PSPA Speaker Series

PSPA Speaker Series Schedule



Can’t Make it? Watch PSPA Speaker Series Videos
All PSPA Speakers are videotaped and posted approximately one week after the event. To view, visit the Video tab on our website.

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Sponsored by Parents of Students of Philips Academy (“PSPA”)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017. PSPA Welcome and Information Event:
(1:00-1:40 p.m., in Kemper Auditorium)
Parents and guardians of all Phillips Academy students are warmly invited to attend, learn more about PSPA, and discover how to become involved in PSPA.

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017  “PSPA Fall Opening Event”
(7:00 p.m., in Kemper Auditorium)
PSPA welcomes new and returning parents, featuring John Palfrey, Head of School.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017  “Gems of the Curriculum”
(7:00 p.m., in Kemper Auditorium)
Please join us and learn about interesting, unique course offerings for Phillips Academy students, and learn a few tips on scheduling these courses.  

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017   “Parent-to-Parent” Forum”
(3:30 p.m., in Kemper Auditorium)
Please join us for an invaluable program and resource for new and current Phillips Academy parents.  Hear from a panel of experienced parents and support faculty about parenting PA students from far and near.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 “The Phillipian and Phillips Academy Student Publications”
(7:00 p.m., in the Mural Room, of Paresky Commons)
Please join us and learn more about The Phillipian, Phillips Academy’s student-run weekly newspaper, in print since 1857, and the many other wonderful student publications and journals.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 “Parent Dessert Reception”
(6:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m., in the Mural Room of Paresky Commons)
Please join us for dessert refreshments.  Meet PSPA board members, connect with other Phillips Academy parents, and learn how to become involved in PSPA.

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 “The Phillips Academy Wellness Programs
(7 p.m., in Kemper Auditorium)
Please join us to learn more about Phillips Academy’s wonderful Wellness programs and offerings, featuring Sykes Wellness Center staff members. In addition, the Department of Public Safety will present an introduction of their services on campus.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 “Summer Opportunities Fair”
(12p.m. – 3 p.m., in the Smith Center)

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 “An Evening with College Counseling”
(7 p.m., in Kemper Auditorium)
Dean of College Counseling, Sean Logan, provides an update on college trends, overviews the college counseling process, and discusses how to prepare for a successful experience.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Annual Meeting – PSPA Board Members

Thursday, April 12, 2018 “The New Snyder Center, Program and Facility Tour”
(7 p.m
., in Snyder Center, meet in front lobby)
Please join us for a program and tour of the beautiful new Snyder Center athletic facility, learn about the building’s exceptional offerings and features.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 “Lessons Learned from the College Application Process”
(7 p.m., in Kemper Auditorium)
“Expert” Seniors share their experiences and their advice.  Moderated by Phillips Academy’s Office of College Counseling.


Interested in becoming more involved with PA and PSPA? Please join us and attend these Speaker Series events. Also, please join us at a PSPA Board meeting, held at 5:30 (in the Underwood Room next to Kemper Auditorium), just prior to each of the Speaker Series events listed above.