Private School, Public Purpose

Andover has long served as a resource for students and as a partner to educators nationally and worldwide, from Outward Bound and A Better Chance to (MS)²IRTPALS, and Andover Bread Loaf. Building on this history, we prepare our graduates for active and ethical civic engagement.

Andover Bread Loaf

Andover Bread Loaf teaches, inspires, and empowers student writers of all ages and works with public and private school teachers to enhance the teaching and learning of writing. Workshops—typically held at Phillips Academy or in nearby Lawrence, Mass.—have served as catalysts for educational renewal in countless classrooms, schools, and communities in the United States and abroad.

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers

By assisting talented college students in the graduate school application process and helping to locate scholarship opportunities, the IRT seeks to bring more diversity to the nation’s teaching faculties. Of the approximately 130 IRT fellows chosen each year, 30 participate in an intense summer program on the Phillips Academy campus.

Mathematics & Science for Minority Students

A three-summer residential program held on the Phillips Academy campus, (MS)2 provides STEM enrichment as well as college counseling for talented and economically disadvantaged African American, Latino, and Native American students. This competitive and rigorous program is free of charge for the thirty-five 9th-grade scholars selected each year.

PALS

With the support of Phillips Academy and Andover High School student volunteers, PALS provides summer and school-year educational and mentoring support for 7th- and 8th-graders from low-income families in nearby Lawrence, Massachusetts. The two-year program is held on the Phillips Academy campus and at the Parthum Middle School in Lawrence.