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|The Loomis Chaffee School|
|Type||Private, boarding, day|
|Motto||Ne Cede Malis|
|Head of school||Sheila Culbert|
|Average class size||11 students|
|Student to teacher ratio||5:1 (4:1 boarding student-to-residential faculty)|
|Campus size||300 acres (1.2 km2)|
|Color(s)||Maroon & Gray|
|Athletics||55 interscholastic teams in 18 sports; 19 intramural offerings|
|Athletics conference||NEPSAC |
|Newspaper||The Loomis Chaffee Log|
|Budget||$55.7 million (2019)|
|Affiliations||Ten Schools Admissions Organization |
The Loomis Chaffee School (LC or Loomis) is a selective independent school, or college preparatory school, for boarding and day students grades 9–12, including postgraduates, located in Windsor, Connecticut. Loomis Chaffee is a member of the Ten Schools Admissions Organization. The 300 acre campus currently serves 735 students who come from over 48 countries and 32 US states.
Joseph Loomis and his family settled at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut rivers in 1639. The inspiration for today's Loomis Chaffee School traces to the early 1870s, when four Loomis brothers and their sister outlived all their children.
As a memorial to their own offspring, and as a gift to future children, they used this family tragedy as an opportunity to pool their considerable estates to found a secondary school, "hoping and trusting that some good may come to posterity, from the harvest, poor though it be, of our lives." The original 1640 Loomis Homestead was chosen as the site for the future Loomis Institute, which opened in 1914.
Loomis Chaffee offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, psychology, writing workshop, videography, English, Latin, Spanish, French, art, dance, history and social science, mathematics, music, philosophy, religion, science and theater arts. Noncredit diploma requirements include library skills, and physical fitness and health. Advanced Placement courses are offered in 20 subjects. The Norton Family Center for the Common Good and the Alvord Center for Global & Environmental Studies work to engage the student body with the wider community and world by means of visiting speakers and international study opportunities.
Five full-time college counselors guide students through the college search and application process. Eighty-six percent of the members of the Class of 2010 were admitted to colleges and universities deemed most competitive or highly competitive by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges, with sixty-six percent matriculating at the most competitive institutions.
Loomis Chaffee competes in sports against schools from all over New England and adjacent states.. The school is a member of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) and competes in the Class A large school division. Additionally, Loomis is a member of The Founders League which comprises private schools located mainly in Connecticut.
The Loomis Chaffee Log
The Loomis Chaffee Log is a student-run, school-sponsored newspaper. Established in 1915, the Log is published monthly by a team of student editors. In 2015, the Log editorial staff launched an online edition, thelclog.org, to stay current with growing trends in today's media.
Heads of School
- (1914-1949):Nathaniel Horton Batchelder
- (1949-1952):William Speer
- (1952-1967): Francis Olmsted Grubbs
- (1967-1976): Frederick G. Torrey
- (1976-1996): John Ratté
- (1996-2008): Russell H. Weigel
- (2008-present): Sheila Culbert
- John Mason Loomis — American lumber tycoon and Union Colonel during the American Civil War, and one of the Loomis family financiers and Co-Founders of the Loomis Institute.
- James Chaffee Loomis - American Lawyer, Politician, and Co-Founder of the Loomis Institute.
- Osbert Burr Loomis - American portrait Painter and Co-Founder of the Loomis Institute.
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