The Taft School
The Taft School Photo #2 - 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.
The Taft School Photo #3 - At Taft we continually examine and revise our offerings to provide students with the chance to build a strong intellectual and academic foundation. The curriculum combines required courses with intriguing electives, as well as opportunities for independent study. We seek to provide students with a strong content understanding and skills foundation while allowing them to pursue their evolving interests.
Taft is one of the most rigorous and well-respected educational communities in the world.
It is also a school that lives its motto each day: NON UT SIBI MINISTRETUR SED UT MINISTRET. The school's motto, which translates to "Not to be served but to serve," permeates every aspect of the Taft community.
Taft's 601 students, who hail from 32 states and 43 countries, love their experience not simply because they are challenged by the academic rigor they experience daily, but because they develop life-long friendships with faculty members and students alike.
No matter how hard they are working, Taft students celebrate their responsibility as human beings to serve rather than be served.
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|Definition of Terms|
| 2021 School Data
|The Taft School||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||9-12, PG||9-12|
|Campus Size||226 acres||125 acres|
|Enrollment||601 students||300 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1346||* National Avg. »View|
|SAT range (25th-75th percentile)||1230 - 1480||-|
|Average ACT score||29||*National Avg. » View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Frequency of Saturday Classes||Weekly||Weekly|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(no blue jeans or T-shirts)
|Average Class Size||11 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1||7:1|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$7,500|
(Day student tuition for the summer program is $4,175)
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Endowment Size||$318.1 million||$25 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$44,014||$25,000|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 15||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||No||No|
|Average Percentile SSAT||87%||-|
|Director of Admissions||Peter Frew|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Suzanne Campbell|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||n/a||18|
|Courses||AP American Government, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Capstone, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science AB, AP Economics (2 exams), AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Latin: Vergil, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History, Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra, Post-AP Biology, Post-AP Chinese Essays and Discussion, Post-AP French Literature, Post-AP Hispanic Literature, Post-AP Latin|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||19||16|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||27||23|
Club or Organization:
Art and Literature Magazine, Cultural Coffeehouse, FOCUS- Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Math Club (competitions & tutoring), Red Inc. (Literary Magazine), Red Rhino Foundation, Republican Club, S.H.O.U.T., School Monitors, Service Work, Step Team, Student Ambassadors, Student Tutoring at Taft, The Annual (Yearbook), The Papyrus (School Newspaper), The Red Sweater Club, Tour Guides, United Cultures at Taft, Volunteer Council, Writing Tutors
Arts and Music Programs:
All-School Play, Individual Music Lessons, Individual Vocal Lessons, Instrumental Lessons
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Wall and Rock Climbing, Yoga
|Year: 2011 - 2015||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|George Washington University||22|
|Middlebury College, Boston College||18|
|Wesleyan University, University of Virginia, New York University||17|
|University of Southern California||14|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- Taft is one of the most rigorous and well-respected educational communities in the world. It is also a school that lives its motto each day. Our motto, NON UT SIBI MINISTRETUR SED UT MINISTRET, which translates to "Not to be served but to serve," permeates every aspect of the Taft community. Taft's 601 students, who hail from 32 states and 43 countries, love their experience not simply because they are challenged by the academic rigor they experience daily, but because they develop life-long friendships with faculty members and students alike. No matter how hard they are working, Taft students celebrate their responsibility as human beings to serve rather than be served.
- The Taft School accreditations: NEASC, TABS, SSATB, CAIS
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