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Curriculum Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate

[Show definition of Curriculum]

Central to your child's school experience is the underlying curriculum taught in the classroom. "Curriculum" refers to both what is taught and how it's taught. When considering the different curricula outlined in the next few pages, keep in mind that few schools fall neatly into one category or another. Most schools' curricula comprise a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. Having said that, most schools do have a general overall curriculum type. These are identified for each school on OurKids.net.

Curriculum approach at TFS: Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate

TFS has a Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate approach to Curriculum (as opposed to Traditional, Progressive, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf approach).

[Show: About Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate?]

Liberal Arts curricula share with traditional programs their emphasis on core knowledge-acquisition, but tend to borrow more best practices from the progressive approach. A Liberal Arts program might still feature group work and projects, for example, contrary to the more singular emphasis on tests and essays at a Traditional program.

Curriculum at schools on OurKids.net:
  Liberal arts - 14%
  Traditional - 41%
  Progressive - 32%
  Montessori - 11%
  Reggio Emilia - 0%
  Waldorf - 2%

TFS has a International Baccalaureate approach to supplementary curriculum.

Some private schools offer International Baccalaureate (IB) programming. The "Diploma Programme" is offered to students in the final two years of high school, while the "Primary Years Programme" (ages 3 to 12) and "Middle Years Programme" (ages 11 to 16) serve as preparation for the diploma program.


International curriculum & programs at TFS: French National Curriculum

What TFS says about their overall curriculum and approach:

Academic ambition is our bedrock. TFS teaches the curricula of France and Ontario through the framework of 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

Programoffered
Primary Years
Middle Years
Diploma program
Career-related program

Approach

Focus
Academic

Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics

    Equal Balance

    Mathematics approach at TFS: Equal Balance

    TFS has an Equal Balance approach to Mathematics (as opposed to Traditional Math, Discovery Math approach).

    [Show: About Equal Balance?]

    These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.

    Mathematics at schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 69%
      Traditional math - 26%
      Discovery math - 5%

    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

    Early Reading approach at TFS: Balanced Literacy

    TFS has a Balanced Literacy approach to Early Reading (as opposed to Phonics-intensive, Whole Language approach).

    [Show: About 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.

    Early Reading at schools on OurKids.net:
      Balanced literacy - 57%
      Phonics-intensive - 41%
      Whole language - 2%

    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

    Writing approach at TFS: Equal balance

    TFS has an Equal balance approach to Writing (as opposed to Systematic approach, Process approach approach).

    [Show: About 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.

    Writing at schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 79%
      Systematic approach - 10%
      Process approach - 11%

    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 approach at TFS: Equal Balance

    TFS has an Equal Balance approach to Science (as opposed to Expository, Inquiry approach).

    [Show: About 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.

    Science at schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 70%
      Expository - 5%
      Inquiry - 25%

    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.


    Treatment of evolution:

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

    Topics covered in curriculum:

    Subjectoffered
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Ecology
    Geology
    Meteorology
    Physics
    Physiology
    Zoology
  • Literature

    Equal Balance

    Literature approach at TFS: Equal Balance

    TFS has an Equal Balance approach to Literature (as opposed to Traditional, Social Justice approach).

    [Show: About Equal Balance?]

    These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.

    Literature at schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 75%
      Traditional - 22%
      Social justice - 3%

    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

    Social Studies approach at TFS: Thematic

    TFS has a Thematic approach to Social Studies (as opposed to Core Knowledge, Expanding Communities approach).

    [Show: About 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.

    Social Studies at schools on OurKids.net:
      Thematic - 33%
      Core knowledge - 40%
      Expanding communities - 27%

    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

    Humanities and Social Sciences approach at TFS: Equal Balance

    TFS has an Equal Balance approach to Humanities and Social Sciences (as opposed to Perennialism, Pragmatism approach).

    [Show: About Equal Balance?]

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

    Humanities and Social Sciences at schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 81%
      Perennialism - 8%
      Pragmatism - 11%

    What TFS says:

    This information is not currently available.

  • Foreign Languages

    Communicative

    Foreign Languages approach at TFS: Communicative

    TFS has a Communicative approach to Foreign Languages (as opposed to Audio-Lingual, Equal Balance approach).

    [Show: About 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.

    Foreign Languages at schools on OurKids.net:
      Communicative - 34%
      Audio-lingual - 3%
      Equal balance - 63%

    What TFS says:

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

  • Fine Arts

    Equal Balance

    Fine Arts approach at TFS: Equal Balance

    TFS has an Equal Balance approach to Fine Arts (as opposed to Receptive, Creative approach).

    [Show: About Equal Balance?]

    These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.

