Phillips Exeter Academy

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Phillips Exeter Academy

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Category: Technology

Founded in 1781.

Countries: United States (77%), (6%), Vietnam (3%)

Main connections: Harvard University, New England, Yale University

Linked to: Phillips Academy, Harvard University, Yale University, G20 Schools

 

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1781

It was founded in 1781 by John Phillips, a wealthy American merchant and early patron of schools add something


1783

The Academy's first schoolhouse, the First Academy Building, was built on a site on Tan Lane in 1783, and today stands not far from its original location add something

 

The building was dedicated on February 20, 1783, the same day that the school's first Preceptor, William Woodbridge, was chosen by John Phillips add something


1793

The Gilman family donated to the Academy much of the land on which it stands, including the initial 1793 grant by New Hampshire Governor John Taylor Gilman of the Yard, the oldest part of campus; the academy's first class in 1783 boasted seven Gilmans add something


1801

James Walker (Harvard) - From 1801-1810 he attended Lawrence Academy, graduated in 1814 from Harvard, taught for one year at the Phillips Exeter Academy, and returned to study at the Harvard Divinity School , after which he served for twenty years as the Unitarian minister of Harvard Church in Charlestown, Massachusetts


1802

Leverett Saltonstall I - He pursued classical studies, attending Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, and was graduated from Harvard University in 1802


1804

Nathan Hale (journalist) - Born in Westhampton, Massachusetts, Hale graduated from Williams College in 1804, and was a tutor for two years at Phillips Exeter Academy


1835

Francis Bowen - After graduating from Harvard, he taught for two years at Phillips Exeter Academy, returning to Harvard from 1835 to 1839 to tutor in Greek and teach intellectual philosophy and political economy


1845

James Camp Tappan - Tappan attended Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and graduated from Yale University in 1845


1859

In 1859, authors Austin J. Coolidge and John B. Mansfield wrote of Exeter's graduates: add something

 

PEA first organized its "PEA Baseball Club" on October 19, 1859, and on September 6, 1875, Exeter had the first meeting of the "Phillips Exeter Academy Athletic Association" add something


1860

Robert Todd Lincoln - Lincoln graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1860, studied at Harvard University from 1861 to 1864, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon


1872

Frederick Winslow Taylor - In 1872, he entered Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, with the plan of eventually going to Harvard and becoming a lawyer like his father


1873

Charles A. Perkins - Attending public school in Exeter, New Hampshire, his father was principal of the Phillips Exeter Academy from 1873 to 1883 and later accepted a position at Adelphi Academy in Brooklyn, New York where Perkins attended until the age of 18


1874

Ulysses S. Grant, Jr. - He attended the Emerson Institute, prepared for college at Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated from Harvard University in 1874


1878

Exeter and Andover have competed nearly every year in football since 1878; currently Andover leads in the number of games won, including the most recent meeting between the schools on November 9, 2013 add something

 

It is the oldest continuously-running preparatory school newspaper in the United States, having begun publishing in 1878 add something

 

The school's traditional rival is Phillips Academy , and the annual Exeter-Andover Football game has been played since 1878 add something


1882

Bradley Palmer - Bradley's parents sent him to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, where he was admitted at the age of 16 in 1882


1883

George Lyman Kittredge - From 1883 to 1887 he taught Latin at Phillips Exeter Academy


1885

Huntley N. Spaulding - The young Spaulding was educated at Lawrence Academy at Groton, class of 1885, and later Phillips Exeter Academy, class of 1889


1894

Butler Ames - Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Ames attended the public schools and Phillips Exeter Academy, in Exeter, New Hampshire, and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1894


1905

Ralph B. Strassburger - Educated at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1905 and served in the U.S. Navy until 1909


1927

Laurence Duggan - Duggan studied at the Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University, before graduating in 1927


1928

Tex McCrary - Born in Calvert, Texas, McCrary graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1928 and from Yale University in 1932, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Skull and Bones and his club nickname was "Sancho Panza"

 

James Agee - On their return, Agee transferred to a boarding school in New Hampshire, entering the class of 1928 at Phillips Exeter Academy


1929

Richard Dorson - He studied at the Phillips Exeter Academy from 1929 to 1933


1934

Francis Spain - He attended Phillips Exeter Academy prep school and Dartmouth College where he majored in philosophy and played baseball and ice hockey as a member of the class of 1934


1938

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. - Schlesinger attended the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and received his first degree at the age of 20 from Harvard College, where he graduated "summa cum laude" in 1938


1940

Robert Samuel Salzer - He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1940

 

Gore Vidal - He returned following the outbreak of World War II and studied at the Los Alamos Ranch School in 1940, later transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire


1941

Ashley Day Leavitt - Prior to 1941, Leavitt was a frequent speaker at Phillips Academy, the same University preparatory school in Andover, Massachusetts where his son Hart, a graduate of Andover, Massachusetts's rival Phillips Exeter Academy, had become a professor

 

Anton Myrer - He prepared at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire before entering Harvard College in September 1941 with the Class of 1945


1945

John Knowles, author of "A Separate Peace" and "Peace Breaks Out", was a 1945 graduate; both novels are set at the fictional Devon School, which serves as an analog for his alma mater add something

 

David Bevington - After attending Phillips Exeter Academy from 1945-8, before it was co-educational, he graduated from Harvard University cum laude in 1952, before entering the navy that year, and becoming a lieutenant junior grade before his leaving in 1955

 

