Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter

Founded in 1781 by John Phillips, Exeter has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world.

Exeter teaches students from all walks of life to:

• Think, discuss, question and analyze

• Combine knowledge with goodness

• Acquire the intellectual skills that ensure a love of learning and a lifelong commitment to helping others

Exeter's academic offerings are unrivalled: over 450 courses in 19 subject areas. The student to teacher ratio, 5:1, lets students explore the world with great support from the adults in the community.

An Exeter education prepares students to use the skills learned at school in all life's endeavors. Exeter is a life-changing experience, challenging and fun. It asks a great deal from every student - higher standards, greater expectations, and deeper engagement not only in the world of ideas, but also in the life of the community.

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  • Good. Featured on BBC News. Serves the prep school and is very impressive in content and architecture.  more »
  • Looks more like a college campus, and has nice architecture. We drove quite a long way to get here to drop our son off at a week-long math workshop that he got a scholarship to attend. My son stayed i...  more »
  • I just visited Exeter on a reunion meeting. From the time I went to Exeter 55 years ago many things have changed. First of all when I went there it was strictly boys only. Today it is coeducational wh...  more »
  • Outstanding. I can't start a review because it will be too long. The opportunity of a lifetime for my son. Just attended his 10th year reunion and I enjoyed hearing the excitement in his voice when he spoke about reconnecting with old friends and teachers. He's grown up to be an incredible man and good humanitarian and it's all because of the his PEA education. Proud Parent '07
  • It was so good my child loved it
  • One of the best schools.
  • Great High School with great facilities and teachers.

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