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.".

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 650 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $39,130
  • Acceptance rate: 27%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Loomis Chaffee School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1874
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
650 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
The Loomis Chaffee School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
160 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
38 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1370
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
34%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$36,000
Acceptance Rate
27%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Nancy Cleary
Admissions Associate
Maribel Blas-Rangel

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School Notes

  • 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 P. Shultz '38 - Former Secretary of State
    • Ella T. Grasso '36 - Former Governor of Connecticut
    • Diana Farrell '83 - Founding president and chief executive officer of the JPMorgan Chase Institute
    • Henry R. Kravis '63 - Co-founder, co-chairman, co-CEO KKR
    • James Widdoes '72 - Actor, writer, director, and producer
    • Betty Gilpin '04 - Emmy-nominated television (GLOW), film, and stage acctress.
    • Nana Mensah '01 - actress, writer, singer, and director
    • David Edelstein '77 - Film critic for New York magazine and for National Public Radio’s Fresh Air
    • Jason Wu '01 - Fashion designer (designed First Lady Michelle Obama's inaugural ball gowns and other pieces for the first lady)
    • Frank Bruni ’82 - Author, journalist, The New York Times and the New York Times Magazine
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 650 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $39,130
  • Acceptance rate: 27%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Hartford County, CT is $19,370 for elementary schools and $36,629 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hartford County, CT is 63% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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