Overview

Known for academic rigor and close faculty-student relationships, Taft fosters personal responsibility, honor, and an achievement ethic in all areas of school life: intellectual, artistic, athletic, and extracurricular. Our 220-acre campus features: 59,500-volume library; Lady Ivy Kwok Wu Science and Math Center; Sony Virtuoso Language Lab; Mark W. Potter Art Gallery; 2 theaters; 18-hole golf course; 2 ice hockey arenas; 16 tennis courts (4 indoor); 8 squash courts; six-lane, all-weather track; 11 playing fields; 200-course curriculum. A diverse student body from 33 states and 27 countries is supported with $6.6 million in aid.
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The Taft School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

A+ Boarding
A+ Matriculation
A+ Academics
A+ Extracurricular activities
A- Community
A+ Reviews
B+ Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12, PG
Co-ed
Rural
ESL: No
Boarding Tuition: $72,000
Day S. Tuition: $45,600
# of Students: 601
Boarding Rate: 82%
Teacher:Student: 1:5%
International Student: 20%
AP Courses: 15
Endowment: $434,443/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 94%
SAT: 1346/1600
IB: No
#19

US Boarding School

Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 8
#3 Harvard College 10
#3 Yale University 16
#6 University of Chicago 5
#7 Johns Hopkins University 5
#7 University of Pennsylvania 23
#10 Duke University 11
LAC #2 Amherst College 7
#12 Dartmouth College 6
#13 Brown University 19
#17 Cornell University 17
#18 Columbia University 10
#18 University of Notre Dame 11
#20 University of California: Berkeley 5
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 7
#22 Georgetown University 29
#25 New York University 20
#25 University of Michigan 7
#25 University of Southern California 8
#25 University of Virginia 12
#29 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 6
#29 Wake Forest University 17
LAC #6 Bowdoin College 6
#32 Tufts University 16
#36 Boston College 11
#36 University of Rochester 6
#38 University of Texas at Austin 7
#38 University of Wisconsin-Madison 7
#41 Boston University 9
#44 Northeastern University 16
#44 Tulane University 15
#51 Villanova University 6
#55 University of Miami 12
LAC #11 Middlebury College 15
LAC #11 Washington and Lee University 9
#62 George Washington University 9
#67 University of Connecticut 6
#72 Hobart and William Smith Colleges 5
#72 Southern Methodist University 17
LAC #15 Hamilton College 7
LAC #18 Barnard College 5
LAC #18 Colgate University 17
LAC #18 University of Richmond 18
LAC #18 Wesleyan University 11
LAC #24 Colby College 7
#121 University of Vermont 6
LAC #27 Colorado College 8
LAC #33 College of the Holy Cross 7
LAC #33 Scripps College 5
LAC #37 Bucknell University 19
LAC #39 Lafayette College 6
LAC #39 Trinity College 10
LAC #51 Dickinson College 5
LAC #55 Connecticut College 5
Babson College 5
McGill University 5
Union College 6
University of Colorado Boulder 8
University of St. Andrews 12
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AP Courses

(Total 15)
European History
Latin
English Language and Composition
Environmental Science
Comparative Government and Politics
Music Theory
Chinese Language and Culture
United States Government and Politics
United States History
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
European History
Latin
English Language and Composition
Environmental Science
Comparative Government and Politics
Music Theory
Chinese Language and Culture
United States Government and Politics
United States History
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Chemistry
Human Geography
Macroeconomics
Psychology
Studio Art: 2-D Design
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Sports

(Total 18)
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross Country
Field Hockey
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Riding
Sailing
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross Country
Field Hockey
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Riding
Sailing
Skiing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 26)
Music Listening Club
Taft Coding Club
Taft Interact Club
Taft Recreational Sports Club
Model United Nations Club
The Political Awareness Club
Taft Republican Club
Debate Club
The UNICEF Club
The Wildlife Conservation Club
Music Listening Club
Taft Coding Club
Taft Interact Club
Taft Recreational Sports Club
Model United Nations Club
The Political Awareness Club
Taft Republican Club
Debate Club
The UNICEF Club
The Wildlife Conservation Club
Environmental Awareness Club
Frisbee Club
French Club
Japanese Culture Club
Chess Club
The Taft Typing Club
The Black Alliance Club
The Monetary Literacy Club
African Dance Club
Taft Cooking Club
Formula One and Motorsports Club
Medical Education Club
Taft Etiquette Club
Creative Writing Club
Pro-Choice Club
History Club (formal alias TBD)
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Arts

(Total 21)
Acting
Chamber Choir
Dance
Jazz
Music
Music Theory
Public Speaking
Stagecraft
Theater
3D Design
Acting
Chamber Choir
Dance
Jazz
Music
Music Theory
Public Speaking
Stagecraft
Theater
3D Design
Ceramics
Drawing
Film Production
Filmmaking
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
Studio Art
Art
Design
Storytelling
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1890
Campus Size: 220 acres
Boarding Rate: 82%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/15
Interview: Skype, On Campus
Pre Interview: Recommend Vericant
School Code:
TOEFL: 3834
SSAT: 7600

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SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 49)
5.0/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 4)
5.0 / 5 Overall
4.8 / 5 Academics
5.0 / 5 Campus
4.8 / 5 Student Life
4.8 / 5 Athletic&Art
4.8 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

(Total 85)
Recommended
4.7 (36 reviews)
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Frequently Ask Questions about The Taft School

Tell me a bit about The Taft School.
The Taft School is Co-ed private boarding school located in Connecticut, US. It was founded 1890 , and currently has about 601 students, 20.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.taftschool.org.
Does The Taft School have rigorous academic requirements?
The Taft School is offering 15 AP courses.

The Taft School also have 94% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do The Taft School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 13.65% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 16.59% go to top 25, and about 12.82% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for The Taft School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, The Taft School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for The Taft School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for The Taft School in 2024 is $74,000 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at Admissions@TaftSchool.org .
Where is The Taft School located?
The Taft School is located in the State of Connecticut of USA.
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The overall rating for The Taft School is A+.

The section ratings of The Taft School are:
A+ for Matriculation
A+ for Academics
A+ for Extracurriculum
A- for Community
A+ for Students and Parents reviews
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