Toronto
International, Canadian curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 2 to 18

Canada's International School (Toronto French School)

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CurriculumInternational, Canadian
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): C$30,450
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: C$30,450
This school has more than one campus in Toronto:
Toronto Campus: Ages 2 to 18
West Campus: Ages 3 to 18

Address: 1293 Meredith Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario, L5E 2E6 Canada

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Number of students

1,375

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 40

Native English and French speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Children may enter TFS up to and including Grade 7 with no prior exposure to French. These students are placed in the Introductory French program. This special program offers intensive French language development during the student’s first year, after which students are integrated into the regular bilingual academic stream.

Introductory French teachers speak French every day in class, and employ a wide variety of strategies and resources to make learning French fun. Children quickly acquire comprehension, and reading, writing and oral language skills, depending on the age of the child.

Most of the students who come to TFS are not French speakers. However, by the time they graduate, all our students are fully bilingual in the English and French languages.

Use of technology in the classroom

TFS has made the integration of state-of-the-art technology into the classroom a priority. From PK to Grade 12 (Level V), each classroom has access to both traditional computer labs and mobile computer laptop and iPad carts. Beginning in Grade 2, a TFS email account is provided to each student. Computers at the school are loaded with age-appropriate and subject-specific software and special IT and media tools are available.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Procedures vary according to the grade for which the child is applying. For most students, applying with little or no prior knowledge of French, all assessments are done in English. French is not required for entry, up to and including Grade 7, the last year during which the Introductory Program is offered. Francophone students who do not speak English will be tested in French. Bilingual students will be tested in the language of their choice.

School bus service available

Yes

Supervised care before/after school

TFS offers onsite before and after school care for students from Jardin d’éveil (age 2) to Grade 7.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Soccer, floor hockey, basketball, tennis, chess, violin, Spanish, fencing, ultimate frisbee, inline skating, cartooning and animation, Mandarin, Arabic, robotics, iPhone applications developer club, debating, model UN

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical and Health Education are part of the regular curriculum up to Grade 9 (Level II), after which it becomes optional. Recreational and co-curricular activities complement this strong program and are a part of daily life, whether it’s lunchtime floor hockey at the Junior School, a rock-climbing workshop for students in La p’tite école, soccer skills on the playground or student-staff sports matches at the Senior School.

Sports facilities at the school

Football pitch, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, playground

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

TFS – Canada’s International School is a bilingual, coeducational and non-denominational independent school for students from age 2 to university entrance.

Why do parents and students choose TFS?
- Unparalleled academic excellence
- A bilingual education
- An international world view, gained through the curricula of France, Ontario and the International Baccalaureate programs (PYP, MYP and DP)
- A global faculty and diverse co-ed student population

Teaching approach of the school

In Canada, only TFS provides its students with a blend of three distinguished curricula - the best of France and Ontario and the full continuum of International Baccalaureate programs (PYP, MYP and DP), all in a coeducational French/English bilingual environment. As a school with an international point of view, academics at TFS are about more than just gaining knowledge. TFS educates children to become thoughtful citizens, who will bring their intellectual curiosity and empathy into the wider world.

Students at TFS can attain four diplomas by the time they graduate, enriching their qualifications for future opportunities:

• The Ontario Secondary School Diploma
• The Diplôme National du Brevet des Collèges from France
• The International Baccalaureate Diploma
• The TFS Diploma