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.

Senior Project

Starting with Wilderness Orientation, students are immersed in a hands-on, experiential learning adventure that includes on-campus courses, off-campus programs, Project Period, and a myriad of skills courses. Through Proctor’s approach to education, students come to understand the value of stepping outside their comfort zones in the pursuit of learning. Senior Project provides a culminating three and a half week immersive learning opportunity for all seniors to design their own learning experience centered around their passions or areas of interest.
Senior Projects take many forms, ranging from interning at professional offices, building trail systems on-campus, producing documentaries, recording an album in the recording studio, or engaging in a writing or artistic pursuit. In order to successfully complete Senior Project, students must apply time management, project planning, and self-advocacy skills as they brainstorm, plan, collaborate, network, and implement their proposed projects. While seniors showcase their final projects during a Senior Project Open House upon their return to campus, the benefits of Senior Project come as much through the process as the final product.

Check out last spring's Senior Project Experience HERE!

2020 Senior Project Timeline

May 2 | All seniors participating in Senior Project meet with Assistant Head of School Karin Clough to finalize their project details, departure date, etc. 
May 8 | Seniors taking part in an off-campus Senior Project may depart campus following their last commitment so they can travel to their project location. Please note travel hours DO NOT count toward a student’s Senior Project hour total. 
May 9 | Seniors taking part in an on-campus Senior Project official begin their project following their last commitment. For these students, their classes will be complete (unless finishing out an AP course or completing a graduation requirement), but they will remain engaged in their afternoon activity. 
May 11-26 | Senior Project underway for all students participating. Students completing an off-campus project may return to campus after 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 26, but should not plan to return earlier than that time. 
May 27 | Proctor’s annual Express Fest celebrating art awards, a yearbook dedication, and providing a showcase of all Senior Projects will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 27. All are welcome.
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
p. (603) 735-6000   f. (603) 735-6300