Loomis Chaffee - Review #24
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1976-1980|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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
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