The Toronto French School (TFS), founded in 1962, is an independent, bilingual, co-educational, non-denominational school in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada, is the royal patron of the school. The school rebranded in 2011 to become TFS – Canada's International School
At TFS, students complete the IB PYP (Primary Years Program), MYP (Middle Years Program) and Diploma Programs (DP), in addition to the National Curriculum of France and the Ministry of Ontario curriculum. it is compulsory for students to study under the International Baccalaureate program in their final two years. Prior to this, students between the ages of 2 and 15 go through a broad bilingual program covering the arts, languages, natural and social sciences as well as mathematics. Furthermore, the school offers numerous side programs that focus on aiding students in expanding to an international level, such as through its optional SAT preparation course.
- Students who will be entering Grade 7 or above in September 2019 and who don’t currently attend TFS.
- Entrance scholars will be selected based on academic merit, involvement in their school and/or community, as well as financial need.
- Academic eligibility: candidates should be able to demonstrate a minimum A average in the past two academic years.
- Financial eligibility: We define financial need as a family’s inability to pay for even a portion of TFS’ tuition fees. The Entrance Scholarships are meant to provide an enriched learning opportunity to an exceptional student who would not otherwise have the resources to attend TFS.
- As financial need depends on the circumstances and composition of each family, no firm thresholds are set. However, families (including single parents and recent arrivals to Canada) are strongly encouraged to apply if their annual income is less than $80,000.
- Students currently in immersion or French schools are strongly urged to apply, as well as those in English-language schools (applying to Grade 7). Grade 7 entrance scholars who are not fluent in French will enter our special Intro program for the first year, which follows the regular curriculum but with a special focus on language acquisition. This is offered at our West Campus in Mississauga; busing may be available.
- Scholarships are intended for domestic applicants only, defined as students living in Canada at the time of application. It is the responsibility of the family to obtain any visa/permits necessary to live and study in Canada.
- Provides an exceptional bilingual education that is academically rigorous and balanced. Our students graduate fully bilingual in French and English, and obtain the French Brevet and internationally recognized IB Diploma. Learn more about the IB program and about the French program.
- Consistent with TFS’ yearly results, 100% of our graduates of 2018 were distinguished as Ontario Scholars (averages of 80%+) and 90% had averages above 90%.
- TFS prepares its students to enter the university and career of their choice, while becoming engaged citizens of the world.
How To Apply:
- TFS is currently accepting scholarship applications for candidates to begin their studies with us in September 2019. To start, please complete our online application. In addition to completing the application form, student candidates and their parents will be asked to:
- Submit the most recent report card and the previous two years’ final reports. The academic record should demonstrate a minimum A average. Include any special awards or records of achievement.
- Send the Confidential School Report to their current school to be completed and forwarded directly to TFS.
- Submit two (2) letters of recommendation. These can be from a teacher, school administrator, coach or other adult (non-family member) who is knowledgeable about the student’s strengths, accomplishments, special interests and potential.
- Choose to write either TFS' tests or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). If the candidate is currently enrolled in a French program, they may also be asked to write a TFS French competency test.
- Submit a financial assessment application to Apple Financial by December 31. A Scholarship Committee will review all applications. Selected candidates will be invited to attend a personal interview with the Scholarship Committee in January 2019.
November 30, 2018