The Taft School

110 Woodbury Road,
Watertown, CT, 06795-0679
Tel: (860)945-7777
Grades: 9 - 12 | 586 students
The Taft School's mission is to educate the whole student with an emphasis on 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, our 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1890

Student Body

Total Students 586 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 124 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 74%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 29 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(no blue jeans or T-shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $48,360
Tuition Notes Day student tuition is $35,776
Average Financial Aid Grant $32,900
Admissions Director Peter A. Frew

School Notes:

  • The Taft School's mission is to educate the whole person with an emphasis on 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 since our founding in 1890, our 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.

  • Profile last updated: 01/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is High SchoolRoad School Of Norwalk/waterbury Site (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St John The Evangelist School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St John The Evangelist School (0.5 miles away)
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  • Watertown St John The Evangelist School
    (Roman Catholic)
    760 Main St
    Watertown , CT , 06795
    (860)274-9208
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    0.5  mi  |  173  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Oakville St. Mary Magdalen School
    (Roman Catholic)
    140 Buckingham St
    Oakville , CT , 06779
    (860)945-0621
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.2  mi  |  257  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Waterbury High SchoolRoad School Of Norwalk/waterbury Site
    Alternative School
    2200 Thomaston Ave
    Waterbury , CT , 06704
    (203)840-1030
    Alternative School
    3.4  mi  |  32  students  |  Gr.  3-12
  • Waterbury
    Lighthouse Christian Academy
    (Assembly of God)
    1245 Thomaston Ave
    Waterbury , CT , 06704
    (203)575-1385
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    4  mi  |  23  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Waterbury
    Waterbury Christian Academy
    Alternative School (Baptist)
    Po Box 4790
    Waterbury , CT , 06704
    (203)754-2073
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School Reviews

  • Recommended February 14, 2013 - A really superb education. Taft students push themselves academically and artistically. Still, it''s a very warm community where kids get to know their teachers well and they are genuinely nice to each other and support each other. And the new dining hall is incredible! - Posted by Parent

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