Honor and Integrity
One of founding tenets of our school is based on Mr. Taft’s belief that character, above all else, determines success in life. Our Honor Code places the responsibility and understanding of academic honesty and personal integrity firmly on the shoulders of each student; every member of the Taft community accepts that responsibility, and commits to upholding the school’s core values.
Resourceful & Engaged
Taft students love to learn. This is a place where intellectual curiosity is not only encouraged, but is developed in ways that effectively catapult learning. Our students actively engage in the classroom, and through independent projects. They produce albums in our recording studio, spearhead scientific research, write plays, and build robots.
A Capacity for Creation
Art is the most elemental form of expression. It challenges the mind, nurtures the soul, and spurs innovation. Mr. Taft understood the vital role art plays in shaping the spirit and intellect of his students. Our graduates are collaborators. They are disciplined thinkers. They are intuitive, imaginative creators, and observers in all areas of their lives.
A community filled with opportunity is a community filled with choices. From what courses to take and what extracurriculars to join, to what to eat for dinner and what to do on a Saturday night, making informed and healthy choices brings balance and well-being. At Taft, teachers, advisors, peer mentors, coaches, dorm faculty, and administrators not only guide students in their decision-making today, but share decision-making skills and strategies that can last a lifetime.