Proctor Academy

5.00 5 1 (9 reviews)
Tel: 603-735-6212
204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
Andover, NH 03216
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Proctor`s campus includes over forty-five buildings, twenty small dormitories, its own privately owned and operated ski hill, state of the art classrooms and art facilities, 3,000 acres of forest and ponds surrounding beautiful natural and synthetic playing fields that are tucked against Ragged Mountain`s south slope.
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Proctor`s campus includes over forty-five buildings, twenty small dormitories, its own privately owned and operated ski hill, state of the art classrooms and art facilities, 3,000 acres of forest and ponds surrounding beautiful natural and synthetic playing fields that are tucked against Ragged Mountain`s south slope.
  • Proctor is nationally known for its innovative experiential programs, community of individuals, and its balance of academic rigor with structured support.
  • AP and honors sections complement Learning Skills in this unique 3,000-acre school.
  • Strong visual and performing art offerings challenge accomplished artists and encourage novices.
  • Competitive athletics include teams in most sports.  Opportunities for students to study off-campus include trimesters in France, Spain, and Costa Rica, along with Mountain Classroom and Ocean Classroom programs.
  • Motivation, passion for activity, and strong character are key to admission.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   5/31/2017
    Montana State University
    Proctor is unique in way too many ways to describe, but I will name a few. First, you get the opportunity to go abroad in high school! A four year student can have the opportunity. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   6/5/2017
    Queen's University
    Called teachers by their first names. Had 5 unique abroad programs including Mountain Classroom, Ocean Classroom, Proctor en Segovia, Costa Rica and Euro. Also had learning skills. More of an experiential learning school. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   3/9/2018
    Saint Michael's College
    Proctor's use of experiential learning really sets it apart from other boarding schools. I took wildlife science and forestry, and we were out in the field many days. As well, I participated in Proctor's Ocean. . .

  • Class of 2013
    5 Stars   6/13/2017
    Endicott
    Not a strict dress code, Call faculty members by first name.. . .

  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars   6/12/2017
    Loyola University New Orleans
    The two factors that made my experience at Proctor Academy so unique were the incredibly high quality recording studio, and travel abroad programs. As a musician, the recording studio set Proctor apart from all. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Proctor AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18481910
Campus Size3000 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment370 students300 students
% Students of Color
13%
20%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
68%
Average SAT Score1660* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1490 - 1790-
Average ACT score23*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1217
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$24.5 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,000$53,300
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$35,600$28,560
Tuition international students$2,500$47,500
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant23000$22,700
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT54%-
Acceptance Rate
45%
55%
Director of AdmissionsChristopher Bartlett
Associate Director of AdmissionsHunter Churchill

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1217
CoursesBiology, Calculus (AB), Calculus (BC), Economics, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Physics, Spanish Language, Statistics, United States Government, United States History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2514
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, 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, Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3223
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Barn, Diversity Club, Fire Department, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Green Key Club, Library, Math First Aid, Pre-School Child Care Center, Proctor Environmental Action, Proctor Mountaineering Club, Science Club, Social Consciousness, Student Activities, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Audio Visual Club, Ballet, Ceramics Club, Chamber, Chorus, Dance Club, Drama Club, Jazz Club, Photography, Proctor Academy Touring Theatre, Woodshop

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Ski Patrol, Tech Help Desk, Weight Room, Woodlands

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Trimester based academic schedule allows students to take advantage of over 140 courses and pursue their passions
  • Unique opportunities exist in the arts including, boat building, industrial design, digital media, kinetic metal sculpture, and digital music recording
  • Proctor owns and operates it's own ski area, one of only 4 schools or colleges in the country to do so!
  • New facilities include a Bio Mass Plant to heat the central campus, new photography darkrooms, Peabody House, a dorm heated and cooled via geothermal wells, and a new synthetic turf complex for soccer, field hockey, football and lacrosse. 
  • LD types supported: Academic Coaching, Direct Instruction, Skills and Strategies
  • School accreditations: NEASC, TABS, 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 current 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
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