Taft's alumni community is active, accomplished, diverse, and vibrant. Whether you are a new graduate or a member of the Old Guard, we want you to feel connected--to each other and to the school. Visiting the alumni community is a way to do that.
Six hundred alumni, with family and friends, returned to campus this past May and didn’t let spring showers prevent them from celebrating. From the Class of ’47 70th Reunion to the Class of ’12 5th Reunion, three days of gatherings helped renew friendships, foster new ones, and gave alums a glimpse into the life of an exciting and ever-changing school that also honors tradition and its long history. Since "a picture is worth a thousand words," we hope you enjoy a look at some of the gatherings and familiar faces.
Our award-winning alumni magazine is a great way to keep up with the lives and passions of your fellow alumni. It is filled with fascinating stories, excellent writing , and extraordinary photos from around the world. Access the most current issue of the Bulletin, look back at archived editions, and even submit your own news, notes, and letters to the editor here.
In drafting the Taft School motto, Mr. Taft sought not only to articulate a guiding principle for school life, but for life beyond Taft's bounds. Each year, one member of the alumni community is recognized for their dedication to a life of service. The Horace Dutton Taft Alumni Medal is the school's highest alumni honor, and is given to a person whose life work best typifies the school motto: Not to be ministered unto but to minister.
In 1912 Horace Dutton Taft incorporated the Taft School, giving one-sixth ownership to school master Harley Fish Roberts. Fifteen years later Taft and Roberts turned the school over to a board of trustees, making it a non-profit institution. Today, the school's affairs are still guided and governed by a board of trustees.