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

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

Curriculum:
Progressive,  International Baccalaureate
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$17,600 to 31,100/year
Main Language:
English & French
Avg. Class Size:
12 to 22
Enrolment:
Day: 1,225 (Gr. NS - 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).


Upcoming Events Next event: October 20, 2016

upcoming events
  • October 15, 2016: Visit this school at the Toronto Private School Expo: booth #8
    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J5
    Join us Saturday, October 15 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 15th, 2016 to learn more!

  • October 16, 2016: Visit this school at the Oakville Private School Expo: booth #11
    St. Joseph's Banquet & Conference Centre, 300 River Oaks Blvd. E, Oakville, ON, L6H 5T1
    Join us Sunday, October 16 from 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Chat with school representatives, parents, students and experts face-to-face and learn about many different schools in one day, at one location.

  • October 20, 2016Open House: Senior School (Grades 6 to 12)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 318 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, October 20 from 09:30 am - 11:30 am

    Please RSVP to register or call Admissions at 416-484-6980, ext. 4247 for more information.

    http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • October 22, 2016 Open House: West Campus (PK to Grade 7)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 1293 Meredith Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 am - 02:00 pm

    **Join us any time at this drop-in session.

    Please RSVP to register or call Admissions at 416-484-6980, ext. 4247 for more information.

    http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • October 26, 2016Open House: La p’tite école (PK to Grade 1)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 101 Mildenhall Road, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, October 26 from 09:30 am - 11:30 am

    Please RSVP to register or call Admissions at 416-484-6980, ext. 4247 for more information.

    http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • November 02, 2016Open House: Junior School (Grades 2 to 5)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 296 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, November 02 from 09:30 am - 11:30 am

    Please RSVP to register or call Admissions at 416-484-6980, ext. 4247 for more information.

    http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • November 03, 2016Open House: Jardin d'éveil (age 2)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 294 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, November 03 from 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    Please RSVP to register or call Admissions at 416-484-6980, ext. 4247 for more information.

    http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • November 16, 2016Open House: Senior School (Grades 6 to 12)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 318 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, November 16 from 09:30 am - 11:30 am

    Please RSVP to register or call Admissions at 416-484-6980, ext. 4247 for more information.

    http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • November 23, 2016Open House: La p’tite école (PK to Grade 1)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 101 Mildenhall Road, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, November 23 from 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

    Please RSVP to register or call Admissions at 416-484-6980, ext. 4247 for more information.

    http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • January 12, 2017Open House: La p’tite école (PK to Grade 1)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 101 Mildenhall Road, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, January 12 from 09:30 am - 11:30 am

    Please RSVP to register or call Admissions at 416-484-6980, ext. 4247 for more information.

    http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • January 21, 2017Open House: West Campus (PK to Grade 7)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 1293 Meredith Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, January 21 from 10:00 am - 02:00 pm

    **Join us any time at this drop-in session.

    Please RSVP to register or call Admissions at 416-484-6980, ext. 4247 for more information.

    http://www.tfs.ca/admissions/open_house_dates/


  • April 19, 2017Open House: West Campus (PK to Grade 7)
    TFS - Canada's International School, 1293 Meredith Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, April 19 from 09:30 am - 11:30 am

    Please RSVP to register or call Admissions at 416-484-6980, ext. 4247 for more information.

    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.”


Academics


Curriculum Progressive, International Baccalaureate

Primary Curriculum: Progressive

Secondary Curriculum: International Baccalaureate


What TFS says: Academic excellence is our bedrock. TFS offers a blend of three distinguished curricula - the best of France and Ontario, and the International Baccalaureate programs from PK to Grade 12 - providing our students with an education that is rich in challenge, diversity and opportunity.

  • International Baccalaureate offered:
    Program = offered
    Primary Years
    Middle Years
    Diploma program
  • Approach:
    Focus Language-based
    Academic French immersion


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Equal Balance

      These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What TFS says: The Mathematics program develops students’ ability to work independently and their aptitude to seek, communicate, and justify mathematical statements. Problem solving and creativity will be integrated in all areas of mathematics.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Early Reading Balanced Literacy

      Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.
      Learn about the different early reading approaches  


    • What TFS says: The early reading program focuses on phonics instruction in French and English, with guided reading and levelled literacy that suits individual needs and abilities.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school periodically uses DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What TFS says: Regular running records and miscue analysis, CTBS testing


    Writing Equal balance

      Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  


    • What TFS says: Cursive writing instruction begins in SK, and students have access to a handwriting app developed by a TFS teacher for the iPad. The writing process is taught thoughout the grades, including writing reflections and reading for authentic purposes, as part of the IB programs.


