Phillips Academy

From Andover Answers
Jump to: navigation, search

The "Phillips School" as it was first called, was open April 30, 1778 by Samuel Phillips. The present campus was built in 1865. In 1807 the "Class in Theology" became a separate institution, the Andover Theological Seminary.

In the 1940's Phillips Academy embarked on a mission to democratize education by offering scholarships to boys who would not otherwise be able to afford private school.


  • "An Illustrious Town-Andover". The New England Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 1886. p. 301+.
  • "Andover, Past and Present, with Some Recollection of My Time" by Henry Austin Kitteredge. New England Magazine, Vol. XXXIX, Number 5, January 1909. p. 579-593.
  • "America's Oldest Private School" Saturday Evening Post, September 27, 1947, page 32.
  • "Big Woman on Campus: Phillips First Headmistress relishes Challenge of a Campus in Flux," Boston Globe, October 5, 1994, p. 31,34.
  • "Ted Sizer reshaped Phillips, education," Andover Townsman, November 12, 2009.
  • "Phillips Academy's facilities guru heads to new challenge", The Andover Townsman, January 13, 2011.
  • "Phillips Academy Names John Palfrey Head of School," Andover Townsman, November 7, 2011, p. 6.
  • "Adams left a conservative mark on Phillips," Andover Townsman, June 27, 2013, p. 7.

--Glenda 10:19, February 16, 2008 (EST)--

Leslie 19:48, May 23, 2012 (EDT)

--Eleanor (talk) 14:56, 26 March 2015 (EDT)

back to Main Page