We have a powerful opportunity this winter to redefine and reframe how we are perceived by others within our groups. It is a reminder that each trimester is a fresh start in a far more important way than a new grade book in our classes.
At the heart of Proctor’s educational model lies a belief that learning happens best at the intersection of individualized academics and experiential opportunities within a strong, nurturing community.
This is what Proctor does in the classroom, on off-campus programs, in dormitories, advisories, in the arts, and on athletic teams. We understand that it is at this intersection that students are empowered to be creative, resilient, and knowledgeable problem solvers who care about their communities.
By redefining academic rigor as the process through which students push themselves beyond their comfort zones, students and faculty learn just how important trust is to learning. Honors and advanced placement courses complement non-traditional classes and challenging off-campus programs, allowing students and teachers to form relationships around shared interests. Formal on-campus academic support takes place in Proctor’s Learning Skills program, but it is the informal support provided by teachers who offer extra help sessions at breakfast, in their dormitories or in their classrooms in the evening that further emphasizes self-advocacy skills, and encourages academic risk taking.
Because we are challenging, we are also supportive.
Academics at Proctor
With over 135 courses and an integrated Academic Concentrations Program, Proctor’s academic curriculum provides both the breadth and depth for students to find and explore their passions.
Integrated Academic Support
Formal on-campus academic support in the Learning Skills program combined with informal support by teachers living alongside their students creates a web of support and connectivity.
Live to Learn, Learn to Live is not just our motto, it is the north star of Proctor’s educational model. We know we learn best when our hands are dirty, our hearts are full, and our minds are challenged.
Equity and Belonging
A pillar of Proctor’s educational model, equity and belonging transcends every classroom, advisory conversation, athletic engagement, and residential life experience.
We don’t just teach environmental stewardship at Proctor, we live it. Proctor’s Environmental Mission guides curriculum, thinking, building construction, and all that we do with our students.
Proctor’s personalized College Counseling program strives to expand students’ knowledge of and engagement in the college and gap year process.
Technology at Proctor
A leader in integrating technology seamlessly into the learning environment, Proctor was one of the first schools to deploy a campus-wide network and establish a full-time internet connection. We have not stopped innovating since. Learn more about Proctor’s Technology Department HERE.
Lovejoy Library and Resources
One of the most open and freely accessible spaces on campus, the library provides an arena for individual and group study, research, reflection and peer tutoring. Learn more about how the Lovejoy Library supports Proctor’s educational model HERE.