Spring Break Serving Others 


A group of Tafties spent part of their spring vacation in the Dominican Republic doing work to serve others. This year the Taft group, led by faculty members Laura Monti '89 and Rosy Cohane-Mann, worked with the nonprofit Outreach 360, teaching English to elementary school students at La Escuela Basica John F. Kennedy. Read more | View photos 


Horace D. Taft Alumni Medal


Drummond C. Bell III '63, who has served Taft as a dedicated and hardworking trustee for 30 years, is this year's recipient of the Horace D. Taft Alumni Medal.The school's highest alumni honor is given annually to a person whose life's work best exemplifies Taft's motto of serving others. (Read more...) 

Bell will be awarded the Medal during the Old Guard Dinner on Alumni Weekend, which will take place May 14-16. 


Taft Takes Third Place at Connecticut Science Olympiad  


Nineteen Taft students and several faculty coaches traveled to the University of Connecticut last month to participate in the annual Connecticut Science Olympiad, a series of science challenges organized like an Olympic track meet. The Tafties were among some 500 students from 39 teams from across the state competing in 23 events designed to encourage student interest in science. Read more...


Service Through Sports
Girls' Basketball holds a skills clinic for the Waterbury Police Athletic League (PAL)
Featured video: Girls' basketball team works with local elementary school students
Both the girls' and boys' varsity basketball teams held skills clinics last month for students participating in the Waterbury Police Activity League (PAL). The girls' clinic, which is featured in this short video, was held at Waterbury's Sprague School. Throughout the year, Taft student-athletes work with local youth participating in PAL. This year, members of the varsity golf, volleyball, soccer, football, and basketball teams worked with elementary students and Special Olympians as part of Taft's Service Through Sports initiative, which is funded in part by the Center for Global Leadership and Service's Edward E. Ford Foundation Grant.

Taft E-Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 3
April 2015


Join Our Day of Giving on  May 5 

For 125 years, our school has been fulfilling Horace Taft's mission of educating the whole student. We ask that you share in the 125th celebration of the school by supporting Taft's Annual Fund on the 125th day of 2015 - May 5th.  Please mark your calendar for this special day. Go Big Red! 



April 29

Grandparents' Day  


May 7
Charleston Reception Hosted by Eugenia Leath Burtschy '95 and Larry Burtschy '85

May 14-16

Alumni Weekend 


May 24



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Headmaster Willy MacMullen '78, Adam Yonkers '89, and Cornelia Tilney '77 at a campaign reception in California last month.

Campaign for the Second Century

"A campaign is a proxy for excellence and improvement. It's how you get better. Our school is such an important one...and the education we provide today, as yesterday, is an extraordinary and unique one. To all who have supported the school, I extend my deep gratitude. To those who have not yet, I hope you will consider joining this great cause which Horace Taft envisioned in 1890."


- William R. MacMullen '78




As of March 31, we've raised $157  
million toward the Campaign goal of $175 million. Help fill the T!

For more information about Taft's Campaign for the Second Century, visit

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