Loomis Chaffee - Review #19

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Loomis Chaffee

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.
College Enrolled:GWU
Home Town, State: Seattle, WA

Reflections and Advice:

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 academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved that the teachers were passionate. I especially remember my Biology teacher Mr. Holcombe being incredibly passionate about the subject, and Advanced Bio was one of my favorite subjects.


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.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

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.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

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.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Rooms were singles, doubles, and triples.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Loved the omelette station on the weekends and the pizza bar during the weekday lunches. Also, family style was cool.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
There’s not much to do in Windsor.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Honestly, social life is like any other high school. There were cliques, and kids will be kids.
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    5 Stars   1/13/2020
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    Approachable teachers and staff, overwhelming pride in the school from everyone on campus. Close relationship of day students and boarding students. Post graduate students integrated very well into the senior class. . .
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    Class of 2018
    5 Stars   8/26/2019
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    The close-knit campus. The fact that the campus was small (or at least the buildings being so close together) made everyone close like a family. It made my transition from my class with a graduation. . .
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    Class of 2018
    5 Stars   6/8/2018
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