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Meet a Taftie

Meet LaZai

LaZai's voice is an important one on campus. He is a respected student leader, captaining multiple sports teams and serving as a school monitor. Learn more about LaZai--and about Taft--through this quick Q & A.

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Meet Theresa

One of the things that attracted Theresa to Taft was the opportunity for meaningful engagement outside of the classroom. And Theresa has truly made the most of the many opportunities available to Taft students. Read about them, and learn more about Taft though this quick Q & A.

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Meet Diana

Diana is the quintessential Taftie: Deeply involved in the community, deeply connected to her peers, and deeply grateful to be a Rhino. Learn more about Diana--and about Taft--through this quick Q & A.

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Meet Nico

Nico loves the many opportunities he has had at Taft to not only learn about other cultures from his peers, but to teach them about his own. Learn more about Nico—and about Taft—through a quick Q & A.

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Meet Dani

Dani felt an immediate connection to Taft; the sense of community that drew her here remains one of the things she likes most about being a Taftie. Get to know Dani--and Taft--through a quick Q & A.

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Meet Emma

For Emma, Taft represents a perfect balance between academics and athletics. There is also a real sense of family here, which means a lot to Emma, whose own family is thousands of miles away. Learn more about Emma--and Taft--through this quick Q & A.

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Meet Julian

For Julian, being a Taftie is all about community and connection, both of which have been hallmarks of his experiences at Taft. Learn more about Julian--and about Taft--through a quick Q  & A.

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Meet Anfisa

Anfisa loves living and learning with students from across the globe. She is eager add her worldview to the broad mix of perspectives and experiences that make up Taft's global community. Learn more about Anfisa--and about Taft--through a quick Q & A.

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Explore Our Academics


The humanities offer not only an understanding of history and culture, but of our place in each. They give us language and literature to explore our past, and, quite literally, write our futures.


The world around is increasingly driven by science and technology. Taft's STEM curriculum embraces these dynamic and consequential fields, preparing students to compete and to lead.


Art is the most elemental form of expression. It challenges the mind, nurtures the soul, and spurs innovation. Mr. Taft understood the vital role art plays in shaping the spirit and intellect of his students.

Innovations in Learning

Experiential and applied learning opportunites at Taft transform theory into practice, knowledge into understanding, and passion into action.

Global Studies and Service

Taft offers a unique diploma program that combines rigorous course work with service at home and abroad. It reflects Taft's commitment to preparing students to become global citizens.

Living Our Motto

Our Mission

In 1890, Mr. Taft founded our school with a broad but singular mission: to educate the whole student. At its core, our mission means that education at Taft is personal, moral, and ethical, as well as academic. It means that we value high scholarship and intellectual endeavor along with a belief that character, above all else, determines success in life.

While the world and the school have changed dramatically over the past 125 years, Mr. Taft’s fundamental values endure: work hard, without regard for public acclaim; develop all your talents—academic, artistic, and athletic; and most importantly, give of yourself to others. Our culture is inseparable from both our mission and our motto: non ut sibi ministretur sed ut ministret—not to be served, but to serve. Our community is fundamentally shaped by this dedication to helping young people become lifelong learners, thoughtful world citizens, and caring people.

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Taft At A Glance

226 acre campus that rivals most colleges

138 faculty members

5 to 1 student to faculty ratio

21% international students

11 average class size