Zygi Jievaltas '17
GSS and GLI Scholar
Zygi Jievaltas says that Taft has spurred his intellectual development and helped crystallize his ambitions.
Idara Foster '11
Penn Fellow in English
Idara Foster '11 left an indelible mark on the Taft community as a student. Her impact is no less meaningful now that she is member of the faculty.
Shasha Alvares '17
Day student Shasha Alvares says that coming to Taft every day feels like going home.
Ben Laufer '18
Ben Laufer has spent the last year working to change the world. He's done so with a global audience.
Director of Environmental Stewardship
Carly Borken is an environmentalist, a woman of vision, a change agent.
Boys' Head Soccer Coach
Upper Mid Class Dean
Ozzie Parente's strength as a coach and a teacher? He loves what he does.
Emma Bellet '18
Emma Bellet believes that Taft is a place to grow and thrive; a place where you will exceed even your own expectations.
AJ Barre '17
AJ Barre brings his passions for service and soccer together to raising funds and awareness for global causes.
Eliza Denious '17
Eliza Denious is a head mon, a team captain, and a student who quickly recognized the ties that bind all Tafties together.
Yee-Fun Yin wants his students to make pictures, not take pictures; to create art that is deliberate and personal.
Sydney Trevenen '17
Listen to Sydney Trevenen talk about her summer internship with the Yale University Discovery to Cure program.
Lauren Fadiman '17
Lauren Fadiman brought her dedication to service to a remote Alaskan village.
Tafties dedicate their time and talents to groups and organizations both near and far.
Community Service Day is one of the programs that help define life as a Taftie.
Tafties don't only think globally, they act globally, serving communities across the world.
While every Taft student is a change agent, some carve out a path that leads the way.
Taft offers a unique diploma program dedicated to teaching the skills and perspective needed to impact change.
In 1890, Mr. Taft founded our school with a broad but singular mission: to educate the whole student. At its core, our mission means that education at Taft is personal, moral, and ethical, as well as academic. It means that we value high scholarship and intellectual endeavor along with a belief that character, above all else, determines success in life.
While the world and the school have changed dramatically over the past 125 years, Mr. Taft’s fundamental values endure: work hard, without regard for public acclaim; develop all your talents—academic, artistic, and athletic; and most importantly, give of yourself to others. Our culture is inseparable from both our mission and our motto: non ut sibi ministretur sed ut ministret—not to be served, but to serve. Our community is fundamentally shaped by this dedication to helping young people become lifelong learners, thoughtful world citizens, and caring people.
226 acre campus that rivals most colleges
126 faculty members
5 to 1 student to faculty ratio
20% international students
11 average class size
32 ap courses