    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: The study of science is integrated into units of inquiry in the primary grades, emphasizing inquiry-based learning, digital tools and robotics. In Grade 6, science is taught as a specialized subject, leading to biology, chemistry and physics study in later years.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What TFS says: Grades 2-5: Students receive daily instruction in English and French. Language experiences support the Program of Inquiry and fulfil the Ontario curriculum’s Language expectations. The language curriculum is organized into four strands: Reading, Writing, Media Literacy and Oral Communication. In later grades, through our literature program, students will expand their knowledge of literary genres. Reading various kinds of texts will help students to discover what interests them most and to pursue and develop their interests and abilities.


    Social Studies Thematic

      The Thematic approach organizes the curriculum around certain themes or cultural universals. Students might spend time focused on food. Then they might focus on transportation or government, and so on.
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  


    • What TFS says: Students explore social studies through the PYP's program of inquiry, with central ideas and key concepts relating to the themes of who we are, where we are in place and time, how we express ourselves, how the world works, how we organize ourselves and sharing the planet.


    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  


    • What TFS says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages Communicative

      The communicative method of language acquisition emphasizes the use of the target language in authentic contexts. The approach commonly features interactive group work, games, authentic texts, and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Drills and quizzes may still be used, but less frequently than with the audio-lingual method.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  


    • What TFS says: TFS is a bilingual French-English school. In addition to becoming fluent in both languages, students also learn a third language.

    • Languages Offered: • Chinese-Mandarin • French • German • Greek • Latin • Spanish • ESL


    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Dance
      Visual Arts
      Music
      Drama/Theatre
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What TFS says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What TFS says: TFS has made the integration of information technology into the curriculum a priority. Students have access to a wide array of technology, including Apple laptops and desktops, iPads, digital cameras, production equipment, robotics, interactive whiteboards and projectors in every classroom, and much more.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What TFS says: Health and Physical Education courses are part of the regular curriculum. TFS appreciates the benefits of physical activity to academic performance. Students with higher levels of fitness have a more developed brain structure, perform better on cognitive tests, and have heightened levels of focus and retention. Skating and swimming programs are scheduled throughout the year as part of the curriculum in different grades.

    • TFS 's approach to sex-ed: TFS follows the Ontario curriculum for health and sexual education, with changes based on age-appropriateness and curriculum integration.


    Religious Education
    • What TFS says: This information is not currently available.


    IB Diploma Courses
    Group 1 (Language A)
    • English Literature SL
    • English Literature HL
    • French Literature SL
    • French Literature HL

    Group 2 (Language B)
    • French HL
    • Spanish HL

    Group 3 (Individuals and Societies)

      Group 4 (Experimental Sciences)
      • Chemistry SL
      • Chemistry HL
      • Biology SL
      • Biology HL
      • Physics SL
      • Physics HL

      Group 5 (Mathematics)
      • Mathematical Studies SL
      • Mathematics SL
      • Mathematics HL

      Group 6 (The Arts)
      • Theatre SL
      • Theatre HL
      • Visual Arts SL
      • Visual Arts HL


      Preschool/K Curriculum Academic

      • Play-based
      • Montessori
      • Waldorf
      • Reggio Emilia
      • Academic

      Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.

      What TFS says: From Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 1, TFS teaches a unique blend of curricula: that of the Ministry of Education of Ontario, the Ministry of Education of France and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization. From the moment children join TFS, through Grade 1 (CP), they are instructed only in French. Children quickly embrace the language and are gently encouraged to increase their use of French during classroom activities.


