January 22, 2019
In the 1878 Loomis Family Testimonial, Hezekiah Loomis described "... a sentiment, born of the strong natural love and sympathy between us, and intensified by the loss of all our children, [that] crystallized into a desire to leave some memento of our lives ... [which] took the form of a free educational establishment called the Loomis Institute." This school, open to both boys and girls and with no religious or political test for entrance, welcomed its first class in the fall of 1914. "The Harvest of Our Lives" describes the remarkable founding of Loomis Chaffee on these principles of egalitarian access. During this week when we celebrate the principles of equity and inclusion as modeled by Martin Luther King, Jr., we are proud to share our unique history, to provide a new informational podcast on our extensive commitment to socioeconomic diversity, and to highlight just a sampling of the community activities on the Island that engage our students and faculty in the important work of social justice as citizens of the world as our Founders intended.

Amy Thompson
Dean of Enrollment
Video: Harvest of Their Lives
Podcast: Financial Aid at Loomis Chaffee
Dean of Enrollment Amy Thompson and Director of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Cleary discuss what it means to have a budget of over 10 million dollars in financial aid and answer the perennial question, "Should we apply?"
Video: Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. 
The Loomis Community gathered together on Monday, January 21, to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through dance, song, and spoken word. Simone '21 performed Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?" Enjoy this excerpt. 
Admissions Tip:
Completing Your Application

The LC Admission team has started reading applications. As a reminder, you can check on your application materials on the LC Admission Portal, which you will receive access to once we process your application. As our office processes required materials you will see updates reflected on your portal page. Due to the high volume of applications and supporting documents we receive at this time of year, it may take one to two weeks for us to update your portal. Thank you for your patience! 
Campus News
"Sugar Highs, Racial Lows"

Wesleyan University professor Anthony Ryan Hatch, author of  Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America , spoke at an all-school convocation, kicking off a week-long program of events honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Young Alumni of Color Share College Transition Advice

Four alumni of color from the Class of 2017 returned to campus to speak to current students of color about their college experiences, from academics to social life and from dorm choices to scholarship opportunities.

Common Good Dialogue: Affirmative Action & Harvard Admissions Trial

Affirmative action and the Harvard admissions trial were topics of an open discussion at a Dialogue in the Common Good hosted in the Norton Family Center for the Common Good.

Girls Basketball Tops Choate in Overtime

The girls varsity basketball team defeated Choate 59-58 in a wild game that went into double-overtime in Olcott Gym on Wednesday, January 16, in front of a large home crowd.

Girls Ice Hockey Defeats Taft

The girls varsity ice hockey team defeated Taft 4-1 in the Savage/Johnson Rink on Wednesday, January 16, in the Pelicans' fourth straight Founders League game.