Summer School


Welcome to the homepage for 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 45 foreign nations.



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Summer School students come from a variety of schools. 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. 

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.   

Meet Aliki: Collaborative Learning and New Experiences

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August 17, 2014 Aliki loves Harkness, biology labs and discovering new friends and experiences.
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Meet Charles: from Ghana to Exeter

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Monday, August 11, 2014 "Exeter is bringing the youth of countries together," says Charles, who lives in a SOS Children's village outside of Accra. "Exeter is helping me gather the tools I need to make a change in my country."
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Meet Giulia: Creativity and Confidence

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Giulia loves filmmaking and theater, and feels that Harkness learning has increased her confidence.
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Meet Sabih: Robotics and Friendship

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 Profile of Sabih, a Summer School student from Pakistan, who loves robotics and wishes he could  'ship the entire campus over to Karachi.'
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Summer School Welcomes 784 Students, Launches New Creativity Cluster with Stanford University

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014 High school students choose from over 100 courses in 15 subjects. Middle School students select from 6 academic clusters.
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