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Phillips Exeter Academy

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Address: 20 Main St, Exeter, NH 03833-2460
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+1 603-772-4311

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Historic great school

I just visited Exeter on a reunion meeting. From the time I went to Exeter 55 years ago many things have changed. First of all when I went there it was strictly boys only. Today... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom D
Orebro, Sweden
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Orebro, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just visited Exeter on a reunion meeting. From the time I went to Exeter 55 years ago many things have changed. First of all when I went there it was strictly boys only. Today it is coeducational which makes quite a difference from before. All positive. I came to Exeter from Sweden where I was used to boarding schools.... More 

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed January 24, 2017

Whether you're visiting the campus with a prospective student or just passing by, take the time to visit the library - an architectural wonder - and the other academic buildings on campus. Don't be surprised when students you pass on the paths greet you cheerily - it's sincere. This is an extraordinary place.

Thank George K
Rye, New Hampshire
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

I've walked the campus several times, especially in the fall when the trees are a riot of color. The chapel and art museum are very nice, and the architecture and grounds are beautiful. It's one of the best and most historic prep schools in the country.

Thank NHjo
Exeter, New Hampshire
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

Have attended musical and dramatic performances and have never been disappointed! Whether visiting for the history or looking for a child's first class education or a novel souvenir from the campus book store, PEA as we call it is a must see in Exeter!

Thank MausX
Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

PEA is an elite private high school; most of the students live on the campus. The campus is huge, and the architecture is both classical and modern. The most notable building is a stunning library designed by the famous architect Louis Kahn famous for its dramatic atrium with enormous circular openings. The campus is located in the center of Exeter,... More 

Thank Michael M
Exeter, New Hampshire
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Reviewed November 28, 2015

What can I say. We moved here because of Phillips Exeter and it didn't disappoint. The school is like a college and really makes the town of Exeter what it is. Many of the resources of the school are available to the community like lectures, music and plays. I wish my daughter could've gone for eight years instead of just... More 

Thank SusanfromSTL
Exeter, New Hampshire
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Reviewed October 20, 2015

Our daughter attended for 4 years and her focus, sociability, leadership and personality improved exponentially....graduated 2015...on to a great university. Tough, but an experience to be obtained if at all possible...scholarships available. We got involved... joined the parents leadership committee.

Thank Murray M
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is an amazing school! Inside and out! The method of teaching is outstanding. The grounds are gorgeous.

Thank Tisani
Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed August 31, 2015

Stopped to take a tour, my grandfather and brother both graduated form the Academy. Beautiful grounds and buildings. Top notch education.

Thank ttberry77
Exeter, New Hampshire, Usa
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lucky is the kid who gets to attend Exeter! With over 400 courses, 100+ clubs, well maintained facilities and caring faculty, students who love to learn and be challenged get an education more valuable than any top college. Tuition is the lowest of any prep school because the alumni/ae give back so much money as a token of their appreciation.

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