Best Self Curriculum



The best self [curriculum] is not just about being the best you can be...but helping others be the best they can be too.

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All aspects of your LCSP experience are connected through our Best Self Curriculum, which is organized around FIVE THEMES: inclusion, identity, intelligence, integrity, and impact. Each week, you will attend our BEST SELF SEMINAR to discuss one of the themes. You will also be given time for written REFLECTION on the theme and on what you have learned about yourself.

Guiding you through your Summer Program journey will be your ADVISOR. Your advisor and teachers will get to know you quickly and look for ways to help you make the most out of your Summer Program experience. Summer Proctors, your peers who have returned for a second or even third year to participate in our Common Good Leadership Program, are additional resources to help you gain comfort in the community.

As you pursue your interests, our faculty will also help you to develop STUDY SKILLS with a special focus on setting weekly goals, tracking assignments, and effective time management. Our STUDY SMARTER, NOT HARDER presentation is a game-changer! Scott MacClintic, Loomis Chaffee’s Director of Innovation, teaches you the neuroscience behind how your brain learns and offers a host of highly-effective study strategies that you can practice in preparation for your next school year.

Outside the classroom you will learn to express your ideas with competence and confidence by preparing and delivering a short ORAL PRESENTATION for your peers on a topic of your choice. You will also team up with friends and classmates for a series of COLLABORATIVE GAMES, and embark on EXPERIENTIAL EXCURSIONS to New York City or Boston, local museums, hikes to points of interest, and more.

In all your endeavors you will have fun! Our MOVIE OF THE WEEK features popular movies that we watch through the lens of the weekly theme. And on perhaps the best night of the summer, we all come together for the annual TALENT SHOW. You will love seeing your friends’ talents on display and we’re hoping to see yours too!