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Phillips Academy’s Constitution charges the faculty to teach “youth from every quarter” to aspire equally to knowledge and goodness. This obligation challenges students to develop what is finest in themselves and others, for others and themselves. Phillips Academy is committed to nurturing an intentionally diverse, inclusive community that encourages students and adults to respect, inspire, and learn from one another. Guided by the ideal of non sibi, leading lives “not for self,” the Phillips Academy community promotes a balance of intellectual curiosity, engagement, leadership, and service in the pursuit of excellence: academic, civic, and moral.

Statement of Values

Non Sibi
We strive to embody the ideal of non sibi, (not for self) with intentional teaching, learning, and engagement guided by a sense of responsibility toward the global community and natural world.

Youth from Every Quarter
We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school in which students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences—including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and ability—learn and grow together.

Knowledge and Goodness
We challenge students in mind, body, and spirit such that they may pursue the knowledge, develop the skills, and sustain the integrity needed to lead a responsible, fulfilling life.

The iconic Samuel Phillips Hall, named after our founder, is home to the history & social science and world languages departments.

Why Andover?

Because you’ll be welcomed into an inspiring community of smart, motivated, curious, open-minded, and genuinely nice people from across the country and around the world. Because this is a high school that celebrates difference and prizes originality. Because at Andover you can be your most honest, authentic, daring self.

And because we take a balanced approach to academics, extracurriculars, and just plain having fun; because our talented, caring teachers, coaches, house counselors, and advisors are always ready to help; because we have a renowned art gallery, archaeology museum, and observatory right on campus; and because we offer the best of high-tech, low-tech, and multidisciplinary learning plus experiential learning opportunities for every student in fascinating places on nearly every continent.

“There’s history here. I want to live up to it. I want to contribute to it in my own way.”

Larson Lower, Essex, MA​

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Knowledge & Goodness

Explore the largest fundraising effort in independent school history.

Connecting Our Strengths

Learn how we’re executing the 2014 Strategic Plan.

Campus Master Plan

Grounded in sustainable principles, the Campus Master Plan is a framework for decision making about the physical development of the campus over time, preserving its history while planning for the future.

Meet Our Leadership

The Phillips Academy governance structure is mission-driven and led by trustees, a Head of School, and senior administrators who hold themselves accountable to a culture of excellence.

Dr. Raynard Kington P’24

“Non sibi is an ideal that aligns with the values that I learned growing up, and it resonates with me at a deep level.”

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Amy Falls ’82, P’19, P’21

President, Board of Trustees | New York, NY

Linda Carter Griffith

“LCG” connects educational programs and big ideas coming from CAMD, the Brace Center, Community Engagement, wellness, and spiritual life.

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Jim Ventre ’79

“No one goes through life at Andover without the help and support of others.”

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Jenny K. Elliott ’94, P’22, ’24

“Students do best when they take advantage of Andover's support structures while tapping into their own developing values.”

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Clyfe Beckwith

“Inspiration lurks around every corner on this campus, like chaos theory where one small difference can result in a completely new outcome.”

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Jeff Domina

"In addition to reading, writing, and teaching, I enjoy running, listening to music, and spending time with my family."

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