Winter Term Information for Phillips Academy Families

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100% Need-Blind Admission

Understanding Need-Blind AdmissionHeidi Jamieson, Director of Finanical Aid

“We’re one of the few independent schools in the country to admit students regardless of financial need; the official term for this is “need-blind admission.” We meet 100 percent of each student’s demonstrated financial need with scholarship grants. This means no loans and no debt.”

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Student Population

Student Population

Students from

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49

Countries

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42

States/Territories

46%

Students receive
financial aid

  • 47
  • 53

46%

Students receive
financial aid

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12 years

of need-blind admission

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300+

courses with

150

electives

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13

students in the
average class

60+

interscholastic teams in

21

different sports

400+

students engaged in community engagement programs each term

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21

miles to Boston

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10

minute walk to the
town of Andover

A Day in the Life

Be Curious About Everything

Fully Supporting Students

EDUCATOR & THOUGHT LEADER

Action with Accountability

At A Glance

Learning at Andover   

Intensely interactive and distinct courses

Need-Blind Admission   

Meeting 100% of each student’s demonstrated financial need

Leadership   

Meet Dr. Raynard Kington, our 16th Head of School

Equity & Inclusion   

Reaffirming our priorities with an expanded call to action

Headlines From Campus

fake news
Reality check

Preserving the truth in an age of disinformation

AAAD
Three earn 2020 Alumni Award of Distinction

The annual award honors alumni for making “significant positive impact on their communities, society, or the world”

Liz George
Longtime Abbot Academy and PA employee Liz George retires

George was the last employee to have worked at both Abbot Academy and Phillips Academy

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Updates to admission application requirements

Andover will be test optional for the 2020-21 admission cycle