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Ocean Classroom 2014

For the past twenty-two years, Proctor students have embarked on Ocean Classroom, a ten-week term at sea aboard a tall-ship. We are saddened longtime partner The Ocean Classroom Foundation will cease to exist in its current structure after they have completed their summer programming due to financial challenges, but Proctor’s commitment to education at sea remains unchanged.

Proctor's Ocean Classroom director David Pilla comments, "The Ocean Classroom Foundation has been a phenomenal partner for Proctor. At the same time, the business of running tall ships is financially challenging. While Proctor and Ocean Classroom Foundation have separated, I am truly excited about our new relationship with the World Ocean School and its educators."  

This September, Proctor students will sail the schooner Roseway, of the World Ocean School, from Gloucester, Massachusetts to San Juan, Puerto Rico alongside phenomenal educators on the Roseway. They will study nautical history, Maritime literature, Marine Sciences and navigational mathematics. They will work in their watch groups.  They will learn what it means to care for "ship, shipmate and self". They will probably get seasick and their lives will most certainly be transformed by the time they reach the Caribbean in November.

The Ocean Classroom Foundation’s internal financial challenges have impacted Proctor on many levels, but thankfully, through the work of program director, David Pilla, and many others in the community, the type of high quality nautical education that earned Proctor the 2011 Tallships America sailing training program of the year will continue to be a staple of Proctor’s experiential programming. Alums who have been positively impacted by their Ocean Classroom experience are encouraged to continue to support Proctor and its commitment to experiential learning as the school continues to shape transformative educational experiences to students.

Bon Voyage
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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.
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