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Meet a Taftie

Meet Kate

Kate is an academic, an athlete, an editor, and a school leader. Her experiences in a range of arenas give her a unique perspective on what it means to be a Rhino.


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

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Meet Maya

Maya is joy and positivity personified. It’s just one of the reasons she was selected by the community to be co-head monitor this year, Taft’s top student leadership position.


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

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Meet Finn

Leadership has been a hallmark of Finn’s Taft tenure. He was selected to participate in two of Taft’s high-profile signature programs, the Red Rhino Fund and the Global Leadership Institute. This year, he is also a school monitor.


Get to know Finn—and Taft—through a quick Q & A.

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Meet Faith

Faith is a highly decorated Taft athlete; she is also a community leader with a strong commitment to the Taft school motto, not to be served, but to serve.


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

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Meet Jack

As a head of Taft’s admission council, Jack is not only one of the first people many prospective students and families get to meet, he helps shape the tour guide program and experience. It is just one of the many facets of campus life that Jack has influenced during his time as a Taft student.


Learn more about Jack—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 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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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