The Loomis Chaffee School

  • 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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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1874
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students650 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeThe Loomis Chaffee School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers160 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses38 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1370
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$39,130
% on Financial Aid
34%
Average Financial Aid Grant$36,000
Acceptance Rate
27%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorErby Mitchell
Admissions AssociateNancy Cleary (Director of FA)

Sports

Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
EquestrianField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWrestling,

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."
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Hartford
    Grades: 6-12 | 512 students
    7.5 miles
    170 Kingswood Road
    West Hartford, CT 06119
    (860)727-5000
    7.5 6-12
    512
  • Farmington
    Grades: 9-12 | 313 students
    12.8 miles
    60 Main Street
    Farmington, CT 06032
    (860)409-3500
    12.8 9-12
    313
  • Lakeville
    Grades: 9-12 | 600 students
    41.6 miles
    11 Interlaken Road
    Lakeville, CT 06039
    (860)435-3102
    41.6 9-12
    600
  • Suffield
    Grades: 9-12 | 413 students
    9.9 miles
    185 N Main St
    Suffield, CT 06078
    (860)668-7315
    9.9 9-12
    413
  • Hartford
    Grades: 6-12 | 243 students
    5.2 miles
    180 Bloomfield Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06105
    (860)236-5618
    5.2 6-12
    243

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The average private school tuition in Connecticut is $15,929 for elementary schools and $32,456 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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