Proctor Academy - Review #11

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Proctor Academy

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
I was a competitive ski racer and baseball player while at Proctor. I was also a dorm leader for a couple of semesters.
College Enrolled:
University of Utah
Home Town, State:
Henniker, NH

Reflections and Advice:

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.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

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.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

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.

Dorm Life:

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 dining arrangements at your school.
Proctor has placed an emphasis on sustainability and it shows in the dining experiences. Proctor just built new facilities and always used locally sourced produce when available, and took great pains to make sure students were well fed.

Social and Town Life:

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.

Daily Schedule:

8:00 AM
9:00 AM
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
Study hall
11:00 PM
Lights out
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 AM
6:00 PM
12:00 AM
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Alumni Reviews Review School

Proctor Academy Alumni #1
Class of 2014
5.00 1/13/2020
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. . .
Proctor Academy Alumni #2
Class of 2019
5.00 1/13/2020
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. . .
Proctor Academy Alumni #3
Class of 2017
5.00 2/27/2019
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 (2023-24)

  • 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