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Enrichment Program

Loomis Chaffee’s flagship Enrichment Program is the perfect summer destination for academically motivated students entering grades 7 through 10 who value and enjoy learning.

The 4-week program combines engaging academics with an active social experience and offers the opportunities to try out a boarding school environment, explore familiar or new subject matter in greater depth, prepare for the upcoming school year, and make new friends!

2024 Program Dates

June 30–July 26, 2024

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This summer you will...

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Have fun, pursue your best self, and make new friends from around the world

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Hone academic skills in small and engaging classes

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Experience an authentic boarding school atmosphere

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Receive guidance from dedicated faculty — experts in their respective disciplines

Enrichment Program

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A Typical Day

Enrichment Program students take two writing courses and two afternoon electives.

8:30 a.m. Writing Course I
10 a.m. Community Meeting or Advisory
10:40 a.m. Writing Course II
12 p.m. Lunch
1:10 p.m. Elective I
2:35 p.m. Elective II
4 p.m. Recreational Athletics
5:30 p.m. Dinner
6 p.m. Fun with Friends!
7:30 p.m. Dorm Check-in and Evening Activities

Program Highlights

Best Self Curriculum 

All students participate in our Best Self Curriculum because we believe that the path to leading and inspiring change begins with self-awareness. We strive to assist in the discovery of passions, talents, and each student's profound ability to make a positive impact. Self-discovery and character development is a lifelong process. Through a host of new experiences and intentional reflection, we will prepare you to embrace that process with open arms!

Emphasis on Writing

Writing is integral and invaluable to your education, and, like any skill, it requires practice, knowledge of the fundamental techniques and rules, good instruction, and then more practice. Writing has long been a signature program at Loomis Chaffee, so we make it a priority in the Enrichment Program, too. Students take one writing fundamentals course and one writing elective each morning followed by two other elective courses in the afternoon.

Common Good Leadership Program

Transform your ideas into action. Students returning to the Enrichment Program are invited to continue their Best Self journey by participating in the Common Good Leadership Program. As a participant, you will build your leadership skills and experience opportunities to impact the Enrichment Program and local communities. Students in the Leadership Program may apply to be summer proctors. Applicants for this role will mentor peers in the dorm, assist with student activities planning, and emcee morning meetings. To enroll in the Common Good Leadership Program, contact the Summer Programs Office at

The Fun of Summer

As important as the time you spend in the classroom will be the time you spend with friends on the playing fields, in the dorms, on program-sponsored trips, and just hanging out. There is always something fun to do!

View a Glimpse of Summer 2023 Memories



Boarding: $8,900
Includes two writing courses, two afternoon electives, room, three meals per day, recreational athletics, and student activities.  

Day: $4,950
Includes two writing courses, two afternoon electives, two meals per day (lunch and dinner), recreational athletics, and student activities.