Fall Term Information for Phillips Academy Families

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Thank you for your interest in Phillips Academy. We are excited to get to know you as you embark on the application process. Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for fall 2021. Our application for Fall 2022 is now available online, and is not due until February 1, 2022.

Because of our need to prioritize the health and safety of our internal community in a year when our program for our current students will be delivered entirely in person, we have made the difficult decision not to invite admission visitors to campus this fall and winter. All students interested in applying for fall 2022 will complete interviews virtually, although you will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual campus tour and other virtual programs throughout the fall. We regret that we are not able to offer an in-person experience to our fall 2022 applicants, and we thank you for understanding. We will open our fall interview calendar by early September, and invite you to schedule a virtual interview appointment via our self-service portal in early September or later.

We are pleased to share that Andover will be test-optional again for candidates applying for the fall of 2022. Please feel free to read more about our test-optional policy on our “apply” page.

We are proud to be entering our 14th year of need-blind admission. Guided by our school’s founding principle of youth from every quarter, we seek to admit talented students of all backgrounds into our intentionally diverse community. Especially during this momentous time in US history, we value the opportunities this presents. We stand with students and families speaking out against racism and injustice and remain deeply committed to education for a greater good.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at (978) 749-4050 or admissions@andover.edu if you have any questions or if we can be helpful in any way.


Jim Ventre ’79
Assistant Head of School for Admission and Financial Aid

Jill Thompson
Director of Admission

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You come to Andover because of the 1,100 other students who come to Andover. They are, as our founding charter calls for them to be, “youth from every quarter.” They’re talented in quirky and serious ways, they have ideas and opinions like— but mostly unlike—yours, they have fascinating histories and surprising ambitions and generous hearts. They come because they love ideas and learning and discovering. And they come because maybe you will be here too.

Meet the Admissions Team

The Andover Admission Office is eager to assist you as you search for an independent high school.

Jim Ventre ’79

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

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Jill Thompson

“It is wonderful to be a part of a community where students, faculty, and staff can feel comfortable being who they are.”

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Heidi Jamieson

“The best part of my job is having the opportunity to speak with families, not only about financial aid, but about themselves.”

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Kevin Graber

In addition to his work in Admission, KG a.k.a. Legend, is also the coach of our varsity baseball team.

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Jessica Acosta-Chavez ’06

"One of my favorite things is seeing a student light up when they talk about their passions."

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Charles “Trey” V. Brown ’12

Complementary house counselor in French House and varsity football coach

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Sarah H. Carroll

“I’m really excited to be part of a residential community again. I’m thrilled to immerse myself in all aspects of boarding school life.”

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Pete Dignard ’07

“Andover is a place where it is cool to be smart and kindness matters.”

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Terrell Ivory ’00

While working as Director of Basketball Operations at Davidson College, TI shared the bench with a young Steph Curry.

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Jamie Hagerman Phinney

Assistant Director of Admission


Lela A. Paultre

Assistant Director of DEI Outreach & Assistant Director of Admission

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Sarah Mees P’22

Admission Interviewer

Amy Turk P’20, ’22

Admission Interviewer

Eva Cirelli P’12

Admission Administrator, Parent of Gabbie ’12


Andrea Prescott Gerakaris P’21

Manager, Admission & Financial Aid Business Process, Parent of Ethan ’21


Sloan Kennedy

Coordinator of Special Projects


Terri Layton

Personal Application Advisor


Jo-Anne Love P’06

Manager of Admission Operations & Information Services, Parent of Jamie ’06


Irene Tucker

Personal Application Advisor


Emilie Cliquet Hughes

Admission Interviewer


Timothy Liu

Assistant Director

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One of the Latin mottoes on our seal translates as “the end depends on the beginning.” Andover is a place where we’re always beginning. We’re always discovering new opportunities, experimenting with a new approach, finding courage to take risks. We’re always looking for new ways to reach out to people in need, to work together with new communities. Always making room for you to be your most honest, authentic, daring self.

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of demonstrated financial need.


of students receive financial aid.

Our application deadline is

February 1, 2022.