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Peabody Programs

Phillips Academy is the only secondary school in the nation that can count an archaeology institute among its resources.

The foundation for our students' education lies in the classroom, but our philosophy is that experiential learning is the most effective and enjoyable way to build knowledge. Lectures and books cannot substitute for exploring ruins firsthand, being immersed in vibrant and diverse cultures, or personally excavating artifacts that have been untouched for centuries.

Art, biology, history, mathematics, classic and world language departments all collaborate with the Peabody to develop unique class experiences integrating the 600,000 artifacts within the collection.

Learning in The World

Each summer students can choose to explore the ancient and modern Puebloan culture of the American Southwest on the Pecos Pathways Program, trek through jungle-shrouded Machu Picchu ruins with the HUACA, or explore prehistoric caves in France with the Piette. Each Learning in the World program offers students countless opportunities for personal growth; the experience is life-changing.

The HUACA Project takes students to the Andes Mountains in Peru where they hike more than 30 miles to the ruins of Machu Picchu.