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 service. From 45 countries and 33 states, our 600 students are change agents, artists, athletes, and global citizens. The 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.
Taft combines “Big School” facilities & curriculum with “Small School” community warmth. Extensive extracurricular offerings enable artists, musicians, dancers, & athletes to perform at the highest level. Our unique campus promotes a family atmosphere among students from many cultures.