Saria Samakie, a 21-year-old Syrian refugee who is a freshman at Georgetown University, visited Loomis on January 18 and 19 to share his story as Global & Environmental Studies speaker.
History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Social Science,
Loomis’ History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Social Science Department brings together talented faculty to share, collaborate, and innovate in the instruction of our students as they explore different historic and contemporary societies, cultures, philosophies, political systems, religions, economies, and more. While studying in this department you will look within and without, gaining an appreciation of the past and present through multiple perspectives, developing a greater understanding of yourself and others, deepening your understanding of our interdependent and complex world, and growing toward a more meaningful and integrated experience of the world.
Through a wide range of courses, from U.S. History to Globalization, Economics to Developmental Psychology, Ancient Philosophy to Literature of the Bible, you will build a knowledge base; discover how to research through primary and secondary sources, classic texts, and contemporary inquiries; learn to construct a logical argument in both oral and written form; master the skills of comparison, criticism, interpretation, and synthesis; and gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world.
Loomis Chaffee Model United Nations students won the Outstanding Delegation award at the Yale Model Government Europe conference in Budapest, Hungary, in November.
Former U.S. secretary of state George P. Shultz '38 paid a return visit to the Island for a question-and-answer session with Head of School Sheila Culbert in front of an all-school audience Friday afternoon.
The Alvord Center announces this year's International Educational Programs for Loomis students in Spain, Puerto Rico, the Galapagos Islands, Vietnam and Cambodia, Hungary, and the canyons of southeastern Utah.
Our curriculum pushes students to ‘put themselves in the shoes’ of the people they study, to empathize with the situations in which those historical figures found themselves, and wrestle with the ever-changing notions of right and wrong as they have evolved over time and across cultures.
— MOLLY POND, HISTORY TEACHER