Phillips Academy (also known as "Andover") is a co-educational, residential secondary school located approx. 20 miles north of Boston. Offering admission on a need-blind basis, as well as financial aid that meets the full demonstrated need of families, Andover seeks students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. More than 90% of faculty reside on campus, allowing them to support students in their personal, social and intellectual development. Dedicated to an academic program that fosters excellence in the liberal arts tradition, faculty members guide students in acquiring knowledge and thinking critically, creatively and independently. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives. The academy is committed to establishing a community that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to understand and respect one another and to be sensitive to differences of gender, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. In its programs the school seeks to promote a balance of leadership, cooperation and service, together with a deeper awareness of the global community and the natural world.