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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 and gray|
|Athletics||55 interscholastic teams in 18 sports; 19 intramural offerings|
The Loomis Chaffee School (LC or Loomis) is an 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 roots of Loomis Chaffee run as far back as 1639, when Joseph Loomis and his family first settled at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut River. Several generations later, the inspiration for the school was born out of family tragedy, when, in the early 1870s, four Loomis brothers and their sister had outlived all their children.
As a memorial to their own offspring, and as a gift to future children, they pooled their considerable estates to found a secondary school called The Loomis Institute to educate young persons, "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 where their dream would become reality.
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.
The Loomis Chaffee Log is a student-run, school-sponsored newspaper. Its readership includes students, faculty, parents, and alumni. Published monthly by a team of student editors, the Log is now in its 101st year. It recently launched an online edition, thelclog.org, to stay current with growing trends in today's media. A second paper, The Maroon & Grey, created by Caleb Rudnicki '15 and William Meng '16, has been published to provide students with satirical content about issues ranging from school topics to worldwide news. Unfortunately, recently, Maroon and Grey has been terminated.
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