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.
Since 1994, Proctor has offered more than 400 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 Roseway (owned by our partner World Ocean School) 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?
Ocean Classroom helped me to learn to work under pressure. Academic work happens on the fly and can be intense. The balance of working as part of a team, and being independent is a lesson I will carry forward with me in college and beyond."
Located in Andover, NH, Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 9–12. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.