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The Taft School

Founded in 1890, The Taft School is a coeducational boarding school for students in grades nine through post graduate. Living where they learn, academically talented students from all over the world are guided by an extraordinary faculty on a 226-acre campus in Western Connecticut. With the motto “Not to be served but to serve” as a moral foundation, Taft graduates matriculate at our nation’s leading colleges and universities.

While the world and the school have changed dramatically since Taft’s founding, the school’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 beautiful campus features facilities that rival those of many small colleges, including a library with 55,000 print volumes; a 45,000 square foot science and mathematics building; two theaters; two ice hockey rinks; and an 18-hole golf course. 


Our Mission and Motto

Mr. Taft’s founding mission was to educate the whole student-- to develop academic, artistic, and athletic talents in each student, while encouraging them to serve others.

Taft by the Numbers

594 students come to our 226-acre campus from 32 states and 43 countries to be taught by 126 faculty members with 91 advanced degrees, in classes averaging 11 students, for a 1:5 teacher-student ratio.

Our History

The history of our school is one of consistent growth and progress, driven by thoughtful intention.

Portrait of a Graduate

Taft's Portrait of a Graduate answers the question, “What do we want Taft graduates to know and be able to do?”

Honor Code

Mr. Taft's belief that character, above all else, determines success in life, lies at the heart of our Honor Code.