Why Andover? | 2011
A Rigorous Academic Program Summer Session classes challenge and extend the intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical interests of able students who want to reap the rewards of intensive study. Be prepared for courses that push you to perform to your fullest potential!
Varied and Extensive Course Offerings Do you want to enhance your knowledge of a subject you already love? Do you want to explore a subject you have never studied before or something your school doesnâ€™t offer? Do you want to get ahead in anticipation of a difficult course next fall? Are you an aspiring photographer or an artist looking for opportunity, guidance, and enrichment? Andover offers courses from geometry to philosophy, from English as a Second Language to advanced literary analysis. Be sure to flip through the Upper School Course of Study and Activities or Lower School Institutes brochure and see what appeals to you!
Experienced and Creative Faculty Summer Session faculty, which is composed of teachers from Phillips Academy and other secondary schools, colleges, and graduate schools, returns summer after summer for the chance to engage in and learn from this exciting international community. The Summer Session curriculum offers opportunities to experiment with innovative approaches to teaching and to share ideas with insightful colleagues and eager students from around the world. The senior teaching staff is augmented by a corps of teaching assistants; their enthusiasm for learning provides students with a model for serious and dynamic intellectual inquiry.
“I love the feeling of independence. I felt like I was around intelligent students from all over the world. This is an experience I will remember. I had a fun, productive summer. I can’t think of a better way to spend my summer.” —female student from Massachusetts
An Extraordinarily Diverse Summer Community Among the most exciting and rewarding aspects of Summer Session is the chance to live and work with other students who represent an unparalleled diversity of geography, religion, race, and economic circumstance. In 2010, more than 600 Summer Session students hailed from 41 countries, 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
A Precollege Boarding Experience You will share the campus and its many resources for five weeks, living in dormitories and learning community responsibility and self-discipline. While the dorms are supervised and the faculty accessible (the studentfaculty ratio is 9 to 1), you will quickly learn how to budget your own time and respect the needs of others.
Convenient Campus Location Phillips Academy has a safe, scenic, and spacious campus, located only a short train ride from the beautiful and historic cities of Boston and Cambridge. In addition to the sights, museums, colleges, shops, and restaurants of these two cities, Andover lies within easy driving distance of the spectacular seacoasts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Summer Session organizes several trips to a variety of venues that may include nearby beaches, musical and theatrical events, outlet shopping, and amusement parks. In addition, you may, with permission, use Wednesdays and weekends to explore Boston with friends.
“The teachers are incredible people, always ready to help us.” —male student from Brazil
Outstanding Academic Resources The Oliver Wendell Holmes Library is located in the heart of the campus and serves the informational and recreational reading needs of members of the Phillips Academy community. In support of the Academy’s mission of helping students to master skills, acquire knowledge, and think critically, creatively, and independently, the librarians work closely with the faculty to provide students with the information skills necessary for lifelong learning. The instruction program emphasizes the four research processes of reading, research, evaluation, and writing. The library offers students a collection of more than 175,000 books in print and electronic formats, access to millions of magazine and journal articles in its paid databases, Wi-Fi access throughout the building, and a professional staff eager to help fulfill the research needs of the students. The Phillips Academy Computer Center, staffed by technical professionals, offers both Macintosh- and Windows-based computers, high-resolution scanners, and color printing. All computers are networked to high-speed laser printers and offer a wide range of software. Students also may take advantage of easy Internet and e-mail access. The Polk-Lillard Electronic Imaging Center, located in the Elson Art Center, contains two computer labs, video-editing suites, two fully equipped multimedia classrooms, video duplication services, and a staff fluent in current digital and video technologies. Also in the Elson Art Center, Kemper Auditorium is equipped with a surround-sound system, an enhanced video projection system, and a media-control Crestron System. The Gelb Science Center, opened in 2004, houses state-of-the-art science classrooms, laboratories, research spaces, and an astronomical observatory. Reopened in fall 2010, the renovated and expanded Addison Gallery of American Art possesses an extraordinary permanent collection of more than 16,000 works and hosts exhibitions and other scholarly programs every year. The Addison’s knowledgeable education staff organizes visits to the museum from almost all disciplines. Graves Hall, Phillips Academy’s music building, contains three classrooms, two concert halls, a Rock Room, practice rooms, and a music listening library. Its practice rooms are available to Summer Session students. In addition, the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology allows for the study and preservation of Native American cultures and teaches an appreciation and respect for human cultural diversity.
