168 reviews
  1. Exeter, NH
  2. 9-12
  3. Private, Boarding
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
Data not available
Average SAT
1430
248 responses
Average ACT
32
74 responses

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • E/A or Senior Skip Day
    26%
  • Assembly
    17%
  • Faculty Follies
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Principal's Day
    11%
  • EP
    9%
  • Dunkin Donuts/Rogans Run
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,060
Free or Reduced Lunch
Data not available
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
Data not available
National
$11,890
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses

Phillips Exeter Academy Reviews

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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.
Last year an upper was asked to leave based on bullying. That doesn't appear to be tolerated but it may be dorm specific. It's never been an issue in my experience. I know someone who was uncomfortable and it was reported and immediately stopped. The health center is 24/7, it's ok. The nurses aren't the nicest. Health programs aren't widely known and mental health/wellness leaves a lot to be desired. It's not discussed for the most part. This past year was the first time and it seems more in response to some emergent situation vs an important focus.
Clubs, freedom, and friendships initially distract from the tougher things that you may experience at this school. Remember that friends and family are nearby, and that it's important to take a breather every once in a while. A bad teacher, grade, or college rejection isn't the end of the world. Make it through, then make the most of it and move on!