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.