Welcome to the College Guidance Office at Loomis Chaffee. Our mission is to help students identify, apply to, and secure admission to colleges and universities that will meet their current needs and future goals, nurture their talents and interests, and appropriately challenge them.
We pride ourselves on our personal relationships with students and parents; our expertise in the fields of college admission and guidance; and the advocacy we provide.
To do this, our six professional counselors draw upon their college admission backgrounds at a wide range of institutions as well as the professional relationships they have developed and maintained over time. These resources greatly inform every stage of our work with Loomis Chaffee students, from our introduction to ninth-grade students in their Seminar in the Best Self to the hours of individual counseling spent with each junior and senior.
The College Guidance Office offers programming and support for parents and guardians throughout the college search process.
The College Guidance Office communicates all information vital to the college search process via email to students and parents. Parents of juniors and seniors can expect monthly emails during the school year.
Family Weekend Presentations
The College Guidance Office offers presentations appropriate for parents of students at each grade-level during the school’s Family Weekend in the fall. These events, which feature both Loomis Chaffee college counselors and college admission professionals, are recorded for parents who are unable to attend in person.
The College Guidance Office broadcast webinars for parents throughout the year. These can be watched live and also are available on the College Guidance Office webinar channel (login required). Recent topics have included: Q&A Sessions with David Rion, the director of College Guidance; College Essays; Navigating the SAT and ACT; Athletic Recruiting; and College Financial Aid.
Meetings with College Counselors
Parents and guardians are welcome to contact their child’s assigned college counselor at any time during the college search process for one-on-one conversations. If your child has not been assigned a counselor yet, any of our counselors can answer your questions, just call the main office at 860.687.6251.
“My college counselor was so helpful and always available to answer any questions I had. He had great suggestions throughout the whole process and helped me every step of the way.”
Eliza Nelson ’22