Proctor Academy

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.

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Top Rankings

Proctor Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
369 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Proctor Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
77 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Lanaguage, Government, Physics, Spanish Language, Statistics
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Neat and Clean

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Boarding Tuition listed. Day Tuition $42,400
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christopher Bartlett
Admissions Associate
Hunter Churchill
Endowment Size
$31.5 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
AEMS Reading Club, Current Events Club, Diversity Committee, Girl Up, Green Key Student Ambassadors, Outing Club, Ping Pong Club, Poetry Club, Proctor Alliance, Proctor Broadcasting Network, Student Activities Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Jazz/Rock Ensemble, Theater

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?
  • 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Proctor Academy cost?
Proctor Academy's tuition is approximately $69,700 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Proctor Academy?
The acceptance rate of Proctor Academy is 45%, which is lower than the national average of 74%. Proctor Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New Hampshire with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Proctor Academy?
Proctor Academy famous alumni include: Matt Nathanson, Travis Warren, Robert Richardson, Jerome Dyson, Heather Moore, Josh Walden, Bob Beattie, Alan Shepard, Cole Williams and Carl Van Loan, Jed Hinkley.
What sports does Proctor Academy offer?
Proctor Academy offers 25 interscholastic sports: Alpine 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 and Track and Field. Proctor Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for most sports offered.
What is Proctor Academy's ranking?
Proctor Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Proctor Academy?
The application deadline for Proctor Academy is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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