Loomis Chaffee Photo #2 - Collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication - four competencies in which all Loomis students become skilled practitioners.
Loomis Chaffee Photo #3 - At Loomis you will quickly find people with whom you just "click." The diversity of our student body just about guarantees it.
Loomis Chaffee Photo #4 - Welcome to your home away from home! As a boarding student on "The Island" you will establish strong relationships living and learning alongside peers, faculty, coaches, and mentors in one of 13 dormitories on campus.
Loomis Chaffee Photo #5 - Loomis athletes are defined as much by their character as they are by their talent, and the result is a highly successful and widely respected athletics program, and a great source of pride and school spirit for the entire Loomis community.
Loomis Chaffee`s mission is to inspire in all our students a commitment to the best self and the common good.
Our accomplished faculty combine a rigorous academic curriculum and outstanding athletics, arts, and co-curricular programs with a focus on teaching you how to be an effective and engaged citizen.
We know students want to make a positive difference in the world - they want to solve problems big and small, and they want to do it now.
We provide you the opportunities and tools - through our Pearse Hub for Innovation (PHI); Alvord Center for Global & Environmental Studies; Norton Family Center for the Common Good; Center for Institutional Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; research programs in science and the humanities; and independent study projects - to take your learning and put it to immediate good use.
Whatever your interests may be, you will be celebrated for who you are and who you want to become.
You also will have fun and make life-long friends. Visit Loomis online and in person to learn more; we look forward to meeting you.
Alumni Reviews Review School
- Review Description
- Brown University Approachable teachers and staff, overwhelming pride in the school from everyone on campus. Close relationship of day students and boarding students. Post graduate students integrated very well into the senior class. . .
- Hamilton College The close-knit campus. The fact that the campus was small (or at least the buildings being so close together) made everyone close like a family. It made my transition from my class with a graduation. . .
- New York University The location of the school definitely shaped the school dynamic of Loomis. It isn’t necessarily isolated but it’s formed in a very large location of its own. As a result, Loomis is very secure for. . .
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|Definition of Terms|
| 2021 School Data
|Loomis Chaffee||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||9-12, PG||9-12|
|Campus Size||300 acres||125 acres|
|Enrollment||726 students||300 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1347||* National Avg. »View|
|SAT range (25th-75th percentile)||1220 - 1490||-|
|Average ACT score||30||*National Avg. » View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(no jeans )
|Average Class Size||12 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1||7:1|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||70||18|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$995|
(In a typical year, the Loomis Chaffee Summer Program offers students on-campus 4-week Enrichment Courses; Accelerated Studies in Mathematics; and an Online Academy. Due to the pandemic, only online courses were offered in the summer of 2021 and the tuition costs listed here reflect the per course costs. In summer 2022 we look forward to reopening our on-campus program. Tuition for both boarding and day options will be available in late fall 2021.)
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Endowment Size||$250 million||$25 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 15||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||No||No|
|Director of Admissions||Nancy Cleary|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||70||18|
|Courses||Advanced Algebra II, Advanced Biology I, Advanced Calculus AB, Advanced Calculus BC, Advanced Chemistry I, Advanced Chinese II, Advanced Chinese III, Advanced Chinese IV, Advanced Digital Photography III, Advanced French II, Advanced French III, Advanced Geometry, Advanced Latin II, Advanced Latin III, Advanced Physics I, Advanced Precalculus, Advanced Spanish II, Advanced Spanish III, Avanced Precalculus with Differential Calculus, College Level Art Seminar, College Level Astrophysics, College Level Biology II Cell Biology, College Level Biology II Genetics, College Level Biology II Microbiology, College Level Biology II Molecular Biology, College Level Calculus AB, College Level Calculus Topic C, College Level Chemistry II, College Level Chinese V, College Level Chinese VI Contemporary Issues in China, College Level Chinese VI Modern China through Literature, College Level Comparative Government and Politics, College Level Computer Science, College Level Economics, College Level English III Seminar, College Level English IV Contemporary Literature, College Level English IV Creative Writing, College Level English IV Satire, College Level English IV Shakespeare, College Level English IV The Harlem Renaissance, College Level English IV Writing from the Arab World, College Level Environmental Science, College Level European History, College Level French Language IV, College Level French V, College Level French VI, College Level Guided Humanities Research Seminar, College Level Guided Research Projects in Environmental Science, College Level Guided Research Projects in Molecular Biology, College Level History Seminar Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States, College Level History Seminar Race in American History, College Level History Seminar The American Civil War, College Level Latin, College Level Linear Algebra, College Level Multivariable Calculus, College Level Music Theory II Harmony and Composition, College Level Music Theory III Harmonic Analysis and Advanced Composition, College Level Organic Chemistry I & II, College Level Physics II, College Level Senior Seminar in Literature, College Level Social Science Seminar Globalization, College Level Social Science Seminar The U.S. Presidential Election, College Level Spanish Language IV, College Level Spanish Literature V, College Level Spanish VI, College Level Statistics, College Level Statistics Accelerated, College Level Topics in Computer Science, College Level United States History|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||18||16|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||35||23|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
Agricultural Proctors, Brothers in Unity (affinity group for students identifying as black and male), Christian Fellowship Club, Darwin Club (outdoor club), Debate Society, Environmental Action Group, Environmental Proctors, Jewish Student Union, Literary Magazine (The Loom), Math Team, Model UN, MultiX (affinity group for students identifying as multiracial), Pa'lante (affinity group for students identifying as Latinx), PASA (Pan Asian Student Alliance), Peer Counselors, Pelican Service Organization, Pelican Support Network (PSN - peer mentors), PRISM (Multiculutural Student Organization), Robotics Team, Science Team, Shultz Fellows (political discussion group), Sisters' Circle (affinity group for students identifying as black and female), Spectrum (LGBTQ Organization), Student Council, Student Newspaper (The Log), Yearbook Club (The Confluence)
Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappellicans, Chamber Music, Chamber Singers, Chorus, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Musical Revue, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble
|Year: 2019 - 2021||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|University of Chicago||16|
|New York University (NYU)||15|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- Loomis Chaffee accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
- George P. Shultz '38 - Former Secretary of State
- Ella T. Grasso '36 - Former Governor of Connecticut
- Diana Farrell '83 - Founding president and chief executive officer of the JPMorgan Chase Institute
- Henry R. Kravis '63 - Co-founder, co-chairman, co-CEO KKR
- James Widdoes '72 - Actor, writer, director, and producer
- Betty Gilpin '04 - Emmy-nominated television (GLOW), film, and stage acctress.
- Nana Mensah '01 - actress, writer, singer, and director
- David Edelstein '77 - Film critic for New York magazine and for National Public Radio’s Fresh Air
- Jason Wu '01 - Fashion designer (designed First Lady Michelle Obama's inaugural ball gowns and other pieces for the first lady)
- Frank Bruni ’82 - Author, journalist, The New York Times and the New York Times Magazine
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