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    The Taft School


    • Listing Type: Private Schools
    • Residency: Day, Residential
    • Type: Private
    • Grades Offered: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
    • Country: United States
    • High School Admission Test: SSAT
    • Affiliation: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
    • CEEB: 70880
    • Application Fee: $50
    • Tuition Boarding: $72,000
    • Tuition Day: $53,500
    • Enrollment: 586
    • Percent Boarding: 82
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
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    The Taft School is a coeducational boarding school for 586 students in grades nine through post graduate. Living where they learn, academically talented students from all over the world are guided by an extraordinary faculty on a 220-acre campus in Western Connecticut.


    More than a century has passed since Mr. Taft founded our school. While the world and the school have changed dramatically, his fundamental values endure: work hard, without regard for public acclaim; develop all your talents: academic, artistic, and athletic; and most importantly, give of yourself to others.

    Horace Taft chose our school motto: Non ut sibi ministretur sed ut ministret—Not to be served but to serve. Today, Tafts 114 faculty members educate 579 boys and girls from 33 states and 33 countries. Our beautiful 220-acre campus features facilities that rival those of many small colleges, including a library with 56,000 volumes, a 45,000 square foot science and mathematics building, two theaters, two ice hockey rinks and an 18-hole golf course.