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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.

Students Exhibit the Write Stuff

Loomis Chaffee celebrated the work of 18 student writers with an opening reception for the Emerging Writers exhibit in the Richmond Art Center on Tuesday, September 17.

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New Faculty Welcomed to the Island

Loomis Chaffee welcomed 22 new faculty and administrators with a wealth of expertise and diverse experiences to the Island in August for the start of the 2019-20 school year.

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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:

Billy Collins
Jonathan Safran Foer
Frank McCourt
Myla Goldberg
Jamaica Kincaid
Chris Abani
Ali Sethi