Fall 2020 Opening of School Information for Phillips Academy Families

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On-Campus Programs

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

LOWER SCHOOL INSTITUTE

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

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.

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)