Student Voices:

Why I Chose Andover

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  • Miriam

    Miriam ’18

    Lexington, MA

    The PA community provides an incredible amount of support and motivation. Every day, I'm inspired by the people around me to work hard and reach towards goals I would have never thought were possible.

  • Ethan

    Ethan ’17

    Bethel, CT

    The perfect combination of academics, sports, extra-curriculars, and school spirit.

  • Natasha

    Natasha ’19

    Johns Creek, GA

    Andover is a true “home away from home,” and the people here are my second family. The amount of love and support that I receive from teachers, faculty, and students is astounding!

  • Will

    Will ’16

    Lake Forest, IL

    Talented peers, championship athletics, and the boys. Who needs red, anyways?

  • Allison

    Allison ’19

    Shanghai, China

    The PA family brings together people with so many different stories. I came here to hear them, learn from them, and meet new storied friends!

  • Brandon

    Brandon ’16

    Beverly, MA

    I came to Andover seeking a challenge and way to improve my hard work and skill sets. What amazes me is how much I've grown while doing so. #Support #ItsLitt

  • Claudia

    Claudia ’18

    Shanghai, China

    After visiting Andover for my initial tour and for revisit day, I realized it was a community where the teachers genuinely wanted to teach and the students were truly excited to learn. And I wanted to be a part of it.

  • William

    William ’19

    Acton, MA

    I chose Andover because I immediately felt at home here. I knew I needed a school that would challenge me academically and socially, as well as offer plenty of extracurriculars. At Andover you can do it all!

  • Ava

    Ava ’19

    Arcadia, CA

    I had never felt such a strong sense of community before I came to Andover. The school’s size allows for a vast array of opportunities, but it is also an intensely personal place where you are always being supported.

  • Nicodemo

    Nicodemo ’16

    Andover, MA

    I came to Andover because it’s a place where I can express my creativity—a place where I can truly be myself. #EndlessOpportunities

  • Pitchaya

    Pitchaya ’19

    Angthong, Thailand

    What attracted me to Andover was its diverse and talented community. I am surrounded by my favorite people who are always there to support and motivate me.

  • Vienna

    Vienna ’16

    San Diego, CA

    It’s an exciting, global community and has challenged me in ways I never imagined a school could… not to mention I’ve made amazing friends and have super fun weekends! #workhardplayhard

  • Darren

    Darren ’16

    North Andover, MA

    I thought Andover would challenge and help me to reach my full potential. It has a rigorous curriculum that balanced academics, arts, and athletics.

  • Annie

    Annie ’19

    New York, NY

    The thing that drew me to Andover was the amazing sense of community and opportunity. Here, I am able to try new things and find my passion, all while surrounded by amazing and supportive people!

  • Cameron

    Cameron ’16

    Andover, MA

    Best part of being a junior is definitely meeting new people and trying new things! #juniorequalsfreshmanatPA

  • Haryani

    Haryani ’18

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    I wanted to go to PA ever since I saw my sister and her class graduate on the great lawn. They had so much school spirit and even though they had a big class they were all so close to each other which really appealed to me #GoBigBlue

  • Max

    Max ’19

    North Reading, MA

    I chose Andover for the challenge. Pushing yourself is the best way to grow and learn.

  • Rosie

    Rosie ’17

    Macon, GA

    Andover is a rather large community, but a very strong one. The welcoming atmosphere and genuinely kind people are what helped me to call PA ‘home’.

  • Carley

    Carley ’19

    Naples, FL

    I chose Andover because I knew the hard curriculum, talented students, and intelligent teachers would help me discover my passion and reach my full potential.

  • Ashley

    Ashley ’16

    Norfolk, VA

    As soon as I heard about Andover-Exeter Weekend, I knew.

  • Sarah

    Sarah ’18

    Andover, MA

    I chose Andover because I knew it was the place at which I could unleash the potential that I believed was in me. There is much to be discovered in yourself that is awaiting at Andover!

  • Nick

    Nick ’19

    Sudbury, MA

    Andover combines academics, athletics and fun to create a challenging and spirited environment in which to grow. At Andover, I knew I could be myself and accomplish my goals with the support of faculty and friends.