A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
20 Main Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Telephone
(603) 772-4311
Website
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,125
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)
$47,800

Phillips Exeter Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 4,000 private high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1430
263 responses
Average ACT
32
89 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • E/A or Senior Skip Day
    26%
  • Assembly
    16%
  • Faculty Follies
    12%
  • Principal's Day
    12%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Dunkin Donuts/Rogans Run
    8%
  • EP
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,060
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
16:1
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 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.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Phillips Exeter Academy Reviews

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I really loved the academics at this school. The classes that I wanted to take were really amazing, well taught, with plenty of interesting trips and research. The field classes that I took were especially fun to be a part of. I also really enjoyed being part of the sports teams there as a player on a team. The coaches I encountered were fantastic and the sense of family within teams was huge. I struggled a little socially there, but the athletics gave me a chance to connect. Some of the atmosphere of the school can be difficult to manage, it is not for everyone and it takes some adjusting, but it is well worth the effort. I came out well prepared for college academics and challenges.
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Exeter has all of the makings of a great institution. However, the atmosphere is always extremely competitive and can be suffocating at times. I started attending PEA my junior year, and I think that made the experience even more difficult. If you're thinking about entering into boarding school, I highly recommend applying for freshman or sophomore year.
Phenomenal school with great college placement, excellent school culture and rigorous academics. Perfect for students who are looking for a challenging yet nurturing environment where it is easy to thrive in the classroom, playing fields, and in the dorms. Great facilities, helpful teachers, and engaging curriculum.