Student Voices:

Why I chose Andover

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  • Lily

    Lily ’14

    Norwell, MA

    PA’s diverse community and global outlook. My roommate is from Omaha, my hall-mate from Moscow, and my study buddy from Beijing. #YouthFromEveryQuarter

  • Gregory

    Gregory ’14

    Palo Alto, CA

    Big. Blue. Nice! There is no better feeling than to be surrounded by people who care deeply about you.

  • 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’.

  • Will

    Will ’16

    Lake Forest, IL

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

  • Maria

    Maria ’14

    Tampa, FL

    I was dazzled on revisit day. Everyone here really cares about you! #NonSibi

  • 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

  • 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

  • Connor

    Connor ’15

    Hillsborough, CA

    On my revisit day, I remember seeing students walking to class happy and enjoying themselves. The teachers didn’t talk at you, they talked with you. The students and teachers shared a strong bond that went far beyond basic instruction.

  • Thea

    Thea ’15

    Charlottesville, VA

    The student body is so talented, smart, welcoming, driven, and bursting with PA pride. I know that the friendships I have formed here will last very far into the future. #community

  • 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

  • Nya

    Nya ’15

    Brooklyn, NY

    When I visited Andover, all of the kids were friendly and charismatic. I wanted to be a part of that community #big #blue #nice

  • Sam

    Sam ’15

    Sudbury, MA

    On my revisit day, not only the students but also the teachers seemed to really enjoy being at PA and genuinely wanted me to go #BigBlueNice

  • China

    China ’15

    Kotzebue, AK

    Even though Andover is thousands of miles from home, it felt like home to me. Everyone was so welcoming.

  • 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.

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca ’15

    Falls Church, VA

    I wanted the challenge of discovering myself and learning to live on my own. #independence

  • Ashley

    Ashley ’16

    Norfolk, VA

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

  • Alexandra

    Alexandra ’15

    Andover, MA

    Andover had been my dream school ever since I was little. Living as a day student has been the best of both worlds #DreamsComeTrue

  • Ethan

    Ethan ’17

    Bethel, CT

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

  • Cameron

    Cameron ’16

    Andover, MA

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