Loomis Chaffee

4 Batchelder Road
Windsor, CT 06095
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 Diversity, Equity & 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 736 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $68,420
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $52,100
  • Acceptance rate: 18%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Loomis Chaffee ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 287 schools) for:

Student Attention
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Loomis Chaffee
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
School Type
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
300 acres
126 acres

Student Body

736 students
315 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1220 - 1510
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
11 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
Summer Program Offered
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$250 million
$27 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Nancy Cleary

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
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



Total Extracurricular Organizations
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

College Matriculation

Year: 2019 - 2021
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College
Boston University
Georgetown University
Northeastern University
University of Chicago
New York University (NYU)
Tufts University
Cornell University
Columbia University
Hamilton College

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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Loomis Chaffee cost?
Loomis Chaffee's tuition is approximately $68,420 for boarding students and $52,100 for day students.
What schools are Loomis Chaffee often compared to?
Loomis Chaffeeis often viewed alongside schools like Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield Academy by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Loomis Chaffee?
The acceptance rate of Loomis Chaffee is 18%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. Loomis Chaffee's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Loomis Chaffee?
Loomis Chaffee famous alumni include: George P. Shultz '38, Ella T. Grasso '36, Diana Farrell '83, Henry R. Kravis '63, James Widdoes '72, Betty Gilpin '04, Nana Mensah '01, David Edelstein '77, Jason Wu '01 and Frank Bruni ’82.
What sports does Loomis Chaffee offer?
Loomis Chaffee offers 18 interscholastic 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 and Water Polo.
Does Loomis Chaffee offer a summer program?
Yes, Loomis Chaffee offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Loomis Chaffee's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Loomis Chaffee?
The application deadline for Loomis Chaffee is Jan. 15.

Alumni Reviews Review School


Class of 2011
Columbia University
Loomis required all students to participate in a sport each trimester, which was a great way to get all students both involved and engaged with the school and the other students. It was a great. . .

Class of 2011
Wesleyan University
Because we have a smaller campus than most prep schools in New England, we benefit from a strong sense of community. Everyone is a familiar face and in turn, Loomis feels more like “home”. . .

Class of 2011
University of Connecticut
Mandatory extra-curricular activities in each season, ranging from competitive athletics, theatre, bands, choirs, volunteer work, environmental clubs, etc appealing to a wide variety of interest.Dorms and academic buildings positioned around a main “quad” grass. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 736 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $68,420
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $52,100
  • Acceptance rate: 18%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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