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Commitment to Student Well-Being

There is no higher priority for Phillips Academy than the safety and well-being of our students. Guided by our shared community values and the expectation of respect for self and others, we strive to foster a supportive and healthy learning environment that nurtures each student’s personal growth and intellectual development. Consistent with our commitment to student safety and well-being, the Academy's General Expectations of Behavior constitute our Code of Conduct for employees.

July 31, 2017
Letter to the Community

April 24, 2017
Statement regarding past abuse at Andover

August 30, 2016
Letter to the Community

May 9, 2016
Letter to the Community

March 25, 2016
Letter to the Community

September 22, 2015
All-School Meeting: John Palfrey, Head of School; Jenny Elliott '94, Dean of Students

September 1, 2015
Letter to Parents

Healthy relationships video

John Palfrey and Jenny Elliott speak about the ways in which Andover’s “affirmative consent” policy aims to eliminate ambiguity. The policy went into effect in 2015 and is built on respect, trust, communication, and consent. Watch now >>

Ways to report a concern or incident

John Palfrey, head of school 
Jenny Elliott, dean of students

Reports may also be made through the Academy’s confidential web intake or by calling 844-302-0434. The website and number are hosted externally by Ethics Point.


Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Boston Area Rape and Crisis Center

YWCA Rape Crisis Services

Now a dorm and faculty residence, Newman House served as a stop on the Underground Railroad during the abolitionist movement of the 19th century.

Contact Info

  • Tracy Sweet, Director of Communications
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