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Meet a Taftie

Meet Sadie

Sadie holds a number of leadership positions in the Taft community, from editor-in-chief of the school newspaper to vice president of the Red Rhino Fund charity. Learn more about Sadie--and about Taft--through a quick Q & A.

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Meet Callia

For Callia, being a Rhino is all about making connections, something she has done as a school leader and three-team varsity captain. Learn more about Callia and Taft through this quick Q & A. 

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Meet Elise

Elise is involved in a little bit of everything at Taft. She is a talented athlete, an admired leader, and a respected community volunteer. Her work inspires others and helps make Taft a better place. Meet Elise and learn more about Taft through a quick Q & A.

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Meet Justin

Justin is one of the most active and engaged students on Taft's campus. The positive energy he brings to the community inspires others to do more, and be their best. Meet Justin and learn more about Taft through a quick Q & A.

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Meet Paton

Paton has always been a champion of the environment, and has furthered that commitment though her work as an EcoMon at Taft. Learn more about Paton--and about Taft--through a quick Q & A.

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Meet Tim

Tim embraces Taft's motto--not to be served but to serve--through his work on the Community Service Board. Get to know more about Tim--and about Taft--through a quick Q & A.

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Explore Our Academics

Humanities

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.

STEM

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.

Arts

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

134 faculty members

5 to 1 student to faculty ratio

21% international students

11 average class size