Grades 6 & 7

Entering Grade 6 (6e) and 7 (5e) is an important development in the life of students at TFS. On the Toronto campus, students make the transition from the Junior School to the Senior School, while on the West Campus, students in these grades become the senior members of the student population.

It also marks three significant changes in the students’ academic lives.

Subject by subject

In Grade 6 (6e), students make the important change from being taught in a dedicated classroom generally by one assigned teacher, to rotating among classrooms, as they are now taught by subject-specialist teachers. They also, for the first time, have the opportunity to select an optional language course.

Students in these grades are becoming independent learners, while also undergoing dramatic physical, emotional, social and psychological changes. In support of this, starting in Grade 6, students receive formal guidance instruction. The guidance curriculum addresses their developmental needs, with topics that include peer relations, health and well-being, along with time management, organization and study skills.

The Middle Years Program begins

In Grade (6e), students continue with the curricula of the Ministry of Education of Ontario and the Ministry of Education of France. It is also at this point when the Primary Years Program of the IB ends and the Middle Years Program (MYP) begins.

The IB is a high-quality program of international education. Like the PYP (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5), the MYP is inquiry-based, allowing students to connect the acquisition of knowledge, skills and insight to their own lives and the reality of the world around them

Unlike the PYP, which draws various subjects into theme-based units of study, MYP subjects are studied on their own. However, exploring connections between various subjects is an important part of the MYP program.

Academic Programs at a Glance

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:

We also offer a French-language program for two year olds, called Jardin d’éveil.

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Grade 6 & 7 Curriculum Guide


No prior knowledge of French required up to and including Grade 7. Learn more about TFS' Introduction to French program.

International Baccalaureate programs taught at TFS.

TFS Viewbook Online