How to Apply

Instructions to the Applicant

  1. Carefully complete Application Form A, including choosing two 100-level and two 200-level courses. Make sure that your parents or guardians sign the back of the form.
  2. Include a $75 application fee payable by credit card or by check (made out to Taft Summer School). If using a credit card, please write the card number and expiration date in the designated space on the back of the form.
  3. Give Forms B, C, and D, to the appropriate educator and ask them to mail, fax, or email their recommendation.

Note: Applications are handled on a rolling basis. If you applied to The Taft School for the 2018-19 academic year, you need not send any additional recommendations and transcript to the Summer School. Simply complete Form A and indicate in the appropriate space that you have applied. We will obtain your records from the Admissions office.

Arrival and Departure Information

International Students

Due to English placement testing, as well as jetlag and other complexities involved with international travel, we require that international students arrive on Friday, June 29.

Transportation from and to JFK airport in New York City is available to students traveling on their own.

Note: This service, offered at no additional charge, is only available on Friday, June 29 (for airport arrivals prior to 8pm) and Friday, August 3. Travel plans that fall outside of these parameters will require private transportation.

Additional fees apply to chaperone students using an airline’s unaccompanied minor service.

U.S. Students

Transportation from and to JFK airport in New York City or Bradley airport in Hartford/Springfield is available to students traveling on their own.

Note: This service, offered at no additional charge, is only available on Saturday, June 30 (for airport arrivals prior to 8pm) and Friday, August 3. Travel plans that fall outside of these parameters will require private transportation.

Additional fees apply to chaperone students using an airline’s unaccompanied minor service.

Booking Your Flight

Students who require school provided transportation should book a direct flight only. Due to the complexities involved in coordinating airport transportation, we regret that we can no longer accommodate connecting flights. Please contact our office for more information prior to booking your flight.