Proctor Students Return and Classes Begin After Thorough Testing

Daily screening is just one layer of safety

By Scott Allenby
Proctor Students Return and Classes Begin After Thorough Testing

When this article goes to press, Proctor students will have been on campus for two weeks. After two rounds of PCR COVID-19 testing, all students tested negative, and campus came back to life after six months of hibernation.   For Proctor’s 365 students, including 101 day students this year, new COVID-19 protocols and safety guidelines […]

Three Area Students Sail Away in Proctor’s Ocean Classroom

Nine weeks along the Eastern seaboard to Puerto Rico

By Scott Allenby

For the 27th year, Proctor’s Ocean Classroom will set sail aboard a 135-foot historic tall ship on a term-long, nine week voyage along the eastern seaboard with a final destination of Puerto Rico. While Ocean Classroom 2020 will look slightly different than years past, a rigorous testing and quarantining protocol allowed the ship and its […]

Proctor Academy Announces Appointment of New Head of School

Brian Thomas will replace Mike Henriques in July, 2021

By Scott Allenby
Proctor Academy Announces Appointment of New Head of School

When Head of School Mike Henriques announced in early January 2020 his retirement in 2021, Proctor’s Board of Trustees embarked on a journey the school has taken only six times in the past century. The remarkable stability of Proctor’s leadership has allowed the school to evolve into the community it is today. While leadership styles […]

Proctor Academy is Reopening Campus: Encouraging Dialogue

Safety concerns of the town are being addressed

By Scott Allenby

For nearly 175 years, Proctor Academy has played a central role in the day to day operations of the Town of Andover. Originally a town academy serving children of all ages, Proctor’s evolution to a boarding school in the 1930s initiated growth in both physical plant and the seasonal population in town. Today, Proctor serves […]

Tribute Given to Departing Faculty and Staff From Proctor

Eight valued members of the Proctor community are retiring

By Scott Allenby
Tribute Given to Departing Faculty and Staff From Proctor

  We talk often about how it is the people that make Proctor such a kind, supportive, loving community. This summer, Proctor bid farewell to eight talented faculty and staff who have dedicated a portion (or in some cases all) of their professional lives to the Proctor community. Words cannot adequately capture the impact of […]

Proctor Academy: Standing Against Racism and Injustice

Communication sent to Proctor community on June 2, 2020

By Scott Allenby, Proctor Academy
Proctor Academy: Standing Against Racism and Injustice

The below communication from Head of School Mike Henriques was sent to the greater Proctor community on June 2, 2020 in response to racial injustices across the country. While shared initially with Proctor’s students, faculty/staff, and families, the audience of this message extends to the greater Andover community.  Over the past months we have collectively […]

Celebrating the Proctor Class of 2020: Stepping into the World

Proctor’s commencement ceremony took place virtually

By Scott Allenby
Celebrating the Proctor Class of 2020: Stepping into the World

And just like that it’s over. The planning, the preparations, the details, the mourning of what could have been had coronavirus not upended our lives; it is all behind us, and we shift our focus to reflecting on the raw emotions we felt today as we watched the Class of 2020 graduate from high school […]

Andover Graduates Recognized at Proctor’s Senior Awards Night

Non-faculty staff service award given to Diane Benson of Andover

By Scott Allenby

The Class of 2020 closed the Proctor chapter of their lives in a most bizarre manner. A virtual Senior Awards Night and Commencement afforded faculty and staff the opportunity to recognize members of the senior class with awards and recognitions. Among those honored were the following Andover residents: Philip H. Savage Award for outstanding leadership […]

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