Loomis Chaffee

5.00 5 1 (14 reviews)
Tel: 860-687-6400
Office of Admission
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 in spirit, mind and body of boys and girls drawn from diverse cultural and social backgrounds and to inspire in them a commitment to the best self and the common good.
  • The goal of the school`s academic program is the formation of skilled and discerning minds in preparation for higher education and lifelong learning.

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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   5/31/2017
    Brown University
    The unique community feel is certainly special. As an arriving senior, it was tough to get acclimated to a place that people had been at for four years. Some other boarding schools I looked at. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   6/13/2017
    Villanova University
    Good balance between day students and boarders created a non isolated feeling to the campus. Overall feeling on campus was unified and together. Smaller school population is a reason for this.. . .

  • Class of 2013
    5 Stars   6/16/2017
    Brown University
    The writing program was quite special. All sophomores had to take a Writing Workshop class where we were taught a particular way of enhancing our analytical skills with "interpretive sentences." We also had workjobs --. . .

  • Class of 2013
    5 Stars   4/29/2017
    Mount Holyoke
    LC has a work job program and every term, you'll be assigned a new work job to carry out. You may end up cleaning the art building, or sweeping the dining hall-everyone does one because. . .

  • Class of 2008
    5 Stars   2/24/2009
    Davidson College
    Though some other schools advertise writing improvement, Loomis provides a legitimate writing program designed to cultivate true mastery of the written word. "Writing workshop" starts Fall of Sophomore year with grammar and individual sentence. . .
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2017 School Data
Loomis ChaffeeBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18741910
Campus Size300 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment690 students300 students
% Students of Color
26%
20%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
66%
Average SAT Score1320* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1230 - 1390-
Average ACT score30*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 Offered6016
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$203 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,640$52,760
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$45,360$28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$42,361$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
28%
56%
Director of AdmissionsLynn Petrillo
Associate Director of AdmissionsNancy Cleary (Director of FA)

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1914
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 Organizations3123
ExtracurricularsA Capella, Animation Club, Chess Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Christian Fellowship Club, Community Life, Community Service Club, Dance Club, Darwin Club, Film Club, FIRST Robotics Team Paragon, Jewish Student Union, Math Team, PRISM (Persons Rising in Support of Multiculturalism), Project Green, Service Club, Spectrum (Gay/Straight Alliance), Student Activities, Student Council, The BBQ Club, The Book Club and Literary Society, The Confluence (yearbook), The Debate Society, The Living Poet's Society, The Log (Student Newspaper),

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

  • The mission of The Loomis Chaffee School is to advance the development in spirit, mind and body of boys and girls drawn from diverse cultural and social backgrounds and to inspire in them a commitment to the best self and the common good. The goal of the school`s academic program is the formation of skilled and discerning minds in preparation for higher education and lifelong learning. Through its courses and community life, Loomis Chaffee also educates its students for service in the nation and in today's global civilization. In all things, the school aims to be, as its founders intended, "a shrine from which boys and girls shall take the highest inspirations for better and grander lives."
  • School 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
    • Gretchen Ulion '90 - 1998 Winter Olympic Games US women's ice hockey Olympic gold medalist
    • 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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