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 (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 375 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,700
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $42,400
  • 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 307 schools) for:

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Attribute
Offering Breadth

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Proctor Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1848
1907
Campus Size
2500 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
375 students
300 students
% Students of Color
11%
26%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
70%
Average SAT Score
1200
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1050 - 1300
-
Average ACT score
25
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
12
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$31.5 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$69,700
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,400
$34,900
Tuition international students
$2,500
$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$23,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Average Percentile SSAT
54%
-
Acceptance Rate
45%
58%
Director of Admissions
Christopher Bartlett
Associate Director of Admissions
Hunter Churchill

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
12
17
Courses
Biology, Calculus (AB), Calculus (BC), Economics, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Physics, Spanish Language, Statistics, United States Government, United States History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
14
23
Extracurriculars
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

Year:
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

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Description

Class of 2019
5.00
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
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2015
5.00
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. . .
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 375 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,700
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $42,400
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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