“My favorite moment each year is getting to meet the new students and hearing about the amazing things they do.”
“To represent Andover and wear the school name on my jersey is a true honor, and it pushes me to be the best basketball player I can be.”
Member of The Printer, Kpop Club, and PA Health
Plays soccer, manages the varsity baseball team and created a prosthetic hand in The Nest to donate to a nonprofit.
Varsity Crew, BOSS Magazine, Girls Global Health Club, fan of caprese paninis at Paresky Commons
“Everyone is really welcoming. No one treats you as if you don’t belong. Everyone wants you to have the best time.”
“Andover’s music program is extensive and dynamic. Music has created relationships for me.”
“I’ve been dancing for 10 years and Andover’s performing arts program is what really drew me to the school.”view full profile
Personal goal: “Direct my own musical senior year.”
“I have met my best friends, discovered my passions, and learned so much.”
"You can perform here at any level. Everyone should give theatre and dance a try."view full profile
“There is no better place for growth, learning, and self-discovery.”
“Everyone here has a sense of purpose that is greater than themselves.”
"When you rep the Big Blue, you gotta play hard, play smart, and play together. Dubs will follow."view full profile
"My favorite game was against Exeter last fall. It ended in a tie, but it was exciting from the first whistle until the last."view full profile
“My favorite Andover moments have been having fun practices with the swim team.”
“When you come to Big Blue, You find the best you; But if you never shoot for the moon, You’ll never know what you can do!”
“Andover adds that extra spice to your life, and it's a place you'll always keep dear to your heart.”
“English is a really fun class that is entirely discussion-based with other new Uppers. I feel like I’m really thriving there.”view full profile
“My dance instructors not only intensified my love for ballet—they also pushed me to explore other avenues I might never have experienced.”
“You will make friends from all over the world, learn from the best teachers and faculty, and try things you never even considered before.”
"Learning—and making mistakes—with my classmates has made my music experience really fun."view full profile
"Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Failure isn’t an issue unless you give up."view full profile
“Andover is all about the people. Nowhere else will you find a community so welcoming, loving, hardworking, and passionate about learning.”
“Yes, the education is amazing. But the people make it perfect.”
“I’ve had the opportunity to sing opera on two occasions so far—at a cluster gathering and then at Coffeehouse. That was amazing.”
“Ms. Hilton inspired me to apply for prefect—a position that she held when she went here.”
Varsity Baseball, Phillipian Business Associate, Dorm Prefect
“The Andover community is comprised of people, students and faculty alike, who have unique stories to tell.”
“The math program I coordinate not only redefines what math can mean for kids—it helps build self-confidence.”
“Andover is a place that allows you to be who you are, but at the same time challenges you to be someone better.”
“Having a roommate has provided me with many new perspectives. It’s been great to make new friends in the dorm and build relationships.”view full profile
Student body copresidentview full profile
“Andover is a world of exploration. Andover is a place where you try new things, meet new people, and find the things you love.”
“Try everything. Be a beginner and own it, because everyone here will support you for it.”
“Andover is the most welcoming place. Everyone can be focused on what they’re doing yet never stop caring about people around them.”view full profile
Chess Team, Model UN, Mock Trial, and Philomathean Society. Maker.
“I took a yearlong studio art course, and that class became a family. It is invigorating to collaborate with an intellectual community.”
"I wanted to be exposed to lots of different ways of thinking. I wanted to have an international roomate—and I did. And we're best friends."
"Everyone here wants to help you. You’ll figure things out, meet amazing people, and have incredible opportunities."view full profile
“I came in as a new lower, and I was so lucky to be quickly surrounded by people who were excited to make me feel like I was at home.”
Aspiration: "Even though I'm a terrible dancer, I'd like to try out for the Hypnotiq dance group."
“In Girl Up I’m able to work with other amazing students to fundraise and promote girls’ education in developing countries.”
Copy editor for The Phillipian, board member for Out of the Blue, and member of Alianza Latina and Chinese Language Club.
Varsity Water Polo, F-Stop Magazine Board, PA Health Club, Admisson Ambassador
“New student orientation was a great way to meet people. All of my closest friends I met during that first week of school.”
"I came here from a very small school in the mountains of Wyoming. Andover welcomed me with open arms—then told me to get busy!"view full profile
“I find myself constantly challenged in interesting ways, and surrounded by amazing and kind people every day.”
"Creativity is really everywhere at Andover. Instructors in all of our classes, not just the arts, teach us to think creatively."view full profile
"Sometimes you’ll catch me dancing down the paths if I have a cool song in my head. Don’t be afraid to say hi—I love talking to people!"view full profile
"Having an interesting and diverse group of peers and an instructor you really trust is what makes the class so meaningful."view full profile
“I love the strong sense of community that comes from living with my friends and teachers.”
"Music at Andover is a candy store with endless opportunities. I have written compositions, jammed in a band, and played around the world."
“Never have I felt more like I belong than here. People are genuinely interested in getting to know you.”
"When I say blue, you say white!"
“Whether you're laughing with friends or conversing with a favorite teacher, the community's palpable here.”
Day student. Tennis. Swimming.
“I will leave this place with completely different interests and values than when I came.”
Proctor, varsity swimmer, cyclist, copresident of Philosophy Clubview full profile
Dancer, Mock Trial member, learning to fly with flight simulators in Aviation Club
"There are so many clubs you can get involved with, so many events you can go to, so many cultures and ideas you can explore."view full profile
"I have always been interested in science, most recently genetics and immunology."view full profile
“The strongest among us enjoy the New England weather.”
“Coaches are committed to student success and health both on and off the field. Andover is the ultimate environment for a student-athlete.”
“Each team is like a family; the girls I play with are like sisters.”
“Attending Andover is truly a life-changing experience. Every student is kind, caring, supporting of others, and eager to learn.”
"Doing an independent study, taking higher-level classes—I want to experience that. And I want to enjoy it."
Favorite campus moments: ”Studying with my friends outside the library, and petting whichever dogs that passed by.”
"Definitely try new things. I do a lot of sports, but this year I surprised myself and danced in The Nutcracker."view full profile
Rock climber, cyclist, and future skydiver. Focused on environmental stewardship and sustainability.
“I definitely needed another year of school to focus on my academic skills, and become a bigger, stronger, faster athlete.”view full profile
“The one thing that really makes Andover stand out is that there’s no end to what you’re offered.”
Works with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as part of Andover's community engagement program.
“One of my top priorities in my final two years at Andover is to win a Cluster Ball Championship.”
SLAM stepper, tap dancer and member of two a cappella groups.
"I always thought a leader had to be outspoken, outgoing…Not true! Now I find myself in the positions that my friends and I looked up to."view full profile
Hunger Projects Community Engagement Coordinator, Head of the Middle Eastern Society, and Manager for Boys Varsity Basketball