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Phillips Academy
Non Sibi
(Not for One's Self)
Finis Origine Pendet
(The End Depends Upon the Beginning)
Location
Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Information
Head of school Barbara Landis-Chase
Enrollment

1,102 total
802 boarding
300 day Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Phillips Academy Seal File links The following pages link to this file: Phillips Academy ... This article is about the Massachusetts town. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

Faculty 217
Average class size 13 students
Student:teacher ratio 5:1
Average SAT scores (2005) 697 verbal
691 math
Type Independent, Boarding
Campus Suburban, 500 acres (2 km²)
Athletics 30 sports
Mascot Gunga the Gorilla
Color(s) Blue and White
Established 1778
Homepage

Phillips Academy (also known as Phillips Andover or P.A. or simply Andover) is a co-educational University preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12. The school is located in Andover, Massachusetts, 25 miles north of Boston. A boarding school is a usually fee-charging school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... This article is about the unit of measurement. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... This article is about the Massachusetts town. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Boston redirects here. ...


Phillips Academy is the oldest continuously running incorporated boarding school in the United States, established in 1778 by Samuel Phillips, Jr. Phillips' uncle founded Phillips Exeter Academy three years later, starting a rivalry that has continued through the centuries.[1] Phillips Academy's endowment stood around $787 million in January, 2008, the third-highest of any American secondary school.[2] The founder of Phillips Andover Academy, his uncle was Dr. John Phillips who founded Phillips Exeter Academy. ... , Phillips Exeter Academy (most commonly called Exeter, Phillips Exeter or PEA) is a co-educational independent boarding school for grades 9–12, located on 619 acres in Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S., fifty miles north of Boston [1]. In over two centuries of its existence, Phillips Exeter Academy has played...


The academy traditionally educated its students for Yale (and to a lesser extent, Harvard and Amherst),[3] but students now matriculate to a wide range of colleges and universities. In recent years, Andover has sent the largest number of its students to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton University and other top-tier colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. [4] Among other notable alumni, Andover has educated two American Presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, Law and Order creator Dick Wolf, four Medal of Honor recipients, inventor Samuel Morse, and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.. The Phillipian, the school's student-run newspaper, is one of the oldest secondary school newspaper in the US. Likewise, the Philomathean Society is also one of the earliest high school debate society in the nation, established in 1825. YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is an environment for machine learning experiments and data mining. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Amherst College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is an environment for machine learning experiments and data mining. ... Stanford may refer: Stanford University Places: Stanford, Kentucky Stanford, California, home of Stanford University Stanford Shopping Center Stanford, New York, town in Dutchess County. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... The following is a list of famous past students of Phillips Academy and/or Abbot Academy (Phillips coeducated in 1973 by merging with its sister school). ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Richard Anthony Wolf, (born December 20, 1946, New York City), is one of American televisions most respected drama series creators and is an Emmy Award-winning producer, specializing in crime dramas. ... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ... Portrait of Samuel F. B. Morse by Mathew Brady, between 1855 and 1865 Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor, and painter of portraits and historic scenes; he is most famous for inventing the electric telegraph and Morse code. ... Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ...


The school's grading system, on a scale of zero to six, is rather unusual. The office of the dean of studies claims that there is no formal equivalent between the zero to six system and a conventional letter grade system. However, a six is considered outstanding and is (ideally) rarely awarded, a five is the lowest honors grade, and a two is the lowest passing grade.

Contents

History

Phillips Academy was founded during the American Revolution as an all-boys school in 1778 by Samuel Phillips, Jr., a member of the important revolutionary war family, the Phillips. The great seal of the school was designed by Paul Revere. George Washington spoke at the school in its first year and was so impressed that he recommended that his nephews go there, and they did. John Hancock, the famous signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, signed the school's articles of incorporation. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... The founder of Phillips Andover Academy, his uncle was Dr. John Phillips who founded Phillips Exeter Academy. ... For the song by the Beastie Boys, see Paul Revere (song). ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... John Hancock (January 23 [O.S. January 12] 1737– October 8, 1793) was President of the Second Continental Congress and of the Congress of the Confederation, the first Governor of Massachusetts, and the first person to sign the United States Declaration of Independence. ... A declaration of independence is an assertion of the independence of an aspiring state or states. ...


