Admissions

Assessment

Procedures vary according to the grade for which the child is applying. For most students who are applying with little or no prior knowledge of French, all assessments are done in English. French is not required for entry up to and including Grade 7, the last year during which the Introductory Program is offered. Francophone students who do not speak English will be tested in French. Bilingual students will be tested in their language of choice.

Students who speak French will undergo a separate French assessment at the time of their interview.


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  • Jardin d’éveil (age 2)

    A "Get To Know You" session for parents and children will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018. There will be various age-appropriate play activities for children as well as a brief interview with parents.

    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.

    Please note: Applicants for entry into Jardin d’éveil in September 2018 must be two years old by December 31, 2018.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (age 3)

    Children are assessed through an individual standardized aptitude test lasting approximately 30-40 minutes, during which we closely monitor language and reasoning skills, concentration and maturity. All children must be toilet-trained by the time they start school in September.

    Screenings for PK candidates for September 2018 will be scheduled from January 22 to February 9, 2018.

    Please note: Applicants for entry into PK in September 2018 must be three years old by December 31, 2018.
  • Junior Kindergarten (age 4), Senior Kindergarten (age 5) and Grade 1 (age 6)

    Students are assessed through an individual standardized aptitude test, lasting approximately 45 minutes for JK candidates, and one hour for SK and Grade 1 candidates, during which we closely monitor language and reasoning skills, concentration and maturity.

    Screenings for JK, SK and Grade 1 candidates for September 2018 will be scheduled from October 16 to November 30, 2017.

    JK, SK and Grade 1 candidates must also attend our Fun Day, a short morning of activities on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
  • Grades 2 to 5

    The assessment includes a standardized aptitude test, math, English reading and writing and when applicable, reading and writing in French.

    There is also a collaborative group activity in the gymnasium.

    Testing for Junior School candidates for September 2018 will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 (half-day).
  • Grade 6 to 12 (Level V)

    The assessment 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.

    NEW - 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.

TIMELINES AND DEADLINES

Most families choose to apply during the regular application cycle (see dates above); however, applications are accepted year round. Please contact the Admissions office at admissions@tfs.ca or at 416-484-6980, ext. 4247 for additional information.