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. 

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. 

Take a look inside The Rebecca M. Sykes Wellness Center and learn how the school’s curriculum and programs are evolving to fulfill the needs of today’s students.

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
A late-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

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 G. 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, cultural celebrations, and big ideas coming from CAMD, the Brace Center, and Community Engagement.

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Clyfe Beckwith

Volleyball coach, Bernese Mountain Dog enthusiast, 25-year veteran of the Andover faculty.

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Jenny K. Elliott ’94

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

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Jim Ventre ’79

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid. "Go Big Blue!"

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Amy Patel

Medical Director, Wellness Educator

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Vic Svec

Russian Department Chair. "I did an undergraduate degree in Russian in a year and a half. Once I got started, I was obsessed."

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Stephanie Curci

English Department Chair. Interests include Post-Colonial literature, Haitian history and culture, Shakespeare, and the graphic novel.

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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