Phillips Academy's traditional rival is Phillips Exeter Academy, established three years later in Exeter, New Hampshire by Samuel Phillips' uncle, Dr. John Phillips. The football teams have met nearly every year since 1878, making it one of the oldest high school rivalries in the country. , Phillips Exeter Academy (most commonly called Exeter, Phillips Exeter or PEA) is a co-educational independent boarding school for grades 9–12, located on 619 acres in Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S., fifty miles north of Boston [1]. In over two centuries of its existence, Phillips Exeter Academy has played... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1638  - Board of Selectmen Paul Binette, Chairman Robert Eastman Joe Pace William Campbell Lionel Ingram Area    - Town 51. ... The top prep schools in the US both bear his name: Phillips Exeter Academy and Phillips Andover Academy, the former founded by him in 1781 and the latter founded by his nephew Samuel Phillips Jr. ... See also: 1877 in sports, other events of 1878, 1879 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball Harry Wright leads Boston to another pennant, once again with brother George Wright at shortstop and Andy Leonard in the outfield --six in seven years for them all, and the... A list of long-standing High School Football Rivalries: Categories: | | | ...


Portions of Andover's campus were laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park and himself a graduate of the school. It is dominated by neo-Georgian architecture and centered around the several-acre Great Lawn. Campus structures include the Memorial Bell Tower, which recently underwent a $5 million renovation[4], Samuel Phillips Hall, Bulfinch Hall, and Pearson Hall. {{Infobox Person | name = | image = FLOlmstead. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... A Georgian house in Salisbury For the unrelated architecture of the country Georgia, see Architecture of Georgia (country). ... This article is about the unit of measurement. ...


Paul Revere incorporated bees, a beehive, and the sun into his design of the school's seal. The school's primary motto, Non Sibi, located in the sun, means "not for oneself". The school's second motto, Finis Origine Pendet, meaning "the end depends upon the beginning," is scrolled across the bottom of the seal. Phillips Academy was chartered to educate "qualified youth from every quarter." For the song by the Beastie Boys, see Paul Revere (song). ...


Phillips Academy offers a broad curriculum and extracurricular activities that include music ensembles, 30 competitive sports, a campus newspaper, a radio station, and a debate club. The academy raised $208 million through "Campaign Andover," which brought its endowment to around $550 million in 2004.[5]


In 1973, Phillips Academy merged with neighboring Abbot Academy, which was founded in 1829 as the first school for girls in New England and named for Sarah Abbot. Phillips Academy (also known as Andover, Phillips Andover, or simply PA) is a coed high school for boarding and day students grades 9-12 located in Andover, Massachusetts, near Boston. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ...


Phillips Academy attained need-blind admissions in 2007.


In 2007, Phillips Academy matriculated 81% of its admitted students, a higher rate than any other ESA school, including Exeter.


Facilities

Academic facilities

Samuel Phillips Hall

Bulfinch Hall was designed by a student of architect Charles Bulfinch and built in 1819. It is now the English Department building. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 370 KB) Summary Took this photo of Samuel Phillips Hall at Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, MA in August of 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 370 KB) Summary Took this photo of Samuel Phillips Hall at Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, MA in August of 2005. ... The Massachusetts State House, designed by Charles Bulfinch and completed in 1798. ...


The Gelb Science Center, named after wealthy alumnus Richard Gelb, opened for classes in January 2004. The center contains twenty laboratories, classrooms, seminar rooms, instrument rooms, preparatory areas, study-session spaces, and a rooftop astronomical observatory; it is the newest building on campus, having replaced the older Evans Hall which was built in 1963 and demolished following the completion of Gelb. [6]


Graham House is used by both the school's Psychology Department and the school's psychological counselors.


Morse Hall is home to the Math Department, student publications, CAMD (Community and Multicultural Development), and WPAA — a student run radio station. Morse Hall is named after Samuel Morse, who graduated from Phillips Academy in 1805 and later invented the telegraph and Morse code. WPAA is a radio station, broadcasting from the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. ... Portrait of Samuel F. B. Morse by Mathew Brady, between 1855 and 1865 Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor, and painter of portraits and historic scenes; he is most famous for inventing the electric telegraph and Morse code. ... 1922 Chart of the Morse Code Letters and Numerals Morse code is a method for transmitting telegraphic information, using standardized sequences of short and long elements to represent the letters, numerals, punctuation and special characters of a message. ...


Oliver Wendell Holmes Library (OWHL) takes its namesake from the poet Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., an 1825 graduate of Phillips Academy. The library houses 140,000 books, the Phillips Academy Computer Center (PACC), a video library, and subscriptions to roughly 250 periodicals in print, and access to many thousands of titles electronically. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ...


Samuel Phillips Hall was built in 1924 and named after the founder of the school. This building houses the World Languages Department and the History and Social Sciences Department, as well as the "Language Learning Center," a computer lab with video, audio, and programs designed to supplement classroom work in language classes.


Pearson Hall, one of the oldest structures on campus, is the classics building. The only subjects with classes that meet in Pearson are Latin, Greek, Greek literature, mythology, and etymology. It was named after the school's first headmaster, Eliphalet Pearson. The Board of Trustees recently announced that Pearson might turn into a Community Center, but the plan has since been put on hold due to a strong response from students, faculty, and alumni.


Student Life Facilities

Cochran Chapel is a neo-Georgian church located on the north side of campus, and is the center of religious life on campus for students and faculty. It is also home to the Department of Religion and Philosophy, and to the Community Service Program. The Chapel hosts many concerts, lectures and gatherings throughout the year, and a weekly All School Meeting is held here on Wednesdays.


Commons is the school's dining hall. It has four large dining rooms along with three smaller rooms, which may be utilized by classes or speakers for eating in a more personal environment. Students are often intensely loyal to specific dining rooms--lower left, lower right, upper left, and upper right. Commons also houses the Ryley Room, a grill-style student hangout, in the basement of Commons. Both Commons and the Ryley Room are currently under renovation, scheduled for completion in early 2009. The temporary dining facility, Uncommons, is located inside the Sumner Smith Hockey Rink. One concern during the decision to renovate Commons was the issue of the original staircases throughout the building. Worn down from generations of students over the years, these "indented" stairs carried significant sentimental value for both current students and alumni. As a result, the original stairs will remain a permanent fixture in the new Commons.


George Washington Hall was built in 1926. The building serves numerous functions, including an administration building (Head of School's office, among others), a post-office (the student's mail room), and the school's arts complex (with the Elson Art Center, the Polk-Lillard Electronic Imaging and Audio-Visual Center, and both the Tang and Steinbach theaters).


Graves Hall is the music building, with classrooms, a concert hall, a record library, and practice studios.


The Log Cabin is located in the 125-acre (0.51 km²) forest on the northeastern edge of campus and serves as a place for student groups to hold meetings as well as sleep-overs.


Residential facilities

In addition to the above mentioned facilities, the school also includes a number of dormitories to serve the roughly 800 students that board. These buildings range in size from housing as few as four to as many as 40 students. Two notable dorms are America House, where the patriotic hymn America was penned[7], and Stowe House, where American writer Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of Uncle Tom's Cabin) lived while her husband taught at the Andover Theological Seminary[7]. Stowe is also buried on campus in a cemetery behind Samuel Phillips Hall[8]. A patriotic song is a song that demonstrates love for ones country. ... My Country, Tis of Thee (also known as America) is an American patriotic song, sung to the tune of God Save the Queen, the British national anthem and royal anthem of British Commonwealth countries. ... Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American author and abolitionist, whose novel Uncle Toms Cabin (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential, even in Britain. ... Uncle Toms Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly, is American author Harriet Beecher Stowes fictional anti-slavery novel. ... Andover Theological Seminary, now part of Andover Newton Theological School, is the oldest graduate school of theology in the United States. ...


Museums at Phillips Academy

Winslow Homer's Eight Bells, part of the Addison Gallery's Permanent Collection
Winslow Homer's Eight Bells, part of the Addison Gallery's Permanent Collection

