Then, Now, Next

Looking Back, Moving Forward

The academic year 2023-2024 is a yearlong celebration to mark 50 years of Abbot Academy and Phillips Academy becoming a singular institution. Recognizing the historic and current importance of Abbot, Andover will offer a series of events, programs, discussions, and celebratory materials.

Through The Years

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Studying in the Garver Room, Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, 1974. Photograph by Richard Graber.

Share Your Reflections

Send us 50 words for 50 years. We're looking to capture diverse and myriad experiences from the community after the Academy went coeducational. Email us with your reflection.

The Girls of Abbot: A film written, produced, and directed by Charles Stuart '62.


As an association committee of the Alumni Council, Abbot@Andover celebrates and facilitates interaction among Abbot Alumnae and perpetuates Abbot's spirit within the Andover Community. Committee Objectives: IDENTIFY Academy Commitment. ENHANCE Communication. INSPIRE Connectivity.

Read the committee's latest newsletter.

In 1973, Abbot Academy (a school for girls) and Phillips Academy (for boys) merged to form a coeducational school. The Abbot Academy Fund was founded at that time to honor the legacy of the girls’ school.

Browse the Archives

Learn more about the history of Abbot and Andover by visiting the Phillips Academy Archives & Special Collections website, which includes the Abbot Academy Digital Collections, and the Abbot Academy collection, 1812-2014 (bulk: 1915-1973).

Women Celebrated

Andover is committed to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of women graduates. View a list of alumnae who have received various honors.

    Upcoming Events

    Stay tuned throughout the year for event announcements and opportunities to celebrate this milestone.

    The McNemars and the Sizers at the banquet celebrating ten years of coeducation, 1984.