People of Andover

Lila, Senior

Yarmouth, ME

“My most rewarding moments are when I find connections with my classmates and teachers simply by being the one to reach out and engage.”

Jenn, Senior

Hong Kong / New Jersey

Favorite campus moments: ”Studying with my friends outside the library, and petting whichever dogs that passed by.”

Sophie, Junior

Summit, NJ

“Never have I felt more like I belong than here. People are genuinely interested in getting to know you.”

Dallion, Upper

Haverhill, MA

“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.”

Sydney, Junior

Englewood, NJ

“I’ve been dancing for 10 years and Andover’s performing arts program is what really drew me to the school.”

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Sophia, Lower

Needham, MA

“The strongest among us enjoy the New England weather.”

David, Senior

Natick, MA

“Everyone here has a sense of purpose that is greater than themselves.”

Ria, Senior

Winchester, MA

“I came here interested solely in acting. Then I was encouraged to direct a short play—and directing became my passion. Now I'm doing both!”

Harry, Lower

Bangkok, Thailand

“Having a roommate has provided me with many new perspectives. It’s been great to make new friends in the dorm and build relationships.”

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Jeanelle, Senior

North Andover, MA

Hunger Projects Community Engagement Coordinator, Head of the Middle Eastern Society, and Manager for Boys Varsity Basketball

Lucas, Upper

Sutton, MA

“Attending Andover is truly a life-changing experience. Every student is kind, caring, supporting of others, and eager to learn.”

Grace, Upper

Cave Creek, AZ

“The Andover community is comprised of people, students and faculty alike, who have unique stories to tell.”

Isaiah, Senior

Hong Kong

“I took an introductory course in visual media studies and fell in love with filmmaking. Now I’m working on a self-directed film project.”

Win, Upper

New Canaan, CT

Favorite Andover moment to date: “John Palfrey coming into commons waving his squash racket and announcing a day off school.”

Chris, Senior

Hampden, MA

“There’s definitely an increased workload, but I’​ve found it much easier since my teachers are so much more involved. They really care.”

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Robert, Upper

Bronx, NY

“Andover adds that extra spice to your life, and it's a place you'll always keep dear to your heart.”

Sabrina, Senior

Needham, MA

“My dance instructors not only intensified my love for ballet—they also pushed me to explore other avenues I might never have experienced.”

Olivia, Upper

Austin, TX

“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.”

John, Upper

Madison, CT

Chess Team, Model UN, Mock Trial, and Philomathean Society. Maker.

Isabel, Upper

Sewickley, PA

Varsity Crew, BOSS Magazine, Girls Global Health Club, fan of caprese paninis at Paresky Commons

Peter, Upper

Pacific Palisades, CA

Varsity Baseball, Phillipian Business Associate, Dorm Prefect

Allison, Senior

Shanghai, China

“One of my non-academic goals at Andover is to have one person from each grade on campus remember me by my laugh.”

Gracie, Lower

Garden City, NY

"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."

Neil, Senior

Beaconsfield, Quebec

“Coaches are committed to student success and health both on and off the field. Andover is the ultimate environment for a student-athlete.”

Pablo, Senior

Los Angeles, CA

“The Andover experience cannot be replicated. The amount of support and diversity here is unmatched.”

Jair, Upper

Santa Ana, CA

Copy editor for The Phillipian, board member for Out of the Blue, and member of Alianza Latina and Chinese Language Club.

Aditya, Upper

Darien, CT

Works with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as part of Andover's community engagement program.

Abby, Senior

Sacramento, CA

Plays soccer, manages the varsity baseball team and created a prosthetic hand in The Nest to donate to a nonprofit.

Gayatri, Junior

Mason, OH

“Whether you're laughing with friends or conversing with a favorite teacher, the community's palpable here.”

Emily, Senior

Andover, MA

“Andover is a world of exploration. Andover is a place where you try new things, meet new people, and find the things you love.”

Daniel, Senior

Florence, SC

“I believe that the most enjoyable aspect of campus life is being able to see your closest friends and instructors on a regular basis.”

