Admissions

Application Process

TFS’ mission is to develop multilingual critical thinkers who celebrate difference, transcend borders and strive for the betterment of humankind.

In just a few steps, you can put your child on the path toward an outstanding education. The Admissions team is here to help you through the process.

The Admissions Office, located on our Toronto campus, handles applications (including assessments and interviews) for both the Toronto and West campuses, from Jardin d'éveil (age 2) to Grade 12.

Application deadlines for the 2021-2022 school year:

Entry Grade in September 2021                                         Application deadline                         
Junior Kindergarten
Senior Kindergarten
Grade 1
November 16, 2020
Jardin d'éveil (age 2)
Pre-Kindergarten (age 3)
Grade 2 to 12
December 1, 2020





 

STEPS TO APPLY

Please select your child’s grade of entry for specific application guidelines. Complete applications can be emailed to admissions@tfs.ca or mailed to: 
 
Admissions Office, TFS – Canada’s International School
306 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4N 1T7

List of 6 items.

  • Jardin d'éveil

    GradeBirth YearApplication Deadline
    Jardin d'éveil2019December 1, 2020

    Step 1
    : Complete the application form below and submit with the checklist items listed:
    • Current photo (headshot only)
    • Proof of date of birth (e.g. birth certificate, passport)

    Step 2: Assessment
    • Once the application is complete, the Admissions Office will contact the applicant’s family to arrange for the assessment. 
    • Children in Jardin d’éveil will move to PK the following year on the recommendation from the principal. There is no application necessary for PK.
     
    Step 3: Admissions Decisions for Jardin d'éveil will be communicated via email on Friday, February 26, 2021.

    Please note that new applications for children with siblings currently attending TFS and for children of alumni are given priority in terms of space availability.
  • Pre-Kindergarten

    GradeBirth YearApplication Deadline
    Pre-Kindergarten2018December 1, 2020

    Step 1
    : Complete the application form below and submit with the checklist items listed:
    • Application for Pre-Kindergarten (age 3)
    • Current photo (headshot only)
    • Proof of date of birth (e.g. birth certificate, passport)

    Step 2: Assessment
    • Once the application is complete, the Admissions Office will contact the applicant’s family to arrange for the assessment. 
     
    Step 3: Admissions decisions for Pre-Kindergarten will be communicated via email on Friday, February 26, 2021.

    Please note that new applications for children with siblings currently attending TFS and for children of alumni are given priority in terms of space availability.
  • Junior Kindergarten to Grade 1


    GradeBirth YearApplication Deadline
    Junior Kindergarten2017November 16, 2020
    Senior Kindergarten2016November 16, 2020
    Grade 12015November 16, 2020


    Step 1
    : Complete the application form below and submit with the checklist items listed:
    • Current photo (headshot only)
    • Proof of date of birth (e.g. birth certificate, passport)
    • Current report card (if applicable)
    • Copies of two most recent end-of-year report cards (if applicable)
    • Confidential assessment requested from the student's previous school (for candidates applying to SK or Grade 1).
    • Application fee of $200 payable to TFS ($250 for students residing outside of Canada).

    Step 2: Assessment
    • Once the application is complete, the Admissions Office will contact the applicant’s family to arrange for an assessment (by invitation only for SK and Grade 1).
     
    Step 3Admissions Decisions for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 1 will be communicated via email on Monday, December 14, 2020.

    Please note that new applications for children with siblings currently attending TFS and for children of alumni are given priority in terms of space availability.
  • Grade 2 to 5

    GradeBirth YearApplication Deadline
    Grade 22014December 1, 2020
    Grade 32013December 1, 2020
    Grade 42012December 1, 2020
    Grade 52011December 1, 2020


    Step 1
    : Complete the application form below and submit with the checklist items listed:
    • Application for Grades 2 to 5
    • Current photo (headshot only)
    • Proof of date of birth (e.g. birth certificate, passport)
    • Current report card (if applicable)
    • Copies of two most recent end-of-year report cards (if applicable)
    • Confidential school report requested from the student's previous school.
    • Application fee of $200 payable to TFS ($250 for students residing outside of Canada).

    Step 2: Assessment
    • Once the application is complete, the Admissions Office will contact the applicant’s family regarding the assessment, which includes, math, English reading and writing and when applicable, reading and writing in French (by invitation only).
     
    Step 3Admissions Decisions for Grades 2 to 5 will be communicated via email on Friday, February 26, 2021.

    Please note that new applications for children with siblings currently attending TFS and for children of alumni are given priority in terms of space availability.
  • Grade 6 to 12

    GradeApplication Deadline
    Grades 6-12December 1, 2020


    Step 1
    : Complete the application form below and submit with the checklist items listed:
    • Application for Grades 6 to 12
    • Current photo (headshot only)
    • Proof of date of birth (e.g. birth certificate, passport)
    • Current report card (if applicable)
    • Copies of two most recent end-of-year report cards (if applicable)
    • Confidential school report requested from the student's previous school.
    • SSAT score and SSAT Character Skills Snapshot (for students entering Grade 6 to 12). Please apply to SSAT directly; when registering for a testing date, indicate you would like results to be sent to TFS - Canada's International School, ID number 7685.
    • Application fee of $200 payable to TFS ($250 for students residing outside of Canada).

    Step 2: Assessment

    Once the application is received, the Admissions Office will contact the applicant’s family regarding the assessment , which includes taking the SSAT as well as a personal interview at TFS (please visit www.ssat.org for SSAT details). Please apply to SSAT directly; when registering for a testing date, indicate you would like results to be sent to TFS - Canada's International School, ID number 7685. Students who speak French will undergo a separate French assessment at the time of their interview. While we do not encourage any special tutoring for the SSAT, we do suggest applicants use the resources available through the SSAT Practice Portal to practise before writing the test.
     
    Character and personal growth are an integral part of a TFS education. Grades and test scores just don't tell us the whole story of your child. The Character Skills Snapshot gives us richer holistic information and illuminates areas where TFS can help your child grow and thrive.

    The Character Skills Snapshot
    All Grade 6 and above applicants to TFS are required to take the Character Skills Snapshot. For students who take the SSAT, there is no charge to take The Snapshot. Once you register for an SSAT, you will have access to The Snapshot. For applicants who are native speakers of French with limited English, please contact the Admissions office at admissions@tfs.ca or at 416-484-6533 ext. 4247 for additional information.
     
    Step 3Admissions decisions for Grades 6 to 12 will be communicated via email on Friday, February 26, 2021.

    Please note that new applications for children with siblings currently attending TFS and for children of alumni are given priority in terms of space availability.
  • Scholarship

    TFS offers a full entrance scholarship program for students entering Grade 7 and up who demonstrate substantial financial need, strong academic standing and community involvement. Read more.

    The deadline to submit your scholarship application for the 2021-2022 school year is December 1, 2020.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 416-484-6533, ext. 4247 or by email at admissions@tfs.ca.