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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$46,500
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)
$62,500
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.

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
1360
177 responses
Average ACT
31
99 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
  • Hotchkiss Day
    23%
  • Red Riot
    23%
  • Super Sunday
    23%
  • Worldfest
    14%
  • Parent's weekends
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    84%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Hong Kong, Ukraine, United Kingdom
    International Boarding Students
    20%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    587
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
    Poll
    91%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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.12 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses

    The Taft School Reviews

    59 reviews
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    After visiting Taft for the first time in 2018, it instantly felt like my second home. The admissions receptionist greeted me with open arms and towards the end of my tour she even insisted on giving me advice on the boarding school process. I poured my heart-and-soul into my application and worked especially hard throughout the school year. When returning for my interview in November, the same receptionist was there. We even shared a few laughs and she insisted on giving me a freshly baked muffin for the ride home. During my interview, I felt extremely comfortable. My interviewer and I had great discussions and also shared laughs. Story short, if you are a student here, do not take this for granted! On the contrary, it is currently 13 days until admissions response day, I cannot express how badly I have been waiting for this day to come, hopefully I will be able to become a Rhino!
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    The Taft School is a welcoming, diverse community that consists of individuals of various ethnicities, races, sexualities, genders, religions, and political views. The teachers are of good quality and are educated in the respective subjects that they instruct. The academics are healthily rigorous, so it's not too difficult to the point where you'll fail all of your classes. There are plenty of extracurriculars and clubs to participate in, no matter your interests.
    As an international student, Taft has welcomed me with open arms and has given me opportunities to part-take in experiences that have most definitely shaped my work-ethic, morals, and desire to give back to my community. I came in my freshman year wanting only to succeed academically, but left as a captain of a varsity team, a dorm monitor, and as a musician. That being said, Taft, like many other schools of its calibre, also struggles with issues regarding drug and alcohol use, but is readily making changes to become a better school.