Loomis Chaffee - Review #22

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Loomis Chaffee

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
Theater- business manager Glee Club vice president, Band, Printing Club -treasurer student government, tutor intramural sports soccer, basketball, tennis
College Enrolled:
Hobart College
Home Town, State:
Hartford, CT

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
When I was there it was an all boys school, merged with Chaffee and at the time they were a day school. smooth transition. Small classes and no coed classes until junior year.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The people I met from all over the country. the academic challenge which helped me get into a hood college
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I might have pushed myself into courses that I thought about taking Russian, Greek, Latin, Acting
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Just being there! A wonderful experience. The people I met, the faculty that cared for me!
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
The campus has changed so much in 45 years. I would say find your passion and incorporate into your life there


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked the small classes, and a large variety of course offerings. English classes ranged from "Mans Question for meaning in an absurd world", "Comedy", Black Poetry and Drams", "Mass Communication" teacher availability


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Mandatory 4 years if you didn't play varsity sports a very detailed intramural program Sports ranged from riflery, wrestling, tennis, lacrosse, track, and field, soccer. Great coaching staff and faculty-coached intramural.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved it. I was in the orchestra pit for a musical, I was an actor in another production, I was the business manager or another production, I was an officer in the glee club and a member of the band and the male acapella group. I participated in the dance programI like most that I was able to participate and it didn't matter your expertise.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I participated in choral, instrumental, theater and dance. I like the opportunity it gave us to help lead. I took African Dance. I was also tutor to local students.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
friendly, well managed with staff on most floors. rooms were a respectable size and doubles were a good size. Dorm food good, student union was open later for snacks.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
1st two years meals were formal with a master at each table and students served as waiters. meals were family style. after Chaffee moved over, lunches became cafeteria style, but dinners had selected family nights. I liked the family style. Very traditional.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
a five-minute walk into town grocery store, movie theater, restaurants and some shops lots of variety and the bus to Hartford stopped at the entrance to school (5-minute walk) There were major department stores and theater and art events.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
A lot of planned activities. Sports events were made exciting based on traditional rivalries Social activities with other schools. Movies on campus, theater and art exhibits/Cultural events speakers

Daily Schedule:

8:00 AM
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6:00 PM
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Alumni Reviews Review School

Loomis Chaffee Alumni #1
Class of 2011
5.00 9/24/2020
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. . .
Loomis Chaffee Alumni #2
Class of 2011
5.00 9/24/2020
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”. . .
Loomis Chaffee Alumni #3
Class of 2011
5.00 9/24/2020
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)

  • 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