Loomis Chaffee - Review #19
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2005-2009|
|Sports and Activities:||I played hockey, lacrosse, ran cross-country, played club soccer, and danced. I did community service, helping teach kids at the Hartford Boys and Girls club.|
|Home Town, State:||Seattle, WA|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The Island was a great place to be at. In the spring, all of our fields flooded, which was really cool to see each year. There were programs for students with every type of interest.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I learned later on in life that many of the mannerisms I have learned in boarding school are for the upper echelon of our society, and it has helped me get to places.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have really put myself out there instead of shying away.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Just the whole experience, really.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Don’t be shy. Put yourself out there. If you want to do something, go get it. When it’s time to apply to schools, tailor your list with your advisor but also pick a school that might be out of your reach and go for it.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved that our teams were managed well, and the coaches were great. A lot of the coaches were actually alumni of Loomis, which was really cool. It was mandatory participation and I think that was great for all the students.
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Loomis has a great commitment to the arts, and it showed through the curriculum. From fine arts to dance in various different classes, there was something for everyone from beginner to advanced. The fact that you could continue your arts education here and go to college for arts shows how much the school cultured and nurtured that environment.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved the community service opportunities. Loomis had a problem with diversity when I first attended, but by the time I graduated, I think diversity was well established and it was great seeing students from different backgrounds work together to help the community.
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