      Curriculum Pace Accelerated

      • Standard-enriched
      • Accelerated
      • Student-paced

      The main curriculum accelerates beyond the pace of the provincial one; ALL students do the work of OLDER public-school peers in tangible and measurable ways. This accelerated pace is maintained by the teachers and school, (through textbook selection, topic selection, grading, assignment standards and expectations, etc).

      Flexible pacing:

      Flexible pacing style = offered
      Subject-streaming (tracking)
      Multi-age classrooms as standard
      Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
      Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
      Regular guided independent study opportunities
      Differentiated assessment

      What TFS says about flexible pacing: Flexible and self-paced programs include Math XL and Mathletics, coding, digital citizenship programs.


      Academic Culture Rigorous

      • Rigorous
      • Supportive

      A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

      What TFS says: This information is not currently available.


      Developmental Priorities Intellectual, Balanced

      Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
      Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

      Secondary Developmental Priority: Balanced
      Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

      What TFS says: This information is not currently available.


      Special Needs Support High

      High

      TFS provides a high degree of support for special needs students.

      • Academic Support:
        Support Type = offered
        Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
        Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
      • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
        Support Type = offered
        Accommodations
        Modifications
        Extra support
      • What TFS says: The Learning Forum at TFS offers a comprehensive support program including learning strategies courses for all Middle School students, and individualized supports and accommodations for mild learning disabilities. Strong language abilities are the foundation for our students.

      • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
        Special needs
        Learning disabilities
        ADHD (moderate to severe)
        Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
        Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
        Dyscalculia
        Dysgraphia
        Language Processing Disorder
        Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
        Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
        Developmental
        Autism
        Asperger's Syndrome
        Down syndrome
        Intellectual disability
        Behavioral and Emotional
        Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
        Clinical Depression
        Suicidal thoughts
        Drug and alcohol abuse
        Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
        Physical
        Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
        Blindness
        Deafness
        Cystic Fibrosis
        Multiple physical
      • Forms of support delivery:
        Support Type = offered
        A regular class with indirect support
        A regular class with resource assistance
        A regular class with withdrawal assistance
        A special education class with partial integration
        A full-time special education class
      • Additional Support:
        Support Type = offered
        Social skills programs
        Occupational therapy
        Psychotherapy
        Speech-language therapy
      • Summary: Teachers employ a variety of instructional strategies
 to meet the needs of all students in an inclusive learning environment. Resource teachers support staff as they implement new strategies. Students' needs are discussed and followed, when appropriate, by classroom observation and the implementation of an individualized learning plan; parents are involved throughout the process. In some cases testing is recommended and the school can provide some diagnostic assessments as well as pre-screening. If an external assessment is recommended, TFS helps parents by providing a list of specialists and their areas of expertise.

      • What TFS says: The Learning Forum at TFS offers a comprehensive support program including learning strategies courses for all Middle School students, and individualized supports and accommodations for mild learning disabilities. Strong language abilities are the foundation for our students.


      Gifted Learner Support Accelerated curriculum

      Accelerated curriculum

      All students enrolled at TFS are on an accelerated curriculum -- whether they are classified as gifted or not. This means they perform the work of older peers in the provincial system..

      Dedicated gifted programs:

      Program = offered
      Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
      Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

      Curriculum delivery: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)

      In-class adaptations:
      Practice = offered
      Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
      Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
      Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
      Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
      Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
      Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
      Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
      Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
      Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

      What TFS says: Teachers are aware of individual strengths and adapt instruction and testing as needed. Opportunities to excel and expand skills are offered throughout and beyond the school program.

      Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

      Homework Policy

      In grade 12, TFS - Canada's International School students perform an average of >2 hours of homework per night.

      Nightly Homework
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      Report Card Policy

      How assessments are delivered across the grades:

      Lettered or numbered gradesNursery/Toddler to 12
      Prose (narrative)-based feedbackNursery/Toddler to 12
      Academic achievement reportingNursery/Toddler to 12
      Habits and behaviour reportingNursery/Toddler to 12
      Parent-teacher meetingsNursery/Toddler to 12


      Extracurriculars

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      What TFS says:

      This information is not currently available.


      • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
        Badminton
        Baseball
        Basketball
        Football
        Gymnastics
        Ice Hockey
        Ice Skating
        Lacrosse
        Rowing
        Rugby
        Soccer
        Softball
        Squash
        Swimming
        Tennis
        Track & Field
        Volleyball
      • Clubs Offered
        Band
        Chess Club
        Choir
        Community Service
        Computer Club
        Debate Club
        Drama Club
        Environmental Club
        Foreign Language Club
        Jazz Ensemble
        Math Club
        Musical theatre/Opera
        Robotics club
        School newspaper
        Science Club
        Student Council
        Yearbook

      Tuition & Financial Aid

      Tuition

       
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      Day$17,600$23,720$27,220$28,700$31,100


      Discounts

      Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
      3rd child (sibling)all students$500
      4th child (sibling)all students$500


      Need-based financial aid

      Grade range that need-based aid is offered: PS to 12
      Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid0%
      Average aid package size$0
      Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid0%
      Total aid available$0

      Application Deadline:
      Rolling deadline

      More information:

      Application Details:

      This school works with Apple Financial Inc. for processing financial applications



      Merit based Scholarships

      Grade 7 Entrance Scholarship
      Amount: 100%
      Academic
      Deadline: 12/02/2016
      Eligibility Details: Students grade 7 to —

      TFS will award one full scholarship to an incoming student who is starting Grade 7 in September 2017, and who demonstrates high academic standing, involvement in his/her school and/or community, as well as financial need. As this is a full scholarship, covering tuition, uniform, books and incidental fees, we define financial need as a family’s inability to pay for any part of TFS’ tuition fees.

      The TFS Grade 7 Entrance Scholarship is renewable every year until graduation, if the student maintains an average of 80% and meets the conditions noted below. 

      Students do not need to speak French to apply, but must be keenly interested in becoming bilingual.

      We are now accepting applications for the scholarship and urge students who are seeking an exceptional education to apply! Applications are due on Friday, December 2. Applying is easy, and TFS will support you at every stage!

      Application Details:

      Please view tfs.ca for full details.

      For more details, visit: www.tfs.ca/admissions/scholarship/

      Enrollment

      Total enrollment 1,225
      Average enrollment per grade72
      Gender (grades)Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
      Boarding offeredNo

      Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


      Admission

      Application

      Admissions Assessments:

      Assessment = requiredGrades
      InterviewN/A
      SSAT6 - 11
      SSAT (out of province)
      Entrance Exam(s)N/A
      Entrance Essay
      Application Fee 

      Application Deadlines:

      Day students:
      December 02, 2016


      What TFS says:

      Admissions application plus:

      • Current photo
      • Proof of date of birth
      • Current report card (if applicable)
      • Copies of two most recent end-of-year report cards (if applicable)
      • Applicable application fee


      Acceptance

      Acceptance Rate:

      75%

      Type of student TFS - Canada's International School is looking for: High average to excellent academic performance; motivated and determined; respectful of others; positive attitude; makes a positive contribution to TFS; values a bilingual education; internationally minded; parents are committed to the TFS vision, mission and values.



      Student Entry Points

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      Day Acceptance
      (Acceptance rate)
      29 - 30 (75%)48 (77%)12 - 24 (74%)16 - 20 (81%)10 - 15 (86%)5 - 10 (91%)5 - 10 (88%)5 - 10 (88%)5 - 10 (94%)5 - 10 (83%)5 - 10 (65%)5 - 10 (70%)5 - 10 (85%)5 - 10 (85%)5 - 10 (100%)0

      University Placement

      highlights
      Services = offered
      Career planning
      Internships
      Mentorship Program
      University counseling
      Key Numbers
      Average graduating class size60
      *Canadian "Big 6" placements25
      **Ivy+ placements20

      *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

      **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)


      What TFS - Canada's International School says:

    • Canada: Carleton University, Concordia University, McGill University, McMaster University, Queen’s University, Ryerson University, University of British Columbia, University of King’s College, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, University of Victoria, University of Waterloo, Western University, Wilfrid Laurier University, York University
    • U.S.A: Babson College, Boston College, Chapman University, Colby College, Colgate University, Columbia University, Emory University, Harvard University, Macalester College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Middlebury College, New York University, The New School, University of Chicago
    • Europe: Sciences Po (France), University College of Dublin (Ireland).

    • Notable Alumni

      highlights
      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. ...



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      Associations

      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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