About Our High School
Phillips Exeter was 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.
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Need-Based Financial Aid Available: Exeter awards nearly $25 million in financial assistance annually
Exeter was just named the “#1 Best Boarding High School in America” by Niche