Living Our Motto
NON UT SIBI MINISTRETUR SED UT MINISTRET:
NOT TO BE SERVED BUT TO SERVE
“A great advantage of boarding school is that it gives opportunities for students to get out of themselves,” wrote school founder Horace Dutton Taft. “They must work for others.”
That premise lies at the heart of the Taft School motto, and is a hallmark of a Taft education.
Opportunities for Taft students to “get out of themselves” abound. They volunteer on campus, in the greater Watertown community, and around the world. They engage in traditional community service opportunities, including sponsoring blood drives and serving at soup kitchens; work to impact positive change through environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives; travel the world through a variety of service-based programs; learn from a broad range of “real world” leaders through our Morning Meeting speaker series; and commit to an academic understanding of global service through our innovative and progressive Global Leadership Institute and Global Studies and Service programs and curricula. At Taft, Non ut sibi is more than just our motto, it is a way of life.
Making a difference in our community and beyond
Teaching leadership and global awareness through service learning and mentorship programs
Living green, learning global responsibility
Morning Meeting Speaker Series and Programs
A new campus-wide program brought environmental issues to the forefront through education and active engagement.