Seventeen Loomis Chaffee student writers received awards for their original works of poetry and prose in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Northeast Region, sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
Writing at Loomis Chaffee
The Process and the Product
Decade after decade, Loomis graduates find that their writing skills far exceed those of many of their peers, no matter what major and career they pursue. With a longstanding emphasis on superior writing, Loomis teaches students not only how to write well, but also how to understand the science of good writing. Our English Department faculty lead these efforts with a four-year writing program, the heart of which is the Writing Workshop, which meets once a week throughout the sophomore year.
The emphasis on good writing extends well beyond our English instruction: in the sciences, students learn to formulate cogent lab reports; in history classes, they write extensive research papers; in social sciences, foreign language sections, and philosophy, psychology, and religious studies, they compose papers, personal reflections, and narratives. Over the course of their Loomis careers, our students develop essential writing competencies across the curriculum.
Sophomore Serena Kim was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the Second Annual New York Times Personal Narrative Essay Contest on January 20.
Loomis Chaffee has launched a new section of its website featuring 24 student reflections and personal expressions in a variety of media from the All-School Read and Write Project of summer 2020.