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    Quality CPS Preschool

    Our quality Preschool Program supports young children and families for lifelong learning.

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    Welcome to William Howard Taft Elementary

    A neighborhood school and Community Learning Center with a STEM magnet program serving grades Preschool-6.

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    Partnering to build STEM Leaders

    Taft's partners offer students field experiences to bring STEM concepts to life.

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

A neighborhood school and Community Learning Center with a STEM magnet program (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) — the only elementary-level STEM school in the Tristate and a starting point for students’ mastery of STEM fields. Read More About William H. Taft Elementary School

What’s Happening at William H. Taft Elementary School?

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CPS Preschool: A Great Start to Lifelong Learning

Cincinnati Public Schools provides quality, comprehensive preschool programs and collaborative services to support young children and families for lifelong learning. Our CPS preschool is rated 5 stars by the Department of Education, the state's highest rating. Read more about preschool.

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7:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.




270 Southern Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Our Principal Jonathan Brown

Principal Jonathan BrownDr. Brown is blessed to have an illustrious professional career in the field of education.  He has served as a teacher (Cincinnati Public School District), elementary school principal (Winton Woods School District), director of curriculum and instruction, associate superintendent (Baltimore, Maryland), adjunct professor (Morgan State University), director of equity, cultural proficiency and community engagement (Hartford County Public School District) and served as executive director of principal accountability (Baltimore City Public Schools). Read More About Dr. Brown