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 288 boys and 291 girls. Students come from 33 states and 33 countries. More than 1,650 candidates apply for approximately 175 openings each year. Thirty-seven percent of the student body receives financial aid from a budget of $7,230,000 annually. Tuition for the 2014-15 academic year is $52,300 for boarders and $38,800 for day students. The application deadline is January 15.
The Taft School admits students of any sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at The Taft School. The Taft School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.
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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