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Loomis Chaffee or the Hill

baseball2baseball2 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
edited May 2009 in Prep School Admissions
I am confused what would be your preference and why. Please help.
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Replies to: Loomis Chaffee or the Hill

  • starz27starz27 Registered User Posts: 384 Member
    Loomis! (10char)
  • erkybkerkybk Registered User Posts: 631 Member
    The Hill! Loomis has more than 40% day students.
  • geokid08geokid08 Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    Looking at the date, I'm guessing you are going to apply for the fall of 2010... (I apologize if I'm wrong)

    If you are, then you should definitely pay a visit to both schools to see which school feels better for you.
  • starz27starz27 Registered User Posts: 384 Member
    erkybk--I don't know if it was you I had this debate with already, but what is wrong with good bit of day students? it adds a little to the school. The day students can bring the boarders home on the weekends and show them around town and stuff. I think its kinda nice. (I also hear that they are trying to cut down on day students)
  • erkybkerkybk Registered User Posts: 631 Member
    Let me ask you this: If the large portion of day students is a good thing, why are they trying to cut down on day students?
  • fluke12fluke12 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Loomis is not neccesarily trying to cut down on day students, just make sure it doesn't increase because the school wants to remain a boarding school. Meaning Loomis wants a greater percentage of boarders than day students, but this does not mean that day students are negative in any way. As a current Loomis Chaffee student I can attest to the fact, like starz27 pointed out, that day students are beneficial to the community. Being a boarder, I also have day student friends and it makes it really nice to go over their houses for a home- cooked meal or just to get a little break from school some weekends. I think some people rule out Loomis because of the large population of day student, which is foolish. If you were a student here you would realize that there is no problem between having 40% day students. Loomis is a great school and should not be ruled out due to misconceptions.
  • baseball2baseball2 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    how'z loomis placement list look like
  • ultraviolett.ultraviolett. Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    I'm going to Loomis starting this fall (if the swine flu doesn't become a huge pandemic... :S) but i personally don't really have a problem with lots of day students. I think it mixes the school up a bit, makes it a bit more interesting. But that's just my opinion, i guess different people see things differently. :)
  • italianboarderitalianboarder Registered User Posts: 762 Member
    too many day at Loomis for my taste...

    Hill's lax program has produced quality players and some great team captains.
  • erkybkerkybk Registered User Posts: 631 Member
    Too many day students at Loomis.....

    Day students parents control the program pretty much, and even the school schedule
    tends to be for day students. It looks like between day school and boarding school.
  • CBBBlinkerCBBBlinker Registered User Posts: 3,430 Senior Member
    Day students parents control the program pretty much, and even the school schedule tends to be for day students.
    Please explain this comment. How do any parents control "the program?" Why do you believe the schedule is for day students?
  • erkybkerkybk Registered User Posts: 631 Member
    If day students rate is high, it is natural that day students parents are more influential on the school program since it is easy for them to involve in the parents meeting and school program/meeting. Sometimes, evening schedules tend to move to day session to accomodate day students convenience.
  • CBBBlinkerCBBBlinker Registered User Posts: 3,430 Senior Member
    OK, erkybk -- I see from your other posts that you are not a Loomis parent. I am. Your logic is off about the role of day student parents -- at least at LC, but also at other schools, I would imagine. Yes, of course day parents are more involved and active in the LC Parents Association, which sponsors a number of activities for all students, day and boarding. The Parents Association does not, however, have control of the administration, faculty, academic schedule, or whatever else you're imagining. I also can't think of any evening activities that have been moved to the daytime. The schedule is what it is, and when day students have to be at school in the evening, they're there.
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