The Andover Parent Bulletin
February 19, 2010 News, Events, & Announcements for Andover Parents
Trustees Set 2010-2011 Tuition
During its winter meetings, The Board of Trustees began preliminary work on the 2010-2011 budget by setting tuition at the following levels: $41,300 for boarding students and $32,200 for day students. In addition, the board approved a financial aid budget that preserves Andover’s need-blind policy, which removes financial need as an obstacle to admission.
Parent Connect Webinar--Drugs and Addictions: Family Dynamics & Addiction
Monday, March 1st
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST

In a world full of temptation and high stress, how do parents talk to teens about drugs and addiction and encourage them to make good choices? How can the cycle of addiction that affects up to 74% of American families be broken? This Parent-Connect Webinar provides some tools to answer these questions. Register for the Webinar via the Parent Connect Webinar link on the Parent Portal.

We are interested in your feedback on the Webinar series. Please send your comments to the associate head's office by way of Belinda Traub at

Head of School Day Featured on Facebook
Students enjoyed a new twist on the traditional Head of School Day, thanks to some behind-the-scenes planning and social media buzz. Check out the videos and dozens of student and alumni comments on our Facebook page: (Scroll down to see posts made on Feb. 7, 8 and 9.)
Spring Break Transportation
Phillips Academy will offer bus service to New York City and shuttle service to Logan Airport for spring break. Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please contact Claudia Scofield in the Dean of Students' office at or 978-749-4175.
Updated Taxi and Limousine Service Information
While we do not specifically recommend any taxi or limousine services, the companies listed below are used regularly by members of the academy community and, according to local authorities, have not been the subject of any major complaints.

1. Andover Coach: 877-557-6527,
2. Flight Line: 800-245-2525,
3. Grace Limousine: 800-328-4544,
4. All Star Coach: 888-964-9777 or 781-324-3335 Email:
5. Yellow Cab of Lawrence: 800-696-6222
6. Popular Taxi: 978-686-7555
7. Corporation Express: 978-975-5700
8. Merrimack Taxi: 978-687-0911
9. Liberty Taxi: 978-687-4141

Keep in mind that many airlines require individuals 14 and younger to be accompanied by an adult to the airport and the gate, and remain in the gate area until the "wheels are up." (Regulations are posted on the Parent Portal.) All Star Coach, listed above, has provided chaperone services for Phillips Academy students. If your child ever encounters a problem with a transportation vendor, please report it immediately to the Dean of Students' Office (978-749-4175), the Business Office (978-749-4105), or the Public Safety Office (978-749-4447).

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