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The Loomis Chaffee School

The Loomis Chaffee School is a coeducational private boarding traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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The Loomis Chaffee School says

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. 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."

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A Loomis education is built on the pillars of excellence and opportunity. The school provides a rigorous academic environment where excellence is both modeled and expected, and offers abundant opportunities for students to nurture their intellectual curiosity and pursue their passions.

Students choose from over 180 courses, including almost 60 on the AP and advanced level, and take advantage of experiential learning programs through independent study (ISP), co-curricular projects, internships, off-campus study, and international travel. Students with a particular interest and passion for global and environmental studies can pursue a certificate in global and environmental studies.

The breadth and depth of the Loomis curriculum and the school’s innovative faculty prepare students well for college and beyond while inspiring them to push the limits of their perceived abilities.





Grades Cost Term
High School $49,220 Annual

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


  (860) 687-6400

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT and the average admitted student scores in the 79th percentile.



Test Scores

1780 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

2120 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1950 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 676
Student Teacher Ratio 8 : 1
Average Class Size 12
Gender 52% Male / 48% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 62%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 48%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 4%
International 15%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 12%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 10%
Director of Financial Aid   Nancy Cleary
Assistant Head for Enrollment   Erby Mitchell
Head of School Sheila Culbert


  • Anime - Japanese Animation Club
  • Chess Club
  • Christian Fellowship Club
  • Film Club
  • French Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • German Club
  • Jewish Culture Club/ Jewish Student Association
  • Math Team
  • Poetry Club
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions
  • Student Council
  • Theater

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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