Junior Program (9th Grade)
Andover ninth-graders (juniors) enjoy the support of an academic and residential program specially crafted for their class. A coordinated approach permits classroom teacher, house counselors, and advisors to confer and plan as they address these young students' needs and encourage their growth.
Each junior day student is assigned to a faculty member who serves as the student's advisor throughout the student's Andover career, providing continuity and support as the student matures. Junior boarding students live in designated junior dormitories with house counselors who monitor their progress carefully and with upper or senior prefects who have been selected because they are role models for good study habits, self-confidence, and community spirit.
For ninth-grade boarding students, advisors are assigned by dormitory. At dormitory meetings, juniors explore topics, ranging from study skills and time management to community living and goodness, that help Andover's youngest students adjust to living away from home. With this foundation beneath them, junior boarding students move in the 10th-grade year to upper class dorms where, along with a house counselor, each is paired with a permanent faculty advisor who sees him or her through their Andover career.