Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

High Schools United States
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  • 1 hour from Boston.
  • Nearest International Airport: PSM 

Why students ♥ Phillips Exeter Academy

At Phillips Exeter Academy, there are students from 47 different states and 37 countries. Therefore each student lives in a diverse environment offering a lot of opportunities with a rich curriculum and many different extracurricular activities (arts, sports, politics, etc.). This program allows students to develop a strong sense of human interaction, and of self-challenge. 

The school aims for academic excellence to make their students find their place in the world. 

There are some notable school alumni, such as Mark Zuckerberg (CEO and founder of Facebook) and Dan Brown (Bestseller author of the Da Vinci Code), that studied in this high school in the United States. 



ESL/Support Programs

  • College Counseling
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
  • Writing Center

Foreign Languages

  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Arabic



Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross-Country Running, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling, Aerobics, Alpine Skiing, Dance, Fencing, Figure Skating, Hiking, Martial Arts, Outdoor Education, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Snowboarding, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee


Clubs & Organizations


Amnesty International, Animal Rights Club, Asian Club, Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Classics Club, Community Service, Computer Club, Debate Club, Diversity Club, Dorm Proctors, Environmental Club, Fencing, Food Council, Foreign Language Clubs, Free Tibet, Habitat for Humanity, International Clubs, Jewish Student Org, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, Newspaper, Outing Club, Peer Counseling, Peer Tutoring, Photography, Quiz Bowl, Sailing Club, Sexualities Club, Student Activities, Student Government, Student Publications, Student Radio Station, Yearbook, Yoga, Young Democrats, Young Republicans


College Acceptance


Georgetown, Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University,

Housing and Dorms


The school offers on-campus housing in a welcoming environment. Teachers and their families also live on campus providing 24h care for the students. 

The dorm life at Phillips Exeter Academy is finding a new family made of friends who truly care, in a new home base from day one. Students leave the boarding school with friends for life after spending years in an inclusive community.

Host family

All host families are located within less than 1 hour from school campus.