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.

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.



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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.


Conversation with Parents of Current Boarding Students

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.



Dean of Students Mary Liscinsky on Student Life

Dean of Students Mary Liscinsky talks with Amy Thompson about student life on the Island and the changes she has witnessed during her decades of working in student life on the collegiate and secondary level.



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