Students in Level III to Level V (Grade 10 to 12), their final three years at TFS, make up our Lycée.
Students study within the Middle Years Program (MYP) of the IB until the end of Level III (Grade 10), while also continuing to follow and meet the requirements of the curriculum of the Ministry of Education of Ontario.
Their studies in the curriculum of France are completed at the end of Level II (Grade 9); however, during the Lycée years, many students complete coursework in French in order to complete the bilingual IB Diploma.
In Level III (Grade 10), our students pursue the Personal Project as the culminating work of the Middle Years Program (MYP). The project sees students pursuing a topic of their choice, which must have international relevance, and, under the guidance of a Senior School supervisor, they develop a way to express their findings — through an investigative study, work of art, video, computer program or other media. The Personal Project demonstrates our students’ strengths in self-management, research, communication, creative and critical thinking, and collaboration.
In Level IV and V (Grades 11 and 12), the last two years of high school at TFS, all students must undertake the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Acknowledged worldwide for its excellence and rigour, the program takes the form of a liberal arts course of study, meaning students must engage in a wide breadth of subjects, and no subject area can be excluded.
The IB Diploma provides an exceptional foundation for entering into university, and, in fact, since the program exceeds the requirements of a secondary school diploma, students are often offered advanced placement in courses at university.
Being part of the IB Diploma program also means fulfilling the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) components. The CAS program requires students to be involved in creative pursuits, physical activities and community service over the two IB Diploma years. As well, students undertake a research paper called the Extended Essay and take the unique Theory of Knowledge course.
Concurrently, students also meet the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) program, and are awarded the OSSD as well as the IB Diploma when they graduate.
Distinctive to TFS, students have the opportunity to study for and achieve the IB’s bilingual Diploma, which has additional French-language requirements.
TFS’ Senior School includes both the Collège (Grade 6 and 7, Level I and II) and the Lycée (Level III to V). To understand exactly where your child would fit if joining TFS after Grade 7, please contact our Admissions Department.