Students: 1100 | Faculty: 217 | Grades: 9-12 | Gender: Coed
The prestigious Phillips Academy is an independent preparatory school in Andover, Massachusetts. Founded in 1778 as an all-boys school by Samuel Phillips Jr., Phillips Academy became coeducational in 1973 upon its merger with Abbot Academy, an all-girls school.
Phillips has an acceptance rate of just 13%, admitting boarding and day students in grades 9-12. The students, in average class sizes of 13, are treated to a rigorous curriculum, focused on college success.
In addition to academics, all students are required to participate in some form of athletics, and the school offers over 50 sports and fitness related classes.
There are over 100 student-run clubs, the largest being the Phillips Academy Model UN.
Notable alumni include former American presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, publisher and founder of Jane magazine, Jane Pratt, and Facebook co-founder, Chris Hughes.
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