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Phillips Academy Andover boarding school

Address: 180 Main St, Andover, MA 01810, United States
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Description Phillips Academy Andover boarding school

  • Location: Andover, Massachusetts, USA
  • Founded: in 1778
  • Students age: 15-18 years
  • Total students: 1100 persons
  • Type of accommodation: residence
  • Educational programs: High School Diploma (senior classes)
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

Among the boarding schools in the US - prestigious, popular - Phillips Academy Andover school takes its well deserved place. Based on the results of SAT examinations, it is included in the top 20 institutions of the country (average score of students is 2076). It is allocated by the number of disciplines taught at the AP level (there are 30 of them), the number of sports electives (more than 30), the number of students (more than 1100 people) ... and, alas, the number of refusals for applicants is about 80%. The school is considered very prestigious, therefore it conducts strict selection among applicants. In addition, the date of the founding of Phillips Academy Andover - 1778 - gives her the right to be among the oldest American schools.

Among the priorities of the institution are not only the excellent quality of academic knowledge, but also the education of independent and responsible members of society, the disclosure of the multifaceted nature of each child, his talents and abilities, and the search for talents and abilities in all fields. The whole process of studying, despite the complexity and thoroughness, is conducted in a fairly free, friendly atmosphere - this can be felt by the participants of the summer camp, which is organized on the campus in the summer months (9-12 grades can take part).

Graduates of Phillips Academy Andover demonstrate excellent results in exams - according to statistics for the last 3 years, many students of the school have chosen the most prestigious universities for higher education:

  • Yale
  • University of Boston
  • Columbia University
  • Princeton, etc.

Among the graduates of the school are many well-known and successful personalities:

  • US Presidents George W. Bush and George W. Bush
  • Facebook co-founder Christopher Hughes
  • Frederic Lowe Omsted, designer of the Central Park (New York) and many others.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Phillips Academy Andover boarding school

Program name
from 59 850 $ / year

The program of senior classes for American and foreign students differs in the depth of the material studied, the diversity of the curriculum and the increased complexity. In total, the school has developed more than 300 courses and directions (30 of them can be taught at an in-depth level). Each student will be able to attend not only general, compulsory disciplines, but also to choose electives to their liking. The class sizes are small, up to 13 people each, the ratio of teachers to students is 1: 5.

The following directions are offered (educational blocks):

  • History and the humanities
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Modern foreign languages ​​(including Russian)
  • Natural Sciences
  • Art
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Theater and dance.

The cost of education includes accommodation at the hostel.

30.06.2020 -02.08.2020
from 950 $ / week


  • Age of students: 13-18 years (senior classes)
  • Dates of races: from June 26 to July 30
  • Duration of the race: 5 weeks
  • Intensity: 24 hours of lectures and 2 exams.

The summer academic educational course for SAT includes lessons in mathematics and literature, writing an extended essay and a careful examination of the structure and features of the SAT exam. Before the beginning of the studying, all students pass the introductory testing, which distributes them to groups according to age and the initial level of knowledge - this helps to intensify progress, to make the studying more effective. In the process of considering assignments typical for SAT, students will get acquainted with its structure and subtleties, typical mistakes and tricks, "traps" of examiners - this will reduce the emotional barrier and fear of the exam.

On the course, the test exams are surrendered twice, if desired, after the end of the program the student can pass the exam again.

All students get access to the Princeton Review Online Student Center platform: so they can improve and sharpen their skills online, practice writing the most difficult tasks.

This amount is not included and is paid separately:

  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Personal pocket expenses, additional events and excursions.
30.06.2020 -02.08.2020
from 12 350 $ / 5 weeks


  • Age of students: 13-18 years (senior classes)
  • Dates of races: from June 26 to July 30
  • Duration of the race: 5 weeks
  • Please note: for admission to this program the student must demonstrate a high level of English, fluent and competent oral speech.

A special summer course includes an intensive study of the English language, academic subjects at the student's choice, a variety of sports and creative events, fascinating excursions and master classes. This course will be a great help for those who are planning to study at an American school or college - on a summer course the children will quickly adapt to a new cultural and academic, language environment, acquire the experience of living on campus.

The following academic variants of the program are offered:

  • Wildlife (mathematics, marine biology).

Students will explore the underwater world, conduct a variety of scientific experiments and intensively study mathematics. The course is intended for enthusiastic biologists: students will determine the characteristics of different ecosystems, study anatomy and physiology, energy and nutritional cycles.

Special profile excursions are provided: a trip to the Boston Aquarium, a cruise to the ocean and whale watching.

  • The art of self-expression (English literature, film production, theater and drama)

Active development of personal creative talents, expression of oneself and one's vision, abilities. First, students analyze profile and fiction and begin to study dramatic skill: the skill of "telling stories" in theater, cinema and the visual arts. Subsequently, students will have the opportunity to work as an actor or director, critic, artist and even a choreographer: the participants in the programs shoot a small film and jointly stage the play.

Profile tours will allow you to get acquainted with the resources and funds of Boston museums, theaters, creative studios.

  • Special course "Bridge to English: the connection of the past with the present"

Students learn the history of New England and at the same time practice communicative skills, writing and listening skills (listening comprehension). In their free time, excursions to historical and cultural attractions, reading of fiction, poetry evenings, debates on historical topics and questions, discussions of different stages of American history are organized.

  • Special course "Revolution - time to change"

Historical and social study of various revolutions and coups d'état - the moments that changed the course of world history. The theory of revolution and the history of American revolutions is being studied, students visit historical monuments and memorial sites near Boston.