The Addison Gallery of American Art is an art museum given to the school by alumnus Thomas Cochran. It is widely considered one of the finest small museums in America and its last two directors have gone on to direct the Yale University Art Gallery and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Its permanent collection includes Winslow Homer's "Eight Bells," along with work by John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, Thomas Eakins, James McNeill Whistler, Frederic Remington, George Bellows, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Frank Stella and Andrew Wyeth. It was one of the first museums in America to seriously collect photography, and took an early and prescient interest in artists such as Carleton Watkins and Margaret Bourke-White, with the result that its photography collection is equal to some of the largest museums in America. Another strength is in decorative arts, with silver and furniture dating back to pre-colonial America, and a fine collection of colonial model ships. A rotating schedule of exhibitions, including current ones of William Wegman and Southworth and Hawes, is open to students and the public alike. Image File history File linksMetadata Eight_bells. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Eight_bells. ... The Yale University Art Gallery is located at 1111 Chapel Street in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Night view of Whitney Museum of American Art The Whitney Museum of American Art is an art gallery and museum in New York City founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. ... Winslow Homer Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an North American landscape painter and printmaker, most famous for his marine subjects. ... Portrait of Copley by Gilbert Stuart. ... Self Portrait of Benjamin West, ca. ... Self portrait (1902), National Academy of Design, New York. ... Self portrait (1872) James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based painter and etcher. ... Frederic Remington (October 4, 1861 - December 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the American West. ... George Bellows George Wesley Bellows (August 19, 1882 - January 8, 1925) was an American painter, known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City. ... Nighthawks. ... Georgia Tottoeanocomita OKeeffe (November 15, 1887—March 6, 1986) was an American artist. ... Controversy swirls over the alleged sale of No. ... Frank Stella La scienza della pigrizia (The Science of Laziness) 1984, oil, enamel and alkyd paint on canvas, etched magnesium, aluminum and fiberglass, National Gallery of Art Washington DC Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker. ... Andrew Newell Wyeth (born July 12, 1917) is an American realist painter, one of the best-known of the 20th century and sometimes referred to as the Painter of the People due to his popularity with the American public. ... Carleton E. Watkins - 19th Century California Photographer He became famous for his series of photographs and historic stereoviews of Yosemite Valley in the 1860s, and also created a variety images of California and Oregon in the 1870s and later. ... Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) USPS stamp depicting LIFE magazine cover bearing Fort Peck Dam photograph Margaret Bourke-White (IPA: [1][2], June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and photojournalist. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... For the UK band, see Furniture (band). ... Blue Period with Banjo, Polaroid ER print by William Wegman, 1980 William Wegmans Dressup Batty William Wegman (b. ... Southworth & Hawes was an early photographic firm in Boston, 1843-1863. ...


The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archeology was founded in 1901 and is now "one of the nation's major repositories of Native American archaeological collections." The collection includes materials from the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Mexico and the Arctic, and range from Paleo Indian (10,000+ years ago) to the present day. Since the early 1990s, the museum has been at the forefront of compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. It currently serves as an educational museum for the students of Phillips Academy, but is also accessible to researchers, public schools and visitors by appointment.


Athletics

History of Athletics at Andover

Athletic competition has long been a part of Phillips Academy tradition. As early as 1805, football was being played on school grounds, according to a letter that Henry Pearson wrote his father, Eliphalet Pearson in 1805, saying, “I cannot write a long letter as I am very tired after having played at football all this afternoon.” [9] The first ever interscholastic football game between high schools was in 1875, when Phillips Academy played against Adams Academy. [10] One of the oldest schoolboy rivalries in American football is the Andover/Exeter competition, started in 1878. That year, the first Andover/Exeter baseball game took place, and the first edition of The Phillipian was published. [11] Eliphalet Pearson U.S. educator; 1st principal of Phillips Academy 1778-1786; acting president of Harvard 1804-1806. ... This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy certain standards for completeness. ...


Current Athletics

Today, Phillips Academy is an athletic powerhouse among New England schools. Since the Constitution of the Phillips Academy Athletic Association was drawn up in 1903 with the objective of “Athletics for All”[12], Andover has established twenty-nine different interscholastic programs, and forty-four intramural or instructional programs, including fencing, tai-chi, figure skating, and yoga. [5]. Andover Athletes have been successful in winning over 110 New England Championships in these different sports over the last three decades alone [6], and have even had the chance to compete abroad, in such competitions as the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley, England for crew [7]. As a way to encourage all students to try new things and stay healthy, all students are required to have an athletic commitment every term. A range of instructional sports are available for those who wish to try new things, and for those already established in a sport, each team has at least a varsity and junior varsity squad. The New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) was founded in 1942 as an organization of athletic directors from preparatory schools in New England. ... A race taking place at Henley Regatta 2004 Henley Royal Regatta is a rowing event held every year on the river Thames by the town of Henley-on-Thames, England. ... , Henley-on-Thames is a town on the north side of the River Thames in south Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and north-east from Reading, 10 miles upstream and west from Maidenhead. ...


