The Loomis English curriculum is rich with the study of literature and places a distinct focus on writing. The English Department provides you with the skills to be an effective and independent thinker while putting emphasis on the historical development behind the ideas and literature that are studied. Our teachers strive to create an environment in which you are able to participate actively in creating a classroom atmosphere where you and your classmates develop as scholars.


English at Loomis Chaffee

In this episode, English faculty Steve Colgate and Jessica Hsieh discuss the goals of the English program and provide insight into what's happening in their classrooms.   


Writing at Loomis Chaffee

In this episode, we hear pieces from a variety of voices on campus. Writing Studio faculty member Sally Knight then discusses the pieces and what writing means here at Loomis.



Some of the authors who have visited campus in recent years include:

Andre Dubus III
Clint Smith
Billy Collins
Mohsin Hamid

Jonathan Safran Foer
Frank McCourt
Myla Goldberg
Jamaica Kincaid
Chris Abani
Ali Sethi
Tim O'Brien