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Student Disability Services

Office of Student Disability Services Mission Statement

Phillips Academy is strongly committed to providing an accessible and supportive environment for students with disabilities. We encourage students to become active partners in the accommodation process and to take ownership of their educational experience. Through ongoing collaborative efforts between individual learners and the Office of Student Disability Services, we aim to develop the self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-advocacy that are critical life skills essential to finding success at Andover and beyond.

Academic Accommodations

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA) of 2008, the Academy provides accommodations that are reasonable and appropriate to students with properly documented disabilities. Accommodation eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis after a thorough documentation review. Reasonable accommodations permit an otherwise qualified individual access to all of the Academy’s programs without fundamentally altering the essential elements of the curriculum or other graduation requirements. Please note that use of accommodations at a previous school is not a guarantee of accommodations at Andover.

In June 1978 more than 10,000 alumni, parents, and friends gathered on campus to celebrate Andover’s 200th birthday and Abbot Academy’s 150th.

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