The Taft School is an independent, co-educational, boarding and day school for 596 students in grades 9–12 in Watertown, Connecticut, a community of 30,000 residents located within 45 minutes of both New Haven and Hartford. Admission to The Taft School is highly selective, and applicants are from the 50 states and abroad. Most students have distinguished themselves academically and extracurricularly at their previous schools. One-third of entering students receive some form of financial aid.
The school was founded in 1890 by Horace Dutton Taft, brother of the U.S. president. His mission of educating the whole person still rings true today, as does the school motto: Non ut sibi ministretur sed ut ministret (Not to be served but to serve).
Taft's 126 faculty members are committed to bringing the whole of themselves to the school's mission to educate the whole student. To that end faculty members are committed not only to their academic disciplines, but to life in a residential community. In addition to their academic and administrative responsibilities, faculty members share residential, athletic and extracurricular duties—meaning that, although exceptions exist, most faculty participate in two seasons of athletics and work in a dormitory.
The academic program includes a traditional core curriculum as well as a large variety of elective courses, including a strong program in the Arts. The School offers a myriad of Advanced Placement courses in all disciplines, and there are many opportunities for independent work. Athletics are an important part of the Taft experience as is the great variety of extracurricular activities.
How to Apply
Candidates for faculty positions should complete the online application at taftschool.org/employment/faculty. This application process requires you to include a PDF copy of your resume and cover letter.
If you have any questions regarding teaching positions, please contact Dean of Faculty Edie Traina at EdieTraina@taftschool.org or 860-945-7980.
If you have any questions regarding the online application process, please contact Christine Grogan at ChristineGrogan@taftschool.org or 860-945-7860.
Director of Technology
Dean of Multicultural Affairs
AP Economics Instructor
Boys Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Head Coach
PRMT Teaching Fellowships
How to Apply
More information about Taft Teaching Fellowships
Recent college graduates may apply for one of the school's Teaching Fellowship positions, which provide an opportunity to explore the boarding-school profession. Please complete the on-line application at taftschool.org/employment/faculty. This application process requires you to include a PDF copy of your resume, cover letter, college transcripts, three letters of reference, and a personal statement. Consideration of applicants begins in January.
If you have any questions concerning the Fellowship Program, please contact Eileen Bouffard at EileenBouffard@taftschool.org or 860-945-7804.
If you have any questions regarding your online application, please contact Christine Grogan at ChristineGrogan@taftschool.org or 860-945-7860.
General inquiries about non-teaching employment should be directed to HumanResources@taftschool.org.
Administrative Assistant for the Annual Fund
The Taft School is fully accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Taft School is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. It is the policy of The Taft School to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental retardation, mental disability, or physical disability.