Loomis Chaffee

5.00 5 1 (17 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 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 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. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    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  
    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.. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 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 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment690 students313 students
% Students of Color
26%
22%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
65%
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 Offered6017
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$203 million$18 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,640$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$45,360$30,250
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$42,361$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
28%
55%
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 Offered1915
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 Organizations3124
ExtracurricularsAdult Education, Afro-Latino Exonian Society, Afterburners Club (rocketry), Archery, Asian Student Collective, Broadside, Building With Books, Catholic Exonians, Chinese Student Organization, CompSci, The Blue Buzz, The Courant, The Film Society, W.O.R.L.D., Women’s Forum

Club or Organization:
A Cappella (Noxontones), Bocce Ball, California Youth and Government, Carnivals, Crop Walk, Frisbee Golf, Junior High Club, Literary Magazine Club (Flight Risk), Ping Pong, Plays, Senior Club, Set Design, Student Activities Comittee, The Living Poet's Society, The Middle Eastern Dance Club, The Noxontones (A Cappella group)

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."
  • 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
    • 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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