Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter
, NH
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
1079
Students
80%
Boarding
Casual
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
22
Sports
1781
Year Founded

Description

Welcome to Phillips Exeter Academy, co-founded by John and Elizabeth Phillips in 1781, who believed every student should have access to the very best education — one that embraces the ideals of both goodness and knowledge.

Now a coeducational residential school with more than 1,000 high school students from the U.S. and 33 foreign countries, Exeter has a centuries-old tradition of academic excellence and a commitment to empowering Exonians to find their place in the world.

We are a community that celebrates curiosity and cultivates potential. With a student-to-teacher ratio of 5:1, more than 450 courses in 18 subject areas, and the opportunity to study on five continents, Exeter provides unparalleled opportunities for discovery and exploration, of both self and subject matter. Exeter has a longstanding commitment to making the academy accessible to qualified students, regardless of their ability to pay, providing 25 Million dollars in financial assistance each year.

Unique Characteristics

Exeter originated the Harkness philosophy of teaching where 12 students and a teacher engage on discussions around an oval Harkness Table. It’s a collaborative approach to problem solving and learning. 

Boarders live in the same dorm until they graduate, creating a smaller family within the community, generating house pride and deepening friendships across classes.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • Brown University
  • University of Chicago
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard
  • MIT
  • NYU

Academics

Trimesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
Summer Programs
Saturday Classes

Admissions

SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway

Student Body

1079
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Canada, United Kingdom, India.

Location

Address20 Main Street, Exeter, New Hampshire 03833
Nearby Airports

Boston Logan Airport

Manchester- Boston Regional Airport

Campus Size675 Acres

Contact Information

John Hutchins
Admissions Director
Bill Rawson
Head of School
603-777-3437
Phone