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John Palfrey

Head of School at Phillips Academy

Last Build Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:57:07 +0000


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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Search for a President of the Boston Public Libraryjgpalfrey

Thu, 19 May 2016 18:52:02 +0000

Since September of 2015, we’ve been in the midst of a search to find a new President of the Boston Public Library.  The BPL is an amazing institution on many levels.  Part of the greatness of the BPL derives from … Continue reading (image)

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All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academyjgpalfrey

Wed, 04 May 2016 18:25:10 +0000

All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me … Continue reading (image)

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Head of School Bookshelf, Spring, 2016 Editionjgpalfrey

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:30:13 +0000

This Spring term, I’m putting out on the bookshelf outside the Head of School’s office copies of the following books for the Andover faculty.  The idea is that the books can go and stay home, come back to the bookshelf, … Continue reading (image)

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