Gunga, Super Senior

Andover, MA

"When I say blue, you say white!"

Kiarah, Upper

Salem, NH

SLAM stepper, tap dancer and member of two a cappella groups.

Azariah, Lower

Kingston, Jamaica

“Andover is a place for people to grow and become their best selves, at a pace that’s suitable for them.”

Sofia, Junior

Andover, MA

Day student. Tennis. Swimming.

Macey, Senior

Boston, MA

“My favorite Andover moments have been having fun practices with the swim team.”

Isa, Lower

Quito, Ecuador

“Try everything. Be a beginner and own it, because everyone here will support you for it.”

Luke, Lower

Raleigh, NC

“Andover’s music program is extensive and dynamic. Music has created relationships for me.”

Anneke, Senior

Holland, MI

Rock climber, cyclist, and future skydiver. Focused on environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Maho, Senior

Singapore

“Andover is a place that allows you to be who you are, but at the same time challenges you to be someone better.”

Sadie, Upper

Takoma Park, MD

“I find myself constantly challenged in interesting ways, and surrounded by amazing and kind people every day.”

Jan, Senior

Bangkok, Thailand

Member of The Printer, Kpop Club, and PA Health

Nash, Upper

New York, NY

“One of my top priorities in my final two years at Andover is to win a Cluster Ball Championship.”

Emily, Upper

Kingston, Jamaica

“You will make friends from all over the world, learn from the best teachers and faculty, and try things you never even considered before.”

Annie, Senior

New York, NY

“Ms. Hilton inspired me to apply for prefect—a position that she held when she went here.”

James, Upper

Morganton, NC

“My favorite moment each year is getting to meet the new students and hearing about the amazing things they do.”

Michelle, Senior

Hong Kong

“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!”

Jenni, Senior

Tampa, FL

Personal goal: “Direct my own musical senior year.”

Zoe, Senior

Teaneck, NJ

“There is no better place for growth, learning, and self-discovery.”

Camilla, Senior

“I took a yearlong studio art course, and that class became a family. It is invigorating to collaborate with an intellectual community.”

Chris, Senior

Waitsfield, VT

“Yes, the education is amazing. But the people make it perfect.”

Jimin, Upper

Irvine, CA

“I love the strong sense of community that comes from living with my friends and teachers.”

Yishu, Senior

Hong Kong

Dancer, Mock Trial member, learning to fly with flight simulators in Aviation Club

Justice, Upper

Lawrenceville, GA

“The most influential part of my Andover experience has been my involvement with theatre. My self-confidence has skyrocketed!"

Eliza, Upper

Woodside, CA

Varsity Water Polo, F-Stop Magazine Board, PA Health Club, Admisson Ambassador

Helen, Senior

Andover, MA

“Andover is all about the people. Nowhere else will you find a community so welcoming, loving, hardworking, and passionate about learning.”

William, Senior

"Music at Andover is a candy store with endless opportunities. I have written compositions, jammed in a band, and played around the world."

Riley, Senior

Reading, MA

Best part of being a day student: “Being able to host my friends for dinner on weekends.”

Emily, Upper

Clifton, NJ

Aspiration: "Even though I'm a terrible dancer, I'd like to try out for the Hypnotiq dance group."

Zenia, Junior

Andover, MA

"Doing an independent study, taking higher-level classes—I want to experience that. And I want to enjoy it."

Alex, Upper

Athens, TX

“English is a really fun class that is entirely discussion-based with other new Uppers. I feel like I’m really thriving there.”

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Kennedy, Lower

Montclair, NJ

“Each team is like a family; the girls I play with are like sisters.”

Kate, Lower

Williamstown, MA

“Andover is the best place to be you. Whatever you’re interested in, there is a place for you here.”

Megan, Lower

Weston, FL

“In Girl Up I’m able to work with other amazing students to fundraise and promote girls’ education in developing countries.”

Carter, Senior

Vancouver, BC

“I will leave this place with completely different interests and values than when I came.”