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English

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.

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:

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

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