Proctor Academy

204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
Andover, NH 03216
Proctor is nationally known for its innovative experiential programs, a student-centered educational model, and its balance of academic rigor with structured support.
Choosing from over 135 academic courses, 5 term-long off-campus programs, more than 30 art courses, and 30 athletic and afternoon programs allows students to craft a Proctor experience that is truly unique.
Academic offerings include a breadth of Advanced Placement and Honors courses. Students also have the opportunity to complete an Academic Concentration if they so choose.
For over 70 years, Proctor's Learning Skills Department has been at the center of cutting-edge brain-based learning. Learning Skills provides comprehensive academic coaching methods and the direct instruction of executive functioning skills to empower students to become strategic, resilient, self-aware lifelong learners.
Robust visual and performing art offerings challenge accomplished artists and encourage novices.
Whether a seasoned veteran or new to a sport, Proctor's athletic programming offers students opportunities to pursue their athletic passions and goals. Many Proctor graduates continue their playing careers at the collegiate level.
Opportunities for students to study off-campus include trimesters in France, Spain, and Costa Rica, along with Mountain Classroom and Ocean Classroom programs.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 380 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $44,400
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Proctor Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 287 schools) for:

Offering Breadth

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Proctor Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
2500 acres
126 acres

Student Body

380 students
320 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1050 - 1300
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
12 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$31.5 million
$27 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Average Percentile SSAT
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Christin Lathrop
Associate Director of Admissions
Lisa Wood

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
Biology, Calculus (AB), Calculus (BC), Economics, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Physics, Spanish Language, Statistics, United States Government, United States History



Total Extracurricular Organizations
Club or Organization:
AEMS Reading Club, Current Events Club, Diversity Committee, Girl Up, Green Key Student Ambassadors, Outing Club, Poetry Club, Proctor Alliance, Proctor Broadcasting Network, Proctor Environmental Action, Student Activities Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Jazz/Rock Ensemble, Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ping Pong Club

College Matriculation

10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • Proctor's campus includes over forty-five buildings, twenty small dormitories, a privately owned and operated ski hill, state-of-the-art classrooms and art facilities, 2,500 acres of forest and ponds surrounding beautiful natural and synthetic playing fields that are tucked against Ragged Mountain's south slope. A sense of community can only truly be felt when you step on campus. The strength of Proctor's community comes from the depth of relationships formed between students and faculty. An egalitarian student body gives equal value to each student regardless of age. A relaxed dress code and policy allowing students to address teachers by first names contribute to the informal culture of the school. Students are treated as young adults and asked to collaborate with their teachers in the learning process. 
  • 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. Proctor is widely recognized for national leadership in experiential education. To our community, these programs are not separate but integral to the Proctor experience, as almost all students elect to spend a trimester or two enrolled in off-campus programs. Choosing from over 135 academic courses, five term-long off-campus programs, more than 30 art courses, and 30 athletic and afternoon programs allows students to craft a Proctor experience that is truly unique.
  • Whether your interests involve starting a radio program in Proctor's state-of-the-art recording studio, pursuing athletics at the next level, studying advanced biology or robotics, or building a boat in the woodshop, opportunities abound for you to engage in both the pursuit of new avocations and the mastery of an existing passion. Which path will you choose?
  • Proctor Academy accreditations: NEASC, SSATB
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Matt Nathanson - Musician and Performer
    • Travis Warren - Founder and President, Whipple Hill Communications
    • Robert Richardson - Oscar Winning Cinematographer (Platoon, JFK, The Aviator, Kill Bill)
    • Jerome Dyson - Former UCONN pro basketball player
    • Heather Moore - Jewelry Designer/Marketer
    • Josh Walden - Broadway Actor
    • Bob Beattie - Former US Alpine Ski Team Head Coach and Television Commentator
    • Alan Shepard - Astronaut
    • Cole Williams - Television Actor (Entourage, Scrubs, 8 Simple Rules)
    • Carl Van Loan, Jed Hinkley - US Olympians, US Ski Team Nordic Combined
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Proctor Academy cost?
Proctor Academy's tuition is approximately $72,900 for boarding students and $44,400 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Proctor Academy?
The acceptance rate of Proctor Academy is 45%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from Proctor Academy?
Proctor Academy famous alumni include: Matt Nathanson, Travis Warren, Robert Richardson, Jerome Dyson, Heather Moore, Josh Walden, Bob Beattie, Alan Shepard, Cole Williams and Carl Van Loan, Jed Hinkley.
What sports does Proctor Academy offer?
Proctor Academy offers 26 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Track. Proctor Academy is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.
What is Proctor Academy's ranking?
Proctor Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Proctor Academy?
The application deadline for Proctor Academy is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

Alumni Reviews Review School


Class of 2014
Saint Michael's college
Proctor was a small school, about 350(400?) Kids, one thing that attracted me to the proctor in particular was the ski hill blackwater located on campus as I love skiing. Also, the size of the. . .

Class of 2019
Bentley University
Proctor is a unique school due to the experiential learning model. This includes a variety of off-campus programs including programs in Spain, France, Costa Rica, and Ocean classroom and mountain classroom. Proctor also owns over. . .

Class of 2017
University of New Hampshire
The off-campus programs that Proctor has to offer make it particularly unique in relation to other boarding schools. I was lucky enough to participate in Ocean Classroom, which is an off-campus program where we sail. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 380 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $44,400
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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