Additional courses (optional supplement the main programs):

  • In-depth study of written and spoken English
  • Preparation for The Princeton Review SSAT.

All participants of summer programs (regardless of the chosen specialization) have the right to attend useful seminars and consultations from career and educational specialists. Usually hour lectures are held after lunch (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday). The speakers are representatives and members of admission committees of the best American and world universities - the topics of the seminars can be the following:

  • Choosing the right university: Internet, special catalogs and reference books, study tours and Open Doors days, educational exhibitions, a meeting with the director and representatives
  • How to prepare for the introductory interview?
  • How to decide on the most priority university, choose the most important from the personal list?
  • Public work and volunteerism: useful points in personal matters
  • How to write a personal resume?
  • Correct writing of an extended essay
  • How to write a motivation letter correctly?
  • Academic profile: which subjects to choose and which points to orient
  • Features of admission for foreign students
  • Scholarships and financial aid, grants: how can you save on srudying at the university.

NB: note that the seminar program is paid separately.

In their free time, students are offered a variety of sports and creative electives, interesting events and exciting excursions:

  • Basketball
  • Outdoor games
  • Swimming
  • Dancing and choreography
  • Squash
  • Tennis (large and table)
  • Football
  • Athletics
  • Run
  • Cross Country
  • Tai chi
  • General Fitness
  • Frisbee
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Volleyball
  • Drive to Boston
  • Trip to Cambridge (USA)
  • Drive to Salem
  • Drive to Plymouth
  • Water walks and cruises
  • Shopping
  • Excursion to the Boston Aquarium
  • Travel to amusement parks
  • Cruise to the ocean and whale watching.

In addition, the Academy organizes several study tours to the campuses of the best universities:

  • Dartmouth
  • Amherst
  • Tufts University
  • Boston University
  • Yale
  • Boston College
  • MIT
  • Harvard
  • Brown university
  • Wellesley.

Special educational fairs are held: more than 100 universities and colleges represent themselves to schoolchildren from all over the world, give valuable advice on admission, answer all questions.

This amount is not included and is paid separately:

  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Personal pocket expenses, additional events and excursions.
30.06.2020 -02.08.2020
from 850 $ / week


  • Dates of races: from June 26 to July 30
  • Duration of the race: 5 weeks
  • Intensity: 18 hours weekly and 2 test exams.

The program is intended for students of grades 8-9 who plan to pass the SSAT exam. The curriculum includes lessons for improving oral and written English, all basic language skills. Students learn to solve algebraic, mathematical problems, study geometry, train to build logical thoughts and conclusions, expand vocabulary, learn to defend their point of view and give valuable arguments.

Before the beginning of the classes, all students undergo an introductory testing, which distributes them to the appropriate group according to age and level of knowledge.

This amount is not included and is paid separately:

  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Personal pocket expenses, additional events and excursions.

Accommodation, housing and food

There are comfortable and spacious residences (up to 42 people in each house) for children who have chosen accommodation at the guesthouse. Together with the children, teachers and educators live in the homes, which control order, cleanliness and discipline. About a third of the rooms are single rooms, the rest are designed for 2 people.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : art, Art technology, biology, chemistry, drama, English, history, History of art, maths, modern languages, music, musical art, philosophy, physics, psychology, sociology, The art of dance, theater, Theatrical art
Events list: Athletics, baseball, Cyclotourism, diving, fight, golf, lacrosse, softball, volleyball, water polo

Equipment Phillips Academy Andover boarding school

The general campus of Phillips Academy Andover reaches an area of ​​500 acres - there is everything that children can need for learning, entertainment, optional activities, sports and creativity. Students have free access to a huge library and video lab, the Center for the Development of Academic Skills and the Linguistic Center, the Science Center. There is its own Museum of Archeology, a large theater complex, studios for art classes, music. There is a health and sports center.

The sports infrastructure is perfectly adjusted also - the physical education of children is traditionally given much attention. 2 hockey fields and 2 dance studios, basketball, martial arts, a spacious pool and 2 special swimming pools for jumping into the water were prepared. Throughout the territory there are various indoor and outdoor sports grounds, 18 fields and tennis courts, 8 squash courts and even a boat station.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Tuition fee includes accommodation at the hostel. The price is not included and is paid separately:

  • Registration fee
  • Round trip tickets
  • Round trip
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal, pocket expenses
  • Additional activities, excursions and trips
  • Visa fees and services, consular fees, translation of documents.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 125 USD
  • Medical insurance 285 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

As mentioned, the Phillips Academy Andover is selective and puts forward serious and high requirements for applicants.

The average percentage of SSAT must be at least 94% (that is, the academic knowledge of the applicant should be better than that of 94% other students). TOEFL test for English is also required. If it turns out that your language level is not high enough, you will be offered to pass additional summer preparatory courses - they are held here on the campus of the school.

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Phillips Academy Andover boarding school reviews

Good afternoon! And with what ACT points do they take to school? In the 12th grade.
Good day, Andrey . This should be a 2 year program. Do not take to school for 1 year
Good afternoon! How to get into the summer school with preparation for TOEFL and SSAT ?. Tried to enter last year, but did not pass. Now I think that the best preparation for my son (16 years old) would be a summer school. If there is an opportunity write conditions of selection in a summer school and the price for 3-4 weeks. Thank you!
Natalia, good afternoon! Of course, we will be happy to help you with the selection of the school. Educational institutions sent you by mail to your request.

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- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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