Geographical Distribution 2010 Domestic Student Count Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Washington Total
2010 International Student Count 1 8 1 20 1 8 4 13 12 2 21 1 1 1 4 6 80 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 2 11 12 40 2 7 1 1 3 9 3 1 16 20 6 4 335
Austria Belgium Brazil Canada Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Dominican Republic England France Germany Greece Hong Kong Indonesia Italy Japan Kenya Korea Kuwait Lebanon Mexico Monaco New Zealand Nigeria Pakistan Philippines Russia Saudi Arabia Scotland Singapore Spain Switzerland Taiwan Thailand The Netherlands Turkey Ukraine United Arab Emirates Venezuela West Samoa Total
4 3 6 4 1 29 2 2 11 5 11 8 18 22 4 20 24 1 8 2 8 5 1 1 1 1 4 1 7 1 1 26 12 8 4 1 22 1 1 2 1 294
2010 Class Distribution GIRLS 34 38 103 101 64
BOYS 12 55 81 87 54
TOTAL 46 93 184 188 118
Boarding Students Day Students Writing Workshop
316 20 4
259 26 4
575 46 8
Rising 8th-Graders Rising 9th-Graders Rising 10th-Graders Rising 11th-Graders Rising 12th-Graders
â€œSummer Session is a fantastic program where I saw a unique combination of attention to academic rigor and human development. Over five short weeks, my students matured and grew to fit the expectations we asked of them. Kids at this age have much more potential than I thought they did, whether that means being able to take a collegelevel philosophy class or to live peacefully with 30 other peers and adults.â€? â€”faculty member
College Counseling A special feature of Summer Session is the College Counseling program, which is organized and staffed by professional college counselors. The cornerstone of the program, an afternoon workshop series, brings to campus outstanding experts on various issues pertaining to the process of selecting and applying to college. Phillips Academy’s Summer Session college counseling coordinator and admissions representatives from some of the finest colleges in the Northeast offer a comprehensive and detailed plan for applying to college. Each Wednesday, tours of several New England colleges are scheduled (preference is given to 11th- and 12th-graders). During the five weeks, at least two colleges are visited each week. In mid-July, more than 100 college representatives from around the nation are invited to campus to meet with students. Students also may arrange conferences with a counselor, a valuable service to help plan for the future.
A sampling of colleges visited by Summer Session students. Clockwise: MIT, Boston University, Amherst, Harvard, Yale
“I am pleased that I was able to develop a relationship with many of the students, and I felt that my visibility on campus as part of the college counseling activities fostered their involvement and excitement in the college planning process.” —College Counseling coordinator
College Counseling 2010 Summer Offerings An example of what to expect in summer 2011 Monday
June 30 Orientation
July 1 Introduction to Summer Session’s College Counseling Program
July 2 Select! Don’t Settle The College Research Process
Workshops will meet in Tang Theatre in George Washington Hall, 1:50–2:40 p.m.
John McLaughlin, Merrimack College
Joy A. LeBlanc, Phillips Academy
July 5 Navigating the College Fair; Choosing a College Major
July 6 Evaluating the College Application Essay: the Admissions Side
Drew Carter, College of the Holy Cross
Margit Dahl, Yale University
July 12 Writing and the College Admissions Process: Expert Advice
July 13 Building Your Extracurricular Activities and Resume
Matthew Pohl, Sarah Lawrence College
David Hautanen, Northeastern University
July 19 Guidelines for International Students Applying to U.S. Colleges & Universities
July 20 Should I Apply Early? Testing & Assessments The Student-Athlete The Wait List
Sarah Damerville, Dartmouth College
Lauren Dennis, Wellesley College
July 26 Case Studies: How Selective Colleges Decide *Limited to those who attended on 7/23*
July 27 10 Tips for the Successful College Interview
Elisha Anderson, Brown University
Karen Kristof, Smith College
College Trips To: July 7 Boston College Harvard University Northeastern University Wellesley College
July 14 Brandeis University Brown University Rhode Island School of Design Tufts University
July 21 Boston University Dartmouth College Harvard University
July 8 The Ivy League: The Most Competitive Schools in America Logan Powell, Princeton University
July 15 Admissions 101: How and Why Colleges Make Decisions
July 9 Annual College Fair Representatives from over 100 Top Colleges Case Memorial Cage
July 16 Financial Aid & Scholarships Brandi Smith, Vanderbilt University
Matthew Hyde, Tufts University
July 22 Making the Most of the College Campus Visit Patrick McNally, Boston University
July 23 Case Studies: How Selective Colleges Decide/Reading Session *Required for 7/26 workshop* Elisha Anderson, Brown University
July 28 Amherst College Babson College Massachusetts Institute of Technology
July 29 What I Wish I’d Known: Advice and Anecdotes Teaching Assistants Panel, Phillips Academy Summer Session
July 30 Making the Match! College Counseling Overview/Q&A/ Trivia Competition Joy A. LeBlanc, Phillips Academy
Related Phillips Academy Programs
This program annually identifies approximately 100 outstanding college students and graduates from diverse backgrounds who are committed to eradicating racial disparities at all levels of education. IRT offers a summer workshop on the Phillips Academy campus to prepare students for the rigors of graduate school. For information, please contact Kelly Wise, executive director, or Asabe Poloma, director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-749-4116.
