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Horace Dutton Taft founded our school in 1890 with a simple, yet compelling mission: To shape lives by educating the whole person. Today, Taft students are intellectually curious and socially aware. They are actively involved, dedicated to personal growth and excellence, driven by compassion, and committed to serving others. They are artists, athletes, and global citizens. Our Admissions Committee seeks prospective students who will embrace all that it means to be a Taft student—the rigor, the fun, the commitment, and the reward.  

We hope you visit us, take a tour, meet with an Admissions officer, talk to students, and learn more about Taft. We look forward to seeing you in Watertown!




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Taft on the Road, Events and Webinars

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Inside Taft: A Virtual Visit

Get an insider’s look at life at Taft through our social media channels, publications, photos, and videos.

Affording Taft

If you’re admitted to Taft, we’re committed to making it work financially.

Plan Your Visit

We’d love to see you in Watertown! The best way to truly get to know Taft is to visit campus while school is in session.

International Students

Taft students come from more than 50 different countries across the globe. Learn more about applying to Taft as an international student.

Apply to Taft

A step-by-step guide to help you apply to Taft.

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