About William H. Taft Elementary School

As the only primary STEM school in the Tristate, William H. Taft Elementary School is the starting point for students’ mastery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields that drive innovation and competition in the global marketplace.

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Our school prides itself on being a neighborhood magnet school serving Mt. Auburn and surrounding communities. We welcome students from preschool through sixth grade. Upon completion of the 6th grade, our students are automatically eligible to attend Hughes STEM High school of the Cincinnati Public School District.

Our experienced, caring and highly qualified teachers use our cutting-edge STEM curriculum, state-of-the-art science and technology labs and individualized teaching techniques to nurture the critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving skills students need to become future leaders and innovators in the STEM fields.

Before and After School Care

William H. Taft offers after school care for parents. Our free Boys & Girls Club program provides a safe and structured environment for students after school. Students have the opportunity to receive tutoring to improve school performance, participate in STEM related activities and discover new abilities and talents in the arts field. Students will be served a hot meal before going home. Parents must submit an application and student must be accepted before starting the program. Grades service: Kdg.-6th. Meets Monday-Friday, 2:15 - 5:30 p.m. Contact Catherine Scott for more information.

Community Learning Centers

For our schools to transform, our communities must be revitalized. For our communities to revitalize, our schools must be transformed. They are dependent on each other and Community Learning Centers are the link.

What is a Community Learning Center (CLC)?

Schools and the communities they serve are closely linked. Seldom does one succeed without the success of the other. That's why our CLCs support student achievement, enrich and revitalize communities, and maximize the community's return on their financial investment.

We are very proud to be a CLC and a neighborhood anchor. We strive to go beyond academics to focus on the whole child by serving as a hub for community services that are available to all students, their families and the entire community. We are able to offer a variety services thanks to the collaboration and support of our many partners and the committed community of Mt. Auburn.

Thanks to an array of community partners, our students enjoy numerous field experiences with business partners — such as General Electric, Duke Energy, Procter and Gamble, and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden — that serve as learning laboratories to bring STEM concepts to life.

Our Resource Coordinator

Elizabeth Cone is the Resource Coordinator for Taft School.

The key component of a CLC is the partners who provide services and support. To manage and align these valuable partnerships, our full-time, on-site Resource Coordinator, Elizabeth Cone, plays an integral role in the success of the Community Learning Center.

To learn more about the services available at our school or how your company or organization can become a CLC partner or volunteer, please contact Elizabeth Cone at (513) 363-5600 or via email.

Local School Decision-Making Committee (LSDMC)

LSDMC is a group of parents, teachers and community representatives. The group functions in an advisory role to the principal, to determine program, policy and budget issues for the school.

School Visits and Tours

We welcome visits from parents and guardians as well as prospective families who would like a tour. To protect student safety, all visitors must register in the office before going to the classroom. Parents/guardians who would like a conference with their child's teacher must schedule an appointment with the teacher.

Tours are also available on request. To schedule a tour, stop by our main office or call us at (513) 363-5600.