Academic Ambition

University Counselling

Representing a core aspect of their TFS education, the University Counselling team guides senior students through career exploration, considerations of universities and programs, and ultimately through the process of applying to post-secondary institutions in Canada and internationally. We purposefully foster our students’ independence of thought, as they contemplate their continuing development as individuals, and citizens.

Special Events

Our University Counseling team hosts numerous special events and programs for careers and post secondary planning throughout the year. These include:

  • visits from more than 50 university liaison and admission officers each year;
  • university evenings focusing on the application process, admissions criteria, and academic programs for Canadian, American and international universities;
  • university campus visits;
  • career spotlight series with our alumni and parents;
  • and, an online mentorship program connecting our alumni with students in Grades 11 and 12 (Levels IV and V).

Senior School Learning Forum

Recently renovated in 2017, and centrally located in the Senior School. The Senior School Learning Forum is composed of a team of grade level-specific guidance counsellors, learning strategists and specialized university counsellors. A beautiful library with multiple collaborative spaces, it is well-loved and much-used by our students. The services provided include:
  • Academic
  • Personal
  • Health and Wellness
  • Post-secondary Planning
  • Career

Grad Walk - Class of 2024

Post-Secondary Planning Resources

In addition to our team of experienced counsellors, the Guidance and University Counselling area is home to a host of other resources. The library contains an extensive collection of university viewbooks, standardized testing preparation information and books and guides about universities at home and abroad.

All Senior School students have a MyBlueprint account, which is used regularly in guidance classes for self-assessment, as well as research on careers and post-secondary planning. Students are also taught how to access university research databases around the world to learn about university programs and scholarship and financial aid information.

The Senior School Learning Forum oversees all standardized test preparation at the Senior School. The PSAT is available for all Grade 10 and 11 students (Level III and IV) who wish to write it, and TFS has partnered with Princeton Review to offer a SAT preparation course for our Level IV students. Support and resources are available for those taking the TOEFL, SAT and ACT tests, including test registration information, booklets, preparation courses, and workshops.

Selected Universities Attended by Recent TFS Graduates


Bishop's University
Brock University
Carleton University
Concordia University
Dalhousie University
HEC Montreal
Huron University
McGill University
McMaster University
Mount Allison University
Ontario Tech University
Queen's University
St. Francis Xavier University
Toronto Metropolitan University
Trent University
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
University of British Columbia - Okanagan
University of Guelph
University of King's College Halifax
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto - St George
University of Toronto - Mississauga
University of Toronto - Scarborough
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University - Waterloo
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford
York University

United States

Arizona State University
Barnard College, Columbia University
Boston University
Case Western Reserve University
Cornell University
Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
at The New School
Hawai'i Pacific University
Loyola Marymount University
Parsons School of Design
at The New School
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Rhode Island School of Design
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California - Irvine
University of California - San Diego
University of California - Santa Barbara
University of California - Santa Cruz
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
Washington University in St. Louis

France, UK and Beyond

Durham University
Imperial College London
King's College London,
University of London
Queen Mary University of London
Queen's University Belfast
Royal Holloway, University of London
University of Aberdeen
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of Edinburgh
University of Exeter
University of Glasgow
University of Liverpool
University of Manchester
University of Nottingham
EDHEC Business School
ESSEC Business School
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Trinity College Dublin
University College Dublin
Bocconi University
IE University
University of St Andrews