    Fine Arts at schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 65%
      Receptive - 2%
      Creative - 33%

    Program offers:

    Subjectoffered
    Acting
    Dance
    Drama/Theatre
    Graphic Design
    Music
    Visual Arts

    Visual studio philosophy:

    Expressive
    Disciplined

    What TFS says:

    This information is not currently available.

  • Computers and Technology

    Medium integration

    Computers and Technology approach at TFS: Medium integration

    TFS has a Medium integration approach to Computers and Technology (as opposed to Light integration, Heavy integration approach).

    [Show: About Medium integration?]

    Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.

    Computers and Technology at schools on OurKids.net:
      Medium integration - 52%
      Light integration - 17%
      Heavy integration - 31%

    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:

    Subjectoffered
    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.

  • IB Diploma courses

    Group 1 (Language A)

      This information is not currently available.

      Group 2 (Language B)

        This information is not currently available.

        Group 3 (Individuals and Societies)

          This information is not currently available.

          Group 4 (Experimental Sciences)

            This information is not currently available.

            Group 5 (Mathematics)

              This information is not currently available.

              Group 6 (The Arts)

                This information is not currently available.
              • Sex and health education

                Ontario curriculum

                Sex and health education approach at TFS: Ontario curriculum

                TFS has an Ontario curriculum approach to Sex and health education (as opposed to Does not follow prrovincialcurriculum approach).

                [Show: About Ontario curriculum?]

                The structure, pacing, focus, and tone of the sex education curriculum reflects that of the provincial one, taught in public schools.

                Sex and health education at schools on OurKids.net:
                  Follows provincial curriculum - 60%
                  Does not follow prrovincial curriculum - 40%

                Approach to sex and health education: Mostly value-neutral

                TFS has a approach Mostly value-neutral (as opposed to Fairly value-based approach).
                [Show: About Mostly value-neutral?]

                By and large, students are taught about sex free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. The school doesn't impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on students when teaching sex and related issues.

                What TFS says:

                TFS follows the Ontario curriculum for health and sexual education, with changes based on age-appropriateness and curriculum integration.

              Preschool/K Curriculum Academic

              [Show definition of Preschool/K Curriculum]

              Preschools and kindergartens tend to have a particular curriculum or curricular approach. This refers to what is taught and how it's taught. Most preschools have a curriculum that comprises a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. A preschool's curriculum may or may not, though, reflect its higher-level curriculum (if it's part of a school with elementary or secondary programs)

              Preschool/K Curriculum approach at TFS: Academic

              TFS has an Academic approach to Preschool/K Curriculum (as opposed to Play-based, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia approach).

              [Show: About 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.

              Preschool/K Curriculum at schools on OurKids.net:
                Academic - 44%
                Play-based - 23%
                Montessori - 25%
                Waldorf - 2%
                Reggio emilia - 6%

              What TFS says about their preschool/K curriculum approach:

              From Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 1, TFS teaches the curricula of Ontario and France through the framework of 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.

              Language bilingual / dual-immersion

              Learn about TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus)'s languages of instruction and enrolment.

              TFS is a bilingual / dual-immersion school with English, French as the primary language of instruction

              English - 40% French - 60%

              Language of enrolment include: English

              Curriculum Pace Accelerated

              [Show definition of Curriculum Pace]

              This refers to the rate at which students move through the curriculum (e.g., topics, textbook material, skills, etc.). Curriculum pace is often defined in comparison to provincial standards.

              Curriculum Pace approach at TFS: Accelerated

              TFS has an Accelerated approach to Curriculum Pace (as opposed to Standard-enriched, Student-paced approach).

              [Show: About Accelerated?]

              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).

              Curriculum Pace at schools on OurKids.net:
                Accelerated - 18%
                Standard-enriched - 59%
                Student-paced - 23%

              What TFS says about their curriculum pace:

              The curriculum is accelerated and measurable; our students consistently read one level higher as seen in the Canadian Test of Basic Skills. The rigorous IB program allows students to receive advanced standing in university courses.


              Flexible pacing style

              Type 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 their flexible pacing:

              Flexible and self-paced programs include Math XL and Mathletics, coding, digital citizenship programs.

              Academic Culture Rigorous

              [Show definition of Academic Culture]

              Through the collective mindset of teachers, administrators, students, and parents, each school develops and maintains its own academic culture. This generally relates to the norms and expectations created around academic performance. Many parents look to private schools because they want a specific type of culture. Some want a rigorous environment that will elevate their child to new heights. Others want a nurturing environment that will help their child develop a passion for learning.

              Academic Culture approach at TFS: Rigorous

              TFS has a Rigorous approach to Academic Culture (as opposed to Supportive approach).

              [Show: About Rigorous?]

              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”.

              Academic Culture at schools on OurKids.net:
                Rigorous - 51%
                Supportive - 49%

              What TFS says about their academic culture:

              This information is not currently available.

