Loomis Chaffee

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The Loomis Chaffee School (LC or Loomis) is a premier coeducational boarding school for grades 9–12 and postgraduates located on a 300-plus acre campus in the Connecticut River Valley in Windsor, Connecticut, six miles (10 km) north of Hartford. Loomis is a member of the Ten Schools Admissions Organization.


The school was chartered in 1874 by five siblings who had lost all their children and determined to found a school as a gift to the children of others. Six million dollars in need-based financial aid is awarded to more than 30 percent of the student body. In 2009, the school had 82 Advanced Placement Scholars, including two National Scholars. The school has had 24 National Merit Finalists in the last three years. Seven members of the Class of 2009 were identified as potential U.S. Presidential Scholars by the U.S. Presidential Scholar Commission.


Notable alumni include former Secretary of State George Schultz 1938, former governor of Connecticut Ella T. Grasso 1936, satirist Tom Lehrer 1943, New York Times chairman Arthur Ochs Sulzberger 1945, financier Henry R. Kravis 1963, actor, writer and producer James Widdoes 1972, 1998 Winter Olympic Games United States women's ice hockey Olympic gold medalist Gretchen Ulion 1990 and Taiwanese fashion designer Jason Wu graduated in 2001. Wu is known for designing various dresses for First Lady Michelle Obama (notably her inaugural gown).


The roots of Loomis Chaffee run as far back as 1639, when...
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