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Phillips Exeter Academy

According to information for 2019, an average SAT score made up 1430
Address: 20 Main St, Exeter, NH 03833, USA
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Description Phillips Exeter Academy

  • Founded: in 1781
  • Location: Exeter, New Hampshire, USA
  • Students age: 14 Up to 18 years old
  • Total number of students: 1185 people (12% are foreign students, 80% of students choose boarding house)
  • Training programs: 9-12 grades (high school and university preparation)
  • Type of training: mixed
  • Residence type: Boarding house, there is a full-time form of training.

Phillips Exeter Academy (Phillips Exeter Academy) is one of the most famous and prestigious private boarding schools in the United States. It was founded in 1781 by the forces of merchant John Phillips (why it got its name) and his wife. Initially, only boys were studying here, but in 1970 all educational programs were open and for girls - the principle of mixed education the school still adheres to: the total number of students today reaches 1185 people.

One of the outstanding features of the Phillips Exeter Academy is the "Harkness table" technique. Here in the classrooms you will not find the usual single desks: all classes are held at a round table with a capacity of up to 12 people: the teachers conduct lessons as discussions, directing and orienting students, without interfering with their own opinions and expressing their own point of view. This method allows you to bring up real leaders - managers and top managers, politicians and national leaders, speakers, successful businessmen. Among the graduates of the Phillips Exeter Academy are a huge number of people today known to the whole world:

  • Abraham Lincoln;
  • Robert Todd;
  • Arthur Meier;
  • Mark Zuckerberg;
  • Paul Hlebnikov;
  • Arthur Schlesinger;
  • Dan Brown;
  • John Irving and many others.

Despite the highest level prestige and high-profile alumni names, the school is very welcoming to any capable and ambitious students, doing much to be modern, open and democratic.

Academic intensity of training, professionalism of teachers and successful pedagogical methods allow graduates of Phillips Exeter Academy to enter the best universities of the USA and the world, in Including the legendary universities of the Ivy League:

  • New York University;
  • Harvard College;
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
  • Dartmouth College;
  • Columbia University;
  • Tufts University;
  • University of Pennsylvania;
  • Yale University;
  • Brown University;
  • Princeton University.

The educational plan for 14-18 year old students focuses on quality, effective preparation for the chosen university, and free choice from a large number of subjects (more than 450 options, more than 19 fields of knowledge and sciences!) Allows to increase the chances of successful entry. The subjects are studied on several levels - from elementary to advanced, almost university: each student will be able to create the most effective course, based on own abilities and background data.

The school is a part of the international group G20 Schools, the organization Ten Schools Admissions Organization (the leading private preparatory schools). The Economist even put the Phillips Exeter Academy at the level with the British schools of Harrow and Eton, including them in the list of the most elite, best private schools in the UK and the US.

The school does not belong to the religious category - representatives of any faith and confession, nationality and origin, race and social level can study here. Strict uniform is also not accepted - enough formal, business-style clothing.

The training program provides a 6-day workweek (from Monday On Saturday).

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

Program name
from 28 780 $ / semester

Quick overview: international pupils of the senior classes have the task not only to finish the secondary education program - they are persistently preparing to enter the selected universities. As a rule, at this stage, students already clearly understand where and what specialty they will receive, so free choice of subjects becomes a bonus: you can pay all attention to the most priority areas and deepen knowledge of the most important sciences.

List of subjects available for study:

  • Statistics;
  • English Language and Literature;
  • Information Technology;
  • Physical Education and Sports;
  • Anthropology;
  • Psychology;
  • Economics;
  • Chemistry;
  • Music;
  • Algebra and the beginning of the analysis;
  • Human health and development, valeology;
  • Japanese;
  • Ancient Greek;
  • Theater and drama;
  • Biology;
  • Art;
  • German;
  • Latin language;
  • Environment;
  • Mathematics;
  • History;
  • Spanish;
  • Film production;
  • French;
  • Dancing;
  • Astronomy;
  • Physics;
  • Fundamentals of religion (theology).

In each class there are no more than 12 people, the ratio of teachers to students is 1: 5. More than 80% of teachers have degrees, constantly participate in international and national scientific, research projects.

The training program provides a 6-day work week (Monday to Saturday).

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Examination fee;
  • Educational deposit;
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional);
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional);
  • Air tickets;
  • Transfer;
  • Compulsory medical insurance;
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents;
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Accommodation, housing and food

There are 29 comfortable residences in Phillips Exeter Academy at all - more than 80% of the Academy students choose to stay at the boarding house. Each house includes 18-60 people: usually a student chooses one room for the entire training period and does not change it during the transition from class to class. The rooms can be decorated in their own taste, brought from the house memorabilia and interior items - each room is designed for only 1-2 people.

All the rooms of the residences are well furnished, equipped with necessary appliances: each student has a bedroom and a working place, shelves and wardrobes for storing things and clothes. In general, each residence has spacious, cozy living rooms for rest and games, a small kitchen and dining area, parking for bicycles.

Meals are organized according to the principle of a full board, three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) - there is a huge common dining room for this.

On weekends pupils often organize:

  • Late breakfasts and brunches;
  • Interesting entertaining events;
  • Competitions and tournaments between the houses.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Ancient Greek, art, Computers, economics, English, French, german language, Health & Fitness, history, Japanese, Latin language, music, Natural Sciences, physical Culture, Religious studies, Russian language, Spanish

Events Phillips Exeter Academy

For students in their free time, more than 100 clubs, sections and circles on interests are open - everyone can find a job for themselves, new like-minded people and friends, show their talents and abilities:

  • International Club;
  • Comedy Club;
  • Economics Club;
  • Astronomy Club;
  • Cooking;
  • Environmental Circle;
  • Charitable activities;
  • Music;
  • Poetic Circle;
  • Religious Circles;
  • Drama, theater and acting;
  • Dancing;
  • Painting;
  • Policy;
  • Health and beauty club;
  • Drawing;
  • Chess Club;
  • Broadcasting;
  • Publication of the school Magazine and newspaper.

Traditionally, much attention has been paid to sports: many students participate in school teams, which gives them the opportunity to qualify for a sports scholarship at the university in the future. Among the most popular sports and outdoor activities you can note the following:

  • Cross Country;
  • American Football;
  • Diving;
  • Volleyball;
  • Wrestling;
  • Running;
  • Track and field athletics;
  • Football (soccer);
  • Baseball;
  • Hockey;
  • Basketball;
  • Water polo;
  • Swimming;
  • Tennis (and ping pong);
  • Squash;
  • Field hockey;
  • Bicycle;
  • Softball;
  • Golf;
  • Lacrosse.


According to 2019 information, the average SAT score is 1,430, and the average ACT score is 33.

Equipment Phillips Exeter Academy

The school is located in a small cozy city of Exeter: this is the south of the State of New Hampshire. The campus is located within the city limits and occupies a vast territory of 250 hectares (619 acres).

National and international directories (for example, , The New York Times) have repeatedly noted that the equipment of the Phillips Exeter Academy is at the level with the best American universities and practically in no way inferior to them. For example, it is worth noting the huge library - it is the largest library in private schools around the world (over 160,000 books and publications)! The sports infrastructure, fields and equipment for active and quiet rest are well established:

  • Numerous indoor and outdoor playgrounds for team games;
  • Picnics;
  • Tennis courts and squash courts;
  • Own boat stations.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

List of services to pay additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Examination Boards;
  • Educational deposit;
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional);
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional);
  • Air tickets;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Compulsory health insurance;
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Visa fees and services, transfer and manager Document firing;
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Study materials 900 USD

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

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Phillips Exeter Academy reviews

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