Phillips Academy Andover

180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810

“ Non Sibi ”

Not For Yourself

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  • Founded : 1778
  • Motto : Non Sibi
    (Not For Yourself)
  • Grades : 9-12
  • Enrollment Gender : Co-ed
  • Tuition : Boarding $53,900; Additional Expenses (approximate) $2,400
  • Mascot : Gorilla
  • School Color : Navy, white
  • Rival School : Phillips Exeter Academy

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  • Academic Calendar : Trimesters
  • Average Class Size : 13
  • Faculty/Student Ratio : 1:5
  • Dress Code : No (Casual)
  • Average SAT Score : 2,118
  • AP Courses : 70
  • ESL Offered : No

Notable Alumni

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  • George H.W. Bush & George W. Bush
    Former Presidents of the United States
  • Sam Morse
  • Humphrey Bogart
    actor (later expelled)


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Phillips Academy Andover HISTORY

  • The beginning of Phillips Andover Academy traces back to the height of Revolutionary War. In 1778, merchant and politician Samuel Phillips Jr. founded Phillips Andover Academy with the financial support of his uncle, Dr. John Phillips (who would later become the founder of Phillips Exeter Academy). In 1823, according to the wishes of Samuel Phillips Jr.’s wife Phebe Phillips, the Phillips Academy trustees helped found the Abbot Academy for girls in 1823. In 1973, Phillips Andover Academy became coeducational after it merged with Abbot Academy.

Student Life

Student Publications / Newspaper

  • School Newspaper: Andover, the magazine of Phillips Academy
  • School Magazine: The Phillipian

Signature Programs

  • Abbot Independent Scholars Program
    The Abbot Independent Scholars Program gives students (generally seniors) the opportunity to advance beyond course offerings at Phillips Andover Academy through independent study with a faculty mentor. Students are awarded course credit and are graded on the standard 0-6 scale.
  • Brace Student Fellows
    The Brace Center awards funding to a small number of students to conduct independent summer research on the topic of gender. Funding awardees present their research findings in a public forum during the Student Fellow Series in the fall.
  • Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD) Scholars
    The Academy's Office of Community and Multicultural Development awards funding for students to conduct summer research on topics related to diversity and multiculturalism. Findings are presented during the following academic year.
  • Cum Laude Society
    The Cum Laude Society recognizes and encourages seniors who have achieved and maintained high scholarship during the their last three terms are elected.


