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Application Requirements

The Taft Summer School seeks students interested in striving for excellence. Students should be willing to conduct themselves maturely, both inside and outside the classroom, in order to take advantage of the challenging academic program. The atmosphere of the Summer School is informal, but the program is designed with the expectation that each student will be willing to work hard to enhance his/her academic profile. Experience has shown that students who are unwilling to make a commitment to their work should not consider spending a summer at Taft.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record, the personal recommendation of their school head or principal, and the recommendation of two classroom teachers. The admissions committee is particularly interested in students whose enthusiasm will allow them to take full advantage of our summer program.

Applications will be acted upon within two weeks of receipt of the application form, recommendations, and the application fee. While an interview is not required, students and their parents may visit the school by appointment.

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The Summer School admits students of any race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability status, religious creed, and national and ethnic origin and provides them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Summer School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability status, religion, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.