2 Week Academic Refresher for Local Students

Registration for the 2024 Andover Advantage program is now open. Please scroll down for the 2024 Course Catalog.

Get a head start on fall with Phillips Academy's summer academic prep programs

Want to refocus, recharge, and set yourself up for a great school year ahead? Join fellow local rising 6th– through 9th-grade students and fantastic teachers on the Phillips Academy campus for Andover Summer’s Advantage program. This two-week back-to-school academic prep program is designed specifically to meet the needs of local day students. Intentionally offered in early August, Andover Summer Advantage can help alleviate summer learning loss and help students brush up on essential skills in preparation for a return to school in September. Whether it's getting a head start on reading and writing, or enrichment in our Math Acceleration courses, let Phillips Academy help you prepare for a brand-new academic year.

Course Offerings

Andover Advantage is divided into two distinct programs to accommodate the varying needs of learners at every level.

6th Grade Advantage –Designed for those students transitioning from their elementary to middle-school experience

Middle School Advantage –Designed for rising 7th– 8th–graders

9th Grade Advantage –Designed for the unique academic transition from the middle to high school years

**Updated course catalog for 2024 is now available.**

Note to international students: There is no English language support available during our 2-week Advantage program. Students should have solid English writing and speaking ability. As a guideline, students should have a minimum TOEFL iBT of 80, IELT of 6.5, or Duolingo of 105.

Dates

Andover Advantage : August 5-16, 2024

Monday - Friday for two consecutive weeks

Students may choose to enroll in one or two courses

Period 1: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Period 2: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuition and Fees

$825 per course

Refund Policy

    • Tuition deposits are non-refundable
    • Withdrawal prior to June 1: 80% of the tuition will be refunded
    • Withdrawal between June 1-June 15: 50% of the tuition will be refunded
    • Withdrawal after June 15: No refunds

A student who withdraws after June 15, 2024, or who is dismissed for any reason from Andover Advantage will not be granted any refund.

Determined by the date the Andover Summer office receives written notice of a student’s withdrawal, refunds are granted according to the schedule above.

FAQ

General

What is Andover Summer Advantage?

Andover Summer Advantage is a 2-week back to school prep program for rising 6th-9th grade students living within commuting distance of the Phillips Academy campus. Courses are offered Monday-Friday and students may opt to take one or two courses.

What kind of course offerings are available?

Please visit the course offerings section of our website to see a full listing of selections for Advantage 2024.

What are the dates of the Andover Summer Advantage program?

The Advantage program will be offered August 5-August 16 in 2024. Students should expect to attend the program for the full two-week period to receive the narrative evaluations provided by instructors at the conclusion of the program.

Applying

Do I need to apply?

No, there is no application required to attend the Advantage program. Families should visit our enrollment portal to begin the process. Please be prepared to upload a current transcript in the enrollment portal when you register.

What is the cost?

Tuition for each Advantage course is $825. Students have the option to enroll in either one or two courses.

Is financial aid available?

No, Andover Summer does not currently offer financial aid awards for our two-week Advantage program.

Is there a residential option?

Residence halls are not available during the Advantage program. Students attending Advantage must be local residents or staying in the area with a parent and/or guardian.

When is the deadline to enroll?

Courses are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis so it is recommended that students enroll early for priority selection. The last day to register for Advantage is June 15, 2024.

"The Advantage program was a great opportunity for my daughter to refresh her skill set before starting high school. The two weeks gave her a much-needed confidence boost with her math, a subject area that she has struggled with in the past. Additionally, we were both impressed at the quality of feedback she received on her writing assignments. She also really enjoyed getting to meet students from around the globe!" -2023 Advantage Parent