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TFS - Canada's International School
306 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario, M4N 1T7
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TFS - Canada's International School
 

TFS - Canada's International School

306 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 1T7

School Type:
Academic
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$16,500 to $30,185 per year
Main Language:
English & French
Avg. Class Size:
12 to 22
Enrolment:
Day: 1,375 (Gr. Nursery/Toddler-12)

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Contact Name:
Susan Markle

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School Address
306 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 1T7

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About this school:
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As the pioneer of French immersion in Canada, TFS provides an education that is unparalleled in its excellence and high standards, one that will prepare students for success in today’s global world. Bilingual and coed since 1962, TFS blends the three esteemed curricula of France, Ontario, and the full continuum of bilingual International Baccalaureate programs, offering students an experience that is rich in challenge, diversity and opportunity. TFS students master French and English, while balancing rigorous arts, science and humanities programs. Fewer than 10 per cent of new students have a French-language background, but all are bilingual when they graduate due to our successful Intro program, offered up to and including Grade 7. TFS students are well-rounded and inquisitive learners, forming friendships for life within our warm, supportive, multicultural community. Our varied co-curricular programs include recreational and competitive sports, music, visual and dramatic arts. Students benefit from exceptional facilities, a 26-acre ravine, and a diverse, non-denominational environment. We have two campuses: Toronto (age 2 to UE) and Mississauga (PK to Grade 7).

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TFS - Canada's International School is an academic, day school in Toronto, Ontario. The school offers programs for grades Nursery/Toddler to 12 with enrolment of 1375 students. TFS - Canada's International School has an average class size of 12 to 22 students and has a tuition of $16,500 to $30,185 per year. Founded in 1962, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English & French with Full English & French immersion .


Upcoming Events

upcoming events
  • February 22, 2015: Visit this school at the Toronto Private School Expo: booth #25
    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J5
    Join us Tuesday, February 22 from 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    The annual Our Kids Camp Expo at Roy Thomson Hall is a chance for families to meet 70+ camps of all stripes (day, overnight, adventure, sports, arts, education) serving the Toronto market.

  • October 17, 2015: Visit this school at the Toronto Private School Expo: booth #25
    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J5
    Join us Tuesday, October 17 from 11:00 am - 03:00 pm

    The Toronto Private School Expo is the largest event of its kind. Exhibiting schools include both day and boarding traditional, arts, Montessori, Waldorf and special needs schools from across the GTA and as far away as Switzerland or Hawaii. Attend the Expo on October 17th, 2015 to learn more!

  • October 21, 2015Open House (PK - Grade 1)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 101 Mildenhall Road, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, October 21 from 09:30 am - 11:30 am

    Open House for students entering PK to Grade 1, held at La p'tite école at 101 Mildenhall Road.

    Please RSVP online at: http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • October 22, 2015Open House (age 2 only)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 294 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, October 22 from 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Open House for age 2, held at Jardin d'éveil.

    Please RSVP online at: http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • October 24, 2015West Campus Open House (PK - Grade 7)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 1293 Meredith Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 am - 02:00 pm

    Open House for students entering PK to Grade 7, held at the West Campus at 1293 Meredith Avenue. Join us at any time during this drop-in session.

    Please RSVP online at: http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • November 04, 2015Open House (Grade 2-5)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 296 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, November 04 from 09:30 am - 11:30 am

    Open House for students entering Grade 2 to 5, held at the Junior School at 296 Lawrence Avenue East.

    Please RSVP online at: http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • November 18, 2015Open House (Grade 6-12)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 306 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, November 18 from 09:30 am - 11:30 am

    Open House for students entering Grade 6 to 12, held at the Senior School at 318 Lawrence Avenue East.

    Please RSVP online at: http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • November 25, 2015Open House (PK - Grade 1)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 101 Mildenhall Road, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, November 25 from 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

    Open House for students entering PK to Grade 1, held at La p'tite école at 101 Mildenhall Road.

    Please RSVP online at: http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • January 13, 2016Open House (PK - Grade 1)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 101 Mildenhall Road, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, January 13 from 09:30 am - 11:30 am

    Open House for students entering PK to Grade 1, held at La p'tite école at 101 Mildenhall Road.

    Please RSVP online at: http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • January 20, 2016Open House (Grade 6-12)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 306 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, January 20 from 09:30 am - 11:30 am

    Open House for students entering Grade 6 to 12, held at the Senior School at 318 Lawrence Avenue East.

    Please RSVP online at: http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • January 23, 2016West Campus Open House (PK - Grade 7)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 1293 Meredith Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, January 23 from 10:00 am - 02:00 pm

    Open House for students entering PK to Grade 7, held at the West Campus at 1293 Meredith Avenue. Join us at any time during this drop-in session.

    Please RSVP online at: http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • April 27, 2016West Campus Open House (PK - Grade 7)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 1293 Meredith Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, April 27 from 09:30 am - 11:30 am

    Open House for students entering PK to Grade 7, held at the West Campus at 1293 Meredith Avenue.

    Please RSVP online at: http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/



Principal's Message

principal

Dr. Josep L. González , Head of School

Dr. Josep L. González is TFS’ Head of School. Dr. González brings to TFS exceptional academic and international experience. Prior to his appointment in 2015, Dr. González was Headmaster at the British School of Barcelona (BSB), an international and co-ed school.

He holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Oxford, and has been department head, and a language and literature professor and lecturer, for over two decades at prestigious schools and universities, including Eton College and the University of Oxford. With a passion for languages, he speaks French, English, Catalan, Spanish and Italian fluently.

Among his other accomplishments, Dr. González has designed a pre-university syllabus for Cambridge International Examinations, written award-winning novels and has been a cultural commentator and media spokesperson on many educational topics, including bilingualism in schools and developing students’ international mindedness.

“There are few schools like TFS in the world,” stated Dr. González upon his appointment. “Students are immersed in and master French, as well as other languages, and they study multiple international curricula all within a wonderfully diverse and supportive community. I can’t imagine how you could better prepare your child for the complex, interconnected world we now live in. I’m honoured to head such a school.”


Admission

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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    Nursery/Toddler Limited
    Preschool Limited
    JK Limited
    SK Limited
    K Limited
    1 Limited
    2 Limited
    3 Limited
    4 Limited
    5 Limited
    6 Limited
    7 Limited
    8 Limited
    9 Limited
    10 Limited
    11 Limited
    12 Limited

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Tuition:

Type Tuition
Day Students $16,500 to 30,185 CDN

Scholarships & awards:

  • Bursary
       Amount: Varies
       Type: Need based
       Grade(s): 6 to 12
  • Bursary
       Amount: Varies
       Type: Need based
       Grade(s): 6 to 7

Notable Alumni

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Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
Martha  Baillie 1977 Bestselling author and Giller Prize nominee (2009), University of Edinburgh, l’Université Paris-Sorbonne and University of Toronto.
Molly Shoichet 1983 Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Recipient of the Order of Ontario (2011).
Samantha Nutt 1987 Founder & Executive Director of War Child Canada and bestselling author. Recipient of the Order of Ontario (2010) and Order of Canada (2011). M.D., McMaster University.
Alastair Rucklidge 1982 Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds (UK), Ph.D., University of Cambridge.
Karandeep  Sonu Gaind 1986 Psychiatrist and Psycho-Oncology Consultant, Princess Margaret Hospital. Associate Professor, University of Toronto. M.D., University of Toronto.
Justin Poy 1987 Creative Director, The Justin Poy Agency. B.A. (Radio and Television), Ryerson University.
Carole Piovasan 1995 Associate, McCarthy Tétrault LLP. M.Sc., Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries, London School of Economics and Political Science. J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
Ruth Milkereit 2004 Ph.D. Candidate, Biochemistry, University of Toronto. Direct entry from B.Sc., Immunology, McGill University.
Daniel Posen 2005 Ph.D. Candidate, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University (US), Master of Research in Green Chemistry, Imperial College, London, Master of Science in Economics, London School of Economics/Political Science.

Stories & Testimonials

News

TFS is IB All the Way

TFS is Canada’s International School and nous sommes une école IB spectre complet ainsi!

The only IB full continuum bilingual school in Canada

TFS today announced that it has received authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization to teach the Primary Years (PYP) and Middle Years (MYP) Programs. This milestone means that TFS is now the only bilingual, full continuum IB school from PK through Grade 12 in Canada.

In tribute to this very special day, questions taken directly from our students’ PYP and MYP units of inquiry were posted around both of TFS’ Toronto and Mississauga campuses, and the IB flag given a place of honour.

Said Headmaster Dr. John Godfrey of the achievement, “Our students are receiving an exceptional education, one that is rigorous, yet balanced. They are engaging deeply, and developing essential academic and life skills, such as critical thinking and self-reflection - skills that will ready them to thrive in university and life. They are being given an international lens to view the world, widening their perspectives and possibilities. And all of these characteristics are set within a philosophy, a set of values, called the IB learner profile.”

Ontario, France and beyond

By combining the IB programs with the highly-regarded curricula of Ontario and France, TFS offers its students an education that is unmatched in its rich international and bilingual curriculum. Our students are prepared to succeed.

Un grand merci!

A huge thank you goes to every member of the school community for making this day a reality. From the Principals and the Directors of Primary Studies and the Director of Curriculum, to the teachers across both our campuses, three years of dedicated effort went into bringing this authorization to fruition. ...



In the News

News

August 11, 2015 - Reflecting on the Graduating Class of 2015

The end of a school year provided everyone at TFS with a time to reflect on the wonderful memories that were created during 2014-2105. ...



Curriculum & Programs

Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • Bilingual School
  • Career planning
  • Community service
  • Exchange programs
  • IB diploma
  • University counseling

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Before-school program
  • Lunch program
  • Transportation

    Special Needs

  • Learning study assistance


    Arts

  • Acting
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Lighting design
  • Music Theatre/Opera
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Set design

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Classics
  • Debate
  • Ethics
  • Literature

    Languages

  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Spanish

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Computer science


    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Math Club
  • Robotics club
  • School newspaper
  • Science Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook

    Arts

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Musical theatre/Opera

    Athletics

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

    Moral Development

  • Leadership
  • Whole Child

    Admissions & Finances

  • Bursaries
  • Entrance exams
  • Financial aid
  • Interview required
  • Sibling discounts
  • SSAT required

    Religious Affiliation

  • Non-denominational

Associations

  • Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE) Associations
  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Associations
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Associations
  • The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS) Associations
  • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Associations


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