Phillips Exeter Academy: Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

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Phillips Exeter Academy is located in Exeter, a southern New Hampshire
town which retains its 18th-century New England charm. The in-town
campus is divided by the three principal streets of the community, with
Georgian-style classroom buildings placed prominently at the center. The
surrounding dormitories are easily accessible from classrooms and other
facilities, including an administrative building, post office, library,
art gallery, music center, health center, bookstore, academy center,
theater, dining halls, and athletic facility.

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About the school

Phillips Exeter Academy was founded in 1781 by Dr. John Phillips,
a graduate of Harvard and resident of Exeter. Exeter continues to
affirm the intent of John Phillips to link goodness with knowledge,
developing the consciences and training the minds of students so that
they may usefully serve society.

A gift from philanthropist Edward S. Harkness in 1930 established
a method of teaching unique to Exeter and central to its teaching
philosophy. The Harkness plan calls for an oval table in each classroom,
with class size averaging 12 students and ample opportunity for

Exeter has state-of-the-art science facilities, impressive arts and
music centers, the largest secondary school library in the world and
three domed observatories.

Learn more about Exeter’s academic facilities:

Davis Center Dance Studio
Fisher Theater
Forrestal-Bowld Music Center
Frederick R. Mayer Art Center
Grainger Observatory
Phelps Science Center
Phillips Church

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Academic life

Sport and culture

Cross Country
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Track and Field
Ultimate Frisbee
Volley Ball
Water Polo
Winter Track

Roger Nekton Championship Pool

  • Eight-lane, 25-yard competition pool
  • Colorado timing system and blocks with timing
  • Two one-meter diving boards
  • Separate digital video recording systems for swimmers and divers
  • Spectator seating for 850
  • Deck space for 400 swimmers and divers
  • State-of-the-art antiwave surge tank

Phelps Stadium

  • Field Turf field for football, field hockey and lacrosse
  • Stadium seating for 5,000
  • Press box
  • Lighting for night games
  • Two team rooms, officials’ room and training room

Ralph Lovshin Track

  • All-weather outdoor track with eight lanes
  • Three long-jump pits
  • Two vault runways
  • Full-apron high-jump venue
  • Shot and discus, two javelin sectors
  • Finishlynx timing system
  • Bleacher seating for 480

Love Gymnasium

  • 220,000 sq. feet
  • Two indoor hockey rinks
  • Bleacher seating for 1,000
  • Exercise and weight rooms
  • 130 x 200 sq. foot gym large enough for three simultaneous basketball games
  • Sports medicine room
  • Sports science lab
  • Eight visiting-team rooms
  • Dance studio

Other Major Facilities

  • Fisher Squash Center with 10 courts
  • Saltonstall Boathouse houses more than 20 shells (including eights, quads, pairs and singles)  
  • 19 outdoor tennis courts
  • 33 acres of playing fields
  • Over four miles of running trails
  • Baseball and softball diamonds
  • Thompson Cage
  • Thompson Gym for basketball practices and wrestling matches
  • Wrestling practice room
  • Four-lane, 25-yard training pool

Every summer Phillips Exeter Academy welcomes to campus more than
780 students for five weeks of academic study, athletics, and
exploration that carry participants far beyond the classrooms and the
playing fields. Typically, students come to us from more than 40 states,
Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and 45 foreign nations.

Location Description

20 Main St Exeter, New Hampshire 3833 3833

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