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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 co-educational residential school with more than 1,000 high school students from the U.S. and 37 foreign countries, Exeter has a centuries-old tradition of academic excellence and a commitment to empowering Exonians to find their place in the world.  Exeter practices Need-blind admissions and has a longstanding commitment to making Exeter accessible to qualified students, regardless of their ability to pay. Each year Exeter provides approximately 25 Million dollars in financial assistance.

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.


20 Main St.

Exeter, NH 03844

(603) 777-3437



School's Mission: 

Unite goodness and knowledge and inspire youth from every quarter to lead purposeful lives. 

At a Glance

 1,082 Students

56% Students Of Color

37 Countries Represented

60 Miles North of Boston


Student: Faculty Ratio

45% of students on Financial Aid


Admission Contact

John Hutchins, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid