On Proctor’s logo is an evergreen tree, outwardly representing Proctor’s deep commitment to the natural world and our belief that relationships, like the green branches that stand out during stick season, last through even the longest of winters.
Taking inspiration from our motto, Proctor Academy creates a diverse learning and living community: one that values the individual and recognizes the potential of each member to stretch beyond what had been thought possible.
Balancing academic rigor, structure, and support with the freedom for students to explore, create and define themselves, Proctor encourages students to achieve their optimal growth. A deep commitment to an integrated academic support program and an emphasis on experiential learning is interwoven throughout Proctor’s academic, athletic, artistic, and environmentally conscious programs both on and off campus.
Acre Rural Campus
Relationships that form theFoundation for Learning
We believe students are most successful when they feel seen, known, and deeply connected to their school community. The strength of Proctor’s community comes from the depth of relationships formed between students and faculty. Teachers are advisors, coaches, and dorm parents, living alongside students and working with them throughout all areas of their life.
Campus is quiet as students have dispersed for break, faculty are busily writing end of term comments and entering final grades, and support staff are catching up on projects around campus during this brief reprieve before the Winter Term begins.
Every community has a superpower. One of Proctor’s happens to be the act of showing up for each other with our whole selves.
Each time campus empties, even if just for a long weekend, we are reminded that our students’ presence in our lives fuels our work as educators. We are teachers and coaches and advisors and dorm parents only because they are our students, players, advisees, and dorm residents. We are because they are.
Fall Family Weekend afforded those visiting campus a window into our work of building up our students as they, too, felt the intangible pull of being truly seen within a community.
Student: Faculty Ratio
Average Students in an Advisory Group
Small, Family Style Dormitories
Adults Directly Connected to Each Student
From the first moment a student steps foot on campus until the moment they walk across the stage at graduation, experiential learning, challenge, and support permeate every layer of a student's academic journey.
Proximate learning does not occur without risk, but it is in those moments where students are living their education alongside the issues they are studying that lives are transformed.
Proctor has intentionally built a residential community filled with small, family-style dormitories that place the student and adult relationship at the center of the boarding experience.
Every student engages in Proctor’s athletic and activity program each afternoon because we believe it is through shared, team experiences that we have the opportunity to put our core values into action.
Community committed to Diverse Learners
We are a community of diverse learners, recognizing all students are at different points in their educational journey. We celebrate neurodiversity, diverse backgrounds, and varied lived experiences because we understand the unique perspective of all students strengthens us as a community.
Trimester Off-Campus Programs
of Students Who Study Off-Campus
Competitive Athletic Teams
Privately Owned and Operated Ski Area
Stewarding aSense of Place
We don’t just teach environmental stewardship at Proctor, we live it. Situated on 2,500 acres of woodlands, our campus and the trails, lakes, ponds, and adventures that lie within, connect us to the natural world that sustains us.
Every year at Proctor is wholly new, yet remarkably familiar. The faces of students change over time, both as they mature and as the natural turnover of the student body every four years introduces new, eager minds ready to embark on their Proctor experience.
“It takes individual action to get things done, but it also takes institutional will and policy to make things happen. Proctor received recognition for being a green school for putting our beliefs into action, something we must continue to do as we move forward as a community.”
Each year, our work is to keep Proctor’s culture, and mission, clearly in focus. We do the hard things because we believe in their impact on our community and their contribution to our culture. We prepare our bags, lace up our boots, pack our sleeping bags, and embark on the best, hardest five days of the year.
Rarely in life do we allow ourselves to exist in a moment of silence. When we step into nature, we amplify our ability to listen, to truly hear that which is resonating in our own minds and hearts. When we make space for reflection, we find direction.
Our hope is that days like today leave an impact on our students, helping them feel empowered to “make their bed” when opportunities to affect change present themselves, regardless of how big or small those opportunities may be.
Miles of Trails on Campus
kWh of Solar Produced on Campus
Weekly Polar Swim in Elbow Pond