Loomis Chaffee recognized students for their academic and extracurricular achievements at the 2018 All-School Awards convocation on May 22, and the Student Council announced the selection of Adnan Rubai as Teacher of the Year.
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 writing of 74 students was celebrated on Friday, May 18, at the English Honor Tea, where honorees, their teachers, and parents enjoyed chocolate-dipped strawberries, scones, and other sweets while reading the works on display in the Katharine Brush Library and listening to six students read their selected papers for the gathering
Winners of the first Katharine Brush Creative Writing Contest were announced by the Writing Initiatives faculty in March.
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.
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