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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
110 Woodbury Rd.
Watertown, CT 06795
Telephone
(860) 945-7777
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$44,000
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)
$59,000
Received Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid
$43,000
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.

The Taft School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1350
125 responses
Average ACT
31
74 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
595
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses

The Taft School Reviews

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Taft is academically one of the top schools in the country, boasting top college matriculations and a diverse student body. From athletics to extra curricular activities, Taft has a wide range of top offerings. Great school!
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Taft is has a cordial and excellent environment and it has great academics. Taft has superb sports and has outstanding extracurriculars. I am very happy I chose to go to Taft and the education one can get there is unrivaled. My experience there was nothing but great as I had many girlfriends, and many best and close friends who I am still in contact with. My decision for going there was at the time difficult as I did not know everything about it but now, having gone there, do see that it was a excellent choice and I hope that if you get in, make the same decision as I.
The teaching staff and the choices of classes are excellent. The student body is highly intelligent, strong athletes,musicians or both. The campus is small but well maintained and the food is better than the other top notch New England boarding schools. Most Saturday nights Taft makes sure to keep the students socially exited and engaged in fun events. Teachers are ready and willing to meet with students that need extra help outside of the regular class times. Dorms are lovely and there are always blooming flowers around the campus. Students are kind to each other and supportive. The administration lets the students have a strong voice in the way the school is run. I highly recommend this high school for smart, self-driven students looking to be on their own. For New Yorkers a bus is provided for most long vacations and the drop off is in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Penn Station.