Academic Ambition

University Relations

As a university preparatory school, the end goal of TFS is to graduate students who are prepared to attend the university of their choice. TFS boasts a 100% acceptance rate to the university of their choice, and our graduates study in an incredibly wide range of excellent programs in Canada, the US and internationally. As our Director of University Relations likes to say, there is no cookie cutter class at TFS  our graduates attend diverse, highly sought-after programs, ultimately leading to successful careers.

Special Events

Our guidance department hosts numerous special events and programs for careers and university selection. 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;
  • campus visits;
  • career lunches with our alumni;
  • and, an online mentorship program connecting our alumni with students in Grades 11 and 12 (Levels IV and V).

Senior School Guidance Services

Centrally located in the Senior School’s Learning Forum, opened in 2017, the guidance department, which includes the Director of University Relations, is well-loved and much-used by our students. The counselling services provided include:
  • Career
  • Academic
  • Personal
  • Health and wellness
    • TFS Grad Walk - Celebrating our graduating Class of 2019

Guidance Resources

In addition to our counsellors, the guidance department is home to a host of other resources. The library contains an extensive collection of academic calendars, viewbooks and general information about universities at home and abroad.

Dedicated computers are loaded with software such as Career Cruising, School Finder and Scholarship Finder (for Canadian universities), and SAT practice tests. Scholarship and financial aid information and applications are also available.

The department oversees all standardized test preparation at the school. The PSAT is undertaken by all Grade 10 and 11 students (Level III and IV), and support and resources are available for those taking the TOEFL, SAT and ACT tests, including test registration information, booklets, preparation courses, mock exams and workshops.

Selected Universities Attended by TFS Graduates


Brock University
Carleton University
Concordia University
Dalhousie University
Huron University College (Western)
King’s University College (Western)
McGill University
McMaster University
OCAD University
Ontario Tech University
Polytechnique Montréal
Queen’s University
Royal Military College
Ryerson University
St. Francis Xavier University
Trent University
University of British Columbia
University of Guelph
University of King’s College
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
Duke University
Johns Hopkins University
Loyola Marymount University
Middlebury College
Northeastern University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Smith College
The New School: Parsons School of Design
The University of Chicago
University of California: Berkeley
University of California: Los Angeles
University of Miami
Vanderbilt University
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University
Wheaton College
Yale University

France, UK and Beyond

King’s College London
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
The University of Warwick
University College Dublin
University College London
University of Bristol
University of Edinburgh
University of Exeter
University of Southampton
University of the Arts London
University of York
ESSEC Business School