Off Campus
70% of Proctor students take part in term-long off-campus programs in Spain, France, Costa Rica, the American Southwest, and aboard a 131-foot schooner in the Atlantic Ocean. Explore these programs to better understand the power of experiential learning at Proctor.

Mountain Classroom

Since 1972, Mountain Classroom has stood as a cornerstone of Proctor Academy's commitment to experiential learning. During the winter and spring terms, ten students and two experienced instructors embark on a ten week exploration of the American West, gaining first-hand experience from local activists and guest speakers. Combining outdoor education and academic inquiry, Mountain Classroom students examine the complex and intricate connections between nature and culture.
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Additional Program Details

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  • Expedition Details

    Each term on Mountain Classroom provides a unique experience to students. Read details about each expedition below.
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  • Mountain Classroom Objectives

    Throughout each term, Mountain Classroom students and teachers work toward achieving the following objectives:
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  • Meet Our Instructors!

    Proctor's Mountain Classroom instructors are full-time Proctor employees with a wealth of education and field experience. Read their biographies below:
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Contact the Director

To learn more about Mountain Classroom, please email our Director, Patty Pond

Courses and Credits

Students earn credit for the following courses while studying on Mountain Classroom:

Courses and Credits:
  • Ecological Literature and Writing (English Credit)
  • Western American Issues (Social Science Credit)
  • Nature and Culture (Science Credit)
  • Expedition Skills
  • Group Dynamics

~ Chloe

There is no way to truly encapsulate Mountain Classroom. How can I? There are no words that I know of to describe how close our little group became: the tears that were shared, the jokes traded back and forth, and the comfort of knowing you have people to depend on. 
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) 735-6300