Winter 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. Our application for Fall 2021 is now available online, and is not due until February 1, 2021. Due to the ongoing public health situation, our campus is currently closed to visitors. Please visit our virtual events page to learn more about our school. We will conduct virtual interviews with interested Fall 2021 candidates; please visit our self-service portal to book your interview appointment.

We understand that this is a challenging time for our global community. Learn more about our school’s response to COVID-19, including communications to current families about planning for the fall.

We are proud to be entering our 13th 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.

Sincerely,

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

Jill Thompson
Director of Admission

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Be daring. First of all, don’t be afraid to apply. I never thought I’d even get into Andover. But I got in—and I got financial aid. Without it, I wouldn’t be here.

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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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Vivien Valenzuela Mallick

Addicted to social media. You should follow her on Instagram @AndoverAdmissions and on Twitter @Admissions01810.

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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

“I look forward to guiding students through the process and hopefully seeing them on campus one day.”

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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

jhagermanphinney@andover.edu

Lela A. Paultre

Assistant Director

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Eva Cirelli

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

Jo LaBelle

Office Manager and Personal Application Advisor for 10th Grade Applicants

Terri Layton

Personal Application Advisor for 11th/12th Grade and Postgraduate Applicants

Jo-Anne Love

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

Madeline Minahan

Personal Application Advisor for 9th Grade Applicants, Parent of Kathleen '03

Irene Tucker

Personal Application Advisor for 9th Grade Applicants

Emilie Cliquet Hughes

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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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We meet

100%

of demonstrated financial need.

47%

of students receive financial aid.

Our application deadline is

February 1, 2021.