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P.O. Box 500, 204 Main Street, Andover, New Hampshire, USA
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Posted on July 10, 2014
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Department Director: Douglas Houston
Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 89
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 50.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1
Saturday Classes: Yes
Number of AP Courses Offered: 12
Summary: At Proctor, teachers listen to students; the administration listens to its faculty, and rules and structures exist where they make sense. There is plenty of academic structure, and always significant communication, but our lives here are guided by values (honesty, respect, compassion and responsibility), not by strict regulations. You can address a teacher by her first name, choose which meals to attend and wear jeans to class. The Green Book Student Handbook provides clear expectations for student behavior and administrative response to disciplinary actions, but we are a school where a positive attitude and the willingness to work hard allow students to exceed all expectations. Student life at Proctor is filled with opportunities to engage with the community.
Department Director: Drew Donaldson
Number of Dorms: 21
Average Students Per Dorm: 12
No. of Girls Dorms: 12
No. of Boys Dorms: 9
Dress Code: Casual
Summary: One of Proctor’s many unique qualities is the family-like nature of dorm life. With an average dorm size of twelve students and no dorm housing more than eighteen students, Proctor’s 20 dormitories are extensions of the dorm parents' homes. Dorm parents are on duty every evening maintaining quiet study conditions and offering academic assistance as needed.
Most students live in doubles with a roommate, however, there are opportunities for single rooms as well as a few triples on campus. Through the admission process, new students are paired with peers of similar interests while returning students choose their roommates. We know, however, living with another individual can bring with it occasional challenges. Our goal is to help roommates work through conflicts by undergoing mediation activities led by the dorm parent, dorm leader and residential life director. Students learn to appreciate differences while applying Proctor’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and compassion in their dormitories.
Dorm parents work in conjunction with dorm leaders to plan weekly meetings. These gatherings in the dorm commons room provide opportunities for the dorm to gather and discuss community living, any challenges that have arisen within the house, or activities students are hoping to plan for their residence.
A dormitory is more than a residence. It’s your home!
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Summary: Proctor’s athletics and arts programs encourage participants to practice the school's core values by demonstrating sportsmanship while striving to attain excellence.
Varied offerings provide growth promoting experiences, preparing participants for success as they develop competencies through collaboration with others to achieve personal and group goals. Proctor promotes athletic and artistic achievement commensurate and in balance with the success of all of the school's programs.
Arts Department Director: Bill Wightman
Athletics Department Director: Gregor Makechnie
Summary: College Counseling strives to expand students’ knowledge and horizons in the context of a highly individualized counseling process. The goal of the office is to foster students’ academic, intellectual and personal growth while empowering them to take ownership of the college process and their futures. The students who find the greatest success in the college admission process are those who understand their abilities, passions and interests, and are therefore able to find the “right fit.” Historically, Proctor students have had the motivation and the self-awareness to make such matches. They trust their hearts and inner-self, allowing insight, not college rankings, to guide their post Proctor careers.
Department Director: Michael Koenig
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Matt Nathanson (Class of 1992) Musician, Singer, songwriter
Jerome Dyson (Class of 2006) UConn Basketball and professional
Robert Richardson (Class of 1972) Oscar Award Winning Cinematographer (The Aviator, Inglorious Basterds, Platoon, JFK)
Proctor has left an indelible mark, an insatiable hunger for knowledge obtained by experience, the feverish desire to do with my own tow hands, to experience the world in its raw, objective form.
-Will Henriques, Class of 2011, Middlebury College
Summary: Proctor’s Community Program extends well beyond on-campus initiatives during the academic year by providing service learning trips abroad each summer. In 2014, two summer service trips afforded twenty-six students and five Faculty members the opportunity to travel to Guatemala (12) and Thailand/Cambodia (14) and learn first-hand about the cultures of these countries.
These dynamic trips afford students the opportunity to have a rich service immersion experience and to further develop relationships with faculty outside of a classroom setting. Students return to campus in the fall energized and driven to put what they learned during their immersion experience into action, both on campus and in the surrounding community. Proctor’s summer service trips are two-week adventures that provide an experiential foundation for understanding community investment at Proctor and the world beyond.
Department Director: Adam Jones
Proctor's service learning trip to Guatemala and Cambodia/Thailand provide service learning opportunities to varied cultures around the world.
Registration Deadline: N/A
Financial Aid Available: Yes
Proctor is widely recognized for national leadership in experiential education, and our off-campus programs are core to that distinction. To our community, off-campus programs are not separate, but integral to the Proctor experience, providing hands-on learning opportunities that allow students to truly connect to the content they are studying. More than 70% of students take part in Proctor's term-long off-campus programs.
Every school attempts to create a diverse learning environment on campus. However, no educational program on a home campus can compare to the global education provided by cultural immersion. Experiencing different needs and understanding the complexity of global inter-connectedness prepares Proctor students to participate in, and understand, a layered and shifting world.
Learn more: https://www.proctoracademy.org/Page/Off-Campus
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