Gallery Opening October 24
Non Ut Sibi
Community Service Day Reaches a Milestone
A Passionate Pursuit
Reprogramming Taft Systems
The Drowsy Chaperone
Fall Play at Taft
Fellowship, Collaboration, Innovation
Taft's Teaching Fellows
Chopin & Friends
Andrew Armstrong Opens Music for a While Series
A Completed (and Complete) Renovation for Congdon
After 88 years, the dorm has undergone its first renovation
"Harmony in the Forest"
Kelly Sunho Park '15 in Print
Join us: New York Botanical Garden Lecture
Plants, Medicine and Culture
March of the Green Rhinos
Tafties Take to the People’s Climate March
Into the Mongolian Wild
The Elephant Conservation Project
Summer Study in Thailand
The Essence of Art
Yee-Fun Yin studies the roots of photography
Super Sunday 2014
View photos and video of this year’s orientation tradition
In the Gallery: Mark Lewis
An opening reception for Lewis’s exhibit “Streets, Trees, and Signs” will be held Friday, September 12
Taft Welcomes 200 New Students
Photos and videos from the opening days of the 2014-15 academic year.
Be Good. Do Good.
Life Lessons in South Africa
Summer Study in France
Building a Community of Educators
Taft Educational Center Finishes Its 39th Year
A New Beginning for an Educational Landmark
Taft Purchases Watertown’s Baldwin School
Collegium Musicum in Italy
View photos and videos of Collegium's summer “Living the Arts in Italy” concert tour.
Chef Reveron Achieves ProChef III
One for the Books
Olivia Paige '15 Writes About Boarding School Life
A Record Year!
Thank you alumni, parents, grandparents and friends!
Summer School Challengers Soar
Challengers Scholars attend Taft Summer School
8th Annual Service Trip
Grant for PAL
Ion Bank Foundation grant supports summer enrichment programs
Natasha Batten '15 will work on plant genetics at the New York Botanical Garden
124th Commencement Exercises
Awards and Scholarships
Head Mons Named
Vienna Kaylan and Quentin Harris elected to lead student government
Alumni Return in Record Number
Photos and highlights of the reunion weekend
A Run to Remember, and a boat to beat them all
Senior Service Day!
Kicking off Senior Week by lending a helping hand
The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
Author Oonya Kempadoo on Thur., May 15, at 7pm in Walker Hall
National Merit Scholar
Tiffany Li '14 wins scholarship
Holocaust Survivor's visit commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day
Admiral James Stavridis on 21st-Century Security at Morning Meeting on Thursday
May 1 and 2 in the Woodward Black Box Theater at 7pm. Matinee on April 30.
Photographer Yee-Fun Yin's show opens Friday with a reception from 5 to 7 pm
Service Learning Course and Volunteer Program help at local schools
Collegium Musicum concert at NYC's St. John the Divine on Apr. 27
Tropical plant ecologist Dr. Chuck Peters on Friday, April 4
Taft places 3rd overall, medals in 6 events
Spring Break Service
Annual Trip to the Dominican Republic
Celebrate the Earth
Kick off Earth Month on April 6 with Emeraldalicious author and illustrator Victoria Kann
Taft's Own Monuments Man
Amid the chaos of World War II, Yale art professor Deane Keller ’19 had one job—to put Italian masterpieces back where they belonged.
Pianist Andrew Armstrong and Friends, Friday, Feb 28, Walker Hall at 7pm
Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair
Annual Macbeth Recitation Contest
Opens Wednesday, February 12, in Bingham Auditorium for 1 pm Matinee
Czesana named Outstanding Delegate
Two Gold Keys
Senior SoYoung Park recognized by Connecticut Scholastic Awards
NYBG Seminar Series
Renowned plant geneticist Dr. Amy Litt speaks on Feb 18
Eugene Friesen, Feb. 7 in Walker Hall at 7 pm
Celebrating MLK's legacy through global and environmental action
New scholarship honors her memory
Through February 16
Jan 17 at 7 pm in Walker Hall
Road to Sochi
Max Pacioretty '07 named to US Olympic Hockey Team
78th Annual Lessons and Carols
Snow keep you from attending? Watch the video!
There's an App for Taft
Download it for your iPad or iPhone
Watch the Student Choreography Showcase
An English Christmas
December 15 at 4 pm in Woodward Chapel on the Green
Notable author and conservationist gives Paduano lecture
Women's National Team to play Taft Boys' Varsity
Songs of Irish Poets
Castlebay Folk Music, Friday, November 22 at 7 pm in Walker Hall
One-hour concert Vespers, Sunday, Nov 10 at 5 pm
Griffin Conner '15 coordinates drive to collect sports equipment for Syrian refugee children.
Frederick H. Wandelt III '66
New Scholarship Created
Student Art in the Gallery
Senior photographers Samantha Lamy and Elif Korkmaz
Taft takes 1st and 2nd place in individual events
Guys and Dolls!
October 25-27 in Bingham Auditorium
Fifteen seniors inducted into Cum Laude Society
Non Ut Sibi
19th Annual Community Service Day
Students take 1st place at Yale Physics Olympiad
Students and Staff receive Father Cascia Service Award
Art from the Heart
Music faculty concert on Oct 18
Living in Balance
Paley Lecturer David Suzuki
A Purpose Driven Life
National Geographic Photographer Alison Wright
Engage the World
Carty Campbell '14 brings care to the Dominican Republic
Reigniting the Passion
Emma Martin '14 attends Sewanee Young Writers' Conference
In the Gallery
Fine Handcrafted Woodworking: Woody Mosch
Jazz Singer Glenda Davenport in Walker Hall at 7pm
Super Sunday 2013
Water for Life
Students build wells and teach English in Cambodia.
Saving Lives in Mumbai
Researching an innovative solution to a global problem
Share your memories and photos
Inaugural Summer Internship
Working with the New York Botanical Garden
Students embark on sixth annual service trip
View photos and list of award winners from the day
What keeps the Former Joint Chief awake at night
Founders League Recognizes Dick Cobb
Adela Zhang '14 invited to compete with nation's best
The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision for Our Sustainable Future chosen as all-school read.
Poet Patricia Smith
Tuesday, May 14, at 7 pm in Woodward Black Box Theater
Energizing Our Future
Powered 100% by Wind Energy
Taft students Camila Jiang '14 and Bridget Dougherty '14 awarded Science internships.
May 8: Dr. Robert F. C. Naczi addresses Conservation of Intertidal Plants of the Hudson River
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff to speak on May 14.
Teaching the Good Life
Skin of Our Teeth opens April 24
Collegium performs at St John the Divine on April 28
In the Gallery
Paintings and Drawings by Susie Tarnowicz '03 and Botanical Illustrations by Heather Sandifer
Taft School's first annual Chopped Competition
Taft School Cooking Competition
Non Ut Sibi Spirit
Race Raises Funds, Helps Others
Volunteer Council Dance supports Autism Speaks
Friday, April 12, in Walker Hall
Dominican Republic Volunteer trip - 2013
Taft students assist Outreach 360 Program
A Green Home
Walking Forward Into the Past
French Fair 2013
French 4 Students create authentic food
Bill Mebane on Aquaculture in Haiti
Annual Winter Dance Concert Opens Feb. 22
View the photos from this classic comedy
In the Gallery
Mead Eagle Photography through March 8
Art from the Heart
Adjunct Music Faculty Concert on Jan 25
Celebrating Civil Right through arts, sports and service to humanity
Student and faculty worked on display at New Canaan Society of Art
Lloyd Receives Recognition
Taft Hockey Alum having great success at Amherst.
Alumni return to rink and court for the annual hockey and basketball contests.
In the Gallery
James Prosek exhibit opens Friday
January 11 in Walker Hall
30th Annual Patsy K. Odden Invitational Hockey Tournament
Highlights from the first match
Lessons and Carols
77th Annual Service at Woodward Chapel, 6 and 8 pm.
Taft Volleyball receives the 2012 Sportsmanship Award
Taft Volleyball receives the Sportsmanship Award
Harold Zinno's Big Band, Friday in Walker Hall at 7pm
Ancient Wisdom and Modern Medicine
Lecture by Dr. Michael J. Balick of the New York Botanical Garden
The Author Wes Moore
Morning Meeting speaker gives call to action
Students take a two-day trip to the renowned oceanographic institute
Putting the study of cell biology in a whole new light
A discussion on character education, Friday, with John Merrow and Dominic Randolph
Rusty Davis hooks students on physics puzzles.
First members of the Class of 2013 inducted into Cum Laude Society
Dreamed a Dream
Les Mis on stage in Bingham
In the Gallery
Opening Reception for Deborah Kahn on Thursday, Nov 8
A discussion on character education, Friday, with John Merrow and Dominic Randolph
Berg is Back
Yet another Hollywood blockbuster to announce a holiday
Non Ut Sibi
18th Annual Community Service Day
Mandala for Peace
Weeklong visit by Tibetan Monks
Taft hosts 2nd annual race for local middle schoolers
Judy Carmichael performs Oct 26 in Walker Hall
Music for Woodwinds & Piano, Friday at 7pm in Walker Hall
A New York Botanical Garden Scientific Expedition through Illustration
Puppets En Plein Air
METTAWEE RIVER THEATRE presents "Communications from a Cockroach"
Fun and Games Prevail
Taft welcomes new students.
Travel in China
Two Taft teachers explore historic sites
Living the Arts in Italy
Now with a gallery of more than 600 images from the trip!
Roomies wins Halo for Fearless Play
The day captured in photographs
Taft Running Club
Building community side by side, one step at a time
Living the Arts
Taft in Italy this Summer
Taft Parent and Miss Porter's Head Dr. Kate Windsor
McCabe '07 trains with Green Bay
The Other Wes Moore chosen as all-school read.
FBLA Workshop Series
William C. Taylor '77 to Speak Alumni Weekend
Moorhead '62 Honored
Horace D. Taft Alumni Medal and Citation of Merit
Science Speaker Series
Dr. Paul Ehrlich '62, Allergy and Immunology Specialist
Bailey Outerbridge '12 Opens for Grammy-winner Natalie Cole
Kaela Gilbert '13 Selected for Program
Run for a Cause
5k to Benefit Alums' Non-Profit
Visiting Poet Taylor Mali
YouTube Sensation Comes to Taft - NOW IN LAUBE DINING ROOM
Strong Performances in Piano Competitions
The Psychology of Sport
Dr. Bob Rotella Visits Taft
Gen. James Cartwright on Campus May 3
"Roomies" on Stage
Original Spring Play Explores Current Issues
Class of '62
Day of Silence is also day of reflection
Changing the Game in the Bahamas
National Economics Challenge
Taft wins Connecticut, moves on to semifinals
Battleship Opens Down Under
Berg '80 at the Helm
St John the Divine
Collegium Musicum Takes Show on the Road
Earth Day 2012
Get Involved Sunday, April 22
Instrumental Music Groups to Perform in Historic Venue
Tae Young Woo '12 Heads to Hollywood
Team Taft Excels in Debut
"Miss Representation" Comes to Taft
Film Screening and Discussion April 13
In the Gallery
Faculty show opens March 30
Zheng '13 Earns Accolades, Cash and Prizes
Kosova Named Morehead-Cain Scholar
Merit Scholarship to Chapel Hill
Our Compliments to the Chef!
Reveron a Pro
National Test Taps Taft Teachers
Mozart's Solemn Vespers
Music For A While Performance Series
From Ballet to Bollywood
Winter Dance Concert 3/2 and 3/3
Celebrating the Cultures of Our Community
Current parent Phil Schiller talks with Taft group of future business leaders
New York Botanical Garden Lecture At Taft
Renowned Botanist Dr. Scott A. Mori to Speak
Blood Donors Give Generously
Best Results Since 2005
Paduano Series Explores Asian-American Civil Rights Movement
Filmmaker Curtis Chin Visits Taft
Taft Students Visit The New York Botanical Garden
New Partnership in Bloom
Harvey Takes The Stage
Photos now online
Odden Arena Hosts Annual Alumni Hockey Game
Visual Arts Students Show in Potter Gallery
February 10-March 2
Caitlin Morton '12 Take First Prize in Art Show
Seniors Brownstein and O'Meara Also Recognized
Games, Gowns and Good Deeds
Scrabble Friday, Dress Exchange Sunday
Gearing Up For Competition
Renaissance Ensemble In Concert
Exsultemus Comes to Woodward Chapel January 27
Yong '14 Wins Squash Title
2011 US Junior Open Champion
Squash Trains With World's No. 6
Egypt's Mohamed El Shorbagy Comes to Taft
MLK Celebration 2012
Honoring King's Legacy
Big Red Goes Green
Green Cup Challenge Begins January 18
Taft In Sundance
The movie Goats, filmed last spring on campus, premieres at 2012 Sundance Festival
Taft Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King
Events scheduled for January 15 and 16
Ken Nigro Jazz Band Comes to Taft
Music For a While Continues Friday, January 13
Everett Brownstein '12 in Potter Gallery
Opening Celebration January 6, 5 to 7 p.m.
Qingyang Xu '13 Named Top Speaker
Andover Debate Tournament 2011
Honoring a Hero
Remembering Will Keys ’06
Fall 2011 Outstanding Athletes Honored
Founders League All-Stars, Special Award winners and 2012 Captains-Elect announced
76th Annual Lessons and Carols
Two services this year, at 6 and 8 pm
Taft Football Wins New England Championship
Big Red Fans Go Wild as Rhinos Beat Undefeated Kent 28-18
Four Taft Teams Qualify for New England Championships
Boys' Soccer, Field Hockey, Football and Volleyball to vie for top honors. Click for schedules.
Adele Myers and Dancers on Taft Stage
Priti Ghatlia, Myers offer Master Classes to Taft Students
Remembering those who served
Taft-Hotchkiss Rivalry Heats Up
Saturday is Hotchkiss Day: Show your spirit!
Airlie Anderson Show Opens Friday
Mark W. Potter '48 Gallery Welcomes Illustrator
British Invasion at Taft
Beatlemania Hits Bingham
The Big Chill
Autumn Snow Blankets Taft
Be Our Guest
Beauty and the Beast ... now with photo gallery
Cum Laude Scholars Named
Five Play on Friday
Jazz Quintet and Classical Choral performances on tap
Think Globally, Act Locally
17th Annual Community Service Day
Non Ut Sibi
17th Annual Community Service Day Set for October 24
Physics is Fun
Taft Wins Physics Olympics at Yale
Piano and Strings Quartet to Perform
Walker Hall, October 21
Taft Hosts Middle School Runners
Sara Iannone brings local schools together
East and West
Rockwell Visiting Artist Opens
Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity
A visit to the FBI
Taft Runner Wins Local Race
Running for a Cause
Summer Research Yields Benefits
Study has implications for cancer treatment.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Making movies in the state of Maine
Taft students show their true colors.
Concert Series Kicks Off
Mettawee River Theater Company performs on Sept. 23 at 7 pm
The Results Are In
Stellar Year for AP Students
Welcome Class of 2015!
New Students Join a Diverse School Community
Sunday in Woodward Chapel
Poole Fellows Serve Nepal
Taft students volunteer at Nepali school this summer.
Celebrating Student Art
Mark W. Potter '48 Gallery opens with celebration of student work.
The Monti-Cliffords build on partnership with PAL.
Who Done It? No Longer a Mystery
Dana Bertuglia completes studies forensics at Henry C. Lee Institute
Changing the World with a Smile
Ricardo Urrutia '12 worked with Operation Smile this summer in Panama. This fall, he hopes to continue his work on the Taft School campus.
Watch Jerry Reveron in national competition July 9 and 10
What does most to improve academic performance? More sleep, of course.
Matthew Petroff documents farewell messages to seniors on graduation day
A Little Help
Fourth annual service trip to Guatemala
The Big Give
Student surplus helps local nonprofits
Good Schools or Bad Schools
Education correspondent John Merrow ’59 on the NewsHour
Senior Project Museum
Check out the photos
121 Commencement Excercises
Photos of the day
121 Commencement Awards
And the winners are...
Annual Uppermid Award Ceremony
Power Of One
The all-school summer reading selection
Senior Community Service Day
New Senior Week tradition serves the local community
Guest of Honor
Renowned military expert Bing West comes to campus
Nominated for the Kazmaier, AGAIN
Yale Bulldog and alum Jackee Snikeris '07 was nominated for a second time for Women's Hockey Most Oustanding Player
"Goats" on Campus
Celebrity spotting becomes popular as movie crews film at Taft
Reps from more than 125 colleges take over the fieldhouse for an evening
John Boyd '11 honored at 2011 Harvard Model Congress
Orchestras Hit a High Note
Orchestras kick off spring with European tour, Lincoln Center performance and accolades for talented musicians
Collegium Musicum performs in Woodward Chapel, Friday at 7 pm
A new consortium of alumni artists
English Teachers Get into the Act
Shakespeare takes center stage at the English Department Day
Woodward Black Box Theater, Thursday Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Trey Anastasio '83 and his band, Phish, rerelease 1999 Japan concert to raise money for earthquake and tsunami relief
Team Taft Walks with Purpose
Taft raises funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis through Walk MS
Day of Silence
Mids Love Shakespeare
Eighth Annual Mid Class Sonnet Recitation
Matthew Petroff '11 named finalist at Conn. Science Fair for sixth year.
Helping girls get an education in Kenya
Cantus Excelsus performs in Woodward Chapel, Sunday at 5 pm
Different By Design
Architecture exhibit opens in the Mark Potter Gallery on Friday, April 1st
Jazz, chamber, dance ensembles perform in Prague, Salzburg, Vienna and Budapest
View photos from the show!
Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Visits Campus
Justice Flemming Norcott ‘61 visits campus
Bikes on a Plane
Three dozen Tafties pedal through the People's Republic of China in 1981
Teddy Bear Fun
Teddy Bear Tea Party serves up fun to local children and raises money for charity
Olympian Alum Visits Taft
A.J. Mleczko '93 Practices with Girls' Varsity Hockey
Importance of Being Earnest
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm in Bingham Auditorium
Boys' Squash's 2011
Taft's Boys' Squash program earns an unprecedented Second at High School Nationals Tournament
Painting the Streets
Lisbeth Firmin exhibit opens in the Mark Potter Gallery on Friday, February 11
Lunar New Year
Celebrate Year of the Rabbit with the Lion Dance
All Dressed Up with Someplace to Go
New this year, the Winter Formal dress exchange builds community and raises money for Girls, Inc.
A Helping Hand
Every Friday night, volunteers feed the homeless in Waterbury
Art from the Heart
Concert with Adjunct Music Faculty on Jan. 28
Dance Company in Residence
Guest choreographer Adele Myers, dance professor at Connecticut College, in residence
MLK Day event features the music of Woodstock
Program features guest speakers and artists, student workshops, cultural celebrations and local community involvement
Vigil for Tucson
A candlelight vigil remembers the victims of the tragedy in Arizona
The Boxing Day Blizzard had nothing on today's storm. Yes, classes are in session!
Hot Tamales at Morning Meeting
French On Stage
AP French Classes Perform Chemins Dangereux
In My Life
Carlo Cantamessa sings John Lennon classics Saturday in Bingham
Opens in the Mark Potter Gallery on Friday, January 7
Concert moved to January 14 at 7 p.m.
75th Annual Lessons and Carols
Watch the video!
Alice Burckhardt '13 placed first at the World Tap Dance Championship
LEED Gold Award
Nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings award Taft gold certification
Lessons and Carols
Come celebrate the holidays at Taft on December 14
The event features a carnival, intercontinental dinner and dance performance
An evening of piano in Walker Hall, Friday, Dec. 3
Volleyball supports breast cancer research
Peter Berg's Campus Video Phenomenon
School acquires local landmarks
Students are inducted into Cum Laude Society, the most ever in the fall
More than 300 grandparents visited campus, attending classes, listening to performances and cheering on teams.
Headmaster Holiday Announced
Works by Amy Archambault, opens November 5, reception 5 to 7 p.m.
Brass City Brass
November 5 at 7 p.m. in Walker Hall
Non Ut Sibi
Tafties devote the day to helping area schools and nonprofits on 16th Annual Community Service Day
Faculty portraits held for ransom
Hammy Wallace writes from his semester away program in the Bahamas
Man in the Middle
Accomplished author, psychologist and athlete John Amaechi visits
From the Rose Garden
O'Mealia Family at the White House
Fly With Me
Peter Pan plays in Bingham Auditorium Oct 21, 22 & 23
MOMIX dancer Brian Simerson gives a series of master classes on campus.
Walker Hall concert on Friday, October 15
Harkening back to harvest season in ancient Israel, students erect a symbolic shelter on the quad to help celebrate the holiday.
Potter Gallery displays 38 works by prominent Litchfield County artists
Art 4 Uganda
Jasmine Oh '11 taught art at a rural school and brought some of her students' work back with her for a special exhibit in the Mark W. Potter Gallery.
Largest student body ever, at 588, from record number of applicants
theater on the lawn
The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, Fri., Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.
Visit us on your phone
Now you can surf taftschool.org on your phone with our mobile-friendly site.
Taft contingent meets with peer schools at annual ISGP
The school year may be over, but the Non Ut Sibi spirit lives on into June.
South Africa Journal
The World Cup was only the beginning...
What a year it's been
Here's a look back at 2009-10 in pictures!
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Unwanted books, clothing and other dorm essentials find new home after school ends.
Photos, Excerpts and Audio from the graduation exercises for the Class of 2010
Senior Project Museum
Limited only by their imagination, seniors embark on a number of projects this spring.
Eleventh graders recognized for excellence in academics, arts, service and leadership
Summer Reading Announced
With author Honor Moore in Walker Hall at 7 pm Thursday
Tuesday, May 11, at Christ Church on the Green, Watertown, 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Seiko Michaels' Japanese language students spent time with survivors from the atomic blasts in Hiroshima during WWII, who are visiting the U.S. for the Peace Conference at the U.N.
Long Weekend is the perfect time for a long rung...
America's Youth in Concert at Avery Fisher Hall
Moorhead Wing Dedicated
A project decades in the making, the HDT renovation and dining hall expansion are unveiled at last.
1st in Nation
Team places first at national Jr. Engineering and Technical Society competition
DuBois Fellow talks about U.S. role in the Middle East
A photography exhibit by Eladio Fernandez '85
Lend Me a Tenor
View the photos online!
Collegium sings at Temple B'Nai Israel
Knowledge is Power
Education reformer David Levin spends day at Taft as Paley Speaker
Designing robots with mad skills
Jazz Band and Chamber Ensemble perform on April 27 at 8 p.m.
St. John the Divine
New York Concert on April 25 at 2 p.m.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Do a little Jig
Oscarson Jigger Shop and Student Union Reopen
Highlights from the West Coast Tour
Party in the Gallery
Celia Gerard '91 exhibit March 26-April 24
Bulgarian Women's Choir comes to Walker Hall on April 9
Pulitzer-prize winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri on campus
Dance Ensemble to Jamaica
at UWI Mona's Junior Dance Umbrella
Outing Club Trip to NH
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Students Help Flanders Tap Campus Maples During Sugaring Season
Collegium Concert at Grace Cathedral March 7.
All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go
And the Other Is Gold
Meg Boland '11 earns Girl Scout Honors
Top scholars compete in tri-meet
Manhattan String Quartet
Correction! Concert is Feb 12.
Nancy Friese in the Gallery
Now through March 5
School Supports Renewable Energy
Teddy Bear Tea
Volunteer Council hosts event to support Family Services of Greater Waterbury
Students respond to earthquake victims
Five students recognized at Conn. photography show
Darmon Meader Quartet
Jan. 22 in Walker Hall, 7 p.m.
The Legacy of MLK
More Photos from the Day!
Queen of Cakes
Now Taking Birthday Cake Orders
Stack the Caps
Blake Turner '12 collects hats for children
Rani Arbo is back!
Walker Hall on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.
Prep Winter Classic
Taft defeats Avon Old Farms 9-5
Lessons and Carols
Annual holiday service on Tuesday at Congregation Church, Watertown
Join John Gussenhoven '65 at 7 pm this evening in the Woolworth Faculty Room to present a slide show and discussion on his new book.
Willy Oppenheim '04 heads to Oxford
Pros Neil Harvey and Mick Robberds prep team for winning season
Chris Norman plays wooden flute in Walker Hall
Connie Cheung places second
Team Places Second
Berg and Smith
Coolest Headmaster Holiday announcement ever!
Fall Sports Day
Join us for a "tailgate under the tent" on Saturday
Come to the opening reception in Potter Gallery on Friday!
Hudson Shad on Friday
Come hear this amazing men's vocal sextet present "Fish Stew" in Walker Hall.
15th Community Service Day
Once again students and faculty fanned out to help in surrounding towns
View the slideshow from the fall musical
What's your carbon footprint?
Cum Laude Society inductions for Class of 2010
A new biography by Jennifer Burns '93: "Goddess of the Market," out this month from Oxford University Press
At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Jazz Quintet Friday in Walker Hall
Producer Henry Simonds '93 screens his new film Oct. 7 at Anthology Film Archives in NYC
Potter Gallery: Act One
Artist Susan Mastrangelo, October 2 to October 31
Concert in Walker Hall on Friday at 7 p.m.
Zoe Hetzner '10 is recognized as a "Distinguished Writer" in the competition sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English
Theatre En Plein Air
Mettawee Puppets Friday at 7 p.m.
Think field day...gone wild.
Oodles of Noodles
Andrew and Walter Yoo Sell Noodles to Support Children's Fund
Prep for Prep
Campus plays host to Prep For Prep's 3-day summer program
Vaccine to be offered on campus once available this fall
See what's happened over the summer...
Incoming lowermid Blake Joblin makes the cover of USA Today at the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock, which he attended with his father, Brad '73.
Music for a While
2009-10 Schedule Announced for Monthly Concert Series
God's Child Project
Nine Tafties head to Guatemala in June to lend a hand
Filmed on campus
Away We Go (originally called "Farlanders") opens June 5. Look for scenes filmed on campus.
The all-school summer read by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri
Senior Project Museum 2009
NEW PHOTOS. Movies, music, and a lot of imagination
Keynote Speaker Tom Strickland Addresses Class of 2009
A show of Epic Proportions
Spring production by Helena Fifer's acting classes
Spring Athletes Recognized
Awards Winners, All-Stars and Captains-Elect Announced
Top members of the Class of 2010 honored at Morning Meeting
Tommy MacMullen, age 11, hooks the notorious Moby Carp yesterday
Toan at the Top!
Math talent ToanDuc Phan '10 places 2nd in nation on Math Olympiad.
Music for Les Miz
Taft instrumentalists form orchestra for Thomaston Opera House
John Merrow '59 has built a career reporting on education. From newspaper to radio and finally television, his reports have examined the status quo of public education. On Alumni Day this year, he was awarded Taft's Citation of Merit for his dedication.
Honoring Coach Stone
New Baseball Pavilion Dedicated on Alumni Day
A presentation of 300-year-old Japanese traditional music
Twelve Angry Jurors
Justice is served...April 23-25 in Woodward Theater
Clay and Paint
An exhibition by Gail Wynne and Amy Wynne Derry '84 opens April 30
An American Muslim
Faith As A Bridge That Unites Us
Portraits of the Graduates
A Potter Gallery exhibition by Yee-Fun Yin
The Legacy of 911
Former Deputy National Security Adviser Dr. J. D. Crouch II puts the Iraq war in context
Celebrate Earth Day at Taft on April 19
Annual spring dance raises funds for local charities
Collegium in NYC
Collegium Musicum performs at Cathedral of St John the Divine
Congressman Chris Murphy
Optimistic about government and the power of youth
Jazz and Chamber Ensembles head to Spain
Photographs by Yee-Fun Yin on display through April 20
Walker Hall concert Friday night at 7 pm
Collegium Goes to Italy
Six spring break concerts in Positano, Amalfi, Rome and elsewhere
Annual winter performance by the Taft Dance Ensemble on March 7
Teach for America
Founder and CEO Wendy Kopp talks about the lessons and successes of their first two decades
Alumni Trustee Candidates
Lake, Sacerdote and Turner nominated
Jed Rooney travels to Nicaragua to help children with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
A long way from Moliere!
Exhibition of Student Work Opens in Potter Gallery
Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery build peace mandala
Novice 2-man team places 2nd
Art From the Heart
Friday night Walker Hall concert featuring Taft music faculty
Students report on summer arts enrichment programs through Kilbourne grants
New Canaan Exhibit
Student work on display at Carriage Barn
Join the fun
Fairfield Reception following varsity boys hockey game on Feb 11
Part of the monthly music series at Walker Hall
Celebration of MLK moves to Inauguration Day
Inauguration day lures more than 200 students to the Capital
Alumni Games 2009
Alumni challenge alumni on the ice and the court for the annual basketball and hockey games
Icing on the campus
Ice storm makes for beautiful images
Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem perform in Walker Hall at 7 p.m.
In Potter Gallery
"Portrait Rooms" by Rockwell visiting artisit Dawn Clements
Boys and Girls Club
Volunteer Council organized a holiday party at the Boys and Girls Club in Waterbury.
Bundle of Energy
Combined class gifts generate excitement and electricity on campus
73rd annual Service of Lessons and Carols
Senior Robin Oh and Uppermid Brian Jang pursue independent work in math
Poole Fellow Genevieve Bleidner '09 studies Diamondback Terrapins on Earthwatch Expedition
Squash pro gives two-day clinic for boys and girls varsity squads
Bill Mays and Inventions perform Friday in Walker Hall
Glass House Tour
Will Orben's architecture students tour renown Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Classic '80s movie opens Friday in this Masque & Dagger Production
Themed dress days build school spirit going into the final contests of the season
5K makes Tafties a little WISER
Race supports Women's Institute for Secondary Education and Research in Kenya
Former Slave from Sudan
Author and Abolitionist Francis Bok to Give Morning Meeting talk on Human Rights
William Howard Taft and the Presidential Election of 1908
William Howard Taft had been secretary of war under Theodore Roosevelt and was his chosen successor in the 1908 election.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind holds training classes for puppies on campus.
An exhibit of photographs by Caitlin Fitzgerald '90 opened Thursday evening in the Potter Gallery
Sergio Pallottelli, Michel Bellavance, Gabriel Goni and Sharon Levin, with pianist Lillian Pearson, share the stage in a flute extravaganza on Oct 24.
Walk for a Cure
Students Spend Sunday at Cancer Walk in Hartford
Fourteen members of the Class of 2009 were inducted into the Cum Laude Society today, based on their academic records for both their Middle and Upper Middle years.
Helping, healing, having fun
Students and faculty fan out to help community organizations from Hartford to Bridgeport, Waterbury to Litchfield in 13th annual Community Service Day
Save a Life
October 22 is National Gordie Day, raising alcohol awareness and remembering Gordie Bailey, brother of head monitor Lily Lanahan '08
Working, the musical
The show, which runs for two nights, is adapted from the book of the same name, a collection of interviews author Studs Terkel did with various people about their work.
Dig Deep, Dig Pink
The volleyball team recently raised more than $2,000 for breast cancer research through the Side Out Foundation
Soccer defeats Suffield under the lights
In the Mood
Jazz concert with Harold Zinno in Walker Hall
Keeping the Faith
The Holy Qur’an arrived at Taft with the help of U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ford Fraker, whose current post connected him with Sheikh Khalid Alireza, who enthusiastically offered to donate the Qur’an.
Think field day..gone wild. A longstanding tradition at Taft, Super Sunday starts with a "colors" dance on Saturday night and includes such events as the Crisco Slide, Apple-Bobbing Wheelbarrow Race, Human pyramid and Tug of War.
One simple act of kindness
Jon Walton from World Vision addresses students in Morning Meeting about ways they can make a difference....
Live from New York
Seiko Michaels' students of Japanese at Taft visited radio personality Megumi Sato in her studio in New York for a live interview.
Mettawee River Theater Company's Presentation of the Native American Tale
Headmaster Welcomes Students for 119th Year
Music For a While
From Classical to Folk, Big Band to Baroque, there's something for everyone this season in Walker Hall.
Mark W. Potter '48 Gallery
Robert Eshoo, Caitlin Fitzgerald '90, Dawn Clements, Yee-Fun Yin, Amy Wynne Derry '84 and Gail Wynne and others share their work with us this year in the Mark W. Potter '48 Gallery
New Faculty Faces
Seventeen new members join the faculty
The school broke ground in June, beginning what is likely the largest construction project in the school's history, and which affects the school's most historic building.
Preserving Kenyan Culture
After decades of teaching, Dr. Kinuthia Njoroge ’65 is tackling his toughest subject ever: saving Kenya’s traditional Kikuyu culture.
Students worked at a homeless shelter serving food and distributing clothes and volunteered at a malnutrition center for children in Antigua, Guatemala
Prep for Prep
Lilac Ball in NYC
The all-school summer read
118th Commencement Exercises
Listen to welcomes by the headmaster and head monitor Lily Lanahan '08 and talks by Ambassador Ford Fraker P04,06,08 and class speakers Nate Breg and Clare Parks.
Midsummer Nights Dream
An open-air performance of Shakespeare's beloved comedy
Alumni Day 2008
John Wold '34 receives Taft's Alumni Citation of Merit, Annual Fund sets new records, and other weekend highlights...
Senior Project Runway
Morag Neill and Glendys Rodriguez organize an outdoor fashion show as their senior projects. Their goal: to create awareness and raise funds for AIDS orphans in Botswana
Galen Cheney '80
Galen Cheney '80 displays her latest work in the Mark W. Potter '48 Gallery.
Shaazka Beyerle, a senior adviser at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and this year's recipient of the Rear Admiral Raymond DuBois Fellowship in International Affairs speaks at Taft about strategic nonviolent action.
Former Taft English teacher Jason Tandon visits the school as an Oppenheim Visiting Writer.
Engineering Team Places 2nd in Nation
Maru-a-Pula Marimba Band
These young musicians from Maru-a-Pula School in Gaborone, Botswana, embarked on a US tour to raise awareness and scholarships for AIDS ophans.
Spring Music in Walker Hall
Chamber Small Ensemble Concert and Independent Study Performances
This Teacher Has Chemistry
David Hostage recognized by NEIC
Many things happened this week to celebrate Earth Day, but the big event was a tree planting on Main Circle, accompanied by readings and music by Collegium.
Uppermiddler Nancy Ning organizes students to create a Taft banner and have her school represented at the Olympics in her hometown this summer
Felsted School presents
Twenty-eight student thespians from Felsted School in the UK visited campus to perform Stephen Sondheim's musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in Bingham Auditorium.
Two Tafties achieve perfect score in national mathematics competition
Collegium Tours France and Spain
Once again, Taft's Collegium Musicum traveled together over spring break, this time to perform in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, and Barcelona.
a service-oriented trip to the Dominican Republic over Spring Break
South Africa Tour
Leadership and Service trip over spring break
Abounding With Art
Marc Leuthold '80 exhibits in Potter Gallery
Playing in Memphis
Jazz Band Plays in Boston and Memphis over March Break
ACLU President Anthony Romero speaks at Morning Meeting
Promoting health care and human rights in the Dominican Republic
The jazz band, a faculty rock band, piano soloists, step and even Irish dancers performed at a benefit concert.
White and Wonderful in Watertown
Snowmen, snowball fights and plenty of sledding
Arsenic and Old Lace
New York City, early 1941. The Brewster sisters make sure their lonely guests receive a warm welcome, a glass of their homemade elderberry wine, a Christian burial, and fresh flowers on their graves every Sunday.
Radcliffe Choral Society performs in Walker Hall
Students use Kilbourne grants to explore summer enrichment in the arts
Dressed up and out in the snow
Life of Elephants
Joyce Poole '74, research director of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project and the founder of the Elephant Voices Project, spoke at Morning Meeting.
MLK is Global
A Celebration of Dr. King's Global Legacy
Renown dance troupe gives workshop
Sounds of Afrika
Through drum and dancing, the dynamic group introduced the student body to the principles of Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Student travel to NH to witness a presidential primary in action
Music for a While
A series of free Friday-night performances.
In a rare event at Taft, seniors were invited to a special screening of "The Kingdom" with director Peter Berg, Class of '80, who introduced the film.
72nd Annual Service of Lessons and Carols program.
Coming to the Potter Gallery
A listing of the shows occuring in the Potter Gallery for 2007-08.
Spaghetti Bridges Weighted Down
Winners were declared today in two different categories in the 2nd Annual Spaghetti Bridge Competition.
Taft Upper Mid Bennett Siegel was awarded the prize for Best Novice Speaker at the annual Hotchkiss Parliamentary Debate Tournament on Sunday.
Greg Ricks' South African Democracy course built a "Shanty found commonly around the world" in the middle of Centennial Quad on Sunday.
Jazz Pianist Judy Carmichael
Grammy nominated pianist Judy Carmichael is one of the world’s leading interpreters of stride piano and swing.
Fall Sports Day
Alumni, parents and friends join students and faculty for home athletic contests
Faculty children show off their costumes before hitting the candy circuit
Japanese Culture Week
A riveting performance by AUN, twin brothers Ryohei and Kohei Inoue, was the highlight of Japanese Culture Week, a new event this year.
Wizard of Oz
Cast overview and information about the Wizard of Oz production occuring Oct. 25-27
New Haven Exhibit
Advanced photography class and independent photography project students joined several hundred artists at the 10th annual City-Wide Open Studios exhibition in New Haven.
CUM LAUDE INDUCTEES
In a ceremony in Bingham Auditorium, twelve Taft Seniors (all girls, as their fellow students quickly noted--a first at Taft) were inducted into the Cum Laude Society.
12th Annual Community Service Day
Embracing a tradition begun by its founder, Horace Dutton Taft, The Taft School held its 12th annual Community Service Day on Monday, October 22.
Sam Lardner and Barcelona
A musical Mediterranean celebration of life and love, part of the Walker Hall Music Series
Walk For a Cure
Nearly 50 students and faculty members braved the cold and sacrificed their one "sleep in" to participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, an annual walk hosted by the American Cancer Society.
Robert Eshoo's show "Boxes" opens October 12 in the Mark W. Potter '48 Gallery
A special collection of Taft Bulletin articles on World War II
A service will be held in Watertown on Oct. 6 for John S. Noyes, Faculty Emeritus, who taught Frenchat Taft from 1946 to 1985
New Davis Fund Offers Seven-Year Scholarships
The Shelby Davis family has created two parallel programs at Taft to increase and diversify the international student population (Davis International Scholars) as well as the domestic population (Davis Scholars).
Author TRACY KIDDER
Pulitzer Prize-winner talks about the subject of his book in Mountains Beyond Mountains
Puppets of Peace
Ralph Lee ’53 thrills audiences with his Mettawee River Theater Company's production of a classic romp by Aristophanes
Monks present tHangka
Tibetan monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery present Morning Meeting
The day in pictures
Camp Field Renovation Complete
Field Hockey and Lacrosse now play on Turf
Disney on Campus
The Taft campus was the setting for Disney's upcoming movie College Road Trip
Of Maasai and Mountains
Twenty students climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
117th Commencement Exercises
On a warm and sunny May Saturday, the Class of 2007 received prizes, honors, and diplomas before marching as the newest alums of The Taft School.
Alumni Day 2007
Alumni were treated to a perfect May day in New England as they returned to campus...
Exploring the life of Dr. Paul Farmer in Pulitzer-prize winning author Tracy Kidder's book.
Visiting glass artist Paula Williams Kochanek runs student workshop
Structural Engineer Leslie Robertson is responsible for the structural design of hundreds of buildings around the world, including the World Trade Center
The Day in Pictures
Up the Down Staircase
Students learn that teaching has its moments
Rockwell Visiting Artist Michael Kolster
Authentic Afgan Music
The Noor Wodjouatt Ensemble Performs
Rush in the Gallery
Exhibit by Ken Rush '67 Opens Friday
Bridging the Gap
Taft's Step Team Anonymous marks end of UCT Cultures Week
Remembering Those at Virginia Tech
Special School Meeting
CNN commentator Torie Clark
DuBois Fellowship Speaker gives Morning Meeting
Toots and the Maytals
Grammy-Award Winner Plays at Spring Concert
South Africa Trip
Celebrating the Rainbow Nation and their New Democracy
Focusing on Service over Spring Break
Collegium in San Francisco
Once again, Taft’s Collegium Musicum traveled to San Francisco over March break to perform at Grace Cathedral.
Dance Ensemble performs its annual spring concert in Bingham Auditorium
The Good, The Shad and the Ugly
Hudson Shad, a New York-based professional vocal sextet, performs Friday in Walker Hall
Classes, performances, and games, Oh my!
Black Comedy Thrills Audiences
Starring Maddy Bloch, Nate Breg, Charlie Fraker, Aaran Fronda, Max Jacobs, Steph Menke, Grace Scott, and Ben Zucker in this one-act farce by Peter Shaffer. Directed by Helena Fifer.
In Walker Hall
A series of free, public Friday evening lectures and concerts
Master storyteller Jay O'Callahan performs during two-day artist's residency
Renowned civil rights attorney and founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center speaks at Taft
Renowned Group Five Play Performs and Works With Student Jazz Band
Rockwell Visiting Artist Sarah Amos
Master printer Sarah Amos spent several days on campus as a Rockwell Visiting Artist. In addition to exhibiting her work in the Mark W. Potter '48 Gallery, Ms. Amos spoke in Morning Meeting and offered workshops with several art classes.
New Focus of MLK Celebration at Taft
Vanessa Holroyd '90 and Arcadian Winds
Flutist Vanessa Holroyd '90 performed in Walker Hall on January 12 with her quintet, Arcadian Winds. The performers also held a winds workshop for members of the Chamber Ensemble earlier that afternoon
Professor David Edwards '70 screens documentary on Afghanistan on campus
Writing a Life
Visiting author Roya Hakakian's most recent work chronicles her adolescent experiences against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution.
Engineering Al Dente
Student compete in pasta bridge competition
Community Service Day
Students and faculty participate in the school's 11th annual Community Service Day.
Walk for a Cure
On a recent fall Sunday, more than 50 students and faculty members braved the cold and sacrificed their one "sleep in" to participate in Hartford's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Musical casts off in Bingham Auditorium
Shanghai to Stockholm
Oscar Shi '08 wasn't always sure he wanted to be a scientist, but his recent visit to Stockholm, Sweden, to participate in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists has inspired him
Slip and slide into a new year...
Kite Runner Selected for All-School Read
116th Commencement Exercises
Atticus is at it again
To Kill a Mockingbird in Woodward Theater
Photos from the show
Fudan visits Taft
Visitors from Fudan University High School in Shanghai visit Taft
Spring break service trip to Dominican Republic
Collegium Musicum Tours Spain
Under the baton of Director Bruce Fifer, Collegium Musicum travelled throughout Spain, performing a series of concerts culminating with Mass in Madrid Cathedral.
Spring Dance Concert
Dance Ensemble performs in Bingham Auditorium
Justice for Sierra Leone
Former chief prosecutor for the international war crimes tribunal for Sierra Leone speaks at Morning Meeting
Atka the Arctic Wolf Visits Taft
Taft hosted a representative of the Wolf Recovery Project, Atka, an Arctic gray wolf who came on stage and walked the aisles of Bingham Auditorium for students to view first hand.
Students illustrate injustices of world hunger at Oxfam dinner
Cum Laude Inductees
A maximum of one-fifth of the Senior Class may be elected into membership in the Cum Laude Society. Thirteen members of the class of 2006 who merit inclusion in the society were inducted today
Rhythm is Life
Step Team takes the stage
Grease Is the Word
Poodle skirts and bobby socks make a comeback in Bingham for the fall musical over parents weekend.
Grease is the Word
Poodle skirts and saddle shoes make a comeback!
Living the school motto, non ut sibi ministretur sed ut ministret, students and faculty reached out to the broader Waterbury area community to experience the rewards of helping others.
Fall musical in Bingham Auditorium hits a home run.
A TRIBUTE TO DONALD OSCARSON '47
Ralph Lee '53 and Mettawee Theater company's outdoor performance of Caucasion Chalk Circle
Nothing like getting to know your classmates with a little tug-of-war.
Celebrate the Earth
Collegium Performs Missa Gaia, Earth Mass
Master of Debate
Yale's ROLLIN G. OSTERWEIS '25
GONZALEZ WINS BERKLEE AWARD
At the Berklee College of Music's annual Jazz Festival, Senior Freddie Gonzalez received a Judges' Choice Award for his performance on trombone.
Khoa Do Ba '07 scores well enough on the AMC-12 and other math competitions to be invited to the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME)
"CUCKOO'S NEST" STAGED IN WOODWARD THEATER
In late April, Theater teacher Rick Doyle staged "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
Volunteers travel to Dominican Republic over spring break for service-oriented trip
COLLEGIUM IN ITALY
Collegium's Spring tour of Italy included concerts in Rome, Florence, and Venice, culminating in a Palm Sunday Mass at Venice's San Marco.
GUITAR CONCERT IN WALKER HALL
CLASSICAL GUITAR DUO of LOUIS ROMAO & FREDERICK KRUG
The smashingly successful Winter Formal Dance revolved around a James Bond Theme.
Blizzard Dumps 18" on Campus
High winds blew 18 fresh inches of snow on campus last night, setting the stage for the Winter Formal Dance tonight.
BRIDGET STARR TAYLOR '77
Bridget Starr Taylor is an artist and illustrator living and working in New York City.
DIXIELAND JAZZ IN WALKER HALL
The Taft Dixieland Jazz Band performs in Walker Hall with special guest Omar Butler
69TH ANNUAL SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Student Art Show
Gallery Exhibit opens November 30
CUM LAUDE INDUCTEES
Recognizing extraordinary scholrship and intellectual endeavor, eleven Taft students were inducted into the Cum Laude Society in a ceremony in Bingham Auditorium today.
9th ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY
See students and faculty in action as they volunteer in the local community during the school's annual Community Service Day.
Trick or Treat!
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FACULTY KIDS PARTY
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Taft students participate in the American Cancer Society's Walk for the Cure
"TITANIC" FLAUTIST BACK AT TAFT
Chris Norman Ensemble concert on Thursday
Mettawee River Theater
The Heroic and Pathetic Escapades of Karagioziz
Let the games begin!
School opens for 115th year
Yale Dean Joseph Gordon addresses faculty about the increasingly difficult issue of plagiarism
Two-person teams build a vehicle powered by AA batteries that will move down a six-foot track as a competitor moves in the opposite direction, deposit a hackey sack in a hole and then return in under 15 seconds.
114th Commencement Exercises
On a crystal clear, windy May Saturday, the Class of 2004 received prizes, honors, and diplomas before marching as the youngest alums of The Taft School.
The annual Senior Dinner Dance held at the MacMullens' featured music by Apricot Brandy.
TREES DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF AIDS VICTIMS
At the Mall
Thirty-seven Taft students journeyed to Washington, D.C., joining more than a million people on the National Mall to join the "March for Women's Lives"
DANCE ENSEMBLE'S SPRING CONCERT
Spring performance by the Taft Dance Ensemble in Bingham Auditorium
1616 BIBLE JOINS TORAH
On Sunday, April 18, Collegium performed in the World's Largest Gothic Cathedral--New York City's St. John the Divine. Under Former Cathedral Choral Director Bruce Fifer's direction, Collegium sang a varied concert.
Laureen Rowntree '04 and friends performed a spring dance concert on Bingham stage April 13
Devoting the first week of Spring Break to building homes for Habitat for Humanity in South Carolina, 17 Taft students joined faculty members Baba Frew, Director of Community Service, Peter Frew and Mike Aroesty on John's Island.
Baltimore Consort in Walker Hall
A sextet of Renaissance musicians who revive the popular music of the past on a variety of intriguing instruments: lute, viol, flute, cittern, bagpipe, early guitar, rebec, recorder and crumhorn.
New dormitory honors board chair John Vogelstein '52 and sons