selves in the study of mathematics, science, and English for three consecutive summers at Andover, beginning the summer after their ninth-grade year. The program is free to all accepted students; this is possible through the generous contributions of alumni, Phillips Academy, and other individuals, foundations, and corporations. Students are offered intensive courses that not only foster their passion for math and science, but also prepare them to compete successfully for admission to selective colleges to pursue careers in math, science, engineering, medicine, and other related fields. The (MS)2 program runs simultaneously with Phillips Academy’s Summer Session. Students in (MS)2 follow a different class schedule and course of study than students in the Summer Session, but they participate fully in Summer Session dormitory life, afternoon activities, and social functions. For applications and more information, please visit www.andover.edu/ms2 or contact the (MS)2 office at 978-749-4402 or email@example.com.
Mathematics and Science for Minority Students—(MS)2
Phillips Academy/Andover High School/Lawrence Schools—PALS
In response to the low representation of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American students in the fields of math and science, Phillips Academy founded (MS)2 in 1977. The program annually offers approximately 110 African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American public school students from targeted areas across the United States the opportunity to immerse them-
PALS is a two-year program for academically capable seventh- and eighth-grade students from the Leonard, Parthum, and South Lawrence East schools in nearby Lawrence, Mass. During the school year, high school and college-age volunteers attend weekly training sessions and then teach these middle-school students one-on-one in academic areas. In the summer, PALS participants come to the campus of Phillips Academy for a month-long hands-on program of math, science, reading, writing, vocabulary building, and computer applications. For more information, please contact Thomas Cone at 978-470-0668.
Andover Bread Loaf Writing Workshop—ABL A three-week summer institute is held on campus for U.S. urban public school and international teachers. In addition, ABL offers a three-week summer workshop, the Lawrence Student Writers Workshop, for Lawrence, Mass., public elementary school students. For information, please call Louis Bernieri, director, at 978-749-4386.
Institute for Recruitment of Teachers—IRT
Summer Session students are invited to visit the Gelb Science Center observatory, participate in challenging and innovative classes, and go on a variety of field trips. At right, a student visits Bostonâ€™s PBS television station.
