The Taft School is a private college preparatory boarding school located on a 220-acre campus in Watertown, Connecticut.

It was founded in 1893 by Horace Dutton Taft whose older brother, William Howard Taft, later became president of the United States.

The school, which has been co-educational since 1971, currently enrolls approximately 550 students, representing 33 states and 33 countries. It operates on a two-semester school year and offers a rigorous liberal arts curriculum.

The average class size is between 10 to 16 students.

Tuition is $50,300 per year for boarding students and $37,300 for day students. Thirty-seven percent of the student body receives financial aid.

The Taft School offers an extensive athletic program – 18 sports – for the fall, sports and winter seasons. The school’s mascot is the rhino.