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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Betsy Paine Shows Example of Community Engagement at its Best

Former Board member of the Beacon

By Scott Allenby
Betsy Paine Shows Example of Community Engagement at its Best

When Betsy Paine and her family moved to Andover during the summer of 2005 as her husband, Mike Henriques, stepped into the Head of School role at Proctor Academy, Betsy jumped with two feet into the Andover community. With her “day job” as Senior Staff Attorney for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of New Hampshire, […]

Andover Students Earn Academic, Artistic, and Athletic Honors

Recognized at awards ceremonies

By Scott Allenby

The end of the school year at Proctor Academy provides an opportunity to recognize excellence of students. At end of year awards ceremonies, the following Andover residents were recognized: 2021 Commencement and Senior Awards Cotton Audio Visual Award: Cedar Kiedaisch ‘21 Theatre Arts Award — Excellence in Dramatics (technical): Cedar Kiedaisch ‘21 Underclass Academic and […]

Proctor Graduation Celebrates the Class of 2021

Four-years in pursuit of identity

By Scott Allenby

We spend an inordinate amount of our mental and emotional bandwidth working to align ourselves with our stated identities. Society repeatedly asks us to make declarative “I am” statements on surveys, medical intake forms, or social media profiles.  In doing so, we risk becoming an identity that is as much shaped by others as ourselves. […]

Proctor Graduate Reflects on Mountain Classroom Experience

Ponders four-year experience

By Scott Allenby

 Proctor Academy’s Mountain Classroom program is quickly approaching its 50th anniversary of immersing high school students in a term-long adventure in the American southwest. Springfield, New Hampshire resident and four-year senior Camden Fletcher ‘21 reflects on his experience on a three-day solo in the desert this spring: “The nerves passed as we pulled into a […]

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