The culture of a school resides at a far deeper level than stated core values. Culture exists at the very place where our beliefs intersect our actions.
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.
It is in this moment of watching your child walk into their next big adventure that we have to remind each other that the letting go is even more important than the holding tight.
On Wednesday evening, we hosted our Day Student families on campus for a kick-off meal to officially launch the 2023-2024 school year. This group of talented, interesting, curious students adds an essential dimension to the Proctor community.
Our job as educators is to bring out the very best in our students - in the classroom, in the art studio, on the athletic fields, and in their everyday lives. It is to help each find pieces of themselves they never knew existed, or were too afraid to explore.
We believe every young person needs a champion. The advisor-student relationship sits at the heart of this trust-building quest that we embark on with our students each September.
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.
“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.
Today’s post simply shares the work of a handful of AP Environmental Science students as the class embarked on a project investigating and researching climate mitigation efforts around the world.
Miles of Trails on Campus
kWh of Solar Produced on Campus
Weekly Polar Swim in Elbow Pond