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Explore Proctor's on-campus academic courses, athletics, arts, college counseling, and residential life programs to better understand the breadth and depth of a Proctor experience.

Residential Life

Proctor’s residential life program encompasses both boarding and day students by providing a safe, trusting environment in which to live and learn. The strongest bonds formed between students and faculty at Proctor evolve out of residential life relationships.

Boarding Student Life

One of Proctor’s many unique qualities is the family-like nature of dorm life. With an average dorm size of twelve students and no dorm housing more than eighteen students, Proctor’s 20 dormitories are extensions of the dorm parents' homes. Dorm parents are on duty every evening maintaining quiet study conditions and offering academic assistance as needed.

Most students live in doubles with a roommate, however, there are opportunities for single rooms as well as a few triples on campus. Through the admission process, new students are paired with peers of similar interests while returning students choose their roommates. We know, however, living with another individual can bring with it occasional challenges. Our goal is to help roommates work through conflicts by undergoing mediation activities led by the dorm parent, dorm leader and residential life director. Students learn to appreciate differences while applying Proctor’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and compassion in their dormitories.

Dorm parents work in conjunction with dorm leaders to plan weekly meetings. These gatherings in the dorm commons room provide opportunities for the dorm to gather and discuss community living, any challenges that have arisen within the house, or activities students are hoping to plan for their residence.

A dormitory is more than a residence. It’s your home!

Residential Life in Action:

Day Student Life

Local “day” students have been an integral part of Proctor’s student population since the school first opened in 1848. Today, roughly 80 students commute to school from surrounding towns, most within a 30-mile radius of campus. Many stop by the dining room for breakfast or a cup of coffee before the first academic class and stay through dinner in order to attend evening extra help sessions, play rehearsals, or evening activities. Day students are fully involved in activities, sports and general school life throughout the day, but are free to depart for home after their final commitments (usually at 5:00 PM).

Mixed in with boarding students in advisory groups, classes, teams and activities, day students are an integral and valuable part of the community.
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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