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John Palfrey

Head of School at Phillips Academy

Last Build Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:20:05 +0000


July 31 Community Letterjgpalfrey

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 21:11:32 +0000

Today, Board President Peter Currie ’74, P’03,  and I wrote to the Andover community with an update regarding an independent investigation into matters of past sexual misconduct. As we’ve sought to understand and learn from these most troubling moments in … Continue reading (image)

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Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54jgpalfrey

Sun, 07 May 2017 19:48:30 +0000

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Statement regarding past abuse at Andoverjgpalfrey

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:05:58 +0000

Today, we know that many schools, including Andover, have not always lived up to our commitment to protect students in our care. Over the past year, independent investigators from Sanghavi Law Office have been carrying out a review of all … Continue reading (image)

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On the Executive Orders of January 2017jgpalfrey

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 19:42:59 +0000

The President’s Executive Orders on immigration have prompted calls of concern from students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff at Andover. I’m sure that is true at all schools that are committed to a diverse student body and faculty. Last year, … Continue reading (image)

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Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrowjgpalfrey

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:46:26 +0000

Mark your calendars and put off your homework assignments, Andover! The Gorilla has an exclusive scoop on when the fabled Head of School Day will be this year. It’s tomorrow. Don’t believe us? Wait… Source: Local Student “Totally Knows When … Continue reading (image)

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Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Givenjgpalfrey

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 22:49:01 +0000

This weekend, we welcomed our trustees and many other alumni and parents to campus for meetings and also the 137th Andover-Exeter sporting contests.  Over the course of the last several days, I have received a lot of feedback about the … Continue reading (image)

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All School Meeting: Post-Election, November 9, 2016jgpalfrey

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:25:45 +0000

Good morning, Andover. We gather here in All-School Meeting after a night that goes down in American history as one of the most unpredictable and anxiety-provoking any of us has ever witnessed. I am well aware that this morning there … Continue reading (image)

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All-School Meeting Introduction: Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld ’96jgpalfrey

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 16:43:38 +0000

[These are my prepared remarks for the introduction to our All School Meeting on the topic of Youth From Every Quarter for Fall, 2016. I did not give these remarks verbatim in the interest of time, but delivered most of … Continue reading (image)

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All-School Meeting Introduction: Laci Greenjgpalfrey

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:51:18 +0000

All-School Meeting Opening Remarks, Phillips Academy September 28, 2016 Good morning, Andover. We gather today, early in the school year, to begin our exploration of our values as a school. You are by now deeply ensconced in your classes, clubs, … Continue reading (image)

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Commencement Address, Phillips Academy 2016jgpalfrey

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:45:50 +0000

Commencement Address Phillips Academy, Andover June 5, 2016 John Palfrey Welcome, everyone – trustees, faculty, and staff; faculty Emeriti; alumni, families, friends, and – most of all – our beloved students.  Thank you for your presence with us today. I … Continue reading (image)

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