The Loomis Chaffee School

4 Batchelder Road, Windsor, CT 06095

“ Ne Cede Malis ”

Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it

School Information

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  • Founded : 1874
  • Motto : Ne Cede Malis
    (Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it)
  • Grades : 9-12
  • Enrollment Gender : Co-ed
  • Tuition : Boarding $59,640
  • Mascot : Pelican
  • School Color : Maroon, gray
  • Rival School : Kent School

Academic Information

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  • Academic Calendar : Trimesters
  • Average Class Size : 12
  • Faculty/Student Ratio : 1:4 - 1:6
  • Dress Code : No (Casual-No Jeans)
  • Average SAT Score : SAT: Critical Reading 590–690*, Mathematics 600–710, Writing 580–690*
  • AP Courses : 57
  • ESL Offered : No

Notable Alumni

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  • 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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  • Originally named The Loomis Institute, this school was founded by the five sons and daughters of Colonel James Loomis and Abigail Sherwood Chaffee as a memorial to their children who all suffered early deaths. These five siblings sought to create an open, giving school and thus when The Loomis Institute opened in 1914, it provided education to children regardless of their religious beliefs, political beliefs, gender, national origin, or financial capabilities.

Student Life

Student Publications / Magazine

  • Official Newspaper and Magazine: The Loomis Chaffee Log

Signature Programs

  • Global & Environmental Studies Certificate
    The Global & Environmental Studies Certificate program gives students who have an interest in exploring environmental literacy and sustainability the opportunities to do so through classes and extracurricular activities.
  • Four-Year Arabic Program
    The Four-Year Arabic Program offers a unique opportunity for students to study the languages and cultures of the Middle East through language programs in Modern Standard Arabic or Levantine Colloquial Arabic through courses in Arab Culture. Students are also given the option to study abroad at King's Academy in Jordan.
  • Freshman Seminars in the Common Good
    All Loomis Chaffee freshman year students enroll in the Freshman Seminar in the Common Good Students. Small groups of students meet once a week express their ideas, listen to their peers, and engage with the world through productive discourse.
  • Writing
    The writing program at Loomis Chaffee focuses on understanding and utilizing science of good writing. Students are given rigorous writing training throughout their four years at Loomis Chaffee. The heart of the writing program is the Sophomore Writing Workshop which meets once a week throughout the students' sophomore year.
  • Sustainability Program
    The sustainability program is a collection of school-wide sustainability initiatives including the installment of environmentally sustainable campus practices, the education of the campus community on sustainability issues by selected e-proctors, and the Gilchrist Environmental Fellowship, which provides grants for students and faculty pursuits in environmental sustainability.
  • Agriculture Programs
    The agriculture program serves to inform students of issues in agriculture including sustainability and the importance of local produce systems. Students are also given the opportunity to recieve a hands-on learning experience through work at the school farm.
  • Guided Research Projects
    Guided Research Projects allow students to pursue an in-depth, year-long scientific investigation that culminates in a research paper. Some papers are submitted to scientific journals for peer review and publication.

Sports and Extracurriculars

Interscholastic Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling, Equestrian, Skiing, Varsity


Total number: 47
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, Poetry Club, PRISM (Persons Rising in Support of Multiculturalism), Project Green, Rock Climbing Club, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions, Service Club, Spectrum (Gay/Straight Alliance), Step Team, Student Activities, Student Council, The BBQ Club, The Book Club and Literary Society, The Confluence (yearbook), The Debate Society, The Living Poet's Society, The Log (Student Newspaper), The Loom, The Loomis Chaffee Democratic Society, The Middle Eastern Dance Club, The Stock/Finance Club, Theater, Video Game Club


  • Academic Facilities:
    Chaffee Hall, Clark Center for Science & Mathematics, Founders Hall, Cutler Hall, Katharine Brush Library, Hubbard Music Center, Sellers Hall, Richmond Art Center
  • Athletic Facilities:
    Outdoor Facilities: one lined for football, field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer, the other lined for field hockey and lacrosse, two baseball, two softball diamonds; an all-weather eight-lane track, a 5K cross country course, 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, a golf practice driving range, putting green, and sand - Indoor facilities: a six-lane 25 meter pool, fitness center, two weight rooms, a double gymnasium with convocation center, a practice gym, wrestling gym, indoor golf facility, squash courts, dance studio, training room, hockey rink

Special Days

  • Kent Day Traditions
    Kent Day is an annual football game between Loomis Chaffee and it's rival, Kent School


School Type
70% Boarding (457 Students) and 30% Day students (196 Students)
International Student 17%
9th Grade: 127
10th Grade: 167
11th Grade: 170
12th Grade: 189

Deadline: Jan. 15
Notification Date: Mar. 10
Enrollment Notification: Apr. 10

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