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Work Program

The Loomis Chaffee Student/Faculty Community Work Program involves all students and faculty in the operation and maintenance of the school. Dating to the the school's opening in 1914, the work program is one of Loomis' oldest traditions. Mr. Batchelder, the first headmaster, believed that participation in “the useful labor of the school” promoted self-reliance and helped to foster democratic values. The work program also encourages a positive work ethic that includes punctuality, reliability, initiative, accountability, pride in work well done, and recognition of the importance of serving others and one’s community.

Work assignments include the routine cleaning of classrooms and many tasks in the dining hall. Workers help in the bookstore, the library, and in science labs. They work as gallery assistants, and render services to the Admission, Communications, and Development Offices. Work is assigned for one to three hours per week. The time varies depending on the frequency of meetings and the time needed to complete the task.

Current students and faculty can find more details about the program on their portals.