James R. Lilley - In the United States, he attended Phillips Exeter Academy and served in the United States Army at Fort Dix, New Jersey from 1945-1946


1947

Richard W. Murphy - After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1947, he received BAs from Harvard University in 1951 and from Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge in 1953


1950

Benjamin Woods Labaree - Labaree began his teaching career as an instructor in history at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire from 1950 until 1952 and at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, in 1957-58


1952

In 1952, Exeter, Andover, Lawrenceville, Harvard, Princeton and Yale published the study "General Education in School and College: A Committee Report" add something


1958

John Winslow Bissell - Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, Bissell graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1958 and received his bachelor's degree in History from Princeton University in 1962

 

John M. Walker, Jr. - He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1958, and received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1962


1959

Morris S. Arnold - Like his brother, Arnold attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, graduating in 1959


1960

Stewart Brand - Brand attended Phillips Exeter Academy, before studying biology at Stanford University, from which he graduated in 1960


1962

George Gilder - Gilder attended Hamilton School in New York City , Phillips Exeter Academy, and Harvard University, graduating in 1962


1963

Daniel Dennett - Dennett attended Phillips Exeter Academy and spent one year at Wesleyan University before receiving his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Harvard University in 1963, where he was a student of W. V. Quine


1965

In 1965 Exeter became the second charter member of the School Year Abroad program add something

 

George W. S. Trow - Trow studied at Phillips Exeter Academy, and graduated from Harvard University in 1965


1966

David Eisenhower - Eisenhower graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1966


1967

Lawrence Lasker - He graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1967 and attended Yale University, as did his father


1970

The Academy became coeducational in 1970 when 39 girls began attending add something

 

The school's first enrolled class counted 56 boys; in 1970, when the decision was made to embrace co-education, there were 700 boys add something

 

Rusty Magee - He graduated from Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1970; and Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire in 1973


1978

Catherine Disher - Disher graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1978 and later from the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal


1980

Henry N. Cobb - Cobb attended Phillips Exeter Academy, &Harvard_University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design and returned from 1980 to 1985 as the chairman of Harvard's Department of Architecture


1985

Shinichi Mochizuki - Mochizuki attended Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated in 1985


1990

It has crowned a National Prep Wrestling champion, Rei Tanaka, in 1990 add something


1996

In 1996, to reflect the Academy's coeducational status, a new gender-inclusive Latin inscription "Hic Quaerite Pueri Puellaeque Virtutem et Scientiam" was added over the main entrance to the Academy Building add something

 

The boys' crew took first and fourth place at the U.S. Rowing Junior National Championships in 1996, 2002 and 2008 respectively add something


2001

The completion of the Phelps Science Center in 2001 meant that all science classes, which previously had been taught in more conventional classrooms, could be conducted around the same Harkness tables add something

 

William Butler (musician) - He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 2001, where he lived in Wentworth Hall, and subsequently attended Northwestern University, majoring in Poetry and Slavic studies


2004

Dan Brown - In October 2004, Brown and his siblings donated US$2.2 million to Phillips Exeter Academy in honor of their father, to set up the Richard G. Brown Technology Endowment to help "provide computers and high-tech equipment for students in need.


2005

Exeter is a fixture in New England championship tournaments in nearly all sports, missing the championship in both boys' and girls' soccer in 2005, and winning the New England Class A Championship in football in 2003 and 2009 add something


2006

The girls' team took sixth place at the 2006 U.S Rowing National championships, fourth in 2007, third in 2008, second in 2009, and fourth in 2011 add something

 

Nam Le (writer) - Nam Le held fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown in 2006, and at the Phillips Exeter Academy, in 2007


2007

In 2007, the boys' squash team finished second at the New England Division A Interscholastic Championship and fourth at the National High School Team Tournament add something

 

Since 2007, financial aid has been entirely in the form of grants that do not need to be repaid add something

 

The wrestling team has won more Class A and New England Prep School Wrestling Association titles than any other team, most recently winning the Class A tourney in 2007 and 2003 and the New England tourney in 2001 add something


2008

Until winter of 2008, boys' swimming had won 15 of the last 17 New England championships, placing runner-up both losing years add something


2009

EGC swept the New England Championships in the 2009 and 2011 and has won the Gilcreast Bowl in 2012 , 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1996, and 1994 add something


2010

John Knowles - EBSCO. Web. 3 Nov. 2010 He attended Oyster Bay High School in Oyster Bay, New York on earth from 1940 until 1942, before continuing at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, graduating in 1945


2012

In 2012 the boys' crew went to Henley-on-Thames in London to compete, but did not make it past heats add something

 

In 2012, Exeter Girls Crew attended Women's Henley Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England add something

 

Until the 2012-2013 school year, Exeter held half day classes on Saturday add something


2013

It has a 3-D printer, which was added in 2013 add something


2015

Exeter had a dress code until 1 June 2015 add something

 

Lisa MacFarlane will become the 15th principal on September 1, 2015, replacing Thomas Hassan, who in addition to his role as principal, is the 2nd First Gentleman of New Hampshire as the husband of Governor Maggie Hassan add something


2016

For the 2016-17 school year, the Exeter student body included students from 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and 34 countries add something


2018

In 2018, approximately 50 percent of students receive financial assistance each year add something

 

The 2018 Academic Year saw enrollment at 1,095 students with 884 boarding students and 211 day students add something


2019

On January 25, 2019, William Knox Rawson was appointed by the Academy's trustees as the 16th Principal Instructor add something