One day, Khalid Tellis may write a book he'll call Joy and Humor in the Classroom. For now, that's exactly what he brings to Taft.
Joanna Kleszczewski '18
Artist and ISP Scholar
Joanna Kleszczewski '18 tells stories through her art; each piece speaks volumes.
Peter Horne '18
Peter came to Taft to hone his leadership skills, and found even greater opportunity than he imagined.
Sarah Surber teaches students to express thoughts and emotions though movement.
Ben Laufer '18
Ben Laufer has spent the last year working to change the world. He's done so with a global audience.
Mathematics, Mid Class Dean
Lindsay Leal's time as a boarding school student help shaped her approach to being a boarding school teacher.
Christopher Brown '64
Chris Brown '64 had "spectacularly good" English teachers at Taft. Naturally he became one.
Kaedi Dalley '18
Singer, Actor, Leader
Kaedi Dalley's talent, passion, and leadership inspire respect and awe, while galvanizing our community.
Zygi Jievaltas '17
GSS and GLI Scholar
Zygi Jievaltas says that Taft has spurred his intellectual development and helped crystallize his ambitions.
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.
Sydney Trevenen '17
Listen to Sydney Trevenen talk about her summer internship with the Yale University Discovery to Cure program.
Shasha Alvares '17
Day student Shasha Alvares says that coming to Taft every day feels like going home.
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.
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.
AJ Barre '17
AJ Barre brings his passions for service and soccer together to raising funds and awareness for global causes.
Yee-Fun Yin wants his students to make pictures, not take pictures; to create art that is deliberate and personal.
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.
Jalen Little '19
Jalen Little '19 is dedicated to service, both locally and globally.
Lauren Fadiman '17
Lauren Fadiman brought her dedication to service to a remote Alaskan village.
The humanities offer not only an understanding of history and culture, but of our place in each. They give us language and literature to explore our past, and, quite literally, write our futures.
The world around is increasingly driven by science and technology. Taft's STEM cirriculum embraces these dynamic and consequential fields, preparing students to compete and to lead.
Art is the most elemental form of expression. It challenges the mind, nurtures the soul, and spurs innovation. Mr. Taft understood the vital role art plays in shaping the spirit and intellect of his students.
Experiential and applied learning opportunites at Taft transform theory into practice, knowledge into understanding, and passion into action.
Taft offers a unique diploma program that combines rigorous course work with service at home and abroad. It reflects Taft's commitment to preparing students to become global citizens.
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
129 faculty members
5 to 1 student to faculty ratio
20% international students
11 average class size
29 ap courses