October 4, 2018 
Prospective Families:

Last month I had the opportunity to present to families in northern California about the benefits of boarding school in conjunction with the Ten Schools Admissions Organization. One of the main themes of my talk was the transformative power of lifelong friendships that are created in boarding schools. Whether it's Harry, Ron and Hermione or our own Loren and Simone featured in this issue's podcast, the ability to build friendships with those both similar to and different from yourself is a hallmark of our communities. Loomis Chaffee's annual Sophomore Retreat is another fun and relaxing way those bonds are forged. We hope this issue will help you to imagine yourself Exploring Loomis with friends from all over the country and the world.

Amy Thompson
Dean of Enrollment
Pelican Scoop Podcast: Loren & Simone
Loren and Simone -- who come from opposite ends of the United States and quickly became good friends in Cutler Hall last fall -- reflect on how they met, their first year at Loomis, and their hopes for the future.  Listen here , and subscribe where ever you get your podcasts.
Sophomore Retreat 2018 
Spotlight on Ice Hockey
Girls Ice Hockey
Boys Ice Hockey

Follow us on Instagram @lcadmissions and @loomischaffee to tag along with Tarquin in our #TryItTuesday segment!
Admissions Tip: The Interview
  1. Remember that the admissions officer you are meeting with is predisposed to like you! We interview prospective students for Loomis Chaffee because we enjoy talking with young people. Think of it as a conversation rather than an interview.
  2. That said, prepare a few ideas about what you would want someone to know about you who has never met you before. What you choose to talk about tells us something about what you value and what is important to you.
  3. Never go into any interview for anything in your life, present or future, without at least one well-researched question about the institution, position, job or opportunity you are interviewing for. Not having any questions is a sign of lack of preparation (or worse, lack of interest) to the interviewer. It doesn't have to be complicated - just ask a genuine question about something you are curious about.
Loomis' interview schedule is filling quickly. Call us today to schedule your campus visit, 860.687.6400. More information about visiting campus is available on our website
Campus News
Paul Mounds '03 on Leadership 
Paul Mounds Jr. '03,  vice president of policy and communications for the Connecticut Health Foundation,  returned to the Island to speak to juniors about leadership and citizenship.  Paul's message: "We need leaders, ... individuals willing to step up to drive change in our communities." 

Emerging Writers Summer Work Featured in RAC Exhibit

This year's Emerging Writers exhibition features the writing of 25 Loomis students from across all class years. The authors and poets were feted at a reception in the Richmond Art Center alongside other art exhibit openings on September 18.

Equestrian Places First in Season-Opening Show

The Loomis equestrian team got the season off to a strong start by taking first overall at the opening Interscholastic Equestrian Association show of the year hosted by Holiday Acres in Rutland, Mass., on September 22.