Loomis Chaffee - Review #19

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Loomis Chaffee

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
Football, basketball, lacrosse.
College Enrolled:
Villanova University
Home Town, State:
Cresskill, NJ

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Meeting new people from all different walks of life was the most meaningful. It helped me be more open about other cultures and taught me the importance of maintaining friendships and connections. I feel like I am more mature from my experiences at boarding school.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would branch out more if given the chance. Try new things and do things I wasn't too comfortable. I would tell kids going off to boarding school to be open in whatever they do. Try as much as you can because the resources there are invaluable.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The camaraderie of the school. The student life was primarily optimistic and upbeat. Everyone had a positive attitude which contributed to a great learning environment. Academics, athletics, and social life were well balanced and not too stressful.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Appreciate the four years before it's too late!


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked the small class sizes. The discussion based learning was important as well.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked how it was open to everyone. Gives everybody the chance to try something new.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Was not active among the following programs. From friends' experience, seemed like a really good learning environment where you got much help and advice depending on your level.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Student work jobs were mandatory but also very helpful and meaningful in the whole experience. Taught us a lot about working hard both inside and outside the classroom.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm sizes were at good size. Not too big not too small. Created unity amongst dorm members including faculty.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
One main dining hall with a student center for other foods. Food was diverse, generally good, many options to choose from. Lots of healthy choices and different accommodations were provided.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Town was generally basic. Amtrak station in the town was convenient for traveling. Nearby towns had big malls and businesses. Generally a good area to send students.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Social life was enjoyable. Campus provided a myriad of events to partake in during the weekend giving students a choice on what to do during their free time.
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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