Apply to PALS

Dear current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from the Bruce School, Parthum Middle School, Spark Academy, and UP Academy Leonard,

Thank you for your interest in the PALS Program in July 2020!

Please complete this form to request that the PALS Program summer application be emailed to you.

We use this process because, receiving the link to the application by email allows you to start it and return to it at a later date before submitting.

You should receive the link within 1-2 business days of completing the form.

Please contact PALS@andover.edu with any questions.

Essay Prompts

Want to get started on the application essay questions while you wait?

PALS 7 (current 6th grade students)

  1. What 5 words would you use to best describe yourself?
  2. List 3 things you like to do for fun.
  3. In about 100-150 words, please respond to the following questions:

    If you could choose to learn about anything that you want, what would you pick?

    Why are you so curious about/fascinated by this topic?

    How did you become interested in this subject or idea?
  4. In about 100-150 words, please respond to the following questions:

    Why do you want to go to school in the summer?

    How else do you plan to spend your summer break?


PALS 8 (current 7th grade students)

  1. What 5 words would you use to best describe yourself?
  2. List 3 things you like to do for fun
  3. In about 150 words, please respond to the following questions:

    Who, or what, means the most to you?

    Why?
  4. In about 150 words, please respond to the following questions:

    Why do you want to go to school in the summer?

    What skills or information do you hope to learn during the four weeks of PALS 8?


PALS 9 (current 8th grade students)

  1. What 5 words would you use to best describe yourself?
  2. List 3 things you like to do for fun.
  3. In about 150-200 words, please respond to the following prompts:
    Think of yourself in 10 years…

    What goals will you have achieved?

    Describe your job, education, and other accomplishments.
  4. In about 150-200 words, please respond to the following questions:

    Why do you want to go to school in the summer?

    What skills or information do you hope to learn during the two weeks of PALS 9?