Fall 2020 Opening of School Information for Phillips Academy Families

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A Solid Support Network

We know that the 2020-2021 school year will bring unexpected challenges and surprises. Students may be learning remotely across the globe or on campus. In this new landscape, we are committed to providing predictability, consistency, and stability for your student. Every student will be assigned an Advisor Point Person for the year ahead. This person will check in one-on-one each week with your student and meet weekly during the advising period with your student and a small cohort of peers.

Your student’s Advisor Point Person and cluster dean will form your student’s core support team, providing academic guidance and support and helping your child balance studying, athletics, extracurriculars, socializing, and fun. Most importantly, your child’s Advisor Point Person will be in touch with you at regularly scheduled times.

In addition to advisors and cluster deans, 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—whether they are learning from home or on campus—always has someone looking out for them.

For more information about our plan for school year 2020-2021, please visit andover.edu/2020plan.

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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.

We know you have questions

Visit Andover’s comprehensive Campus Response to the Coronavirus, which includes information about our reopening plan, webinar recordings for parents, FAQs, and an archive of Academy communications related to COVID-19.

To read more about common questions parents and guardians have Andover, visit our FAQ page.

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
Published regularly throughout the school year, the Parent Bulletin and eNews are useful resources for staying in the know.

Parent Directory
A helpful listing of fellow parents & guardians. Access the Parent Directory on the Hive from the Quick Links menu.

Family Weekend
This year, our Virtual Family Weekend will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25, 2020.

    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.

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    Meet Our Faculty

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

    Dr. Raynard Kington

    “Non sibi is an ideal that aligns with the values that I learned growing up, and it resonates with me at a deep level.”

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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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    Jim Ventre ’79

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

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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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    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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    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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    Jeff Domina

    "In addition to reading, writing, and teaching, I enjoy running, listening to music, and spending time with my family."

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    Suzanne Heon Kemp

    Director of Psychological Services, Psychological Counselor, Wellness Educator

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