Loomis Chaffee student writers received awards for their original works of poetry and prose in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Northeast Region, by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
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.
The Loom, Loomis' student publication devoted to creative writing and art, released its first-ever online edition at the beginning of December.
The Log was honored recently as a Gold Medalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association following a critique of issues from the 2016–17 school year.
Senior leaders of The Log attended a conference for student publications at Columbia University in New York on Nov. 7.
Because fiction often interprets reality as it could or should be, our study of literature at Loomis Chaffee invites students to imagine a 'brave new world' of possibilities, alternatives to predilections or predispositions. As they read and write with refreshed perspectives, our students may consider interpretations of their experiences that guide them toward judicious, confident, and respectful opinions of ideas and events in their lives.
— FRED SEEBECK, LONGTIME ENGLISH TEACHER AND FORMER DEPARTMENT HEAD
Some of the authors who have visited campus in recent years include:
Jonathan Safran Foer