Loomis Chaffee

5.00 5 1 (27 reviews)
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Windsor, CT 06095
  • Loomis Chaffee is one of the nation's leading boarding schools with a long history of supporting excellence in its students from all over the country and around the world in grades 9-12.
  • The mission of The Loomis Chaffee School is to advance the development of students in mind, body, and spirit through rigorous academic programs, an inclusive community, and an emphasis on engaged citizenship. The school, as its Founders intended, seeks to inspire in its students a commitment to the best self and the common good.

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  • Class of 2018
    5 Stars  
    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. . .

  • Class of 2018
    5 Stars  
    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. . .

  • Class of 2018
    5 Stars  
    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
 | 2019 School Data
Loomis ChaffeeBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18741909
Campus Size300 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment725 students320 students
% Students of Color
29%
24%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
70%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(no jeans )
Casual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered6018
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$8,750
(Loomis Chaffee offers a five-week enrichment program, two-week immersion programs, and a math academy. Tuition rates vary for the programs. For more information please visit https://www.loomischaffee.org/summer/about/tuition.)
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$216.3 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$61,760$57,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$47,440$30,150
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
38%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
28%
57%
Director of AdmissionsNancy Cleary

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1916
SportsAlpine 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, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3024
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Agricultural Proctors, 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, Peer Counselors, Pelican Service Organization, Pelican Support Network (PSN - peer mentors), PRISM (Multiculutural Student Organization), Robotics Team, Science Team, Shultz Fellows (political discussion group), 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

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201710 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University (NYU)31
Georgetown University24
Northeastern University24
Boston College22
Brown University20
Colby College19
Union College19
Wesleyan University18
Bowdoin College and Middlebury College16
University of Chicago16
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • 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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