              Developmental priorities Intellectual

              [Show definition of Developmental priorities]

              Schools have specific goals regarding how they want their educate and develop their students. This is part of a school's overall philosophy or vision, which is contained in its mission statement. While they tend have several developmental aims, schools tend to priortize certain aims, such as intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, or physical development.

              Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual

              The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."

              Secondary Developmental Priority: Balanced

              Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation.

              What TFS says about their developmental priorities:

              This information is not currently available.

              Special needs support

              [Show definition of Special needs support]

              Schools offer a wide range of approaches and services to support students with special needs. This may include individualized learning, one-on-one support, small classes, resource rooms, and learning aids. These supports may be provided in a number of different environments such as a dedicated special needs school or class, an integrated class, a withdrawal class, or a regular class with resource support or in-class adaptations.

              A - Forms of Support
              Accommodation:
              Modification:
              Remediation:
              B - Environments
              Indirect Support:
              Resource Assistance:
              Withdrawal Assistance:
              Partial Integration:
              Full-Time Class:

              Special NeedNeed
              Forms of SupportA
              EnvironmentsB
              ADHD
              • Learning disabilities
                Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
                This is a learning disability that can limit a child's ability to read and learn. It can have a variety of traits. A few of the main ones are impaired phonological awareness and decoding, problems with orthographic coding, and auditory short-term memory impairment.
                Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
                This is a sound differentiation disorder involving problems with reading, comprehension, and language.
                Dyscalculia
                This is a kind of specific learning disability in math. Kids with this math disorder have problems with calculation. They may also have problems with math-related concepts such as time and money.
                Dysgraphia
                This is a kind of specific learning disability in writing. It involves problems with handwriting, spelling, and organizing ideas.
                Language Processing Disorder
                This is characterized by having extreme difficulty understanding what is heard and expressing what one wants to say. These disorders affect the area of the brain that controls language processing.
                Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
                These involve difficulties interpreting non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and body language. They're usually characterized by a significant discrepancy between higher verbal skills and weaker motor, visual-spatial, and social skills.
                Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
                A characteristic seen in people with learning disabilities such as Dysgraphia or Non-verbal LD. It can result in missing subtle differences in shapes or printed letters, losing place frequently, struggles with cutting, holding pencil too tightly, or poor eye/hand coordination.
              • Developmental
                Autism
                Refers to a range of conditions that involve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication. They also involve unique strengths and differences. For instance, there are persons with both low- and high-functioning autism (some claim the latter is identical to Asperger's syndrome).
                Asperger's Syndrome
                On the autism spectrum, Asperger's is considered quite mild in terms of symptoms. While traits can vary widely, many kids with Asperger's struggle with social skills. They also sometimes fixate on certain subjects and engage in repetitive behaviour.
                Down syndrome
                his is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.
                Intellectual disability
                This is a condition characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (e.g., reasoning, learning, and problem solving). Intellectual disabilities are also known as general learning disabilities (and used to be referred to as a kind of mental retardation).
                Williams syndrome
                This is a rare genetic disorder present at birth. It is characterized by intellectual disabilities or learning problems, unique facial features, and cardiovascular problems.
                Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
                Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These may include growth deficits, facial anomalies, and damage to the central nervous system, which can lead to cognitive, behavioural, and other problems.
              • Behavioral and Emotional
                Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
                roubled teens tend to have problems that are intense, persistent, and can lead to quite unpredictable behaviour. This can lead to behavioural and emotional issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behaviour, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
                Clinical Depression
                This is a mental health disorder also called "major depression." It involves persistent feelings of sadness, loss, and anger. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms are usually severe enough to cause noticeable problems in relationships with others or in daily activities, such as school, work, or one's social life.
                Clinical anxiety
                This is a mood disorder involving intense, relentless feelings of distress and fear. They can also have excessive and persistent worry about everyday situations, and repeated episodes of intense anxiety or terror.
                Suicidal thoughts
                This involves persistent thoughts about ending one's life.
                Drug and alcohol abuse
                This involves the excessive use of drug and/or alcohol, which interferes with daily functioning.
                Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
                This is a disruptive behavioural disorder which normally involves angry outbursts, often directed at people of authority. This behaviour must last continuously for six months or more and significantly interfere with daily functioning.
              • Physical
                Multiple sclerosis
                This is a condition of the central nervous system. It affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of motor control, memory loss, depression, and cognitive difficulties.
                Cerebral palsy
                his refers to a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture.
                Muscular dystrophy
                Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder which weakens the body's muscles. Causes, symptoms, age of onset, and prognosis vary between individuals.
                Spina Bifida
                This is a condition present at birth due to the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord. It can lead to a number of physical challenges, including paralysis or weakness in the legs, bowel and bladder incontinence, hydrocephalus (too much fluid in the brain), and deformities of the spine.
                Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
                This is a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Also known as "sensory integration disorder," it affects fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.
                Blindness
                Visual impairment is a decreased ability or inability to see that can't be fixed in usual ways, such as with glasses. Some people are completely blind, while others have what's called "legal blindness."
                Deafness
                Hearing impairment, also known as "hearing loss," is a partial or total inability to hear. The degree of hearing impairment varies between people. It can range from complete hearing loss (or deafness) to partial hearing loss (meaning the ears can pick up some sounds).
                Cystic Fibrosis
                Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition, which affects the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects young children and adults.
                Multiple physical
                Accommodating a wide range of physical conditions and disabilities.

