Proctor Academy

5.00 5 1 (7 reviews)
204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
Andover, NH 03216
Tel: 603-735-6212
  • 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.

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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 2013
    5 Stars   6/13/2017
    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. . .

  • Class of 2007
    5 Stars   5/31/2017
    Penn State
    Always had small class sizes (15 max). All desks were large round tables or long rectangular tables in the shape of a U which promotes conversation. Called teachers by their first name and many of. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Proctor Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1848 1910
Campus Size 3000 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 360 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 1660 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1490 - 1790 -
Average ACT score 23 *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 Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 12 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $24 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,200 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$34,500 $28,500
Tuition international students $2,500 $47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $23,000 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 54% -
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsChristopher Bartlett
Associate Director of AdmissionsHunter Churchill

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 12 16
CoursesBiology, Calculus (AB), Calculus (BC), Economics, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Physics, Spanish Language, Statistics, United States Government, United States History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 25 14
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


Total Extracurricular Organizations 32 23
ExtracurricularsAudio Visual Club, Ballet, Barn, Ceramics Club, Chamber, Chorus, Dance Club, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Fire Department, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Green Key Club, Horseback Riding, Jazz Club, Kayaking, Library, Math First Aid, Photography, Pre-School Child Care Center, Proctor Academy Touring Theatre, Proctor Environmental Action, Proctor Mountaineering Club, Rock Climbing, Science Club, Ski Patrol,

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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