Andover Athletic Offerings

[8][9]

Fall Athletic Offerings

  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Girls’ Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Boys' Water Polo
  • Crew (Instructional)
  • Dance
  • FIT (Fundamentals in Training)
  • Pilates
  • Search & Rescue
  • Squash (Instructional)
  • Fencing (Instructional)
  • Skating (Instructional)
  • SLAM
  • Social Dance
  • Swimming (Instructional)
  • Tennis (Instructional)
  • Volleyball (Instructional)
  • Soccer (Intramural)
  • Yoga

Winter Interscholastic Sports

  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Squash
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Indoor Track
  • Wrestling
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Dance
  • FIT (Fundamentals in Training)
  • Search & Rescue
  • Squash (Intramural)
  • Hockey (Intramural)
  • Recreational Cross-Country Skiing
  • Basketball (Intramural)
  • Yoga

Spring Interscholastic Sports

  • Track
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Crew
  • Cycling
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Girls’ Water Polo
  • Boys’ Volleyball
  • Dance
  • Fencing (Instructional)
  • FIT (Fundamentals in Training)
  • Pilates
  • Search & Rescue
  • Squash (Instructional)
  • Swimming (Instructional)
  • Tai Chi Ch’uan
  • Tennis (Intramural)
  • Yoga
  • Ultimate (Intramural)

Table of Recent New England Championship Titles, By Sport

Sport Championship Year
Cross Country-B 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006
Cross Country-G 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007
Field Hockey 1993
Football 1995, 1997, 1999
Soccer-G 1993, 1999, 2007
Soccer-B 1981, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
Volleyball-G 1993, 2003, 2006
Swimming-G 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Swimming-B 2007
Basketball-G 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000
Indoor Track-G 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Indoor Track-B 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995
Baseball 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2007
Crew-B 1989, 2003, 2007
Crew-G 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006
Lacrosse-G 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003
Softball 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001
Ultimate 2006
Boys' Volleyball 2007
Outdoor Track & Field-G 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001
Outdoor Track & Field-B 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Water Polo-G 1997

[13]


Summer Session

Andover Summer Session is a five week summer program run by the academy for students entering grades 8-12. Each year, over five hundred students attend from many states and countries. It offers many courses in subjects such as English, foreign language, science, history, and more. Tuition for this summer program is $5,800, however financial aid is available on a limited basis. Younger students, or those entering grades 7-9, have the option of three classes while older students have a wide selection. 50% of the teachers who teach at Summer Session are Andover faculty, exposing students to the academic rigor of the school.


Students must also choose from the many afternoon activities such as badminton, soccer, swimming, tennis, and more.


References

  1. ^ The Governor's Academy (formerly Governor Dummer Academy), alma mater of Samuel Philips Jr., was founded in 1763, but was not given a state charter until after 1778.
  2. ^ The two secondary schools with higher endowments are: Phillips Exeter ($1.0 billion; see [1]), and Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii ($6.8 billion; see[2]).
  3. ^ The pattern of strongly favoring Yale began in the 1840s and continued through the 1940s. For example, in the following years, when the senior class numbered around forty, Andover graduates matriculated as follows: 1858 - 20 to Yale, 10 to Williams; 1863 - 21 to Yale, 8 to Brown, 5 to Harvard; 1868 - 25 to Yale, 12 to Amherst, 12 to Harvard. The height of matriculation to Yale was 1937, when one freshman in ten at Yale was an Andover alumnus. In that year, 74% of the class matriculated at Yale, Harvard or Princeton. By 1957, only 47% matriculated at those institutions. Amherst consistently ranked third after Yale and Harvard for many years in this period, but declined after the 1940s when the school sought to admit more public school graduates. In 1950, for the first time in over a century, more graduates were admitted to Harvard than Yale (64 and 46, respectively)(See Youth From Every Quarter: A Bicentennial History of Phillips Academy, Andover, by Frederick S. Allis, Jr. (University Press of New England, 1978)).
  4. ^ Phillips Academy, Memorial Bell Tower Renovated
  5. ^ Phillips Academy raises $208.9 Million
  6. ^ Phillips Academy Andover, New Gelb Science Center
  7. ^ a b Information about America and Stowe House
  8. ^ Find-A-Grave Entry on Harriet Beecher Stowe, buried on Phillips Academy Campus
  9. ^ Henry Pearson to Eliphalet Pearson, Andover, 26 October 1805, in the Pearson Papers, Phillips Academy Archives.
  10. ^ Quinby, Phillips Academy, Andover on Diamond, Track, and Field (Andover, Mass.: The Andover Press, 1920), 10.
  11. ^ Harrison, Fred H., Athletics for All: Physical Education and Athletics at Phillips Academy, Andover, 1778-1978 (Andover, Ma.: 1983) [3]
  12. ^ Harrison, Fred H., Athletics for All: Physical Education and Athletics at Phillips Academy, Andover, 1778-1978 (Andover, Ma.: 1983)
  13. ^ Dates of Championship Titles were gathered from the Gym Office and Trophy Case of the Borden Memorial Gym, Phillips Academy, Andover

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See also

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