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. Taft's sixth-graders are eligible to attend CPS' Hughes STEM High School starting at seventh grade to continue the STEM emphasis. With cutting-edge curriculum, science and technology labs, and individualized teaching techniques, Taft's staff nurtures critical-thinking and collaborative problem-solving skills. STEM is more than the four subjects; it is an approach to education that increases access to learning and skills: student-centered, collaborative learning, and process-driven. Taft's partners – such as General Electric, Duke Energy, Procter and Gamble, and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – offer students field experiences to bring STEM concepts to life.