Welcome Andover Parents and Guardians!

News from the PSPA

An Evening with College Counseling—Now on Video: If you missed this PSPA Speaker Series event last week, you can still learn about Andover’s college counseling process from event hosts Sean Logan, dean of College Counseling, and Kassy Fritz, director. A recording is available on The Hive under the Resources tab. Click Informational Videos.

Follow Campus Closet on Social and Win! We are building our community. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook—and engage each week in May for a chance to win free Campus Closet merchandise. There will be a big giveaway the week before final assessments!

PSPA General Meeting—Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. EDT: Please plan to join us for our final general meeting of the year and meet our board and other fellow parents. A Zoom link will be provided in next week’s Parent Bulletin.

Final PSPA Book Club Meeting: We will be discussing In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, Book 1) by Tana French on Sunday, May 30, 8–9 p.m. EDT. You can take a sneak peek at the discussion questions here. Please email us if you would like to participate. All are welcome!

PSPA 2021 Virtual Summer Opportunities Fair 

The PSPA is excited to announce that we are hosting an online catalog version of our Summer Opportunities Fair this year! Although things are a bit different this summer, there are still many options available to engage and entertain the young people in your life. Please check out the opportunities from the vendors who have partnered with us to showcase their programs. 

Upcoming Events

Would you like to help grow PA parent connections? The Academy is seeking current parent volunteers to help welcome parents and guardians of new students to Andover.

Volunteers will be assigned a small group of new parents to contact either by phone or email at their convenience during May and June. Volunteers will receive a template and other guidance to assist with their communications. The goal of this outreach is simple: to provide a Big Blue welcome, offer to be a resource, and foster new parent-to-parent connections. Last spring, parent volunteers contacted over 250 new PA families, and we hope to expand this effort even more this year!

To sign up, please complete this form by Monday, May 17. For questions, contact Elisabeth Munro, coordinator of Parent Development.

What to learn more about the PSPA?

Check the PSPA Webinar recording with guests Jim Ventre and Linda Carter Griffith!

PSPA: Who we are, What we do, and Why?

News and images from the PSPA

Pictures from the annual Addison Ambassadors event! A wonderful partnership between the Addison Gallery of American Art and the PSPA

Thanks to PSPA support, the Addison Community Ambassadors annual Night at the Addison student event was a huge success, with over 180 students attending. Events included: a scavenger hunt encouraging exploration of the galleries and close looking at artworks, art making activities inspired by themes from the current exhibitions, musicians in the galleries, and more!

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Pictures from Casino Night 2020: THE signature social event of the Phillips Academy year! Thanks to all 40+ of our PSPA volunteers who made this night possible!

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Scenes from the lovely campus

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Pictures from our first ever PSPA Nest Maker event! The new Maker Space in the OWHL is amazing.

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Thanks to everyone who has attended our Morning Meetups at the Market! We’ll let you know when the next one will occur.


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Visiting Campus?

Rent A Private Home And Benefit The PSPA

The Rum Runner House is a newly renovated 4 bedroom residence, 1/2 mile from campus that sleeps nine. 10% of rental proceeds will benefit the PSPA.This is a great “home away from home” when visiting your child. For reservations/photos click here.

The mission of the PSPA (Parents of Students of Phillips Academy) is to build and maintain a community of parents and guardians of Phillips Academy students.  We also partner with faculty and staff when appropriate and supplement and support student activities.


How can you get involved? As a parent or guardian of a student,  you are already a member.

There are no obligations or financial requirements to enjoy membership opportunities, such as:

  1. Speaker Series:
    PSPA’s Speaker Series program offers guest speakers including PA staff, faculty, students and off-campus speakers, who present important topics for PA parents and guardians, such as PA programs, curriculum, buildings and facilities, college counseling, and many other featured subjects.  Please click here for a complete list of this year’s PSPA Speaker Series events.  The presentations are  often videotaped and posted on The Hive or the PSPA website.  
  2. Volunteer 
    There are many opportunities to volunteer at merchandise sales and student events throughout the year.  A list of volunteer opportunities is posted on the Volunteer Tab above.
  3. Join our Facebook group
    Send a request to join PSPA’s Facebook group, a closed group for current parents only.  Ask questions, participate in discussions with other parents and receive notification of events and volunteer opportunities. Be sure to sign up for the Hive Parents Directory (below) before joining the Facebook group so we can verify your status.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/paparents/
  4. Follow us on Instagram @pspaandover
  5. Join the Parent Directory
    Located on the PAnet/Hive 
Click on Parents directory in the Quick Links area of The Hive. 
PSPA Parents directory on The Hive.