Address: PO Box 500 Andover, NH 03216
Category: Prep school with competitive ski programs
Grades: 9 to PG
Program Length: Academic Year
Application Deadline: 01/15/2019
Staff/Student Ratio: 4:1
Day School: $36,600
Boarding School: $60,700
Financial Aid: Yes
Head of School: Mike Henriques
Academics Approach: Proctor offers 140 academic courses, including Honors and AP level classes and more than 30 art electives, within an educational model rooted in experiential learning. The incredible breadth of academic courses, as well as trimesters abroad in Spain, France, Costa Rica, Ocean Classroom and Mountain Classroom, afford an unparalleled learning environment for students. For over sixty years, Proctor has offered a fully integrated academic support program called Learning Skills. This combination of breadth and depth of academic study, within a culture of integrated academic support, allows each student to customize their Proctor experience, to discover new passions, and to become powerful self-advocates ready to positively impact the college communities they will join following graduation.
Athletic Approach: Proctor offers more than 30 athletic programs, while providing snow sports athletes the opportunity to take part in a sport-specific training and competition model within a diverse college preparatory school. This allows Proctor’s snow sports athletes to pursue mainstream team sports in the fall and the spring, while capitalizing on more than 40 days of pre-season training on three continents. Many of Proctor’s athletes are elite mountain bikers, runners, cyclists and rowers, or compete on Proctor’s soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, football, golf, tennis, baseball or softball teams. In addition, a full-time strength and conditioning coach works with Proctor’s athletes throughout the year to develop sport-specific training programs and to understand the important role sleep and nutrition play in athlete performance.
Notable Alumni: Bob Beattie ‘51 (Former US Alpine Ski Team Head Coach), Carl Van Loan ‘98 (Olympian), Jed Hinkley ‘99 (Olympian), Nick Fairall ‘07 (Olympian), Caite Zeliff ‘12 (Professional Freeskier), and Angie Duke ‘14 (Middlebury Ski Team)
Notable Coaches: David Salathe (Alpine Program Director), Dan Egan (Freeride Program Director), Buz Morison (Nordic Program Director), Peter Anderson (Gap FIS Program Director), Chris Jones (Ski Jumping Program Director), Morgan Salathe (Alpine/Academic Liaison), Jason Nelson (Alpine), Mike Fairbrother (Alpine), Craig Leaman (Alpine), Katherine Leaman (Alpine), Ashleigh Boulton (Alpine), Parker Spear (Alpine), Amy Licata (Alpine), Sarah Daney (Nordic), Pete Southworth (Nordic), Nora Hefner (Nordic), Rob Dresser (Freeski), and Dillon Mailand (Snowboard)
“Being a member of Proctor Academy’s USSA/FIS program was easily the most fulfilling part of my Proctor experience. Not only was I given the right tools to succeed at the Division 1 level, but I also built relationships with coaches and teammates that will last for the rest of my life. There is no other program in the country that gives athletes the same tools on both the ski racing and academic side of the collegiate skiing equation.” - Angie Duke ‘14 (Middlebury College Ski Team)
Training Facilities: Proctor was recently named a High Performance Center by USSA. The Proctor Ski Area is one of the nation’s finest privately owned FIS homologated alpine and nordic ski facilities. Located within walking distance of campus, the Proctor Ski Area features full snowmaking and lighting on our alpine and nordic trails, a ski jumping arena, and a terrain park. In addition to Proctor’s on-campus ski area, the USSA/FIS team has a dedicated GS and speed training venue at nearby Ragged Mountain. Proctor’s Freeride team takes advantage of the M.A.X. Season Pass, expanding their training options to Stratton, Loon, Mount Sunapee, Sunday River, Okemo, and Killington. To further Proctor’s commitment to snow sports, the Proctor Gap FIS Program launched this fall. This new partnership with elite alpine coaches Peter Anderson and Parker Spear and ten of the strongest alpine skiers in the region provides a tremendous opportunity to the Proctor Academy USSA/FIS team.
Additional Info: Since its earliest years, Proctor has been deeply committed to experiential education. Through a constant flow of students to integrated trimesters abroad (Spain, France, Costa Rica, Ocean Classroom and Mountain Classroom), teaching faculty understand the educational value of experiences off-campus and works incredibly hard to create a flexible learning environment for students. This flexibility—combined with a fully integrated academic support program—allows Proctor to offer a robust on-snow program each season, including pre-season training trips to Europe, South America, Canada, Colorado, and California. Proctor’s educational model, commitment to experiential learning, and remarkable faculty allow a true synergy to exist between elite level skiing (on par with the best ski academies in the nation) and world-class academics.