Loomis Chaffee - Review #18
About the Author:
|Home Town, State||Short Hills, CT|
|Years Attended Boarding School||3|
|Activities During Boarding School||Soccer- jv one year and varsity two yearsTour guide for the Admissions office|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
LC has a 70/30 mix of boarding and day students which lends a really nice balance to the overall community. The boarders feel like it is a full boarding school, but they get the perks of friends who live nearby and invite them occasionally for home cooked meals etc..
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I have remained close with dorm friends and still see the regularly 30 years later.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
The first walk to the cafeteria can see, daunting, ask someone in your dorm to join you. It is hard for, everyone but a friendly face makes it so much easier.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The overall feel and enegy was palpable.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
There were some excellent elective courses for a high school. One that stood out was a class called Death & Dying- not uplifting material but it lent perspective and gave knowledge on a topic not often discussed with teenagers.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
My favorite part of the athletics program was the camaraderie and the way our coach treated us as a whole. She was an adult we could trust and conversations on the bus or van to away games were not all about soccer. She shared life lessons, gave sage advice and answered questions we needed answered but didn't always know who to turn too.The tradition of ringing the victory bell after a varsity win or hearing another team ring it was always a happy memory.
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The dedication to the arts has been a real asset to LC. The facilities are amazing with gorgeous light in the art buildings.The NEO theater with its rustic interior made the productions on stage the highlight and not the surroundings.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved that the dorms were mostly single rooms. Gave me space to study in my room quietly and not always at the library.Also, the Grubbs quadrangle is one of the most beautiful quads I saw at any of the schools I visited. A room with french doors and a private porch was my favorite senior year. My roommate from that year is still a dear friend.
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