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Our Campus & Facilities

Phillips Academy’s 500-acre campus is set just 20 miles from Boston in the town of Andover, Massachusetts. Our campus is just what you would imagine a 230-year-old New England “boarding” school to look like: bell tower, great lawns, historic architecture and all.

But look closely. History is never preserved just for antiquity’s sake. Andover’s campus is entirely used in the service of today’s education. 109 classrooms, a language lab, a state-of-the-art theatre complex, 24 laboratories and classrooms in the Gelb Science Center, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology, the Addison Gallery of American Art, and an 85-acre bird sanctuary. And those are just a start.

Yet how can Andover at once feel small and yet vast? Much of that intimate vibe emanates from our residential “clusters.” These five neighborhoods, connected by winding paths, each comprised of several dorms, 220 or so boarding and day students, and 40 faculty families. Our clusters bestow all the advantages of a small residential community. Andover never feels too big or too small. Just right.


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

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