A Solid Support Network

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. 


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. 

A large and important foundation of support for your child is the Andover student body. These young people aren’t just smart. They’re nice.

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. 

Staying Connected, Getting Involved

Keeping families in the loop is an Academy priority. Andover.edu is our hub for general information, but if your child is accepted to Andover, you will learn more about:

The Hive
An online portal and information exchange 

Parent Bulletin & Andover eNews
Bi-weekly enewsletters

Parent Directory
A helpful listing of fellow parents & guardians

Family Weekend
An October gathering on campus

Parents of Students of Phillips Academy (PSPA)
A volunteer organization that helps families from around the world connect with the Academy and their students

Parent Fund
Gifts to the Parent Fund support Andover’s programs, faculty, and all Andover students

We know you have questions

Visit our comprehensive FAQ page to read more about the common questions parents and guardians have about sending their students to Andover, and what life is like once they’re here. 


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Meet Our Faculty

Learn about the people who will shape your student's Andover experience.

John Palfrey P’21

Educator & author, historian & innovator, John Palfrey is devoted to Andover’s highest ideals.

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Linda Carter Griffith

“LCG” connects educational programs and big ideas coming from CAMD, the Brace Center, Community Engagement, wellness, and spiritual life.

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Clyfe Beckwith

“Inspiration lurks around every corner on this campus, like chaos theory where one small difference can result in a completely new outcome.”

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Jenny K. Elliott ’94, P’22

“Students do best when they take advantage of Andover's support structures while tapping into their own developing values.”

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Jim Ventre ’79

Assistant Head for Admission and Financial Aid. "Go Big Blue!"

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Amy Patel

Dr. Patel is passionate about educating adolescents about health and developing lifelong healthy habits.

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Stephanie Curci

Department Chair. “We’re all constantly learning from one another, and the students keep teaching me how to teach them.”

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Sean Logan

Dean of College Counseling

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Susanne Torabi

Marathon runner and international student expert

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Patrick Farrell

Has coached competitive math teams and individual students to regional and national success

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Sandra Lopez-Morales ’97

Director of Psychological Services, Wellness Educator

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