In the last few decades, Proctor has evolved into a community that values the relationship between every individual, one another, and the natural world. There is something that cannot be described with words and can only be felt when you walk the paths and hallways of Proctor; we call this “Proctor Magic.” Proctor values the relationships and bonds created across the school and nurtures an environment where everyone feels welcome and, as a result, feels compelled to bring their whole selves to the school. This is felt in the small family-style dorms, experiential classrooms, collegial afternoon activities, and innovative off-campus programs. The adults who steward this community are committed to continued learning and growth to become interculturally competent individuals who nurture a safe and healthy learning community.
Proctor truly believes that every community member must be valued and accorded the environment to thrive. Proctor Academy borrowed from the Ubuntu philosophy to guide the work of building belonging because it recognized that when a community calls everyone in and creates a space for a conversation to address our shared humanity, we can build bridges for stronger relationships. These relationships are glued together by empathy and compassion for each other, especially those most marginalized, resulting in the healthiest community possible.