Off Campus
70% of Proctor students take part in term-long off-campus programs in Spain, France, Costa Rica, the American Southwest, and aboard a 131-foot schooner in the Atlantic Ocean. Explore these programs to better understand the power of experiential learning at Proctor.

Ocean Classroom

Since 1994, Proctor has offered more than 500 students the opportunity to board a traditional schooner and voyage along the eastern seaboard of the United States and into Caribbean waters. Students are not just passengers studying marine science, maritime literature, history and navigation during their term on Ocean Classroom, but are active crew members as well. From the first moment students step foot on the vessel, they are divided into “watches”, the core working group on any ocean-going vessel, answering directly to their professional watch officers. After nine weeks studying and working aboard schooner Harvey Gamage alongside our partner organization Sailing Ships Maine, students are transformed learners and experienced sailors. Ocean Classroom has the potential to be one of the most powerful experiences that a Proctor student can have. Are you ready? 
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Courses and Credits

Students earn credit for the following courses while studying on Ocean Classroom:
  • Marine Science (Science)
  • Maritime Literature (English)
  • Maritime History (Social Science)
  • Navigation and Applied Mathematics (Math)
  • Seamanship Skills

Contact the Director

To learn more about Ocean Classroom, please email Ocean Classroom Director Brooks Bicknell.

River '22

“Last night on bow lookout, I was fortunate enough to witness a pod of whales on our starboard side. As if this wasn’t mesmerizing enough, we were greeted earlier today by several porpoises as we sailed north. As we began to see the lights of Rockland in the distance, we gathered in the center of the deck singing classics as Holly strummed softly on the ukulele. Although a polaroid was taken, I don’t believe a photo could ever fully capture the emotion of this moment.”
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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