TFS offers many services to enhance our students’ educational experience and make life easier for their busy parents.
TFS offers onsite before and after school care for students from Jardin d’éveil (age 2) to Grade 7.
Parents have many options to choose from:
- Before and after school care to complement Jardin d’éveil and Pre-Kindergarten programs in Toronto
- Before and after school child care
- Étude (supervised study) for students in Grades 1 to 7
- Before and after school care on Professional Development (PD) days, for a nominal fee
All of our programs are available either on a yearly or as-needed basis.
Interaction between our qualified and experienced staff and the students takes place in French, further developing their French language understanding and oral skills.
To review the costs for various child care options, please refer to tuition and other costs.
We know that one of the most anticipated times in any given school day is lunch! On TFS' Toronto campus, hot lunches are provided to students in our Jardin d’éveil (age 2) and full-day Pre-Kindergarten as part of the program.
An optional hot lunch program is available to students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 1 at La p’tite école and from Grades 2 through 5 at our Junior School. The Senior School has a full-service cafeteria called La Terrasse, which serves breakfast and lunch daily, with lunch options including a salad bar, homemade soups, made-to-order sandwiches and hot entrée items.
All food services on the Toronto campus are provided by Aramark Food Services.
The Parents’ Association also organizes Pizza Lunches for students on the Toronto campus periodically throughout the year.
The Parents’ Association on our West Campus organizes Pizza Lunches on Fridays. On the remaining weekdays, students can select from a menu of healthy, hot lunches provided by Real Food for Real Kids.
Starting in Pre-Kindergarten, all students must wear the TFS uniform to school. Uniform items are available for purchase, in person or over the phone, at the TFS Shop. Located on the Toronto campus, the TFS Shop is the exclusive supplier of all TFS uniform items. It is managed by the school and all proceeds directly benefit our students.
The TFS PA also holds Used Uniform Sales throughout the year. The sales offer parents the opportunity to purchase gently used uniform items at a savings of 50% or more.
Parents of students from PK through Grade 7 on our West Campus, and from PK through Grade 5 on the Toronto campus, rent textbooks from the school. Charges for renting the textbooks range from approximately $25 for PK to approximately $325 for Grade 7.
Students in Grade 6 through Grade 12 (Level V) at the Senior School purchase their textbooks through The Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE). Parents can order new or used books online or by phone. Orders are delivered directly to parent’s home or office before the first day of school.
CSBE also gives students the opportunity to hand in used books in June for resale online to other students on a consignment basis. Parents also have the option of donating used books, with the proceeds from the sales of these books eligible for a tax receipt from TFS.
There are many ways for TFS students to get to and from both campuses.
Carpooling: as part of our commitment to environmental sustainability, TFS encourages carpooling. The school offers a web-based service to assist parents in coordinating car pools to and from both campuses. This secure, third-party system provides matches between TFS families with similar travel requirements.
Public Transit: TFS’ Toronto campus is located right on Bus Route 124 (Sunnybrook), connecting to Lawrence subway station. Bus Route 11 (Bayview) is a short walk from the campus’ main entrance and connects to Davisville subway station. Please see the TTC website for a full schedule.
Private busing: Private busing is available through the following bus companies. Please contact them directly to inquire about routes and rates.
Children on the Go Transit
Also offering transportation for children involved in afterschool programs.
On The Go Transportation
TFS bus transportation for students living north of the Toronto Campus is provided by Switzer-Carty. Please refer to the fee schedule below.
North Bus Fees (shuttle): Children who live in the Bayview/Major Mackenzie, Bayview/Hwy 7 and Bayview/John areas are picked up between 6:50 and 7:30 a.m. and returned home between 4:45 and 5:15 p.m. Exact pick-up and drop-off times are set each summer, once final routes have been established based on demand.
All students, Grade 2 and up, may ride on the North Shuttle Bus. Students at La p'tite école who have an older sibling at the Junior School may be considered for bus transportation under the condition that they travel together, and that the Principal/Vice Principal of both primary school branches approve. This arrangement requires a plan to be set in place by the school branches to facilitate school pick-up/drop-off. Permission forms must be signed by the parent/guardian for all students.
Bus transportation for students in the Mississauga and Oakville areas attending the West Campus is organized by the school. Please refer to the fee schedules below.
Mississauga/Etobicoke Bus Fees (door-to-door): Children are picked up between 7:30 and 8:15 a.m., and returned home between 4:15 and 5:00 p.m. Exact pick-up and drop-off times are set each summer, once final routes have been established based on demand.
Oakville Bus Fees (shuttle): Children are picked up between 7:20 and 7:40 a.m. and returned home between 4:45 and 5:10 p.m. Exact pick-up and drop-off times are set each summer, once final routes have been established based on demand.
West Campus students who complete Grade 7 and continue at the Senior School in Toronto can access our complimentary daily bus service to and from various locations in Mississauga and Etobicoke. This free service is also available to other Senior School students (Grade 8/Level I and older) who live in the Mississauga and Etobicoke area. To accommodate students’ co-curricular and academic activities after school, two departures from Toronto are available, at 4:15 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. daily.