Members of the Loomis Chaffee Climate Action group and environmental proctors (e-proctors) led an online workshop for school community members who are alarmed about the climate crisis but are unsure of what action to take on October 19.
News & Calendar
Despite the unique circumstances of the 2020–21 school year, the Student Council remains flexible and determined to bring lasting change to Loomis Chaffee.
Political scientist Yascha Mounk engaged with Loomis Chaffee Head of School Sheila Culbert in a conversation about current threats to democracies and the rise of populism around the world for a video convocation geared toward juniors and seniors.
Editors of Loomis Chaffee’s student newspaper, The Log, interviewed S.E. Cupp, a conservative political writer, commentator, and CNN host, for a video convocation that was discussed among students in advisory groups on October 22.
Concerned Pelican environmental sustainability leaders began an awareness-raising campaign this week addressing Earth-friendly behaviors on the Island. Loomis Chaffee will celebrate HALFy bEARTHday October 18–23.
Scientists from the Nature Conservancy and Loomis students and faculty planted disease-resistant American elm trees on campus as part of a project related to preserving the ecosystems of the Connecticut River floodplain.
Senior Kennedy Anderson led a tutoring and mentoring program for high school students living near her hometown of Detroit, Michigan, as part of her Norton Fellowship community engagement summer project.
Loomis Chaffee welcomed 12 new teachers and administrators to the school community for the 2020–21 school year.
In collaboration with student leaders, Loomis Chaffee’s Visual Arts Department created the Black Lives Matter Self Portraiture project this fall. Connect to the video news story for more about the project.
Students in Loomis Chaffee’s music and dance programs presented open-air sampler performances in the Rockefeller Quadrangle on October 8.
With the arrival of election season in the United States, three guest speakers will discuss issues of democracy and citizenship with the school community in October as part of the Hubbard Speakers Series.
Loomis Chaffee is celebrating students’ visual art and literary talent this fall with the Emerging Artists and Emerging Writers exhibits, featuring the summer explorations of six student artists and 33 student writers.
A new Healthy Living program on the Island this year offers students ways to develop, support, and improve their physical, mental, and emotional health as well as enhance community despite the necessity of pandemic-related social distancing.
Loomis Chaffee's Problem-Solving for the Common Good class met with Dr. Sten Vermund, dean of Yale’s School of Public Health, to learn about Yale's study involving new technology for COVID-19 contact-tracing on September 17.
Despite the cancellation of interscholastic competitions this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sports and competition at Loomis Chaffee are alive and well, thanks to a redesigned and robust program created by the Athletics Department, coaches, and other faculty and staff.
The student-led Pelican Service Organization (PSO) kicked off 2020-21 Community Engagement Program activities by inviting the Loomis community to join Foodshare's virtual Walk Against Hunger September 14–18.
Lynn Lyons, a specialist in the treatment of anxiety disorders, spoke with Loomis Chaffee faculty and parents about anxiety and depression in adolescents and offered coping strategies for students, teachers, and families.
The Loomis Chaffee community gardens served as both communal space and a much-needed escape during times of uncertainty for faculty, staff, and their families this summer.
Renaissance Ensemble, comprised of students from six New England prep schools and led by two Loomis Chaffee seniors, presented “The Key to Change,” a video concert to benefit the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense Fund.
Loomis Chaffee began the 2020–21 school year like no other, with 716 students — some online and some in-person — for opening activities that culminated with the first day of classes and a virtual all-school convocation on Tuesday, September 1.