More than a century has passed since Mr. Taft founded our school. While the world and the school have changed dramatically, his 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.
Mission and Motto
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Portrait of a Graduate
Mascot and Colors
Taft by the Numbers
Careers at Taft
Welcome to Watertown
“Our Admissions Committee seeks prospective students who will, in equal measure, embrace all that it means to be a Taft student—the rigors, the fun, the commitments, and the rewards."
Peter Frew '75
, Director of Admission
Plan Your Visit
Inside Taft: A Virtual Visit
Apply to Taft
Meet Our Team
Our students develop the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and responsible global citizens.
Academic Assessments and Resources
Innovations in Learning
Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library
“Art allows the heart, mind, and spirit to grow together.”
, Art Teacher
Mark W. Potter Gallery
In building one of the most successful athletic programs in New England, Taft coaches promote fair play, respect for opponents, a love of the game, competitive spirit, and team loyalty.
Taft is a school with heart. Our sense of community is strong, and extends to every aspect of campus life.
Living on Campus
Clubs, Activities, and Student Leadership
Health & Wellness
Taft has been built, brick by brick, through the collective generosity of generations of alumni, parents, families, and friends.
Ways to Give
Make a Gift
Investing in Taft
Contact Alumni & Development
Living Our Motto
Not to be served but to serve is more than our motto, it is the underlying principle that shapes our perspectives and guides our actions every day.
Community Service Programs and Organizations
Global Leadership and Service Collaborative
Environmental Initiatives and Sustainability
Bringing the World to Taft: Morning Meeting Speaker Series
Summer at Taft
Taft Educational Center
TEC Van Reservation
Make a Gift
Reunions and Alumni Weekend
Horace Dutton Taft Alumni Medal
Name/Address Change Form
Update Email Address
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