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. We educate children to become thoughtful citizens, who will bring their intellectual curiosity and empathy into the wider world.
Students at TFS can attain three diplomas by the time they graduate, enriching their qualifications for future opportunities:
• The Ontario Secondary School Diploma
• The International Baccalaureate Diploma
• The TFS Diploma
How it all works
|PK - Grade 9||French National Curriculum|
|PK - Grade 5||IB Primary Years Program||Completion of Primary Years Program|
|JK - Grade 12||Ontario Ministy of Education||Ontario Secondary School Diploma|
|Grades 6 - 10||IB Middle Years Program||Completion of Middle Years Program|
|Grades 8 - 12||TFS Diploma Program||TFS Diploma or TFS Bilingual Diploma|
|Grades 11 & 12||IB Diploma Program||IB Diploma or IB Bilingual Diploma|
We believe strongly in the benefits of acquiring a second language. That’s why students can enter our school with little to no knowledge of French up to and including Grade 7. Thanks to our highly successful Introductory French Program, students who enter an introductory class follow the same curriculum as their peers, as they gradually learn French in class every day, allowing them to move into the regular, bilingual academic stream the next school year.
Our Introductory French teachers speak French every day in class, and employ a wide variety of strategies and resources to make learning French fun, while still following the curriculum for that Grade. Children quickly acquire comprehension, reading, writing and oral language skills, appropriate to the child’s developmental stage.
All of our students graduate fluent in French and English, no matter when they started at TFS.
The French national curriculum has a distinct point of view and is blended into TFS’ own to create a rich, multi-layered educational experience. Starting in Pre-Kindergarten, the inclusion of the French national curriculum extends to the end of the collège level in France, or Grade 9 (Level II) at TFS. Students benefit from a curriculum allowing them not only to master French, but also learn about French culture and traditions, and gain a more international perspective.
To learn more about the French National Curriculum, visit the Ministère de l’éducation nationale website.
TFS is Canada’s only full-continuum bilingual IB school. This means that we are authorized by the IB to teach the Primary Years (PK to Grade 5), Middle Years (Grade 6 to Grade 10) and Diploma (Grade 11 and 12) Programs of the IB. We are one of only four schools in Canada to deliver the PYP in a bilingual environment and one of five to deliver the MYP. As for the Diploma Program, TFS stands alone in offering the program bilingually.
All three programs of the IB employ an inquiry-based approach that takes students away from stationary learning and demands active engagement, making certain learning is fully connected to the real world and students’ own lives. As noted in its mission, “the IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect."
To learn more about the benefits of the IB programs, visit the IB website.
At all stages of a child’s education at TFS, the curriculum meets the stipulations of the Ontario Ministry of Education. This becomes particularly important during the high school years. TFS incorporates the specific requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) into the curriculum, to ensure that they are fully met. All students at TFS graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
To learn more about the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, visit the Ontario Ministry of Education website.
TFS Grads 2017 - The World Awaits
TFS Viewbook Online
West Campus Viewbook
Of the 2016 Graduating Class:
- 81% achieved an average of 90% or above
- The graduating Class of 2016 was collectively awarded $2 million in scholarship monies
- 100% were acknowledged as Ontario Scholars (80% average or above)
- 71% took IB French A Language and Literature, a course designed for native speakers
- Collectively amassed 8,300 hours in community service over their final two years
Programs at TFS
Visit the Ontario Ministry of Education’s website for the detailed curriculum and further background on the Ontario Secondary School Diploma
|Visit the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale’s website for the detailed curriculum.|
Vist the IB website for
detailed curriculum notes
and further background on