- Loomis Chaffee is one of the nation's leading boarding schools with a long history of supporting excellence in its students from all over the country and around the world in grades 9-12.
- The mission of The Loomis Chaffee School is to advance the development in spirit, mind and body of boys and girls drawn from diverse cultural and social backgrounds and to inspire in them a commitment to the best self and the common good.
- The goal of the school’s academic program is the formation of skilled and discerning minds in preparation for higher education and lifelong learning.
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- Brown University The unique community feel is certainly special. As an arriving senior, it was tough to get acclimated to a place that people had been at for four years. Some other boarding schools I looked at. . .
- Villanova University 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.. . .
- Brown University The writing program was quite special. All sophomores had to take a Writing Workshop class where we were taught a particular way of enhancing our analytical skills with "interpretive sentences." We also had workjobs --. . .
- Mount Holyoke LC has a work job program and every term, you'll be assigned a new work job to carry out. You may end up cleaning the art building, or sweeping the dining hall-everyone does one because. . .
- Davidson College Though some other schools advertise writing improvement, Loomis provides a legitimate writing program designed to cultivate true mastery of the written word. "Writing workshop" starts Fall of Sophomore year with grammar and individual sentence. . .
|Definition of Terms
2016 School Data
|The Loomis Chaffee||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||9-12, PG||9-12|
|Campus Size||300 acres||110 acres|
|Enrollment||650 students||298 students|
|% Students of Color||
|% International Students||
|% Students Boarding||
|Average SAT Score||1970||* National Avg. »View|
|SAT range (25th-75th percentile)||1750 - 2120||-|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Frequency of Saturday Classes||Bi-Weekly||Weekly|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
(no jeans )
|Average Class Size||11 students||12
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:5||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||38||16|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree||
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$180 million||$16 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid||
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$39,600||$21,582|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 15||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||No||No|
|Average Percentile SSAT||79%||-|
|Director of Admissions||Erby L. Mitchell|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Nancy Cleary (Director of FA)|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||20||14|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||47||23|
|Extracurriculars||A Capella, Animation Club, As Schools Match Wits, Chess Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Christian Fellowship Club, Community Life, Community Service Club, Dance Club, Darwin Club, Film Club, FIRST Robotics Team Paragon, French Club, German Club, Homeless Helpers, Jewish Student Union, Loomis Chaffee Archers, Loomis Chaffee Radio, Loomis Chaffee Step Team, Loomis Chaffee TV, Loomis Chaffee UNICEF, Magic Club, Math Team, Paintball Club, Ping Pong Club,|
|Year: 2006 - 2009||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|George Washington University||29|
|University of Connecticut||23|
|New York University||22|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- The mission of The Loomis Chaffee School is to advance the development in spirit, mind and body of boys and girls drawn from diverse cultural and social backgrounds and to inspire in them a commitment to the best self and the common good. The goal of the school’s academic program is the formation of skilled and discerning minds in preparation for higher education and lifelong learning. Through its courses and community life, Loomis Chaffee also educates its students for service in the nation and in today's global civilization. In all things, the school aims to be, as its founders intended, “a shrine from which boys and girls shall take the highest inspirations for better and grander lives."
- Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
- George Schultz '38 - Former Secretary of State
- Ella T. Grasso '36 - Former Governor of Connecticut
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger '45 - New York Times Chairman
- Henry R. Kravis '63 - Financier; founding partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
- James Widdoes '72 - Actor, writer, and producer
- Gretchen Ulion '90 - 1998 Winter Olympic Games US women's ice hockey Olympic gold medalist
- John D. Rockefeller III '25 - Successful businessman and philanthropist
- Winthrop Rockefeller '31 - Former governor of Arkansas
- Jason Wu '01 - Fashion designer (designed First Lady Michelle Obama's inaugural ball gown and other pieces for the first lady)
- Frank Bruni ’82 - Journalist, The New York Times and the New York Times Magazine
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