Welcome Parents & Guardians

Welcome to the Andover community!

We look forward to getting to know your family as you are our vital partners in your child’s success here. You may be wondering, “Who will support and guide my child at Andover?”

High school students, no matter how smart or accomplished they are, need reliable and consistent adult guidance. There are approximately 600 adults on the Andover campus. Many of them will see your child on a near-daily basis, providing academic guidance and support and helping your child balance studying, athletics, extracurriculars, socializing, and fun.

Your child’s core support team will be in frequent communication with one another about your student’s academic progress and physical/emotional wellness. Most importantly, your child’s primary adult contact—the house counselor for boarding students and the advisor for day students—will be in touch with you at regularly scheduled times.

In addition to house counselors and advisors, instructors, coaches, public safety officers, staff, chaplains, and peers also play a vital role in the lives of our students. These are the people that make Andover so special and why your student always has someone looking out for them.

Family Weekend is held every October. Meet our faculty, attend classes, watch Big Blue athletic teams and witness Grasshopper Night—Andover's student-run talent show. Save the Date: Family Weekend 2019 is set for October 19-20.

FAQ
A Message from Parents of Students of Phillips Academy (PSPA)

Parents of Students of Phillips Academy (PSPA) is an active association for all parents, regardless of geographic location. Parents of students enrolled at Phillips Academy are invited to get involved! This is a great way to meet other parents, engage with faculty and administrators, and help support student activities.

Visit the PSPA website to:
  • “Gear up” for the Andover experience by ordering PA merchandise from PSPA’s online store, the Campus Closet. (Note that all of our proceeds directly support student clubs/activities and monthly parent informational meetings.)
  • Check out our calendar of events
  • Explore general PSPA information
  • Learn about volunteer opportunities
  • Join our email list
  • Join the PSPA Facebook Group (please note that this is a Closed Group – you are eligible to join in mid-summer, once your child is officially enrolled at PA. Meet other parents, ask questions, and exchange information.)