CJ D'Virgilio '20 & Ian Staines '20
CJ and Ian spent nearly three weeks in South America last summer building cultural bridges by “speaking soccer” in the mountains of Peru.
Mihir Nayar '19
When Mihir Nayar '19 returned to the US after spending six weeks in India during the summer of 2017, he knew there was still so much to be done. He went back to India in 2018 to continue his work with the children of Ahmedabad.
Eliza King Freedman '19
For two consecutive summers, Eliza King Freedman '19 has traveled to Cuenca, Ecuador, to work with children and young adults who have come to appreciate her warmth and caring.
Sean Dunbar '20
It was a pairing that was meant to be: Taft’s longstanding connection with The Island School in Eleuthera, Bahamas, and Upper Mid Sean Dunbar’s longstanding connection to the island, itself.
Tania Tsunik '20
Tania traveled from her home in Ukraine to Sri Lanka last summer, where she taught English to young Buddhist monks.
Michelle Lian '20
Michelle Lian ’20 spent two weeks in rural China teaching young women English and mathematics through Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC), an organization working to empower women in rural regions of Western China to escape the cycle of poverty through education.
Kira Siebrecht '19
Kira Siebrecht '19 traveled to Argentina this summer to get involved in human rights issues at the grassroots level. She arrived on the eve of an important moment in the country's history.
For more than 1,000 years, pilgrims have journeyed along the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile network of ancient pilgrim routes leading to Santiago de Compostela. This summer, Spanish Teacher Jon Bender was among them.
Collegium Musicum continued their summer tradition of spreading joy through music across the globe, this time through concerts in London and Paris.
Logan Clew-Bachrach '20
Logan Clew-Bachrach '20 spent 16 days exploring Cuba from behind a camera. It is a vantage point, she says, that allows her to see things more deeply.
Jonathan Ip '20
For the second consecutive summer, Jonathan Ip ’20 traveled from his home in Hong Kong to Mainland China to work with children who have been "left behind."
Kaitlyn Macdonald '19
Kaitlyn Macdonald '19 learned how to suture lacerations, start IV lines, and intubate patients over the summer. She also learned that a career in medicine is the right path for her.
Francesca Nyakora '19
For Francesca Nyakora ’19, international relations is a way of life, with family in Kenya and relatives working for the United Nations across the globe. It also led her to Yale this summer to study international affairs and global security as a Yale Young Global Scholar.
Collin Amelsberg '19 spent a month in Belize this summer, building relationships, while delivering health education and medical care.
Stone Fenton '20
Stone Fenton stumbled upon a series of articles about agricultural advances. What he read changed the course of his summer, and may change farming worldwide.
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
29 ap courses