Phillips Academy

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Phillips Academy (also known as PA, Phillips Academy Andover, or simply Andover) is a co-educational university-preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9–12, along with a post-graduate year. The school is in Andover, Massachusetts, United States, 25 miles north of Boston. Phillips Academy has 1,131 students,[7] and is highly selective, accepting 9% for the 2022–2023 school year.[8] It is part of the Eight Schools Association and the Ten Schools Admissions Organization.

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Phillips Academy
Academia Phillipiana[1]
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Address
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180 Main Street

,
Massachusetts
01810

United States
Coordinates42°38′50″N 71°07′54″W
Information
School type
Motto
  • Latin: Non Sibi ("Not for Self")
  • Latin: Finis Origine Pendet ("The End Depends Upon the Beginning")
  • Youth From Every Quarter
  • Knowledge and Goodness
Established
FounderSamuel Phillips Jr.
CEEB code220030
NCES School ID00603199
PresidentAmy Falls
Head of SchoolRaynard S. Kington[2]
Teaching staff213.6 (2017–18)[3]
Grades912,[3] PG
GenderCoeducational
Enrollment1,131 (2017-18)[3]
  Grade 9228
  Grade 10300
  Grade 11284
  Grade 12319
  Boarding Students848
  Day Students282
Student to teacher ratio5.3:1 (2017–18)[3]
Campus size706 acres (3 km2)
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)
  •   Navy
  •   White
Athletics conference
MascotGunga, the gorilla
Team nameBig Blue
RivalPhillips Exeter Academy
Accreditation
NewspaperThe Phillipian
YearbookPot Pourri
EndowmentIncrease US $1.65 billion (June 2023)
Budget$138 million (2019)[4]
Tuition$69,600 (boarding)[5]
$53,950 (day)[5]
Affiliations
Former pupilsOld Phillipians
Websiteandover.edu
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Founded in 1778, Andover is one of the oldest incorporated secondary schools in the United States. It has educated a long list of notable alumni through its history, including American presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, foreign heads of state, numerous members of Congress, five Nobel laureates and six Medal of Honor recipients.[9]

It became coeducational in 1973, the year in which it merged with its neighbor girls' school Abbot Academy.[10]

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