Phillips Exeter Academy

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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.

School Type


School Focus

Boarding School

High School Enrollment

1,074 Students

Average Classroom Size

12 Students


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

Contact Info

School Address:
20 Main St
Exeter, NH 03833

School Phone:
(603) 772-4311

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