The Loomis Chaffee Log

The New Freshman Experience

January 17, 2021

From friendships, to clubs, to dances, to sports games, the first year of high school is supposed to be a year full of firsts. With this year’s COVID-19 restrictions, “first” is an understatement...

The New Freshman Experience

January 17, 2021

From friendships, to clubs, to dances, to sports games, the first year of high school is supposed to be a year full of firsts. With this year’s COVID-19 restrictions, “first” is an understatement...

Question of the Issue: Will you be returning to campus for Winter Term 2?

Mattie will be returning as a day student in February.
January 17, 2021

Mattie McCann ’23 “For my family and I, we made the decision to have me go back to in person classes as a day student. There weren’t specific reasons why we made this decision, except we discussed...

Meet the New Faculty

Meet the New Faculty
November 3, 2020

Mr. Jesús Cobo Nick Dalessio '23 During this abnormal time, new Spanish teacher Mr. Jesus Cobo is adapting to life at Loomis Chaffee. However, he is already familiar with the prep school environment. “I...

Retirement Update from Mrs. Moos

November 3, 2020

Loomis Chaffee said goodbye to several beloved teachers who retired early in June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Retired English teacher Mrs. Berrie Moos was among these retirees, as she sent in her...

Retirement Update from Ms. Grinspan

November 3, 2020

Although retired English faculty member Ms. Phyllis Grinspan decided to leave Loomis Chaffee in June 2020 after 23 years of teaching, she still keeps in touch with her Loomis faculty friends and cherishes...

LC Faculty Adapt to Online Learning

Many typical school gatherings such as advisee groups and club meetings are meeting virtually this year.
November 3, 2020

With the escalation of COVID-19 cases in the country, the future of education proceedings has essentially become unchartered territory. While Loomis Chaffee has responded to the pandemic by developing...

E-Proctors, LCCA, Project Green, ESG: What’s the Difference?

Students painting pumpkins at an event hosted by Project Green, one of four environmental groups on campus.
November 3, 2020

From pumpkin painting on a casual Sunday to lobbying representatives, environmental groups on campus have organized to help alleviate the climate crisis and raise awareness. However, distinguishing between...

English Department Revamps Reading Lists

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, two recent additions to the English curriculum at Loomis Chaffee.
November 3, 2020

This summer, the Loomis Chaffee English Department changed up numerous syllabi and added multiple books that diverged from past typical works. Replacing classics with new, relevant readings, the English...

Chaffee Leadership Institute: From The Island to Vietnam

October 8, 2020

The Chaffee Leadership Institute at Longman (CLI) is an inclusive space for sophomore girls that helps them explore leadership through a different lens. Even during this pandemic, CLI will continue to...

Pelican Service Organization: Serving the Community Through the Decades

PSO Walk for Hunger
October 8, 2020

Whether it be a 3v3 soccer tournament, Color Run, Gingerbread House competition, or 3v3 basketball tournament, the Pelican Service Organization, or PSO, is always looking to help out in the Loomis Chaffee...

Mason Dormitory Renaming: 5 years later

John Mason Statue on the Palisado Green--slated for removal in the near future
October 8, 2020

This summer, the Windsor Town Council voted to remove the John Mason statue from the town green, harkening back to the time when five years ago, Loomis Chaffee renamed Mason Hall to Howe Hall. The 2020-2021...

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