In photo: The first group of women enter the “Old Guard,” those graduating 50 or more years ago.

In photo: The first group of women enter the “Old Guard,” those graduating 50 or more years ago.

From the Alumni Parade and All-Alumni Dinner to class-specific events and celebrations of 50 years of coeducation at Taft, more than 500 alumni from 16 different classes attended 40 different events over three days during Alumni Weekend 2022! It was big, bold, and a blast!

Enjoy Alumni Weekend Photo Galleries Here 

Karen L. Stevenson '75: Inspiring Taft Students

One of the most inspiring Morning Meetings of each year features thoughts and reflections from the current Horace Dutton Taft Alumni Medal honoree, and this year was no exception. Watch the Honorable Karen L. Stevenson's Morning Meeting talk here

“Be brave. What do you love? What do you really care about? How do you treat people? Do that. If you can find your own North Star in whatever way that matters to you, that is how you serve.” 


Taft Girls' Lax: A Celebration 50 Years

in the Making

“50 years ago, Melissa McCarthy Meager ’74 said ‘we need this, we deserve this, we want this, and this will make Taft a better school.’” And with that, girls lacrosse arrived at Taft, Head of School Willy MacMullen ’78 told those gathered to celebrate the creation and endowment of the Wandelt-McCarthy Girls’ Lacrosse Fund.

Read about the fund and the event here.


Head of School Search

As Head of School Willy MacMullen’s penultimate year at Taft draws to a close, the Head of School Search Committee continues to work on the monumental and consequential task of identifying his successor. Learn more about the Committee and read all of their communications on the Head of School Search webpage on the Taft School website.

Visit the Head of School Search Committee Webpage


Meet Allison Lyman

Taft's New Director of Annual Giving and Constituent Relations


What brought you to Taft?

When I met with faculty and staff, toured the campus and learned about Taft's rich history, I knew I wanted to be a part of this incredible place. The people are so kind, and Taft's mission and motto really resonate with my personal values and professional goals.


Why development?

I worked in College Admissions for several years. It was often difficult to meet with incredibly talented prospective students and then have challenging conversations about affording a college education. I wanted to find a way to make education more accessible to all deserving students. That is exactly what development does. When you give to your alma mater, you are making it easier for the best and brightest to matriculate at a place like Taft. In Admissions, I saw how the generosity of alumni and community members could impact someone's life. Not only do I see that in Development, I am helping create those opportunities.  


What is your favorite spot on campus?

I really enjoy looking at Potter's Pond. It's a beautiful view on a magnificent campus. 


What's your favorite Taft-ism?

I'm still learning, but I'm really enjoying the unique vocabulary. Lowermids, mids, uppermids. The Jig. When I heard students talking about "grades" I assumed they were discussing how well they did on the latest test or quiz. I'm still getting the hang of the campus and the lingo but it's fun to learn. 


What makes you laugh?

My seven-month-old daughter makes me chuckle. She has these incredible facial expressions. She doesn't talk yet but her babbling is really funny. She is the cutest baby in New England (although I might be a little biased).  


What's the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?

My father would always share bits of wisdom with my sister and me when we were younger. One of my favorite things he taught me was that it is important to be both confident and humble simultaneously. I feel this message is pretty similar to Taft's mission to "work hard, without regard for public acclaim."

Leading the Way

Charles E. Watson '88, P'21,'24 and Jane and Chris Hentemann P’19,’21,’24 have stepped into volunteer leadership roles in our community. Beginning July 1, Charlie will co-chair the Annual Fund, while Jane and Chris will lead the Parents’ Fund. Get to know the new Fund chairs here.


Welcome New Trustees!

Meet newly elected Alumni Trustee Dr. John K. Riggins, Jr. ’08 and Corporate Trustees and current parents Robin (Xiaoge) Wang and Navid Mahmoodzadegan here.


New Turf!

Taft’s new turf field will be home to the Varsity Boys Soccer and Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse teams. Go Big Red!



Beyond Happy:

Finding Contentment

in Hustle with

Niro Satchi Feliciano '94

Wednesday, June 8 @ 7:30 pm ET


Join psychotherapist, speaker, and author of This Book Won't Make You Happy Niro Feliciano '94 as she discusses finding contentment: more achievable and abundantly more satisfying. Niro will be joined by fellow classmate Amy Julia Becker '94.




Water for Nicaragua

Students in Mr. Calore's 3-D Design and Prototype Engineering class are helping the residents of a small village in Nicaragua develop a community-based solution to a common problem in the region: access to safe, clean drinking water.

Read About Their Work

Global Leadership:

Model UN at Taft

The pandemic brought curricular changes that paused Taft's Model United Nations (MUN) academic course. Two students reimagined the MUN experience and brought it back to Taft.

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