Senior leaders from The Log, Loomis Chaffee's student newspaper, traveled to Harvard University on December 1 for a student journalism conference hosted by The Harvard Crimson.
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.
Winners of the Project Green Goes Prose student writing competition, focused on promoting sustainability initiatives on the Island, were acknowledged by student leaders of Project Green and the Writing Initiatives faculty on Wednesday, November 14.
This year's Emerging Writers exhibition features the writing of 25 Loomis students from across all class years. The authors and poets were feted at a reception in the Richmond Art Center alongside other art exhibit openings on Tuesday, September 18.
In a new addition to the Loomis Chaffee summer reading program, students from across all class years took part in school-wide Summer Reading Book Chats on Tuesday, September 11.
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