AE/MS Wrapped Up an Extraordinary Year in Style

COVID-19 presented many challenges

By Dennis Dobe

After a school year unlike any other, AE/MS was able to close out the year in typical style. Throughout the past year, school staff, families, and students collaborated to make the most of learning opportunities under conditions that proved to be extremely challenging.  The positive attitude and commitment of the members of our school community […]

Proctor Class of 2021 Pursues Passions Beyond Graduation

Andover's Katie Bent plays softball

By Scott Allenby
Proctor Class of 2021 Pursues Passions Beyond Graduation

The Proctor Academy Class of 2021 was filled with talented students, each of whom will pursue their passions in college, professionally, or during a gap year. Check out these members of the class who will either play competitive athletics next year or study a specific art discipline in college, and be sure to follow their […]

AE/MS Bids Farewell to Valued Teammates and Staff 

Working to fill vacant positions

By Dennis Dobe

Schools tend to go through cycles of renewal every handful of years.  This occurs for many different reasons, such as innovations in the field of education (new technologies and approaches to educating children), external challenges and opportunities (i.e. the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting federal grant funding), and/or a significant changeover of staff (teachers and administrators […]

Proctor’s New Head of School Hosts Open House

Community invited on August 17

By Brian Thomas
Proctor’s New Head of School Hosts Open House

Backcountry driving, just like backcountry anything, can reveal much to you. Like some divination tool, it tells you mostly where you are going by revealing where you’ve been.  That’s what I tried to do when I drove halfway across the country to Proctor’s campus last weekend in great anticipation of the longer journey that awaited […]

AE/MS Expanded Summer Program Offers Learning Fun

Supported by federal grant funds

By Dennis Dobe
AE/MS Expanded Summer Program Offers Learning Fun

With the support of federal grant funds, AE/MS was able to offer 20% of its students an Expanded Summer Program opportunity on campus this past July.  This meant that we could offer more students an opportunity to participate in our summer programming than in the past.  Additionally, we could offer participants more schooling days and […]

Proctor Academy to Welcome 118 New Students in September

Hopes are high for normal year

By Scott Allenby

In just over a month, Proctor will welcome students back to campus for what we hope will be a far more “normal” school year than we experienced last year. With a record enrollment of nearly 380 students, Proctor’s educational model focused on experiential learning, personalized attention, and integrated academic support continues to attract students and […]

EAVP Takes Advantage of Empty School to Improve Building

No summer program this year

By Stephanie D'Amour
EAVP Takes Advantage of Empty School to Improve Building

We closed out the 2020-2021 school year with a fun end-of-year celebration filled with songs, family, and food. We had a wonderful turnout to say goodbye to a crazy year.  It was especially hard to wish our students farewell this year, knowing we would not see them all summer. Unfortunately, we were not able to […]

Andover High School Reunion Cancelled Due to COVID Concerns

Remembrance of alumni who have passed

By Judy Poblenz Perreault ‘53

Once again, due to COVID-19, we were unable to hold the annual Andover High School reunion.  We hope by next year all will be vaccinated and we can resume all the activities that have been cancelled. Thanks to Shirley Henderson Currier who had the foresight to save some copies of the Blue and White Banner, […]

In Recognition of Mike Henriques’ Service to Proctor Academy

Leaves Proctor well-positioned for the future

By Scott Allenby
In Recognition of Mike Henriques’ Service to Proctor Academy

For an organization like Proctor Academy, one rich with tradition and with employees who have chosen to make the town of Andover their home for decades, an incoming Head of School must adopt a long-run view of implementing incremental change. As Mike Henriques stepped into his role of Head of School during the summer of […]

Proctor Welcomes New Head of School This Summer

Brian Thomas officially starts in July

By Scott Allenby
Proctor Welcomes New Head of School This Summer

Proctor Academy officially welcomes new Head of School Brian Thomas to campus in early July. Brian steps into this leadership role as Mike Henriques retires after 16 years of service that saw Proctor grow in unprecedented ways. A native of Robbins and Harvey, Illinois (on Chicago’s far south side), Brian graduated from Yale University (BA […]

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