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Why Exeter Summer?

A tradition since 1919, Exeter Summer has grown to welcome approximately 750 students from more than 40 states and 50 countries each summer. During the program’s five weeks of academic study, athletics, and personal exploration, you will experience the student-centered learning style we call Harkness. As a summer student, you’ll have full access to Exeter’s campus and its unparalleled academic buildings, library, physical education facilities and art spaces. Exeter Summer hosts the UPPER SCHOOL program for rising 10-12th-graders and the ACCESS EXETER program for rising 8-9th-graders.

Since 1781, Phillips Exeter Academy has placed emphasis on uniting goodness and knowledge, a philosophy that carries into Exeter Summer. The diversity of our students and faculty combines with the Academy’s friendly atmosphere to create an environment that will encourage you to undertake new challenges. Living within an academic community fosters curiosity and collaboration. The opportunity to experience residential dormitory life away from home will prepare you in significant ways for attending a boarding school or college in the future.

Four of our 2017 summer students shared what the five weeks at Exeter Summer meant to them. Watch the video here.

Exeter Summer

20 Main Street, Exeter, NH 03833

603-777-3488 / summer@exeter.edu