School Administrative Unit 16

Lincoln Street School

The Town of Exeter is one of the six towns that make up SAU 16. The other Towns in the SAU are Brentwood, East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington, Newfields, and Stratham.   Each Town elects a local school board to oversee that town’s public education up through grade 5.

The Exeter Region Cooperative School Board is responsible for the oversight of grades 6-12 and adult education in all six towns, and is elected by the combined voters of all six communities. The Exeter Region Cooperative School District is a legal entity, responsible for education in grades 6-12 as well as adult education, in the same manner that each town school district is responsible for education up through grade 5 in that town.

SAU 16's mission is to help students gain knowledge and skills that build intellect, character, and a lifelong thirst for learning. To facilitate this mission multiple schools are in place for Exeter residents.

They include:

Grades: Kindergarten through Grade 2

Main Street School
40 Main Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: 603-775-8946
Attendance: 603-775-8954
Fax: 603-775-8964


Grades: Grades 3, 4 and 5

Lincoln Street School
25 Lincoln Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: (603) 775-8860
Attendance Phone: (603) 775-8863
Fax: (603) 775-8968


Grades: Grade 6, 7 and 8

Cooperative Middle School
100 Academic Way
Stratham, NH 03885
Phone: 775-8700
Absentee voicemail: 775-8725
Fax: 775-0151


Exeter High School

Grades: Grades 9 through Grade 12
1 Blue Hawk Drive,
Exeter, NH 03833
Telephone: 603-395-2400
Fax: 603-395-2499
**Please Note: GPS address is 315 Epping Road **

The Great Bay Charter School

Grades: Grades 8 through Grade 12
30 Linden Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: 603-775-8638
Fax: 603-775-8528

Seacoast School of Technology 

Grades: Grade 9 through Grade 12

Exeter, NH  0383340 Linden Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: 603-775-8461
Fax: 603-775-8983
 E-Mail: SST [at] SeacoastTech [dot] com

Exeter Adult Education

30 Linden Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: 603-775-8457
Fax: 603-775-8430

Phillips Exeter Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy is a private, co-educational residential school serving 1000 students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level. Exeter, founded in 1781 by John Phillips, has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world.

Phillips Exeter Academy's mission has been articulated as "Above all it is expected that the attention of instructors to the disposition of the minds and morals of the youth under their charge will exceed every other care; well considering that though goodness without knowledge is weak and feeble, yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous, and that both united form the noblest character, and lay the surest foundation of usefulness to mankind."

Phillips Exeter Academy

Grades: Grade 9 through 12

20 Main Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: 603-772-4311
Fax: 603-777-4384