Interscholastic Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Diving, Field Hocky, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total number: 179
3D Printing Club, Academy Manor Nursing Home volunteers, ActiveMinds Andover, Activism, AdoptaPlatoon, Afro-Latino-American Society (Af-Lat-Am), Alianza (Latino Student Alliance), Amnesty International Club, and Mentoring (DREAM), Andover Ambassadors, Andover Art Society, Andover Japanese Connection, Andover-Lawrence String Program, App Development, ARC Buddies, Archaeology and History Club, Architecture Club, Art Exchange, Art for Expression, Art Music Society, Asian Society, Astronomy Club, Azure, Babel Foreign Language Magazine, Backtracks Magazine, Baking Club, Ballroom Dance Society, Bancroft Elementary Teachers Aides, Big Idea Club, Birding Club, Blue Key Society, Blue Strut, blue.print, Boss Magazine, Bread & Roses community kitchen volunteers, Bread Loaf Pen Pel Program, Bread Loaf Writing Workshop, Campuses against Cancer, Catholic Student Fellowship, Chess Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Chinese Taiwanese Student Association, Christian Fellowship Club, Classical Music Forum, Classical Physics Club, Classics Club, Cluster Ultimate Frisbee, Clutch Collaborative, Coed Crew, Community Awareness For Everyone (CAFE), Computer Science Club, Constructed Languages Club, Courant Art & Literary Magazine, Cross Country, Culinary Appreciation Club, Culture Politics & Religion (CPR), Cyber Security and Forensics Club, Dance Instruction, Dear Sam Wellness Club, Disability Rights, Disc Golf, DJ Factory-Electronic Music Production, Documentary Society, Double Dutch, DramaLabs, Drug Alcohol Awareness Committee, Drum Line, EAT Club, Eco-Action, Education, Entrepreneurship Club, Fencing Club, Finance & Politics of Sports, Finance Club, FIT (Fundamentals in Training), Footnotes tap dance group, French Club, Frontline Political Magazine, Games Club, Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), German Club, Girls Global Health, GirlUp Andover!, Global Health Initiative, Global Nomads, Gospel, Grill Club, Handbell Choir, Hindu Student Union, Hip Hop Club, Hypnotiq, Indo-Pak, Instructional Swim, International Club, International Review online publication, Intramural Hockey, Intramural Sports, Japanese Animeshon Club, Jewish Student Union, Jumpstart volunteers, Junto, Justice NOW, Keynotes, Lawrence Boys & Girls Club-homework room helpers, Lazarus House volunteers, Linguistics Club, Live Action Role Play Society, M.S.P.C.A. volunteers, Math Club, Meditation Club, Micro-Finance Club, Middle East/North Africa Club, Mock Trial, Model Building Club, Model UN, Modern Engineering Forum, Motorsports Club, Moviemakers Club, Music MDs, Muslim Student Union, Non sibi Society, Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Friends of the Orphans), Out of the Blue, Outdoor Pursuits, Over the Hills and Farther Away, OXFAM, PA Democrats, PA Liberal Action, PA Republican Society, Paddle Tennis Club, Philomathean, Philosophy, Photography Club, Physical Health Information Team, Physics Club, Pilates, Ping Pong Club, Political Union, Pot Pourri Yearbook, Project V.O.I.C.E. (ESL), Psychology Club, Quiz Bowl, Real World Challenge aeronautics, Red Cross, Robotics Club, Science & Technology Club, Science and Medicine Journal Club, Science Club, Science Club for Girls, Se Puede After-School Tutoring Program, SIS Female Empowerment program, Skating, Sketchy comedy writing club, SLAM cheer team, South East Asian Club, Spanish, Speech Club, Spinning, Sports and Games Club, Sports Forum, Sports Medicine Club, Squash instruction, Student Activities Board, Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, Students in Medicine, Techmasters, Tennis Instruction, The Childrens Place volunteers, Unaccompanied Minors, Under the Bed, UNICEF Club, VOICE-Foreign Language Magazine, Volleyball Instruction, Women's Forum, Word slam poetry club, WPAA Radio, Yoga, Yorkies, Youth Development Organization volunteers


  • Academic Facilities:
    Two museums featuring major works, The Addision Gallery of American Art - More than 16,000 works in all media, Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology - one of the foremost Native American archaeological collections
  • Athletic Facilities:
    2 hockey rinks, 1 swimming pool, 1 diving pool, 8 squash courts, 2 basketball courts. 2 dance studios, fitness center and wrestling room, 2 fully staffed training rooms, out side track, 18 playing fields (including artificial turf inside Phelps Stadium), 18 tennis courts, Paddle tennis court, nearby crew boathouse, Indoor facilities for track, tennis and team practice.
  • Other:
    Cochran Chaperl, Paresky Commons, George Washington Hall, The Log Cabin

Special Days

  • Andover/Exeter Weekend
    Andover/Exeter Weekend is the annual football game between the longest-running high school football rivalry.
  • MLK Jr. Day
    Andover celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day by organizing workshops, presentations, and other activities in order to encourage student conversation about issues of inequality.


School Type
73% Boarding (841 Students) and 27% Day students (308 Students)
International Student 9%
9th Grade: 220
10th Grade: 288
11th Grade: 323
12th Grade: 319

Deadline: Feb.1
Notification Date: Mar. 10
Reply Date: Apr. 10

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