In The News


The Fall 2013 Exeter Bulletin features three articles related to Summer School 2013! These articles are listed below or you can flip through the full digital version of this issue.

Read about a partnership between Summer School and the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago in the article written by Ethan Shapiro, the director of Summer School. New Chicago Charter School Will Use Harkness Method.

Each year, in addition to hiring nearly 170 highly skilled and dedicated faculty members, the Summer School also hires a group of talented teaching interns from around the country. Often times, these teaching interns are former PEA and Summer School alums.  Read The Other Side of the Table to learn more about some of our 2013 Summer School Teaching Interns.

Two of our talented Summer School dance instructors choreographed and performed in a modern version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet this summer. Read the entire Reinterpreting the Bard article.

Summer School brings together students from very diverse racial, economic, geographic, and religious backgrounds. Emily Greenberg, a 2011 and 2012 Summer School alumna, learned some important lessons from the friendships she made during her summers here and used these lessons to help change her school. Read the recently published article about her efforts to help make a difference in The Post Standard on


Read the article about the Summer School 2013 International Day Festival on the Lion's Eye. There are also many wonderful photos from the assembly and cookout. Summer School Celebrates Diverse Cultures.




The Charles J. Hamm '55 Leadership Program is the first fully endowed program for Summer School.
Read the full article in the 2011 fall issue of the Exeter Bulletin.



In August 2011, New Hampshire Chronicle visited the PEA campus to interview Geeta, a 2011 Summer School student from India. She attended Summer School with the help of the Ashraya Initiative for Children and Eric Teasdale. Eric is a 2001 Summer School alum, and a former Teaching Intern and Summer School employee. 



Profiles of Summer School: Teachers talk about what brings them to the table.
Read the full article in the 2010 fall issue of the Exeter Bulletin.

Summer School faculty member, Eric Nash, named teacher of the year by the New Hampshire Department of Education. 


From Every Quarter: International Students in Summer School. Read the full article in the 2009 fall issue of the Exeter Bulletin.



 A girl's journey: From dollar-a-day Malawi to elite US prep school. The star scholar of a program that sends girls to school in Malawi spent the summer at Phillips Exeter Academy. Read the full article about Idah in the Christian Science Monitor.

Hope for Malawi. CBS reporter Priya David reports on the inspirational story of a 15-year-old girl from a small village in Malawi, Africa who dreams of being a doctor. Watch the episode on CBS New.

Meet Sabih: Robotics and Friendship

Lion's Eye

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.'

Meet Giulia: Creativity and Confidence

Lion's Eye

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Giulia loves filmmaking and theater, and feels that Harkness learning has increased her confidence.

Meet Charles: from Ghana to Exeter

Lion's Eye

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.”

Meet Aliki: Collaborative Learning and New Experiences

Lion's Eye

August 17, 2014 Aliki loves Harkness, biology labs and discovering new friends and experiences.

Summer School Welcomes 784 Students, Launches New Creativity Cluster with Stanford University

Lion's Eye

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