Established in 1986, Town Centre Private Schools (TCPS) is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) Continuum World School providing students with the foundation for academic excellence with award winning education and a well-rounded program. TCPS offers a Pre-School Montessori program as well as IB Private School Programmes in grades 1 through 12. The Montessori Pre-School program for students between the ages of 18 months and 6 years, provides half day or full day programs with 2 to 3 teachers per class. Pre-School and Elementary enrolment is available year round. The Elementary program offers an IB curriculum with 2 teachers per class providing enrichment in the core subjects. French, Music, Computer studies, and Physical Education are taught by specialist teachers. The High School offers the IB Diploma Programme in addition to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Upon graduation students are well prepared for university and have a 100% university acceptance rate. School life is further enhanced with extracurricular programs, competitive sports, intramurals, clubs, community outreach, trips and visitors. All Campuses offer a before school program 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and an after school program 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at no additional cost. During the summer Pre-School and Elementary Summer Camps as well as Ministry Credit Courses are available.
- International Baccalaureate® Continuum World School
- Montessori Pre-School Program
- No Cost Extended Care 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Specialized Subject Teachers
- Homework Study Hall 4 to 5 p.m.
- 2 to 3 Teachers per Class
- Clubs and Competitive Sports
- Variety of After School Programs
- Pre-School, Elementary and High School Summer Programs
Our Take: Town Centre Private Schools
Town Centre offers the best of many worlds, beginning with a pre-school Montessori program. TCPS is also an IB World School, offering the IB Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme. Town Centre is also a candidate for the IB Primary Years Programme. The programs run from pre-school through Grade 12, and the student body is on the large end of the private school spectrum, certainly much larger than a majority of the schools nearby. All of that provides a lot of room for the school to develop the curricular and extra-curricular programs. For the families that look to TCPS, those are the things that really catch their eye: dedicated teaching, a broad range of programming, and a clear demonstration of academic strength and innovation. For families enrolling in the earlier years, the fact that the school offers before- and after-care is certainly also a plus; for those of older children, equally welcome is the offering of various after-school programs, including after school courses, tutorials, clubs, and competitive sports. Throughout, TCPS provides a truly unique program—there’s no other school quite like it—one based in an attention to learner-based instruction and collaborative learning, and a vibrant student environment.