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Welcome to Taft

At the core of Mr. Taft's mission to educate the whole person lies an emphasis on high scholarship and intellectual endeavor along with a belief that character, above all else, determines success in life.

The Admissions Committee at Taft seeks students who are curious, who will become involved, and who will commit themselves to a high standard of intellectual and personal growth.

Taft's student body is composed of 298 boys and 298 girls. Students come from 33 states and 47 countries. More than 1,700 candidates apply for approximately 175 openings each year. Thirty-seven percent of the student body receives financial aid from a budget of $7,700,000 annually. Tuition for the 2016-17 academic year is $56,550 for boarders and $41,950 for day students. The application deadline is January 15.

You are on the brink of fascinating and complex challenges, and nothing will be more important to your future than your commitment to your own growth and education. As you browse our web site and consider Taft for your secondary school years, I wish you well, and encourage you to visit our campus.

—Peter Frew ‘75
Director of Admission

Come to Class!

Check out the Taft Academics video.

Our Campus

Classrooms, labs, studios, courts, theaters, fields, dorms and the dining hall. Hang on!
Watch Taft's high-speed tour video.

Go Big Red!

Check out our Taft Athletics video.

Express Yourself!

See the Taft Arts video.

Academic Program

Explore academic programs at Taft's website.

Non Ut Sibi

Service is a way of life at Taft.
Watch our Non Ut Sibi video.

Life at Taft

Eat. Sleep. Learn. Live.
And don't forget the fro-yo. You'll love it here. View our Student Life video.

Where Do We Go from Here?

Watch this video and find out!

Taft's App

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for the iPhone and iPad.

Taft Athletics

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The Arts at Taft

Discover The Arts on Taft's website.


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Living the Motto

Find out what Non Ut Sibi is on Taft's website.

The Taft School admits students of any race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability status, religious creed, and national and ethnic origin and provides them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Taft School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability status, religion, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.