Program Description for Philips Exeter Academy Summer School
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 over 45 nations. They are public school students and private school students. Most reside in campus dormitories; others travel daily from their homes in the New Hampshire seacoast area. Together they embody a rich diversity of language, culture, religion, and race. They come to Exeter with that particular mix of intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit that holds the promise of glimpsing new horizons and making new discoveries.
The UPPER SCHOOL offers more than 100 courses of study for high school students who have completed grades 9, 10, 11, or 12. As an UPPER SCHOOL student, you have the freedom to design your own program of study: simply select any three courses you find appealing. In designing your academic program, you might immerse yourself in several disciplines. You might, for instance, choose courses in Math, Art, and English: Advanced Problem-Solving, Drawing, and Great Books/Great Reading. Or you might sample offerings from Science, History, and Languages: Introduction to Biology, Great Issues in American History, and Introduction to Arabic. Your choices are many.
ACCESS EXETER, our program for students who have completed grades 7 or 8, offers accelerated study in the arts and sciences. The ACCESS EXETER curriculum consists of six academic clusters. Each cluster consists of three courses organized around a central theme. The academic clusters are Project Exeter: A Greener Earth; The Land and the Sea; Problem-Solving: An Odyssey of the Mind; A Global Community; The Creative Arts: Let Your Spirit Soar; Exeter C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation.
The Summer School grants students great freedom in defining their own programs of study. You will work with highly experienced, dedicated teachers and have full access to the Academy campus, including Phelps Science Center, the Fisher Theater, the Forrestal-Bowld Music Center, Love Gymnasium (a complex of swimming pools, fitness centers, and basketball and squash courts) and The Class of 1945 Library (the largest secondary school library in the world).
If you are a serious student, intellectually curious, creative, eager to embrace new challenges and opportunities, then Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School may be a program for you.
The Summer School at Phillips Exeter Academy is a 5-week long session that runs from July 7 to August 10, 2013
Summer School Tuition:
ACCESS EXETER Boarding Student Tuition: $7,995
UPPER SCHOOL Boarding Student Tuition: $7,600
ACCESS EXETER Day Student Tuition: $4,900
UPPER SCHOOL Day Student Tuition: $1,150 per course
Financial aid is available and awards are determined by demonstrated need. There is a deadline of March 1st for all students applying for financial aid. Please see our website for more information.
The Summer School has rolling admissions and we accept qualified applicants until our program is full. Because of our admissions process, spaces fill quickly and we strongly advise students to apply early.
Please be sure to visit our website for more information about our course offerings and the application procedures.