2010 Faculty and Staff Fernando Alonso Lionel Amanfu Tamara Andrew Kristin Anzuoni Brooks Batcheller Clyfe Beckwith Andrew Bedell Emily Bedell Fred Benton Steven Bertozzi Sonya Bhabhalia Megan Blunden Pamela Boehm Stephanie Bramlett Alexandra Brinkman-Young Daniel Budak J. Brad Burkman David Callum William Camarinos Christopher Capano Matthew Carlson Catherine Carter Gale Catanzaro Brent Cebul Cory Chapman Gregory Chase Peter Chesney Christopher Childers Shameka Coleman Gail Corneau Eden Costagliola Brian Cox Bridget Cox Michael Crivaro Jolene Croteau Stephanie Curci Mark Cutler Christine Cynn Max Deardorff Talia DiPanfilo Lucas Duclos Lynne Dulong Rebecca Ellis Kpakpundu Ezeze Jacqueline Fallon Taras Ferencevych Clarice Ferolito Jonathan Fink Marie Ferraguto Adrienne Fisher Christine Fitzgerald James Flynn Jessica Frey Claire Gallou Leigh Gaston Kali Girardi Nicholas Girardi Sherri Gray Susan Greenberg
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Director of Summer Session; Coordinator of Outreach Programs (MS)2 Mathematics Computers; House Counselor Readak Instructor History/Social Science; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity (MS)2 Physics Dean House Counselor (MS)2 Physics Teaching Assistant in English Teaching Assistant in English; Arts Teaching Assistant in Interdisciplinary Courses; Philosophy/Religion History/Social Science; SAT Prep; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity English; Performing Arts; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity Teaching Assistant in Lower School Institutes: Express Yourself History/Social Science; Afternoon Activity Mathematics; SAT Prep; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity Science English as a Second Language; Afternoon Activity Director of Student Activities; Afternoon Activity Athletics Trainer Dean Admission and Student Services Assistant Interdisciplinary Courses; English; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity Mathematics Teaching Assistant in English Teaching Assistant in History/Social Science; English as a Second Language Languages; English; Afternoon Activity Administrative Intern Teaching Assistant in Science; English Mathematics; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity Athletics Director Dean of Studies; Teaching Assistant Coordinator Teaching Assistant in Computers Program Administrative Assistant (MS)2 English; House Counselor House Counselor English; Languages English as a Second Language; Afternoon Activity Teaching Assistant in Arts English as a Second Language Student Services Assistant (MS)2 Physics (MS)2 Codirector Summer Session Information Systems Manager Morning Encounter Coordinator; Photographer; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity (MS)2 Teaching Assistant in Mathematics English; SAT Prep Treasurer Teaching Assistant in English as a Second Language; English (MS)2 Teaching Assistant in Mathematics Teaching Assistant in Mathematics Administrative Intern House Counselor Teaching Assistant in History/Social Science; English External Relations Coordinator Administrative Intern Lower School Institutes: Express Yourself continued English
2010 Faculty and Staff (continued) Grame Griffith Linda Griffith Maxine S. Grogan Patrick Guerrero Hannah Hallock Mimi Hanaoka Ellen Hardy Tasha Hawthorne Timothy Hedges Karina Hernandez-Guarniz Leon Holley Sally Hudson Dale Hurley Carol Israel Molly Jacobson Doug Johnson Leah Johnson Themba Jones Katja Jylkka Jennifer Kane Thomas Kane Richard J. Keller Joseph Kugelmass Amy Kumpel Karen Latham Melissa Latham Kayla Lawson Joy LeBlanc Abby Legaspi Michael Legaspi Matthew Lisa Aaron Liskov Bryant Lucas Lauren Luongo Alaina Lynn Lixia Ma Vivien Mallick Allison Marcoux Susan Marianelli Jennifer Marino Michael Massaro Susan Martell David McRae Samantha Meyer Carol Miller Allison Moberger Timothy Molnar Kristin Neville Lauren Nickerson Benjamin Niedzielski Amy Norris Beth Oâ€™Connor Theodore Parker Colleen Pelletier Mackenzie Pelletier David Penner Wendy Percival
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(MS)2 English (MS)2 English Summer Session Dean of Admission Art; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity (MS)2 Teaching Assistant in Chemistry English; Arabic; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity Art House Counselor (MS)2 English (MS)2 College Counseling; House Counselor (MS)2 Biology Teaching Assistant in English as a Second Language House Counselor School Psychologist Teaching Assistant in History/Social Science; English as a Second Language Arts; Afternoon Activity Arts (MS)2 Teaching Assistant in Biology Teaching Assistant in English; English as a Second Language Lower School Institutes: Express Yourself House Counselor School Physician Coordinator and Instructor SAT Prep; English as a Second Language; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity Mathematics; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity Mathematics; Afternoon Activity English as a Second Language; Afternoon Activity Teaching Assistant in English as a Second Language College Counselor; Coordinator of College Fair House Counselor Philosophy/Religion; Afternoon Activity House Counselor Teaching Assistant in English (MS)2 Teaching Assistant in Mathematics Teaching Assistant in Lower School Institutes: Charting the Natural World Teaching Assistant in Interdisciplinary Courses Chinese; House Counselor House Counselor Readak instructor; House Counselor English (MS)2 Teaching Assistant in Chemistry and Mathematics Art; House Counselor (MS)2 Teaching Assistant in Mathematics (MS)2 Mathematics (MS)2 Mathematics Science; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity Science; Afternoon Activity Teaching Assistant in Mathematics (MS)2 Teaching Assistant in English Science; SAT Prep Administrative Intern Lower School Institutes: Charting the Natural World House Counselor English; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity (MS)2 Program Administrative Assistant Teaching Assistant in Mathematics; SAT Prep Mathematics continued Arts; Afternoon Activity
