Sports Offered: USSA/FIS alpine skiing, nordic skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, ice hockey, basketball, soccer, cross country running, football, field hockey, softball, lacrosse, golf, tennis, baseball, mountain biking, road biking, rock climbing, kayaking, horseback riding, dance
Grades: 9 to PG
Program Length: Academic Year
Application Period: Applications due Feb. 1 for a March 10decision
Staff/Student Ratio: 4:1
Cost: $53,800 boarding, $32,700 day
Scholarships: $2.6 million financial aid awarded annually
Head of School: Mike Henriques; Program Director David Salathe
Academics and Overview
At Proctor Academy, we offer an unbeatable experience. In an age of sport specialization, we offer a sport-specific model within a mainstream college preparatory school that opens many doors for Proctor student-athletes, both during their time here, and beyond. Proctor is nationally recognized as having one of the oldest formal academic support systems in the nation. At Proctor, we focus on developing independent, confident, problem-solving individuals by identifying and capitalizing on personal learning strengths and styles. With more than 135 courses — from AP courses to electives such as robotics, engineering, and boat building — and five term-long, off-campus programs, experiential education is at the core of Proctor’s educational model.
Here’s an example of a year at Proctor designed by a past member of the FIS Alpine Ski Team with the help of his coaches and advisor. A 2014 graduate and current freshman at Dartmouth College, Proctor helped him plan a junior year that looked like this:
August: Two week training camp in South America
September to November: Ocean Classroom a 10-week sailing journey along the eastern seaboard to Caribbean waters, carrying a full fall course load aboard while learning to navigate the open seas
November: Training camp in Tignes, France
December to March: FIS Alpine Team, AP courses and an elective in Evolution
March to May: Varsity Lacrosse, AP courses and an elective in Entrepreneurship, where he launched his first business, Timberstix Lacrosse
Proctor Ski Area is located on our expansive 2,500-acre campus, allowing for a fluid transition between the academic day and on-snow training. In addition, a fully lighted training arena supports more constructive time in the day, both on snow and in the classroom. Proctor’s alpine program is highlighted by a FIS homologated, fully lighted training arena with top-to-bottom, state-of-the-art snowmaking. For the 2014-2015 season, Proctor’s nordic program will make first tracks on a brand new loop (pending FIS homologation) with full snowmaking designed by legendary trail designer John Morton. Proctor also offers ski jumping (with a lighted ski jumping hill on campus), snowboarding, and freestyle programs. In addition to six training blocks per week during the winter, Proctor’s snow sports programs travel year-round for training camps in South America, France, and Colorado. Proctor’s snow sports programs are enhanced by a full-range of competitive fall and spring sports. In addition, Proctor offers a strength and conditioning team during the fall term, providing a rigorous, sport-specific dryland training program. All Proctor athletes have the opportunity to take advantage of a supplemental strength and conditioning program while they pursue their chosen fall or spring sport.
Proctor’s college placement is exceptional with alumni attending Harvard University, Dartmouth College, Williams College, University of Denver, Middlebury College, Stanford University, NYU, Claremont Mckenna College, Brown University, Colby College, Bates College and many more.
Alpine: Craig Leaman, Nate Fisher, Jason Nelson, Drew Donaldson, Geordie Sousa, Lesley Fisher, and Morgan Salathe. Nordic: Buz Morrison, Eric Cole-Johnson, and Sarah Daney. Freestyle: Dan Egan. Snowboarding: Jon Logan. Ski Jumping: Dave Kenney
Bob Beattie ‘51 (former U.S. Ski Team Head Coach), Angie Duke ’14 (Argentine National Ski Team, Alpine) Nick Fairall ’07 (U.S. Ski Team, Ski Jumping), Jed Hinkley, ’99 (U.S. Ski Team, Ski Jumping), Matt Nathanson ‘91 (singer/songwriter), Carl Van Loan ’98 (U.S. Olympian, Nordic Combined), Cole Williams ’99 (actor), Robert Richardson ’73 (cinematographer)
Proctor Ski Area, Mount Sunapee, and Ragged Mountain. Proctor also has two synthetic turf fields, a hockey rink, tennis courts, a rock-climbing wall, basketball courts, and 2,500 acres of mountain biking and hiking trails.