Andover’s longest-running educational outreach program, (MS)2 advances diversity in the STEM fields by developing the competencies and self-confidence of outstanding high school students of color. The three-summer, residential program challenges students intellectually and exposes them to peers and educators with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and aspirations.

Hear directly from (MS)2 scholars as they experience classes, extracurriculars, and personal transformations.

This competitive and rigorous program is free of charge for all students selected thanks to our generous donors.

(MS)2 will run from June 27 through July 30, 2023 on the campus of Phillips Academy. Program highlights include:

  • FREE - no tuition or fees, transportation included
  • 3 consecutive summers - scholars enter after 9th grade
  • 5 weeks each summer
  • Rigorous STEM curriculum with excellent teachers
  • College counseling
  • Athletics and student activity options
  • 24-7 access to campus clinicians through the Sykes Wellness Center
  • International learning community where lifelong friendships are made
Still have questions?
Watch: (MS)2 Information Session Recording
View: (MS)2 Admissions Webinar Slides
Email: [email protected]
Call: (978) 749-4402
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(MS)2 has found its next leader!

After a thorough community-based process and nationwide search, Eliot B. Sykes, PhD, LCSW, MSW, a Phillips Academy alumnus, has been chosen as the next director of the (MS)2 Program. Sykes will officially join the (MS)2 team in January 2023, and brings direct experience in curriculum development, school-community partnerships, mentorship, supporting students of color, and program evaluation and research.

Dr. Eliot Sykes
Eliot B. Sykes, PhD, LCSW, MSW

The (MS)2 office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. (MS)2 Interim Director Carolyn Zimmer can be reached at [email protected] or 978-749-4402.

Mathematics & Science for Minority Students
Phillips Academy
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810

If you have questions about making a gift or sponsoring a scholar, please contact Beth Parsons at 978-749-4523.

2021 Program Report

Meet (MS)2

We're excited to meet you! Please contact us with any questions.

Eliot Sykes ’97

Incoming Director of (MS)2

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Carolyn Zimmer

Interim Director

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