Learn more about who we are, where we live, and what we believe about educating students to be collaborative, ethical individuals, ready to contribute productively to their communities. 

Our History

Begun in 1848 as a local school for the children of Andover, New Hampshire, Proctor has undergone numerous evolutions enroute to becoming what it is today: a boarding and day school of 370 students serving as a national leader in experiential learning and academic support programs. 

Proctor's Archives

Proctor is justifiably proud of its history. For nearly 170 years, this small, highly independent school has endured immense challenges, and is now recognized for its leadership in experiential college preparation, structured support systems, and community. Proctor is also a leader in transparency. Our archival images are yours to use, tag and enjoy! We invite alumni/ae and all friends of the school to further identify the faces and scenes you will enjoy on this site.

For more information, please direct all questions and comments to the Development Office at (603) 735-6718 or email communications@proctoracademy.org.

Our Motto

“Live to Learn, Learn to Live”

Our Mission

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 a learning skills program and a strong emphasis on experiential learning is interwoven throughout Proctor’s academic, athletic, artistic, and environmentally conscious programs both on and off campus.

Proctor students graduate understanding the values of honesty, compassion, respect, and responsibility, proceeding with confidence and with strategies to become life-long learners and thoughtful contributors to their communities.

Profile of a Proctor Graduate

Proctor graduates are collaborative, ethical individuals, ready to contribute productively to their communities. Our diverse programs and experiential approach to education develop creative, resilient, and knowledgeable problem solvers who take responsibility for their own learning.

Click here to read Proctor alumni stories!

Eras of Leadership

Proctor has been blessed with stable, wise, and visionary leadership over the past eight decades. The product of that leadership is evident in the school we know today. The following is a brief history of the school—chaptered by its leaders—over eighty years.
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Located in  Andover, NH,  Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 912. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
204 Main Street  .  PO Box 500  .  Andover, NH 03216
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