To the Class of 2023, we hope that we have taught you to live a life worth living, a life where you surround yourself with others who will challenge you, support you, love you, and that you will do the same right back.
Live to Learn. Learn to Live.
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.
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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.
This is our mission as a school: to create opportunities for young people to discover and become themselves, to pursue accomplishment without focusing on achievement. Our job is to simply facilitate the process with a safe, supportive, and challenging community.
The longer I am involved in the Proctor community, the more convinced I have become of the positive impact of living and learning alongside students and colleagues.
When perfect weather intersects with events on campus, a certain magical vibe emerges. Such was the case this past Friday as sunshine, blue skies, and temperatures in the mid-60s welcomed families to campus for our Spring Family Weekend celebration.
Each day, we wrestle with the dichotomies of raising young adults: our students are desperate for freedom, but thrive with structure.
Student: Faculty Ratio
Average Students in an Advisory Group
Small, Family Style Dormitories
Adults Directly Connected to Each Student
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Expand Your Identity
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.
Living at aBoarding School
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.
Afternoon Program and Athletics
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.
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.
Total solar production from Proctor’s twelve solar arrays will total over 800 megawatts of electricity each year, roughly 20% of the school’s overall electric consumption.
Next September, Proctor’s 120 new students will head into the wilderness of the New Hampshire’s White Mountains for five days of backpacking, camping, and exploring.
Our deepest hope for this group of young people is that on their journey through Proctor, they will develop friendships that will last a lifetime.
Miles of Trails on Campus
kWh of Solar Produced on Campus
Weekly Polar Swim in Elbow Pond