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Meet a Taftie
Ashanti's favorite place on campus is a spot where the full community comes together as one: Bingham Auditorium. It seems a fitting choice, as Ashanti's leadership roles at Taft are focused on her passion for bringing Tafties together.
Learn more about Ashanti--and about Taft-- through a quick Q & A.
The people he met on his visits to campus drew Michael to Taft. What he did when he got here has been remarkable. Michael is a member of the Cum Laude Society, a team captain, a school mon, and the voice of boys’ varsity hockey—an academic, an athlete and a leader.
Learn more about Michael—and about Taft—through a quick Q & A.
Kaitlin is a role model in the Taft community. She is a source of inspiration and positivity, and a shining example of what it means to be a Rhino. Learn more about Kaitlin--and about Taft--through a quick Q & A.
The sense of community and school spirit Isaiah felt when he first visited Taft helped him realize that this would be the right place for him. As a school leader, Isaiah now contributes to creating the sense of community that helps define Taft.
Learn more about Isaiah--and about Taft--through a quick Q & A.
JJ came to Taft looking for opportunities to grow--as a student, an athlete, and a leader. He found that and more.
Learn more about JJ--and about life at Taft--through a quick Q & A.
As one of Taft’s co-head monitors, Bridget defines student leadership at Taft. Her love for the school, full engagement with the community, and deep understanding of what it means to be a Taftie have made her a role model for other students. Learn more about Bridget—and about Taft—through a quick Q & A.
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.
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.
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
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.
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