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Meet a Taftie

Meet Sydney

It might be hard to find a busier student than Sydney. That she handles it all with aplomb and is a strong and visible leader are only part of what makes Sydney a role model in our community.


Learn more about Sydney—and about Taft—through a quick Q & A.

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Meet Truus

When Tafties think about student leaders, they undoubtedly think of Truus. She is a role model for her peers, having held leadership positions in the community and on the playing field since she arrived at Taft.


Learn more about Truus—and about Taft— through a quick Q & A.

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Meet Enoch

Enoch is an incredibly talented athlete. As a school monitor and captain of the soccer team, he is also a highly respected community leader.


Learn more about Enoch—and about Taft— through a quick Q & A.

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Meet Ashanti

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.

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Meet Michael

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.

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Meet Kaitlin

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.

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Meet Isaiah

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.

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Meet JJ

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.

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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

131 faculty members

5 to 1 student to faculty ratio

22% international students

11 average class size

60 students come to Taft from 60 countries