Phillips Exeter Academy

  • Address: 20 Main St
  • Vicinity: Tan Ln
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1855/00/00 William A Saunders Architect Abbot Hall is built on Phillips Exeter Academy campus.
1859/00/00 Robert Todd Lincoln Education Robert Lincoln attends Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.
1878/06/00 William Winthrop Kent Education William Winthrop Kent graduates from Phillips Exeter, class of 1878 "with no honors or debts".
1930/04/09 William L Harkness Benefactor Harkness writes to Exeter Principal Perry: What I have in mind is a classroom where students could sit around a table with a teacher who would talk with them and instruct them by a sort of tutorial or conference method.
1930/11/00 William L Harkness Benefactor Harkness gives Exeter $5.8 million to support his conference method of teaching. Since then, the Academy's principal mode of instruction has been by discussion, "seminar style," around an oval table known as the Harkness table.
1936/00/00 Alfred DuPont Chandler Jr Education Alfred Chandler graduates from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.

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Particulars for Phillips Exeter Academy:
Sight Category Historic District
Education Attribute Private School
Historic Use School

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