Popular Author Alan Gratz Visits AE/MS Virtually

Fifth and sixth grade students participated

By Kasey Schoch
Popular Author Alan Gratz Visits AE/MS Virtually

Alan Gratz, author of such notable books as Allies, Project-1065, and Refugee, has become a favorite author among middle school students all over the country. He is best known for his series of historical fiction novels, although he does have some other novels from outside this genre as well. This February, he released his new […]

Iconic Schooner Harvey Gamage to be Home to New Ocean Classroom 

Route to go from South Carolina to Alabama

By Scott Allenby
Iconic Schooner Harvey Gamage to be Home to New Ocean Classroom 

After three decades of successful fall semester-at-sea programs, Proctor Academy has expanded its Ocean Classroom programs with a new eight-week winter program at sea voyaging aboard the iconic Maine Schooner Harvey Gamage.  Proctor’s fall semester program has run for the past 27 years in a row, most recently aboard Roseway, and has set an educational […]

COVID Mitigation Measures Create “Illusion of Control” 

Strict guidelines enforced on campus

By Scott Allenby
COVID Mitigation Measures Create “Illusion of Control” 

The weather on April 14 was just about perfect: sunshine, 70 degrees, no black flies. The only problem? We were in Phase 1 quarantine at Proctor due to a diagnosed Covid-19 case on campus. Proctor has had a handful of cases on campus this spring resulting in close contacts needing to quarantine and the entire […]

Preschool Prom Theme 5K Fundraiser Promises a Fun Day

Takes place of cancelled Creepy Crawl

By Stephanie D'Amour
Preschool Prom Theme 5K Fundraiser Promises a Fun Day

Openings for the 2021-2022 school year are still available. We are excited to announce our first in-person fundraiser this year! Typically, we host our Creepy Crawl 5K in the fall, but with the challenges of COVID that was not able to happen. This year’s theme for our 5K fundraiser is Preschool Prom! Join us on […]

Getting Back to Normal with Five-Day In-Person Classes

AE/MS was ready to go, before Governor's mandate

By Kasey Schoch
Getting Back to Normal with Five-Day In-Person Classes

First, I should apologize for the word “normal,” as I am sure it has made the list of the most overused words of 2020 and 2021.  However, it is the word that came to mind when I first thought about going back to school five days a week. It is going to feel almost normal. […]

Proctor Students Return to Campus for Spring Trimester

Continuous COVID testing continues

By Scott Allenby

After a two week Spring Break from March 12 to 28, Proctor students repopulated campus and entered a Phase 1 quarantine in dormitories after two rounds of PCR testing. As the community awaits the results of the second round of testing, and a subsequent third round of testing in the coming week, students and faculty […]

Collaboration at AE/MS Results in Successful Return to Campus

In-person classes held four days per week

By Dennis Dobe

After a slow and extremely challenging first two-thirds of this school year, AE/MS was in a position to welcome students to attend in-person classes four days a week starting on March 1.   For the first time since March 2020, we now experience what feels much more like “normal” schooling at AE/MS.  Although we know that […]

Proctor’s Spring Athletic Events Returning, but Closed to Spectators

Public can view by improved live broadcast

By Scott Allenby
Proctor’s Spring Athletic Events Returning, but Closed to Spectators

Proctor Academy’s spring athletics season will commence early this month, assuming a safe repopulation of campus following Proctor’s two week Spring Break from March 12 through 28. For Proctor’s spring athletes, like those from around the region, this upcoming season will be the first time in almost two years that they are able to take […]

Essay by Proctor’s Head of School Celebrates Caring

Winter Term success owed to everyone

By Mike Henriques
Essay by Proctor’s Head of School Celebrates Caring

This essay by Proctor Academy Head of School was shared with parents, students, and employees at the end of the Winter Term on March 12. Its message applies beyond Proctor to all of us in the Andover community as we look out for each other, care for each other, and work to make this town […]

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