October 19, 2018 
The first week of October saw the completion of one exciting project on the Island and the beginning of another: the opening of our Scanlan Campus Center, and the preparation of land for our solar array installation. We will be sending a special edition of Explore Loomis in the upcoming weeks profiling the Center; in the meantime, please check out some photographs from the celebration! 

Our newest project, the solar array, was the brainchild of Jason Liu '17 who received a Gilchrist Environmental Fellowship in his senior year to research and propose the array through the Alvord Center for Global and Environmental Studies. The fellowship is only one of numerous opportunities offered through the Alvord Center, which also recently announced its slate of international travel programs for the year. 

We hope the videos below will give you a taste of what Pelicans can do to help change the world through the Alvord Center - in Jason's case, one solar panel at a time. 

Amy Thompson
Dean of Enrollment
Inspiring Positive Change: Jason Brings Solar Power to Campus
Spotlight on Swimming & Diving
Girls Swimming & Diving
Boys Swimming & Diving
International Travel Opportunities at Loomis

This week Tom '21 takes us to play rehearsal.

Follow us on Instagram @lcadmissions and @loomischaffee to tag along with Tarquin in our #TryItTuesday segment!

Admissions Tip: Your Application Essay


1. Consider why the questions are being asked. What do those questions say about the institution, and what do you want the school to know about you in your answers? 

2. Take some time to reflect carefully, brainstorm, and solicit feedback on ideas. Admissions officers read hundreds of essays each year; it is easy to tell which students put in the time, and the way the essay is written does demonstrate evidence of how the student may approach other academic work. 

3. Cautionary note! While soliciting feedback and doing accurate proofreading is important, we want to hear
your voice - not your teachers', parents', or others who may be helping you. It is okay to sound like yourself - we cannot learn more about you from the essay if it has been so over edited that it sounds more like an adult than a teenager.


Still need to schedule your campus tour and interview? Call us today at 860.687.6400. You can also go to the Visit page of our website for more information. 

Campus News
Pelicans Take Part in Hackathon to Benefit Children's Hospital

A team of three Loomis Chaffee students took part in the Hackathon for Hope at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., on October 5-6.

Agriculture Program Students Fire Up Apple Cider Press 
Students in Loomis' S ustainable Agriculture Program fired up the school's apple cider press for the first time this fall on Friday, October 5, and pressed more than 18 quarts of cider.

Offense Explodes as Football Soars Past Exeter

The varsity football team captured an impressive victory on Saturday, defeating Phillips Exeter 40-21. 

Girls Soccer Pushes Past Deerfield for Sixth Straight Win

The girls varsity soccer team took down Deerfield Academy in a come-from-behind win on the road on Saturday, October 13, knocking off the Big Green 3-1.