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Day in the Life

Day in the Life

Students walking to class

We don’t just follow a schedule. We live our best lives.

Whether you live on campus or in a nearby town, life as a Loomis Chaffee student is a 24-hour a day, seven-day a week experience with good friends — in the classrooms, on the playing fields and stages, in the dorms and dining halls, and all the spaces in between.

A Typical Day

What is a typical day like here on the Island? Check out a day in the life for Nick, Lauren, Jasper, Mattie, Mariapaula, and Evan. (Please note that most of these days were filmed during the pandemic when masks were required in indoor spaces.)

Nick ’22

 

Lauren ’25

 

Jasper ’22

 

Mattie ’23

 

Mariapaula ’22

 

Evan ’22

 

Two Days at a Glance

There are four class periods each day, Monday through Friday, and all days except Wednesdays include a free period labeled Community Time or Gap. Classes are 70 to 75 minutes long, except on Wednesdays when they are 50 minutes long. On that day, classes end at 12:20 p.m. and the afternoon is dedicated to interscholastic athletics competitions as well as activities such as theater rehearsals. There are no classes on Saturdays but there are interscholastic athletics competitions and other activities.
 

A Sample Ninth-Grade Schedule

The ninth-grade student below is enrolled in five and a half courses that rotate through a seven-day schedule. Here are two sample days in that schedule.

Monday, September 12

8:30–9:45 a.m.
English I with Ms. Randall

9:45–10:45 a.m.
Community Time 
Grab a snack with friends in the SNUG

10:45 a.m. –12 p.m.
World History with Mr. Henderson

12:10–12:40 p.m.
Lunch 

12:40–1:55 p.m.
Orchestra with Mr. Hadari

2:05–3:20 p.m.
Algebra II Advanced with Mr. Cleary

3:45–5:45 p.m.
Afterschool Activities
Interscholastic athletics and intramural practices, theater rehearsals, community engagement, and more

6 p.m.
Dinner 

7:30 p.m. 
Early check-in (in the dorm)

7:45–9:45 p.m. 
Evening study hall (in the dorm)

9:45–10:15 p.m.
Late check-in, dorm birthday party

10:30 p.m.
Lights out for freshmen
 

Tuesday, September 13

8:30–9:45 a.m.
Biology I with Ms. Conger

9:45–10:45 a.m.
Community Time 
All-School Meeting in Olcott

10:45 a.m. –12 p.m.
Study Hall

12:10–12:40 p.m.
Lunch 

12:40–1:55 p.m.
Advanced Latin II with Mr. Anderson

2:05–3:20 p.m.
English I with Ms. Randall

3:45–5:45 p.m.
Afterschool Activities
Interscholastic athletics and intramural practices, theater rehearsals, community engagement, and more

6 p.m.
Dinner 

7:30 p.m. 
Early check-in (in the dorm)

7:45–9:45 p.m. 
Evening study hall (in the dorm)

9:45–10:15 p.m.
Late check-in, hang out with friends in the dorm

10:30 p.m.
Lights out for freshmen