Portrait of a Graduate

A Taft education prepares its students in a community devoted to creating lifelong learners, thoughtful citizens, and caring people. More particularly, Taft graduates have exhibited that they:

  • Act with honor and integrity, and value both the Taft Honor Code and the school's fundamental conviction that honesty and personal responsibility are the cornerstones of character and of community.
  • Serve others unselfishly, reflecting and acting upon the school's motto in both formal and informal contexts: Non ut sibi ministretur sed ut ministret.
  • Have cultivated a moral thoughtfulness
    through exposure to various ethical perspectives
    and ways of thinking. They have shown
    that they make informed choices after
    considering the possible consequences of
    their actions and decisions.
  • Value each individual and engage diversity
    as essential to the growth of all community
  • Make informed choices in living healthy and balanced lives.
  • Apply the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind of all disciplines to framing questions and solving problems in the pursuit of understanding. Moreover, they see even the most formidable challenges as opportunities for growth.
  • Possess intellectual curiosity and resourcefulness, and actively engage in the process of learning.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively; they are willing to subdue their individual needs and desires in order to contribute to the collective efforts of people united in a common purpose.
  • Work and think independently. They are self-reliant, disciplined, and courageous about taking risks in their thinking.
  • Express themselves clearly, purposefully, and creatively in their speaking and writing, as well as other forms that they find effective and rewarding.
  • Appreciate the arts and have explored their own capacity for creation in all of their endeavors. They apply imagination and inventiveness in the creative process.
  • Apply appropriate technologies to the process of learning and understand the possibilities and limitations of various technological innovations.
  • Reflect regularly upon their learning and themselves as learners, leading to greater awareness of themselves as individuals and of their places in the world in which they live.
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