Loomis Chaffee - Review #25
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2002-2005|
|Sports and Activities:||Prefect(junior year), Resident Assistant (senior year), 3-year varsity athlete in field hockey, squash and lacrosse. Team captain for field hockey and squash.|
|College Enrolled:||Bates College|
|Home Town, State:||Gill, MA|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I really enjoyed the boarding school life at Loomis Chaffee. Dorm activities on the weekends and family style dinners twice a week allowed me to make strong connections with girls in the dorm and get to know my dorm parents. Prefects set up ice-breakers as a way to get to know people in the beginning of the year and that helped to get to know people too.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
At Loomis Chaffee I learned how to balance my time between sports, schoolwork, and social life. It's a very valuable skill to have and it has made the transition to college very easy.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I really enjoyed my time at Loomis Chaffee. If I could do it over again, instead of entering as a sophomore, I would have started as a freshman instead!
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The community and the school spirit. Prefects were very important in helping new students get adjusted to life at Loomis. Before the first day of classes in the fall, prefects walked around with new students in order to show them where all their classroom buildings would be for the next day. As a new sophomore, taking the time to do this was very helpful and quite a relief!
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Go to at least one sports game and theater production every season! Support your fellow students in extracurricular activities.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The teachers at Loomis Chaffee were wonderful. They presented concepts in fun and interesting ways, and made learning fun. They were more than willing to meet with students and go over any material that was confusing, either during office hours or meeting with them when they were on dorm duty in your dorm that night. Very helpful.
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Arts programs were very unique - each season brought a new production from a different era - from Hamlet to Guys n' Dolls. Actors and actresses were talented and fun to watch! It was great to see the range of talents students had, such as a classmate from math class up there on stage.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
The activities fair at the beginning of the year was always entertaining and fun to watch - students from each club holding signs, wearing mismatched outfits, trying to convince students to join their club. Club members showed great energy and enthusiasm.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Walking into Windsor with friends for dinner at the diner was a fun pastime.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
There were always many activities to choose from on the weekends - trips to the mall, interdorm basketball or dodgeball games, movie nights.
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. . .
Thinking about making a major gift to your school? How about endowing a faculty chair? More here.
American boarding schools have always welcomed international students. Rigorous academic programs, extensive athletic programs, and a wide range of extracurricular activities attract students from all over the world.
Admissions to boarding school is a process with many components. The process can be confusing to parents dealing with boarding school admissions for the first time. We guide you through the process.