The final three years of secondary studies at TFS, from Grades 10 to 12 (Levels III to V), are dedicated to the Lycée curriculum.
At TFS, students complete their studies in the French curriculum at the end of Grade 9 (Level II); however, during the Lycée years, they continue taking courses in French in order to complete the requirements of the bilingual IB Diploma, and also to reinforce the skills and knowledge they gained throughout their previous years at TFS.
In Grade 10 (Level III), our students further deepen their knowledge and explore specialized disciplines, so that they can choose their paths within the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. This year is therefore crucial in terms of guidance and preparation.
In the last two years of Senior School, all students must undertake the IB Diploma Program. Acknowledged worldwide for its excellence and rigour, this is a program that is firmly anchored in the liberal arts approach and includes courses in all subject areas.
The IB Diploma provides an exceptional foundation for entering university. Indeed, since the program exceeds the requirements of a secondary school diploma, TFS students often have the opportunity for 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 Diploma years. As well, students undertake a research paper called the Extended Essay and take the unique Theory of Knowledge course.
Concurrently, students 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 Advanced Bilingual Diploma, which has additional French-language requirements.