The Taft School

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. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
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.: 24%
Students by Grade The Taft School Student 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 $52,300
Tuition Notes Day student tuition is $38,800
Average Financial Aid Grant $36,350
Admissions Director Peter A. Frew

Sports

Total Sports Offered 20 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBallet,
BaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DanceEquestrian,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
TennisTrack and Field,
WeightliftingWrestling,

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: 07/24/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is High SchoolRoad School Of Norwalk/waterbury Site (3.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St John The Evangelist School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St John The Evangelist School (0.6 miles away)
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  • Watertown
    Grades: PK-8 | 199 students
    0.6 miles
    760 Main St
    Watertown, CT 06795
    (860)274-9208
    0.6PK-8
    199
  • Oakville
    St. Mary Magdalen School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 257 students
    2.3 miles
    140 Buckingham St
    Oakville, CT 06779
    (860)945-0621
    2.3K-9
    257
  • Waterbury
    Grades: 3-12 | 32 students
    3.5 miles
    2200 Thomaston Ave
    Waterbury, CT 06704
    (203)840-1030
    3.53-12
    32
  • Waterbury
    Waterbury SDA School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 1-7 | 10 students
    4.1 miles
    18 Manville St
    Waterbury, CT 06704
    (203)756-7111
    4.11-7
    10
  • Waterbury
    Grades: PK-8 | 217 students
    4.5 miles
    386 Robinwood Rd
    Waterbury, CT 06708
    (203)756-5313
    4.5PK-8
    217

School Reviews

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, 07/24/15

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