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              Academic support

              TypeOffered
              Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
              Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties

              Mild but clinically diagnosed learning disabilities

              TypeOffered
              Accommodations
              Modifications
              Extra support

              Additional support

              TypeOffered
              Social skills programs
              Occupational therapy
              Psychotherapy
              Speech-language therapy

              Gifted learner support Accelerated curriculum

              [Show definition of Gifted learner support]

              Schools support students with gifted or advanced learning abilities in a several ways. Whether they offer a full-time gifted program or part-time support, they normally provide some form of accelerated learning (delivering content at a faster pace) or enrichment (covering content more broadly or deeply). Many schools also offer a wide range of in-class adaptations to support advanced learners, such as guided independent studies, project-based learning, and career exploration.

              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

              Program 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 about their gifted learner support:

              This information is not currently available.

              Homework Policy

              [Show definition of Homework Policy]

              Homework is work that's assigned to students for completion outside of regular class time. There's a long-standing debate over homework. Should homework be assigned to school-age children? If so, in what grades? And how much homework should be assigned? In selecting the right school for your child, it's important to look closely at a school's homework policy.

              Nightly homework

              In grade Gr. 7, TFS students perform an average of 1 hour of homework per night.

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              What TFS says about their flipped classroom policy:

              This information is not currently available.

              Report Card Policy

              [Show definition of Report Card Policy]

              While all schools measure individual progress and achievement in students, they have different ways of doing this. For instance, many traditional schools gauge progress through report cards, which give students lettered or numbered grades. Other schools, meanwhile, measure progress in other ways, either in addition to or instead of giving grades. For instance, they may offer prose-based feedback (i.e, comments), academic achievement reporting, habits and behaviour reporting, and parent-teacher meetings. In choosing the right school for your child, take a close look at its policy for measuring the individual progress of students.

              How assessments are delivered across the grades

              TypeGrades
              Lettered or numbered gradesPreschool to Gr. 7
              Prose (narrative)-based feedbackPreschool to Gr. 7
              Academic achievement reportingPreschool to Gr. 7
              Habits and behaviour reportingPreschool to Gr. 7
              Parent-teacher meetingsPreschool to Gr. 7

              Extracurricular Activities

              While academics remain the priority for most private schools, many also place a strong focus on a well-rounded education and encourage participation in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, arts, or clubs. Involvement in extracurriculars helps stimulate students in their studies, makes them more motivated to learn, and can make school more enjoyable and fulfilling. Extracurricular activities can also provide students with a much-needed break from the stresses of academics, while helping them to develop skills and allowing them to take part in valuable social situations.

              Sports offered

              TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers 6 competitive sports and 0 recreational sports.

                Competitive offered          Recreational offered
              all sports]
              • Archery
              • Curling
              • Ultimate
              • Badminton
              • Baseball
              • Basketball
              • Canoeing/Kayaking
              • Cricket
              • Cross-country skiing
              • Cycling
              • Downhill skiing
              • Equestrian
              • Fencing
              • Field Hockey
              • Figure Skating
              • Football
              • Golf
              • Gymnastics
              • Ice Hockey
              • Ice Skating
              • Lacrosse
              • Martial Arts
              • Mountain biking
              • Racquet Ball
              • Rowing
              • Rugby
              • Running
              • Sailing
              • Skateboarding
              • Snowboarding
              • Soccer
              • Softball
              • Squash
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Track & Field
              • Volleyball
              • Weightlifting
              • Wrestling

              Clubs offered

              TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers 5 clubs and extracurricular programs.

                Clubs offered           Clubs not offered
              all clubs and programs]
                Foreign Language Club
                Habitat for Humanity
                Jazz Ensemble
                Math Club
                Musical theatre/Opera
                Ballet and Classical Ballet
                Online Magazine
                Outdoor Club
                Outdoor Education
                Paintball
                Photography
                Poetry/Literature club
                Radio club
                Robotics club
                Round Square
                School newspaper
                Science Club
                Scouting
                Student Council
                Yearbook
                Yoga
                Animation
                Art Club
                Astronomy Club
                Audiovisual Club
                Band
                Chess Club
                Choir
                Community Service
                Computer Club
                Dance Club
                Debate Club
                Drama Club
                Environmental Club


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