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 70 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

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


Acadia University
Bishop's University
Brock University
Carleton University
Concordia University
Dalhousie University
HEC Montreal
Huron University College (Western)
Memorial University
McGill University
McMaster University
Polytechnique Montréal
Queen’s University
Royal Military College
St. Francis Xavier University
Toronto Metropolitan University
Trent University
University of British Columbia
University of Guelph
University of King’s College
University of New Brunswick
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University

United States

Babson College
Bentley University
Carnegie Mellon University
Colby College
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Loyola Marymount University
Middlebury College
New York University
Northeastern University
Pratt Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Syracuse University
The New School: Parsons School of Design
The University of Chicago
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
Williams College
Yale University

France, UK and Beyond

Bocconi University, Italy
City University, London
IE University
King’s College London
Leiden University, The Netherlands
Manchester University
Oxford University
Queen Mary University of London
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Sciences Po in France
The New School, Parsons Paris
The University of Warwick
University College Dublin
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of Edinburgh
University of Exeter
University of Glasgow
University of Queensland in Australia
University of St. Andrews
University of the Arts London
University of Warwick
University of York
ESSEC Business School