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How to Apply

First, fill out this: Admissions Inquiry Form to set up your Admissions Portal.

If you already have a Taft Admissions Portal, please login here.


  1. You must create a separate SAO account with SSATB to complete the application. Information submitted to your SAO will be automatically sent to your Taft Admissions Portal.
  2. Once you begin the SAO process, your teachers and counselors will receive electronic recommendation and transcript requests from SAO-SSATB, with instructions for filing them electronically.
  3. All required recommendations and transcripts must be submitted through the SAO. Taft cannot accept required application documents by mail, email, or any method other than SAO filing. Supplemental, non-required documents (i.e. additional recommendations or supplemental transcripts) may be sent in PDF form to the Admissions Office.
  4. As each piece or your application is received, your Taft Admission Portal checklist will be updated. Please check the portal regularly to ensure that all of your application materials are received before the January 15 deadline.

Interview and Tour

Once you have created your Taft Admission Portal, schedule a campus visit by calling our Admissions Office at 860-945-7700 or emailing us at Admissions@taftschool.org.

If there is someone in particular you would like to meet while you are on campus (e.g. a department head, a coach, a member of our music or art department), please let us know at the time you arrange your appointment.

Admissions Office interviews may be scheduled Monday through Saturday. Appointments on Wednesday and Saturday are available only in the morning.


There is limited parking available in Taft's Main Circle, accessed via the main gate on 110 Woodbury Road. Additional parking is available directly across the street in the Middlebury Road lot. To access this lot from main campus, exit through the main gate and turn left on to Woodbury Road. At the light, turn right on to Middlebury Road. The entrance to the parking lot is immediately on your right. Follow the crosswalk for pedestrian access to our Main Circle and Admissions Office, located at the top of the Main Circle stairs. Please download our campus map for additional parking locations.

International Applicants

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for information about test requirements, setting up interviews, etc.


Please don't hesitate to call if you have questions of any kind.

Taft is a founding member of G32, a group of schools working with the Enrollment Management Association and the Educational Testing Service to develop a non-cognitive, Character Skills Assessment (CSA), designed to complement the SSAT. CSA participation is completely optional, but will help us as we work to develop and refine the assessment. Visit the Enrollment Management Association website to learn more about the CSA.

Important Dates

January 15
March 10
April 10

October 15
November 12
December 10
January 7, 2017

THE TAFT SCHOOL  | 110 Woodbury Road | Watertown, Connecticut 06795 | 860-945-7700 | Admissions@TaftSchool.org