• The Learning Forum will become the heart of the school as it integrates learning support, library resources and technology services to provide our digital learners a real space for academic collaboration and inquiry.

    Dr. Susan Elliott, Executive Director, Learning Forum @ TFS and Campaign Supporter

  • From our founding, TFS was committed to accepting talented students regardless of parents' financial means. The scholarship program is a chance to honour our earliest roots and to live, once again, the principles of accessibility.

    Susan Markle, Executive Director of Admissions and Campaign Supporter

  • The Learning Forum @ TFS will complement the school's multi-faceted curriculum, while providing a personalized, enriched learning experience, so that all students can thrive. We believe in the TFS approach to education and are excited to be a part of such a transformational undertaking.


  • We are pleased to support Entrance Scholarships at TFS, as gaining students from diverse backgrounds can only make our school better. We are convinced that an inclusive strategy to attract students from all walks of life will serve the future of TFS well.

    PHIL AND SHERRY EVERSHED, Parents of an Alumna and Campaign Supporters

  • We are pleased to support program enrichment and have chosen to focus our gift on environmental inquiry and sustainability projects. We encourage all families to join us in supporting Soaring Beyond to help ensure that all students continue to receive the very best educational experience.


Campaign News

Special Campaign Announcement

June 2, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Soaring Beyond: The Campaign for TFS can be described as a truly historic success, as it has now surpassed the original $9 million goal to reach $10.2 million!

Welcome Back, TFS Families!

October 6, 2015

I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning TFS parents and to share with you the exciting news about Soaring Beyond: The Campaign for TFS. Thanks to your enthusiastic response to the campaign and your generous support of its three strategic initiatives, we have surpassed $8 million toward our $9 million goal.

The Gift of a TFS Education - A Message from Dr Josep González, our Head of School

October 6, 2015

There is no greater gift that parents can bestow on their children than the gift of education. Education means options for the future, the freedom to choose any career and an open door to the world, a world that is full of opportunities and possibilities. The gift of a TFS education is especially valuable and precious, because the opportunity to become fully bilingual, or multilingual, is actually the gift of perspective.

Showing our Gratitude for Your Support

October 6, 2015

Soaring Beyond: The Campaign for TFS has been phenomenally successful, thanks to your generous support for our three campaign priorities – the Learning Forum @ TFS, Entrance Scholarships and Program Enrichment. To date, we have surpassed $8 million toward our $9 million goal. