Director's Welcome

Taft Summer School’s academic enrichment program is designed to broaden your horizons and to stimulate and encourage intellectual curiosity and growth.

At Summer School, we believe strongly that you should have CHOICES. To that end, we offer an individualized academic program, which enables you to further your academic progress by choosing a course of study that suits your personal needs and interests and allows you to hone your skills and deepen your understanding.

Beyond the classroom, you are provided with choices in other areas of life as well. From deciding which sport to play, to volunteer opportunities, to boundless extracurricular activities, being offered a myriad of options provides you with a sense of independence and the ability to control your success and happiness through the choices you make. The results are often “teachable moments” where you learn about the consequences of your actions in a safe and nurturing environment. Experienced and caring faculty mentors will work with you to explore your options and provide support, if needed.

Expect to be surrounded by passionate faculty and teachers who want to be here. Instructors, including some of the finest from the Taft faculty, share a love of learning with their students. The strength of the faculty lies in its ability to connect with you and help guide and support you and, when necessary, push you beyond your comfort zone.

You’ll have the unique opportunity to get to know your teachers outside of the classroom as coaches, chaperones, dorm parents, and advisors. These interactions, whether in the residential community, during field trips and group outings, or on the playing field, foster a personal connection that invigorates learning.

I invite and encourage you to explore our website and request a Summer School catalog. At Taft, we feel fortunate to be able to offer our students this superb summer opportunity and hope that, after learning more about us, you will choose to be a part of it.

Thomas W. Antonucci
Director

Erica from Indonesia

“I came to Taft to be better prepared for the upcoming school year and to experience something new and different from the environment back home.”