Trips & Exchanges

From field trips a few hours long, to overnight trips lasting two weeks, TFS believes its students must explore the wider world. What better way to help develop the skills our students will need as internationally-minded citizens?

Organized on an age-appropriate basis and directly linked to the curricula, these outings allow students to make real life connections between classroom learning and experiential activities.

Our youngest students start locally, visiting places that speak to our region’s past and present, such as Riverdale Farm, St. Lawrence Market, the Kortright Centre for Conservation and the Toronto Zoo.

In Grade 3, students begin to participate in outings that include their peers from both campuses of TFS. The idea is to foster relationships beyond their own classroom and to start to develop leadership skills – another key aspect of many TFS excursions.

Overnight trips are popular and highly anticipated occasions from Grades 4 through 7. Our students experience the wilderness and leadership centres at Bark Lake and Camp Kanawana, and the francophone culture in Montreal.

Field trips at this age include English and French theatre outings and sports days off-site.

Students at the Senior School visit museums, art galleries, French theatre and more. They can also participate in an Outward Bound program, offered from Grades 8 through 10 (Levels I through III) over different seasons: in the fall (leadership and urban wilderness training), spring (backpacking), and winter (camping and dog-sledding in Algonquin Park).

Taking the TFS experience abroad, students have the opportunity to be part of an annual French Exchange to Paris or take on the challenge of a community service trip to South America. Students involved in debating or Model UN have the opportunity to represent TFS at events across North America. Some recent trips have included Switzerland and China.

From exploring our own backyard to travelling continents away, TFS students bring their intellectual and experiential curiosity, no matter where they go.

The World Awaits...

Outward Bound

Using the challenges and inspiration of the natural environment – rivers, lakes, mountains and oceans – to bring out the best in everyone, Outward Bound programs kindle a sense of community and strong dedication to service.