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Phillips Academy Issues More Homework Than Peer Schools

Phillips Academy students spend at least 40 minutes longer per night on homework than do students at their peer schools, according to the Pace of Life Committee’s recent report. Administrators attribute the 200 extra minutes of homework per week to the Academy’s philosophy of independent study, reduced emphasis on class time and shorter school year….

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Andover Jews Observe High Holidays Away From Home

Phillips Academy’s Jewish community observed Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, this past weekend and looks to celebrate Yom Kippur on Monday with a day off from school. Because the Academy did not offer Rosh Hashanah services on campus, Jewish boarders who remained on campus had the option of using Jewish Student Union-organized transportation to…

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Academic Council Changes Saturday Class Starting Time

The Academic Council voted to begin Saturday classes at 8:30 a.m., a half hour later than the starting time two weeks ago. The new time was chosen because it allows “time for games as well as sleeping in,” Dean of Studies Vincent Avery said. Though Saturday classes have started at 8:50 a.m. in years past,…

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