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 Hafez (age 2) to Grade 12.

Please note that all assessments will take place at our Toronto campus.

Application deadlines for the 2023-2024 school year:

Entry Grade in September 2023                                         Application deadline                         
Junior Kindergarten
Senior Kindergarten
Grade 1
November 14, 2022
Jardin d'éveil Hafez (age 2)
Pre-Kindergarten (age 3)
Grade 2 to 12
December 2, 2022





 

STEPS TO APPLY

Applying to TFS is a two-step process:

1. Submit an inquiry
 
Once your inquiry has been submitted, you will receive an email with information on your username and password to the admissions portal.

2. Apply 

In order to start your application, you must first submit an inquiry so you can obtain your username and password information. You will then need to complete the remaining “checklist” items of the application.

List of 6 items.

  • Jardin d'éveil Hafez

    GradeBirth YearApplication Deadline
    Jardin d'éveil Hafez2021December 2, 2022

    Step 1
    : Application
    • Complete the online application form including:
      • Current photo (headshot only)
      • Proof of date of birth (birth certificate or passport)

    Step 2: Get to Know You Visit
    • Once the application is received, the Admissions Office will contact you regarding  the Saturday, January 21, 2023 Get to Know You session.
    • Sessions are 30 minutes long. Children will have the chance to engage in various play activities so we can get to know your child and family better.
     
    Step 3: Decision
    • Admissions decisions will be communicated via email on Friday, February 24, 2023.
    • Children in Jardin d’éveil Hafez will move to PK the following year on the recommendation of the principal. There is no application necessary for PK.

    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-Kindergarten2020December 2, 2022

    Step 1: Application
    • Complete the online application form including:
      • Current photo (headshot only)
      • Proof of date of birth (birth certificate or passport)

    Step 2: Get to Know You Visit
    • Once the application is received, the Admissions Office will contact you regarding  the Saturday, January 21, 2023 Get to Know You session.
    • Sessions are 30 minutes long. Children will have the chance to engage in various play activities so we can get to know your child and family better.
     
    Step 3: Decision
    • Admissions decisions will be communicated via email on Friday, February 24, 2023.

    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 Kindergarten2019November 14, 2022
    Senior Kindergarten2018November 14, 2022
    Grade 12017November 14, 2022


    Step 1
    : Application
    • Complete the online application form including:
      • Current photo (headshot only)
      • Proof of date of birth (birth certificate or passport)
      • Current report card (if applicable)
      • Two most recent end-of-year report cards (if applicable)
      • Confidential assessment requested from the student's current school (for candidates applying to SK and Grade 1).
      • Application fee of $250 by credit card

    Step 2: Assessment
    • Once the application is received, the Admissions Office will contact you regarding the Saturday, November 26, 2022 Play Day.
    • Sessions are 60 minutes in length. During the Play Day, children will engage in various individual and group activities such as drawing, arts and crafts, physical activities and story time.
     
    Step 3Interview
    • Select candidates will be invited to a virtual parent and student interview.

    Step 4: Decision
    • Admissions decisions for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 1 will be communicated via email on Friday, February 24, 2023. (Please note this is a date change from what was previously announced.)

    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 22016December 2, 2022
    Grade 32015December 2, 2022
    Grade 42014December 2, 2022
    Grade 52013December 2, 2022


    Step 1
    : Application
    • Complete the online application form including:
      • Current photo (headshot only)
      • Proof of date of birth (birth certificate or passport)
      • Current report card 
      • Two most recent end-of-year report cards (if applicable)
      • Confidential school report requested from the student’s current school
      • Application fee of $250 by credit card

    Step 2: Assessment
    • Candidates who meet the admissions requirements will be invited to the Saturday, January 28, 2023 assessment.
    • The assessment includes math, English (reading and writing), French (where applicable) and a group activity.
     
    Step 3Interview
    • Select candidates will be invited to a virtual parent and student interview.

    Step 4: Decision
    • Admissions decisions will be communicated via email on Friday, February 24, 2023

    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 2, 2022


    Step 1
    : Application
    • Complete the online application form including:
      • Current photo (headshot only)
      • Proof of date of birth (birth certificate or passport)
      • Current report card 
      • Two most recent end-of-year report cards (if applicable)
      • Confidential school report requested from the student’s current school
      • SSAT score for students entering Grades 6 to 12. For native French-speaking students with limited English fluency, alternative assessment arrangements can be made directly with TFS.
      • Application fee of $250 by credit card

    Step 2: Assessment
    • All candidates are required to write the SSAT. In order for results to reach the school in a timely fashion, the SSAT should be written before December 31, 2022. 
    • Results should be sent to TFS - Canada’s International School, ID #7685. 
    • 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 familiarize themselves with the test format, scoring and time limits. The portal also provides opportunities to practise the test before writing the actual SSAT.
    • For native French-speaking students with limited English proficiency, the Admissions Office will be in touch in order to make alternative assessment arrangements.

    Step 3Group Activity and Tour
    • Saturday, January 28, 2023
    • Select students will be invited to participate in a group activity followed by a school tour with our Senior School students.

    Step 4Interview
    • Select candidates will be invited to a virtual parent and student interview. 

    Step 5
    : Decision
    • Admissions decisions will be communicated via email on Friday, February 24, 2023.

    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. The Entrance Scholarship is open to Canadian residents only. Read more.

    The deadline to submit your scholarship application for the 2023-2024 school year is December 2, 2022.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 416-484-6533, ext. 4247 or by email at admissions@tfs.ca.