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Industrial Arts

Proctor’s industrial arts program offers opportunities in woodworking, boat building, and metal engineering. Students learn to work with state-of-the-art lathes, planers, saws, presses, and a variety of electric and hand tools to design and build high-quality guitars, a variety of boat types, and fine furniture of all kinds. Students use both local and exotic woods, some cut from Proctor’s own timber stand. Students learn to weld and shape metal to create intricate and functional projects ranging from center punches, pepper grinders, bicycles, and utility trailers.
Click to read 5 Lessons I Learned By Building a Boat at Proctor! 

Industrial Arts Facilities

Proctor's industrial arts facility in the Alan Shepard Boat Shop houses a full metal shop with lathes and milling machines that range from early belt-driven to modern, computerized and automated models for our metal engineering program. The woodworking and boat building programs are held in the upper levels of this same building where astronaut, Alan Shepard once built a boat as part of a summer program at Proctor. That same boat is displayed in the lower level of the Fowler Learning Center. The wood shop is also well equipped and has in place safety-enhanced equipment and protection systems.

These shop spaces can be available for students to work in the evenings and outside of class for developing all aspects of their abilities in these various disciplines. Students work throughout each term in preparation for end of term art shows where their work is displayed in collaboration with both the visual arts and performing arts productions. Students are also invited to participate in annual juried art exhibitions at area universities throughout the year.

Industrial Arts in Action:

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) 735-5129   webmaster@proctoracademy.org