senior Skip Day
    22%
  • Assembly
    17%
  • Principal's Day
    16%
  • Faculty Follies
    11%
  • Prom
    10%
  • EP
    8%
  • Dunkin Donuts/Rogans Run
    6%

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,085
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
Poll
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Phillips Exeter Academy is an amazing institution with renowned facilities, faculty, and alumni. The financial aid is unmatched; I will be forever grateful for the generous financial aid package that my family received. It's a diverse school, and although it's not always perfect in handling issues surrounding equity and inclusion, it's definitely a school that tries really hard to make sure each student feels safe. Stress levels are extremely high here, the workload is intense, and the New Hampshire winters can be extremely dreary, but I have made the best friendships here and have grown so much, both academically and personally. Even through the tough times, I have never regretted saying Yes to Exeter and I know that its all worth it. Additionally, it IS possible to have fun here! Even in a small town, we find ways to just live life and be teenagers.
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Exeter has such a strong support system for the students there! The school listens to suggestions and they organize fun events and bring awareness to social issues around the world. It is incredibly, academically rigorous but you will feel welcome and respected by your peers, teachers and friends. I guarantee you will leave feeling fulfilled.
Exeter is a truly exceptional boarding school filled with top students, nearly all of whom were first in their respective middle schools. Brilliant and dedicated teachers. Phenomenal facilities. Small, Harkness style classes. Superb financial aid making it possible for talented students from lower income backgrounds to attend. Exeter also offers superb athletics and arts programs, and their college placement is second to none. Negatives? Estonians were the best of the best at their previous schools. So, being average amidst peers makes for a difficult transition. In addition, the work load is oppressive. 4-6 hours of homework, each night, is standard. Add to that an unhealthy dose of competition and stpress and many are broken. Great school, but not without it's challenges for even the brightest high school students.