With more than 450 courses, you’ll have virtually unlimited opportunities to discover your potential. That’s more courses than many small colleges offer. Interdisciplinary and experiential options allow you to develop powerful, creative insights. Our global programs open doors across five continents. Join a group of intellectually curious explorers eager for new challenges.

Class around a Harkness table.

Harkness in 90 Seconds

Learning should always be collaborative

How you will learn

You’ll discover a new way to learn. It’s about thoughtful discussion around a table, with 12 students and a teacher. Find out how Harkness becomes a way of life.

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Plenty to Match Your Interests


Courses offered

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Learning throughout the world

17 curricular programs on 5 continents

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Academy Library

The largest high school library in the world, with more resources than you can imagine

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Our Departments

The Exeter experience balances breadth of exposure and in-depth pursuit of students’ strongest interests.

Classical Languages
Computer Science
Exeter Innovates
Health and Human Development
Modern Languages
Physical Education
Senior Opportunities
Theater and Dance

Support at Every Corner

Student Support

Focused on your success, we provide a supportive network for anything that comes up, whether it’s academic, social, emotional or health-related

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College Counseling

Working closely with counselors, you’ll define your goals and interests and make confident, well-informed decisions about the transition to college and beyond

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More to Explore

Kathy Brownback and John Blackwell

The benefits of co-teaching at the table

Co-teaching enhances the Harkness dynamic, say instructors Brownback and Blackwell, and it’s all good. 

Harkness and Cormac McCarthy: A wonderful mess

A senior English class follows a winding path to understanding.

Featured Faculty

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Alison Hobbie

Chair of the Science Department and outspoken protector of the environment. Students love her enthusiasm, energy and kindness in the classroom, on the girls crew team and in Dow House dorm.

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