Proctor Academy - Review #9
About the Author:
|College Enrolled||University of Utah|
|Home Town, State||Henniker, NH|
|Years Attended Boarding School||3|
|Activities During Boarding School||I was a competitive ski racer and baseball player while at Proctor. I was also a dorm leader for a couple of semesters.|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Proctor has a multitude of off-campus study programs that would be more akin to those found in a college environment than at other boarding schools. Students can travel to Europe or spend a semester learning to be self-reliant while on a boat at sea.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing that happened to me was graduating and looking back to realize what a great place I went to school. I didn't always appreciate while I was there, but the opportunities Proctor afforded me were unbeatable.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would get involved in as many activities as possible. There are so many opportunities to choose from that can really help you learn a lot along the way. Don't wait to see what feels right, just jump into something and see what happens. The amazing faculty will make it work.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Being so close to the outdoors was always the best. You could always easily get onto trails or into the woods. Access to our own ski area and other athletic facilities was spectacular.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Make sure to take advantage of the ski hill and off-campus programs as they are very unique to Proctor!
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Proctor had very small class sizes with teachers who very much cared about their students. Many faculty were more like friends than instructors and took a genuine interest in how school was going and also how extracurricular life was.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
As a ski racer, Proctor owned its own ski hill, which was a primary reason for attending. We could travel five minute, suit up and be ready to go in no time, while many other schools that we were competing against had to drive upwards of an hour to get a similar training experience.
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I didn't participate in the arts all that much, but I did take a class that utilized our state of the art recording studio, which was installed in my junior or senior year. It was (is) an amazing facility and I had a lot of fun learning to use the equipment. I also attended a number of school plays and was always impressed with the direction and quality of the production.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
We had a number of extra curricular activities in addition to our off campus programs. Students could participate in woods teams (consisting of harvesting our schools tree farm and such) and many other outdoors activities.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Proctor has been upgrading dorms for a number of years and has made some great changes. Dorms are typically small and have some special activities attached, such as an eco-friendly dorm that took part in recycling and composting. Dorm parents were also amazing at organizing community events.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Andover is a very small town without much going on. The school was the town's main draw, but the area is beautiful, surrounded by hills and forests that stretch for miles.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Proctor is very small and has a tightly knit community. Everybody knows everybody, for better or for worse.
Alumni Reviews Review School
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- 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. . .
- 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. . .
- 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. . .
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The typical three-month-long summer break gives juniors and seniors a great opportunity to explore a variety of situations and options.
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