I can answer some questions as a parent of a sophomore
1) Day starts with a possible chore and mandatory breakfast check-in. Classes (and a study hall) until about 3 with a lunch period. On Wed. sports competitions after lunch. Saturday AM classes. Most kids do some sport or community service until 5, then dinner. 7-8 is free time or clubs, mandatory study hall 8-10. Lights out 10:30. Very busy schedule.
2) No food complaints, there are also full kitchens in the dorms and small refrigerators OK in all rooms. My daughter bakes a lot (brownies, cookies, etc.)
3) The boarding students are a close knit community, most board because their families live too far away to commute.
4) The typical BS homework - 45 minutes per class per day
5) There are lots of weekend options (skiing, buses to malls, visit places, but my daughter tends to hang out on campus with friends, or walk to nearby Windsor with friends and have a meal at a casual restaurant)
6) Dating is not that frequent - it is a small community and people tend to socialize in groups, although there are a few "serious relationships"
7)there is some partying according to my daughter, but most kids are not involved. After a warning if kids are caught with drugs or alcohol a second time they are expelled.
8)great teachers - very supportive and available.
9) The curricular strengths are the writing program, and performing arts (theatre, dance) as well as some strong sports
10) parents visit often, there is an active parent's association, and my daughter really appreciates socializing with local families of her classmates on weekends (going over to have home-cooked meals, going to Hartford or NY for special events) - we live too far away to visit often. There are only a few "closed weekends" each year where boarders cannot leave campus because of special events or tests.
Overall, great experience and my daughter loves Loomis - we are HAPPY PELICANS