Samuel Phillips Hall

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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54

Countries

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41

States/Territories

46%

Students receive
financial aid

  • 46
  • 54

46%

Students receive
financial aid

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14 years

of need-blind admission

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300+

courses with

150

electives

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12

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

Pursue Curiosity

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

Dr. Eliot B. Sykes
Phillips Academy announces new (MS)² director

Eliot B. Sykes ’97 brings expertise in social work & supporting students of color

Student Athletes
Game On!

Saluting 50 years of Title IX and women in sports

Harry Benson, John Lewis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., & Ralph Abernathy singing “We Shall Overcome”
On view

Addison Gallery fall season highlighted by exhibitions from renowned photographers Harry Benson and Rosamond Purcell

Meredith Wing
Fashion illustration comes to life

Meredith Wing ’04 creates whimsical fashion illustrations by arranging fruit, vegetables, and flowers into her art