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eSummer Admission

The 2021 eSummer at Phillips Academy application is now open

Given the uncertainty around the safety and feasibility of on-campus programming in the summer of 2021, we are currently planning for both on-campus and remote programming. Once again we will be offering online options for those students who cannot come to campus for in-person programming, expanding our offerings to ensure that the remote experience remains accessible to all who are interested.

If you feel ready to take on an academically rigorous summer while building relationships that will last a lifetime, we encourage you to apply to either our in-person or online program - you will be asked to select the program of your choice at the start of the application process. Students entering the seventh through 12th grades are eligible for consideration. The admission committee will review applications on a rolling basis and is seeking students with demonstrated academic success, self-management skills, and a willingness to focus on true, deep learning.

Your eSummer experience will be transformational - it is an opportunity to study in an environment that promises active-learning, rigor, and learning inside and outside of the classroom. For those choosing an online option, you'll have the chance to work directly with master teachers to create a personalized learning plan, focused on mastery-based learning experiences on your own timeframe.

Completing the application

Andover Summer is a selective program, offering admission to talented, motivated youth from all over the world. Each year we received several thousand inquiries, and we use the application to identify those students who are most eager for - and best equipped to handle the challenges of - an Andover academic experience.

The eSummer at Phillips Academy application - and that of our on-campus Andover Summer programs - is now open to all interested applicants.

You can expect to work for ~1-2 hours on your online application for admission to the eSummer program. The application includes:

  • Personal, Family, and School Information
  • Short answer questions
  • One recommendation (sent electronically to the teacher(s) of your choice and your school guidance counselor or administrator)
  • Transcript
  • Writing Sample* (ELL program applicants only)

Upon submission of your application you will receive email confirmation from our office. In addition, regular updates will be sent to your email address of record and you may check your application status on the Parent Portal. Once all recommendations and transcripts have been submitted by your teachers and school administrators, your application will be considered by the Admissions team, and a decision will be issued within 10-14 days.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning in the late fall. Our most popular courses and programs begin to fill in February each year, and our admission process typically closes in late April or early May.

Upon acceptance, applicants will have 2 weeks to complete the enrollment process, at which point enrolled students may begin selecting courses and preparing for the summer.