On-Campus Programs

Our Andover Summer programs are full and longer accepting new enrollments. Please check back in October for information about Andover Summer 2022!

Established in 1942, Phillips Academy's Summer Session in Andover, Massachusetts, is the premier summer academic enrichment program in the country helping students from across the United States and around the world to achieve their educational goals. For five weeks, students with ambitious academic goals prepare for the rigors of the best colleges and the challenge of leading and serving in this complex world. Through an extensive array of both innovative and traditional courses, Andover Summer brings together more than 600 students from all parts of the world for the experience of a lifetime.

Summer 2021 is ON!

We are committed to bringing students to join us on campus, assuming local, state and national conditions continue to enable us to safely do so. There will be, however, adjustments to our typical program - we cannot simply pretend that covid-19 does not exist. To ensure student safety and wellbeing, our on-campus program will be altered this summer, applying the best practices from our academic year, including:

  • Required evidence of a negative covid test (administered no more than 72 hours prior to arrival) to be submitted prior to registration, followed by completion of daily self-screenings and consistent participation in on-campus testing protocols every 3-4 days.
  • A 10-day in-dorm quarantine period, during which time meals will be delivered to students' rooms. During the quarantine period, students participate in remote classes and orientation activities, and will be allowed to leave their rooms following campus masking and distancing guidelines, for supervised outdoor activities and free time.
  • 100% adherence to campus screening and testing schedule, as well as masking and distancing guidelines, along with other covid safety precautions such as sanitizing upon entering any dorm or classroom space, wiping down surfaces upon departure, following marked directional signs, etc.
  • Remaining on-campus throughout the five week program. Unfortunately, students will not be able to leave campus for any reason, including to walk to downtown Andover, participate in field trips, or visit family members. We are striving to create a safe campus bubble, which requires students commit not to breaking those bounds.
  • Every boarding student must have in place a 24-hour evacuation plan, to be activated in the case that the student tests positive to covid-19. Students cannot remain on campus for more than 24 hours after testing positive, so must have a trusted adult (parent, guardian, or emergency contact) who could come to campus within 1 day to safely evacuate them.
  • Day Students will have a slightly altered experience due to their residential peers' quarantine and bounding to campus. FAQs on the plan for local, non-boarding students can be found here.

Summer at Andover is a fun, educational, and life-changing experience.

LOWER SCHOOL INSTITUTE (5 weeks, boarding & day)

Appropriate for students entering seventh and eighth grades or ages ~12-13. LSI students engage in five-week programs that integrate multiple subjects under the umbrella of a single theme. All LSI students attend multiple off-site field trips, live in gender-specific dormitories, and attend afternoon and weekend activities coordinated together. Students may enroll in LSI as day students.

UPPER SCHOOL (5 weeks, boarding & day)

Appropriate for students entering ninth through 12th grades or ages ~14-17. In a traditional summer, Upper School students may select their course of study from over 60 possible options, though in response to public health guidance, this may shift for the summer of 2021 to more limited choices in order to maintain smaller and more consistent cohorts of students.

NEW! ANDOVER ADVANTAGE (2 weeks, day only)

Offering brief (2-week) courses open to local day students, the Andover ADVANTAGE program gives students the opportunity to brush up on academics in preparation for the start of the 2021-22 school year.

2019 on-campus programming at a glance
  • 566 Boarding Students, 52 Day Students, 153 LSI Students
  • 37 States & 44 Countries Represented
  • 55 Upper School Offerings
  • 8 Lower School Offerings
  • 5 Optional Courses, 13 Afternoon Activities
  • Comprehensive College Counseling Program
  • Princeton Review Program (ACT, SAT & SSAT Prep)