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Summer Session: June 26 - July 30, 2017

Sam Phil

Established in 1942, the Phillips Academy Summer Session in Andover, MA is the premier summer academic enrichment program in the country helping students from across the US and the world to achieve their educational goals.

Here for five weeks, students with ambitious academic goals prepare for the rigors of the best colleges and for the rigors of leading and serving in this complex world. Through an extensive array of both innovative and traditional courses and activities, Summer Session annually brings over 600 students from all over the world together on the Andover campus in June and July for the experience of a lifetime.

Summer 2017 Applicant Information Now Available!

Click here to access the 2017 course options for Summer Session Upper School and ESL programs (rising 9th -12th graders).

Click here to access the 2017 course options for the Lower School Institute (rising 8th graders).

Interested in applying to join the Andover Summer community in 2017? Our online application will be available on January 1, 2017. Watch this page closely for updates!

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Summer Session 2017 Catalog

Download a PDF of the 2017 Catalog >>

Contact Information:

Telephone: 978-749-4400


Updates from Cooley House:

In the wake of the divisive election and strained national climate here in the United States, we believe it is important to reaffirm Andover Summer's commitment to providing a safe, welcoming environment for all students, for cultivating an intentionally diverse community and serving youth from every quarter, and committing to the Phillips Academy ideals of knowledge and goodness, which are inextricably linked. Below is an excerpt from a recent All School Meeting speech made by our Head of School, John Palfrey. For the full text of his speech, or to view the video, click here.

"We can disagree about laws and policies and politics – and, in fact, we must. But we cannot embrace the hateful aspects of the campaign we have just witnessed. Hate, in all its forms, is inconsistent with the values of this school, as they were written and as we now interpret them. We are a place where we invite people from all over the world, based solely on their abilities and their promise, to live, work, and play together. There is no student more valued than any other student; there is no adult more valued than any other adult. No election, nothing that could happen in politics can change that fact."

- Head of School John Palfrey

Important Information

To attend Phillips Academy, in 1811 William Goodell walked 60 miles from his home—carrying his trunk on his back!

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