“The students are motivated, creative, and incredibly open to new things.” —faculty member
“The classroom energy fosters a unique learning environmnent that challenges students to think in new ways and exposes each person to new ideas, whether from the perspective of a teacher or a fellow classmate. Each student brings to the classroom a very unique academic background that contributes to very diverse and rich classroom discussions.” —faculty member
2010 Faculty and Staff (continued) Lynn Perry Jeffrey Phaneuf Steven Picariello Jennifer Pickens Walter Pineda Meredith Price Lauris Prince-Schroeter Kathleen Pryde Brandusa Radoias Allison Rainville Jeffrey Rask Lauren Roberts Anne Rodeman Diane Sachs Stephen Sacchetti Daniel Schneider Katherine Seero Daniel J. Sheehan Benjamin Simms Mark Slater Kelvin Smith Raj Sood Michael Sormrude Aaron Stone Geoffrey Tanner Amy Vandenberg James Ventre Elizabeth E. Washburn Peter Washburn Taylor Washburn W. Chad Weiss Jordan Wilkinson Esther Williams Amy Wolf Diana Yankes Deanna Yurchuk
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(MS)2 Chemistry History/Social Science; English; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity (MS)2 Mathematics English as a Second Language; Afternoon Activity (MS)2 College Counseling Intensive Writing Workshop English as a Second Language; House Counselor House Counselor (MS)2 Teaching Assistant in English Coordinator and Instructor; English as a Second Language; House Counselor Arts Teaching Assistant in Mathematics Lower School Institutes: Express Yourself Coordinator of Music and Lessons Teaching Assistant in Mathematics; Science House Counselor English; Afternoon Activity History/Social Science, House Counselor; Afternoon Activity (MS)2 Teaching Assistant in Physics English; Afternoon Activity Lower School Institutes: Charting the Natural World Mathematics; Science; Afternoon Activity Science; History/Social Science; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity Morning Encounter; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity (MS)2 Chemistry Morning Encounter; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity House Counselor (MS)2 Codirector Dean Mathematics; SAT Prep; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity History/Social Science; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity Teaching Assistant in English; English as a Second Language English as a Second Language; House Counselor (MS)2 Mathematics English as a Second Language; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity Morning Encounter; House Counselor; Afternoon Activity
the 2010 Faculty
“The intensely international dynamic of Summer Session was what surprised me the most. Not only were the students exposed to a more diverse and widespread community than they likely will experience even in college, but what is perhaps more surprising is their incredibly mature and thoughtful reflection on that fact—the extent to which they not only benefited from but also consciously appreciated this cultural exchange.” —faculty member
A Brief History of Phillips Academy The town of Andover, Mass., incorporated in 1646, is an attractive elm-shaded community 21 miles north of Boston and about the same distance west from Salem, Gloucester, and the sea. Both the town and the Academy are rich in history. Before they turned to the building of a school in 1778, Judge Samuel Phillips, the Academy’s founder, and Eliphalet Pearson, its first headmaster, worked together manufacturing gunpowder for the Revolutionary War forces. George Washington, a close friend of Samuel Phillips and a frequent visitor to Andover, sent his nephews to the Academy. In 1789, during his term as president of the United States, Washington held a reception on horseback for the students and townspeople on the Old Training Field, now the site of the Memorial Bell Tower. Paul Revere engraved the school’s seal; John Hancock signed its charter. As a seminarian at Andover, Samuel Smith wrote the words of the song “America” (My Country ’Tis of Thee) in one of the Academy buildings, now called America House. Harriet Beecher Stowe lived and worked for many years on Andover Hill and is buried in the Academy cemetery.
“I enjoy seeing the potential of the next generation as they model how well a world society can work. They embrace each other’s differences and share a cultural experience that is unique.” —faculty member
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2011 Summer Session Why Andover brochure