Counselor/Teacher Information



Exeter provides a welcoming, diverse, and exciting community of students and faculty engrossed in rigorous academics, spirited athletics, creative arts, and engaging extracurriculars. With this community in mind, we look at every aspect of each applicant; not only at his or her academic record, but also at individual character, unique achievements, and potential to bring something new to the Harkness table.

At Exeter, each class is based around discussion among twelve students and a teacher seated at a round table known as the Harkness table. Learning is collaborative and creative, and relies on diverse perspectives and fresh ideas. Exceptional Exeter students hail from all over the world and from every background imaginable.

Exeter places an extremely high value on such rich diversity, which is why Exeter meets the demonstrated financial need of every accepted student. Families with an income of less than $75,000 are given full financial aid, and families making less than $200,000 often qualify for aid. Our goal is to ensure that an Exeter education is accessible to all.

We hope you will take a look around this website and continue encouraging passionate, driven students to apply to Phillips Exeter Academy. The pages and links are meant to help you better understand and navigate the application process with your students.

Thank you!

Thank you for all your hard work in this application process and for helping us create dynamic classrooms where enthusiastic and curious learners continue to thrive.