PK - Grade 1

From Pre-Kindergarten (Petite section) to Grade 1 (CP), TFS teaches a unique blend of curricula: that of the Ministry of Education of Ontario, the Ministry of Education of France and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization.

Immersed in French

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.

Instruction in the English language begins in Grade 2 (CE1) at TFS. People often wonder if this approach hinders the acquisition of English. The answer is no! The language skills students acquire learning French gives them an advanced linguistic foundation for learning, exploring and appreciating English.

The Primary Years Program Begins

Underpinning the French and Ontario curricula is the Primary Years Program (PYP) of the IB. The IB is a high-quality international education program.

Undertaken from Pre-Kindergarten (Petite section) through Grade 5 (CM2), the PYP is a framework; it is not what is taught, but how it is taught. It takes an inquiry-based approach to learning, through which the curricula are delivered. This means that learning is not a passive exercise removed from the everyday world; rather it is a highly active and interactive exploration that engages students in the world in which they live.

Students in these grades learn about science, history, geography, reading and writing, the arts and more through transdisciplinary units of study. They also grow and develop their gross and fine motor skills, learn to get along together, and start to understand the world around them in all its fascinating aspects. And they do so at La p’tite école on our Toronto campus and at our West Campus, where they are supported and taught by nurturing staff, within inspiring educational environments.

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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