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Andover Summer

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 should be liberating for both students and faculty members. Teaching and learning by choice, surrounded by peers of the highest caliber, results in the kind of inspiration that will last a lifetime.”

Beth Friedman Director of Summer Session and Outreach

With the upheaval of spring 2020 behind us, and having successfully wrapped up Andover's first-ever online summer program, we have now shifted our focus to begin planning for the summer of 2021.

Given the uncertainty that remains around the feasibility of travel and on-campus programming, and the reality that we live in an ever-changing world, we are planning to offer both our traditional on-campus Andover Summer programs, as well as concurrent online alternatives through our eSummer program.

We encourage students to begin an application for the program of their choice, knowing that should global circumstances change, they may make changes to their enrollment without penalty.

Explore this website for more comprehensive information on each type of program, so you can better select the one that works for you.


Still have questions? REGISTER HERE for an upcoming admissions webinar (next offering: December 10th, at 10am or 4pm EDT), view a recorded webinar from October 22, or email our office at summer@andover.edu

2021 Andover Summer on-campus programs:

  • ~June 28-August 1, 2021 (exact arrival and departure dates TBD)
  • 70+ academic courses and intensive Institutes from which students may select
  • Lower School Institute (rising 7-8 grade students), Upper School (rising 9-12 grade students) and English Language Learner programs available
  • Intensive residential experience, enabling students to build deep friendships with students from around the globe while safely living and learning together
  • On-campus athletics and student activity options to help balance work and play
  • College Counseling and SAT/ACT/SSAT Prep courses available
  • 24-7 access to campus clinicians through the Sykes Wellness Center

2021 eSummer at Phillips Academy

  • June 28-July 30, 2021
  • 20+ courses from which students may select 1, 2, or even 3 options
  • Primarily asynchronous learning offers students the ability to travel, work, and play in the summer, while still experiencing a Phillips Academy education
  • Personalized program with 1-on-1 support from master teachers
  • Mastery-based philosophy emphasizing skill development over grades
Outreach Programs

Andover has long served as a resource for students and as a partner to educators nationally and worldwide. These four programs take place on campus during summer at Andover.

"My eSummer experience has shown me how powerful it is to learn in an inclusive environment with caring instructors and a fellow group of students whose excitement and enthusiasm was infectious. I was able to work one on one with my instructors. I was actively encouraged to ask questions. I was challenged, encouraged and supported, all while feeling part of a larger community. Overall, the time I spent in the eSummer program was invaluable in helping me prepare for next year.
-Harry Merrill, eSummer at Phillips Academy 2020

People of Andover Summer

Meet the educators who bring Andover Summer to life.

Andrew Bedell

Dean Bedell has been part of the Summer faculty for the past twenty-one summers.

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Chris Capano

“I have the awesome job of overseeing the social scene on campus.”

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Emily Bedell

LSI Coordinator

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Michelle Musto

History Teacher

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Erik Huber

English Teacher

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Stephanie Curci

Department Chair. “We’re all constantly learning from one another, and the students keep teaching me how to teach them.”

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Mike Motherway

Robotics Teacher

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Victor Leos

(MS)2 Math Teacher

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Erin Peterson

English Teacher

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Mike Geiwitz

(MS)2 Physics Teacher

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Scenes From Summer

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