Boarding Life at Loomis Chaffee

Boarding Life

Loomis Chaffee is a welcoming, safe community of students and faculty — a "home away from home" for more than 500 boarding students and faculty. As a boarding student on "The Island" you will establish strong relationships living and learning alongside peers, faculty, coaches, and mentors.

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Dorm Tours

The red brick dorms at Loomis are situated around three residential tree-lined quads and courtyards. Each dorm is home to between 30 and 50 students. The majority of dorm rooms are configured as doubles or singles. Dorms have common kitchens and social rooms as well as easy access to laundry facilities.

In addition to campus-wide student activities, each dorm has its own events and traditions, including Kravis Olympics, Batch Jeopardy nights, Flagg Film Festival, Carter Cafe, and Palmer mid-term dance parties.

Batchelder Hall
Carter Hall
Cutler Hall
Flagg Hall
Howe Hall
Richmond Hall



Day in the Life 

What is a typical day like for a boarding student at Loomis? Let Nick, Lauren, Jasper, and Mattie take you through a day in their lives.

Nick ’22
Lauren ’25
Jasper ’22
Mattie ’23



Genuine Admissions Podcast

Listen in to a few episodes of our Genuine Admissions podcast as Loomis Chaffee's Dean of Enrollment, Amy Thompson, provides some insight, guidance, and a healthy dose of perspective as families navigate the next step on their educational journey.

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Dorm Heads on Dorm Life at Loomis

In this episode, Amy talks with the head of Cutler Hall, Lilian Corman, and the head of Batchelder Hall, Jackson Fleming, about the similarities and differences between life in an underclass girls and an upperclass boys dormitory on the Island.


Life in Kravis Hall, a Boys Dormitory

In this episode, Amy sits down to talk with student and faculty residents of Kravis Hall to learn more about life in the 9th and 10th grade boys dormitory.


Life in Palmer Hall, a Girls Dormitory

In this episode, Amy sits down to talk with student and faculty residents of Palmer Hall to learn more about life in the 11th and 12th grade girls dormitory. 


Advice from Boarding Parents

Interested in learning more about navigating life as the parent of a boarder at Loomis? Listen in to this conversation between Amy Thompson and three boarding parents, taped in January 2020 in New York City.


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