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
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