Director of Residential Life Erin Duffy also teaches Latin. Yuk Sum Chan '21 was in her class freshman year. Their shared values help strengthen their connection as teacher and student, and as advisor and advisee. The rewards for both have been immeasurable.
Taft teacher, coach, dorm faculty, advisor, and inspiration Gretchen Ulion Silverman earned Olympic gold on the ice in Nagano, Japan, in 1998. It almost didn't happen. Her story of hard work and persistence is inspiring.
Sophie Savage '20 met Associate Dean of Students Lindsay Leal before she enrolled at Taft; their connection was immediate. As her advisor, Ms. Leal has played a pivotal role in Sophie's Taft carer.
Katie Bootsma '20
Maile Kuyper '20
Seniors Katie Bootsma and Maile Kuyper spent time working with the Quebec-Labrador Foundation over the summer, an organization dedicated to environmental stewardship.
Eugene Acevedo '20
Eugene Acevedo '20 is passionate about science. A summer internship at the New York Botanical Garden helped him explore his place in a broad and ever-changing field.
Keren Egu '21
Keren Egu '21 walked in the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkein and Samuel Johnson last summer, studying at their alma mater, the University of Oxford.
Rachel Peverly '20
Senior Rachel Peverly discovered a new and profound passion for botany during her summer internship at the New York Botanical Garden.
Abigail Hano '20
Abigail Hano '20 traveled to Peru over the summer to work in a medical clinic and in the local schools. The experience deepened her commitment to pursuing a career in medicine.
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.
Experiential and applied learning opportunites at Taft transform theory into practice, knowledge into understanding, and passion into action.
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.
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.
226 acre campus that rivals most colleges
129 faculty members
5 to 1 student to faculty ratio
20% international students
11 average class size
30 ap courses