Day with Andover

Thank you to the ~800 people who were able to join us this past Saturday for our annual Day with Andover open house.

We realize that many prospective families were unable to attend, either because of distance or winter snowstorm Jonas! For those of you who couldn’t be here, we hope you will enjoy this recording of the welcome session with Dean of Admission & Financial Aid Jim Ventre ’79 and Head of School John Palfrey. This video also includes our student panel discussion, moderated by Director of Enrollment Management Lisa Joel.

Thank you for your continued interest in Andover! We look forward to receiving your completed applications by the February 1st deadline.

Season’s Greetings from the Andover Admission Office!

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Jim Ventre ’79 sends best wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season and encourages prospective students to complete and submit their Andover application soon.  

Happy Holidays from Phillips Academy!

Meet your Personal Application Advisor!

Hello, applicants for fall of 2016! Once you submit the Candidate Profile, which is Part One of your application, you will be assigned to a Personal Application Advisor in our office. This experienced admission professional will help you complete your application on time and answer any questions you have about the process. Watch the video above to meet the Personal Application Advisors! We look forward to getting to know you in the admission process.

Learning in the World, Andover-style

Jim Ventre ’79, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, is on the road again! Today he is in Istanbul, Turkey, meeting with prospective families in an effort to recruit youth from every quarter.

At the same time, back on campus our current students are finishing their final assessments for the fall trimester at Andover. They go home this weekend for Thanksgiving break, a well-deserved week-and-a-half off from classes to spend time with their families and rest. Then when they come back, they’ll start their winter term classes and also submit applications for the Tang Institute’s Learning in the World summer programs! In 2015-2016, Andover faculty and staff will be leading Learning in the World programs to China, Brazil, France, Germany,Russia, New Mexico , India (Niswarth and Niswarth Hoops), Italy and Spain, Ecuador, Mexico, South Africa, and the American South.

The world comes to Andover to learn, and Andover travels the world to learn as well!

PA in the other PA…Palo Alto, that is…

On Monday, November 2nd, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid Jim Ventre ’79, along with Director of Admission Jill Thompson, met with prospective families in Palo Alto, California, at the beautiful Westin Palo Alto. Thanks to all the students and parents who came to learn more about Andover!

Andover in California!

On Sunday, November 1st, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid Jim Ventre ’79, along with Director of Admission Jill Thompson, were at the Marriott Marina Del Rey meeting with 50+ people. Thanks to all the Los Angeles-area Alumni Admission Representatives who came out in support!

Andover in Nippon!

Thank you to our friends at the Nishimachi International School for hosting our event for prospective families. We enjoyed meeting such a wonderful group of prospective students!

Jim Ventre '79, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, poses with a group of prospective students

Jim Ventre ’79, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, poses with a group of prospective students

One of the things we love about traveling around the world in search of youth from every quarter is the opportunity to catch up with our alumni, who are spread out across the globe themselves. In particular we like to thank our awesome group of Alumni Admission Representatives, who conduct interviews in their home states/countries (and sometimes over Skype!) for students who are unable to visit the Andover campus.

Jim Ventre '79, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, poses with Sam Jung '99, a loyal Alumni Admission Representative

Jim Ventre ’79, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, poses with Sam Jung ’99, a loyal Alumni Admission Representative

Another thing we love about admission travel is all the great food we get to eat! Here’s a video message from Dean Ventre from a sushi restaurant in Tokyo!