soHi Princess Columbia,
This is Ben from Typekit. Right now, the <script> tag is the only way to use Typekit web fonts. You can, of course, use web fonts licensed elsewhere that allow @import but if it's Typekit, the <script> tag is required.
I'll share this request with the team.
Wow, speedy response! Thanks Ben.
There are more details on the Typekit blog:
Get in touch in the comments there or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.