Taft School

Watertown
, CT
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
609
Students
85%
Boarding
Informal
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
20
Sports
1890
Year Founded

Description

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 51 countries and 34 states, our 609 students are change agents, artists, athletes, and global citizens. The Admissions Committee seeks prospective students who will embrace all that it means to be a Taft student—the rigors, the fun, the commitments, and the rewards.

Unique Characteristics

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.

Taft’s two-year Global Leadership Institute pairs 24 new students each academic year—12 students from Taft, and 12 students from public schools in the city of Waterbury. GLI Scholars enter the program the winter of their sophomore year, complete the program in the spring of their junior year, and participate in a summer service internship. GLI Scholar pairs collaborate on a culminating Global Leadership Project.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • Georgetown University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • New York University
  • Brown University
  • Bucknell University
  • Colgate University
  • Yale University
  • Tufts University
  • Middlebury College

Academics

Semesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
Summer Programs
Saturday Classes

Admissions

SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway
SSAT SAO

Student Body

609
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

51 countries are represented at Taft.

Location

Address110 Woodbury Road, Watertown, Connecticut 06795
Nearby Airports

Bradley International Airport

JFK International Airport

Campus Size226 Acres

Contact Information

Peter Frew
Admissions Director
William R. MacMullen
Head of School
860-945-7777
Phone