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Community Service

At Loomis Chaffee you will be part of a community of students, faculty, and staff inspiring positive change in the world. Serving the common good is part of the ethos of the school and dates back to our Founders' vision more than 100 years ago.

Today the Director of Community Service, working with the student-led Pelican Service Organization (PSO), several other student service organizations and academic departments, plans the wide variety of service opportunities available to you.   In fact nearly all Loomis students participate in community service activities during their time on the Island. These activities are woven into all aspects of life at the school so wherever your interests may lie and whatever your availablity of time you are bound to find an opportunity to help others. And if the opportunity or particular passion you would like to pursue is not already being addressed, we will help you create that program.

Pelican Artists Paint Senior Center Mural

Loomis Chaffee students and art teacher Christian Ryan put the finishing touches on a mural decorating Windsor's L.P. Wilson Senior Center in November. Students in Loomis' after-school Community Service Program have many opportunities to make neighborhood connections. View the story.

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Freshmen Focus on Service and Stewardship

On October 16, the Class of 2023 fanned out across campus and into the community to engage with the school’s neighbors and take part in service projects. Freshman Service Day was organized by the Norton Family Center for the Common Good and the Dean of Students Office to add context to Freshman Seminar discussions of altruism, philanthropy, and service.

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Norton Fellow Expands Music Outreach

Senior Ethan Levinbook expanded upon a mentoring program for young musicians that he’d originated in 2017, to include students with limited access to music instruction as part of his Norton Fellowship.  

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