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The Taft School
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  • Private, Boarding
  • WATERTOWN, CT

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Applicants for the 2022-23 academic year may interview on campus or via Zoom. To schedule an on-campus visit, please call the Admissions Office at 860-945-7700 or email admissions@taftschool.org. All campus visitors must be fully masked both indoors and outdoors during interviews, on tour, and in our waiting room. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A

About

110 WOODBURY RD
WATERTOWN, CT 06795

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$51,700
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$69,600
Received Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid
$44,014
From The Taft School

When Mr. Taft established The Taft School in 1890, he envisioned it as a place that would educate the "whole person." That vision remains the guiding principle of the school today. It steers everything that the school does. Education at Taft is personal, moral, and ethical, as well as academic.

Taft's culture is inseparable from its mission, and the community is fundamentally shaped by a belief in helping young people become lifelong learners, thoughtful world citizens, and caring people. Taft believes in academic rigor, and delivers it with heart.

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The Taft School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1360
204 responses
Average ACT
31
105 responses

Daily Life at a Glance

Each day brings new excitement and energy. Morning Meeting speakers come from across the globe to share fascinating ideas and different points of view. There are clubs & activities to enjoy, new friends to meet, and new ways to serve the community. No two classes are alike, and no two menus in the dining hall are quite the same. It is easy to feel comfortable here; it is easy to feel at home.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 8 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
  • Hotchkiss Day
    24%
  • Red Riot
    24%
  • Super Sunday
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Worldfest
    10%
  • Parent's weekends
    7%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
82%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Canada, China, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan
International Boarding Students
20%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
601
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 13 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 13 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 13 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
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Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 14 responses

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