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Benefits

Following are general highlights of Phillips Academy's benefits.  Eligibility for most of these provisions require that an employee be scheduled to work at least 1,000 hours per year.

Medical Insurance

Phillips Academy offers a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan and a Point of Service (POS) plan through Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  Both plans feature comprehensive coverage for a wide range of preventive and medical services, including routine office visits, well-baby care, immunizations, hospitalization and worldwide emergency care, and prescription drug coverage.

Dental Insurance

Phillips Academy offers the Delta Premier dental insurance plan through Delta Dental of Massachusetts. The plan covers diagnostic and preventive care, including routine check ups, and restorative care, including oral surgery.

Retirement Savings

Phillips Academy offers a defined contribution plan and a tax deferred annuity plan through TIAA-CREF. Through the defined contribution plan, eligible employees contribute five percent of their salary and the academy contributes 10 percent. The tax deferred annuity is a supplemental plan through which all employees can make pre-tax salary deferrals for extra retirement savings.

Flexible Spending Program

Through this plan, employees can cover certain medical insurance premiums, dental insurance premiums, uninsured medical expenses and dependent care expenses through pre-tax salary reduction.

Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance

Phillips Academy provides life and long term disability insurance to eligible staff through group insurance policies with The Standard Insurance Company.

Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Leave

Phillips Academy offers generous vacation, personal and sick leave programs to faculty and staff.

Professional Development

Phillips Academy's policy is to encourage and support professional development through staff tuition reimbursement, faculty development grants and other assistance. Qualified employees may apply for transfer or promotional opportunities throughout the academy.

Tuition Remission

Members of the faculty and staff who are budgeted to work at least 1,000 hours per year have the opportunity to send their children to Phillips Academy at a substantially reduced tuition charge.

The Extras - Local Privileges, Services, and Programs

Phillips Academy provides a host of special benefits for employees and their families, including:

  • Andover Federal Credit Union membership
  • Auto insurance discounts and payroll deduction of personal insurance premiums through Fred C. Church
  • Child care discount and priority enrollment at The Children’s Place at Phillips Academy
  • Use of academy facilities including the fitness center, academy libraries, etc.
  • Discounts at local merchants including the Andover Bookstore, Gulf Station, local fitness centers and Athlete’s Corner


Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, once lived on campus and is buried in the school’s cemetery.

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