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Administration & Governance

The Phillips Academy governance structure is mission-driven, and led by trustees, a Head of School and senior administrators who hold themselves accountable to a culture of excellence.

The 22 member Board of Trustees sets the Academy’s fiduciary policies and sets the annual budget and fundraising goals based on input from the Head of School and the Senior Administrative Council. The Board of Trustees stewards the academy’s financial resources to provide for current needs, while at the same time protecting and enhancing the endowment for the benefit of the school‘s future. The Board of Trustees is also responsible for hiring and evaluating the Head of School.

Sixteen charter trustees are elected to a six-year term and may be re-elected to a second six-year term, as set forth in the By-Laws of the Trustees of Phillips Academy. Six alumni trustees serve four-year terms, which are not renewable. Alumni trustee elections are administered by the Alumni Council under a process, defined by that organization’s bylaws.

Meet The Trustees

Standing Committees

  • Executive Committee
  • Academy Resources Committee
  • Admission and External Program Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Building Committee
  • Committee on Trustees
  • Educational Program Committee
  • Finance Committee

Most instructors live on campus and serve as dormitory counselors, academic advisors, and/or coaches.

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