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Commencement Addresses

Barbara Chase at PodiumEach year when the graduating seniors gather on the lawn in front of Samuel Phillips Hall, Head of School Barbara Landis Chase shares some final parting thoughts in a commencement address. Often the thoughts offer reflections on the meaning and value of an Andover education, as well as a call to put that unique experience to good use as the students move out of Andover into the larger world.

Download the full text of her recent commencement speeches in PDF format:

2011 Commencement Address
2010 Commencement Address
2009 Commencement Address
2008 Commencement Address
2007 Commencement Address


Phillips Academy abolished its formal dress code in 1970.

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