TFS wants all children who attend our school to feel at home in their educational environment, and assessment is a key means of determining a child’s fit with the school.
Procedures vary according to the grade for which the child is applying. For most students who are 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.
Timelines and deadlines
Most families choose to apply during the regular application cycle; however, applications are accepted year round. Please contact the Admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at
416-484-6980, ext. 4247 for additional information.
A Play Session for parents and children will be held on a Saturday in February 2018. There will be various age-appropriate play activities for children as well as a brief interview with parents.
Children in Jardin d’éveil will move to PK the following year on the recommendation from the principal. There is no application necessary for PK.
Please note: Applicants for entry into Jardin d’éveil in September 2017 must be two years old by December 31, 2017.
Children are assessed through an individual standardized aptitude test lasting approximately 45 minutes, during which we closely monitor language and reasoning skills, concentration and maturity. All children must be toilet-trained by the time they start school in September.
Please note: Applicants for entry into PK in September 2017 must be three years old by December 31, 2017.
Applications for the PK program are still being accepted for the 2017-18 school year.
Students are assessed through an individual standardized aptitude test, lasting approximately 1 hour for JK candidates, and 1.25 hours for SK and Grade 1 candidates, during which we closely monitor language and reasoning skills, concentration and maturity.
Screenings for JK, SK and Grade 1 candidates for September 2018 will be held in October and November 2017.
JK, SK and Grade 1 candidates must also attend our Fun Day, a short morning of activities on a Saturday in December 2017.
Applications for the JK program are still being accepted for the 2017-18 school year. Spots are limited.
The assessment includes a standardized aptitude test, some Math, English reading and writing and when applicable, reading and writing in French.
There is also a cooperative game played in the gymnasium.
Testing for Junior School candidates for September 2018 will be held on a Saturday in February 2018 (half-day).
The assessment includes taking the SSAT as well as a personal interview at TFS. (Please visit www.ssat.org for SSAT details.) While we do not encourage any special tutoring for the SSAT, we do suggest applicants use the resources available through the SSAT Practice Portal to practise before writing the test.
Applicants are also required to complete the SSAT's Character Skills Snapshot. The assessment is done individually online and takes about 20-30 minutes.
Students who speak French will undergo a separate French assessment at the time of their interview.
Candidates are asked to set up an individual interview by appointment.
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