Day Students

If you’re applying as a day student, you’ll complete the same application and take the same test as boarding students. Be sure to follow the directions for your grade level.

Day Student Towns

Note that if you live in these nearby towns, you must apply as a day student:


Amesbury, Salisbury

New Hampshire:

Brentwood, Durham, E. Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, Newton, North Hampton, Rye, Seabrook, South Hampton, Stratham


Choice Towns

If you live in one of the following towns you have the choice of applying either as a boarding student or as a day student:


Beverly, Beverly Farms, Boxford, Byfield, Danvers, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Merrimac, Merrimacport, Methuen, Middleton, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, South Hamilton, Topsfield, Wenham, West Newbury

New Hampshire:

Atkinson, Auburn, Barrington, Bedford, Bow, Candia, Chester, Danville, Deerfield, Derry, Dover, Fremont, East Barrington, Hampstead, Hooksett, Lee, Madbury, Manchester, New Castle, Northwood, Nottingham, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Raymond, Salem, Sandown, Somersworth, South Hooksett


Berwick, Cape Neddick, Eliot, Kittery, South Berwick, York, York Harbor


Possibility of Relocation

In cases where there is a possibility of relocation to the Exeter area, we process the application as if the student were applying as a boarder until such time as the family has moved to an address in our day area.


Petitoning for Day Student Status

In cases where an applicant living in a boarding town seeks day student status, we ask families to petition the Admissions Committee in writing. The petition need not be lengthy. Please indicate the reasons for wanting to be a day student and how the student will get to and from the Academy each day. Please send the written request to Michael Gary, director of admissions. In mid-March, families will learn of the committee’s decision–whether the student will be admitted and whether he/she will be admitted as a boarder or a day student.