High School


Phillips Academy - Andover 菲利普斯學院 - 安多夫 (麻省 MA)


Phillips Academy, better known as Andover, is a coeducational independent boarding high school of 1,105 students, known for its extensive and rigorous academic program.

The school was founded by Samuel Phillips Jr. in 1778 as a Yale feeder school (Phillips’ uncle founded Phillips Exeter, and the two prep schools remain rivals), an account in Time Magazine in 1931 described the two schools as having "flourished", and that both schools were "twin giants of prep schools in size and in prestige" essentially feeder schools for Ivy League universities such as Harvard and Yale, according to Joseph Lieberman.

Nowadays, Phillips Academy Andover (also known as Phillips Andover, Andover, Phillips Academy, or PA) is a school for boarding and day students in grades 9–12, along with a post-graduate (PG) year. The school is located in Andover, Massachusetts, United States, 25 miles north of Boston, with its classic New England atmosphere, in scenery and spirit, Andover is a town that will forever hold a special place in its residents’ hearts. This charming community blends the best features. 

Phillips Academy Andover houses one of the world's most important collections of American art in its Addison Gallery.

The Basics
Setting Suburban
School Type Independent Co-ed, Boarding, Non-denominational
Tuition Boarding ~$48,000/year, Day Students~$37,000/year
Housing Dorm
Transfer Records Prestigious Universities
Current Weather http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Andover+MA+USMA0010:1:US
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/phillipsacademy
Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN8EqFc8i84
Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_Academy_Andover
School Website http://www.andover.edu/About/Pages/default.aspx
General Information
State Massachusetts (MA)
Location Andove
Nearest City 32 mins to Boston downtown
Campus Size 500 acres
Year Founded 1778
Level Offered Grade 9 to 12
Enrollment ~1140
International 7%
Student-to-Teacher 5:1 (Class size~13)

Academic Programs:

The academic program fosters excellence in all disciplines within the liberal arts tradition. Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge and thinking critically, creatively and independently.

Andover's art department courses involve students in the creative process and help them explore the relationship between seeing and thinking. Students enjoy the unique resources of the school's Addison Gallery of American Art, an acclaimed museum with 12,000 works, including significant pieces by Copley, Revere, Eakins, Homer, Whistler, Watkins, Muybridge, Prendergast, Hopper, O'Keeffe, Calder, Evans and LeWitt.

Popular subjects include Art, English, History & Social Science, Mathematics, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy & Religious, Physical Education , Psychology, World Languages, Theatre & Dance

Student government, clubs  and activities : 

The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives. The academy is committed to establishing a community that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to understand and respect one another and to be sensitive to differences of gender, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. In its programs the school seeks to promote a balance of leadership, cooperation and service, together with a deeper awareness of the global community and the natural world. 


Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, Wrestling. 

Extracurricular Activities:

Phillips Academy, a co-educational, non-profit, residential secondary school, seeks students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. The school's residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social and intellectual development.

Activities include Academy Review, ADAAC, Af-Lat-Am, AIR (Andover International Review), Amateur Radio Club (W1SW), Amnesty International, Andover Ambassadors Club, Andover Cycling, Andover Korean Society, Andover Latin Society, Andover Republican Club, Andover Review, Andover-Japanese Connection, Anthropology Club, Art Club, Asian Pages, Asian Society, Astronomy, Azure A Cappella, Backtracks, BBQ Club, Blue Key Society, Business Club, Carolina Club, Catholic Student Fellowship,

and more ... Chapel Council, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Chinese Student Association, Dance Club, Diplomacy and Stategy, Earth Friends, Eco-Action Group, Environmental Conservation Society, F.O.C.U.S., Fencing Club, Film Society, Frontline, Gay/Straight Alliance, German Club, Gospel Choir, Handbell Choir, Hellenic Society, Hindu Student Union, In The Beginning, In The Mix, Indo-Pak Society, Inter-Faith Student Group, International Club, International Events, Jewish Student Union, Junior State of America, Korean Society, Math Club, Meditation Club, Mesa Espanola, Model U.N., Muslim Student Union, MVAA, Native American Cultural Club, Oxfam, P. A. Medical Society, P. A. Political Society, Phillipian, Philomathean Society, Philosophy Club, PHIT (Physical Health Information), Players Club, Pot Pourri, Press Club, Quiz Bowl, Russian Club, S.M.A.C.K., SARC, Skate Club, Soapbox, Society for the Study of Political Ideologies (SSPI), Socitas Classica, Spanish Club, SPARC, Table Tennis Club, The Blue Buzz, The Courant, The Film Society, W.O.R.L.D., Women’s Forum, WPAA.