Our goal in the Admissions Office is not to ‘sell’ Proctor to you, but rather to provide you the opportunity to access all the information you need to make the best decision for your family. Your visit to campus will take you past the glossy photos in the viewbook to what makes Proctor unique: the sense of community and focus on relationships that are at the center of a Proctor education.
“Proctor is more than a boarding school. It is a life shaper, a platform on which friendships are built, a diving board into knowledge, and a memory maker. Proctor is a safe bridge that steadies students through four years of opportunities, challenges, and left and right turns.” -Anne
Parenting Your Child Through the Admission Process
Your role as a parent can be complicated as you strive to help your child consider which school best matches their needs. Just as your family is trying to find the best fit for your child, our Admissions Committee is trying to find the applicants that are the best fit for Proctor. Finding the right ‘fit’ for the Admissions Committee is not based solely on GPA and test scores (even though they are part of the admission criteria), but instead weighs heavily an applicant’s character, work ethic, and academic history.
On March 10th, the Admission Committee will offer admission to a fraction of the applicants who believed Proctor was the best fit for them. Waiting to receive an acceptance letter will undoubtedly be an anxiety-filled process. For those students who receive an offer of admission, it is important for students to enroll at Proctor because it is their first choice, not simply because it is their parents' first choice. For those applicants who are declined admission, we understand frustration may exist, but encourage families to recognize the committee’s decision that Proctor may not be the best match for that applicant.
Health and Wellness
When you send your child to Proctor we assume en loco parentis responsibilities. It is a charge we take seriously, and endeavor to ensure the health and safety of each of our students. Our Health Center is staffed 24 hours a day with registered nurses and Proctor retains the services of Dr. Sarah Lester, MD who holds clinics on campus 3 days a week and is on call 7 days a week. The New London Hospital is located 15 minutes from campus and is affiliated with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 45 minutes from campus in Hanover, NH. The campus is monitored by our own security staff, who ensure that dorms are secured and students are safe. Proctor shares a longstanding positive relationship with the town of Andover, NH, a small, safe community of 2,200 people.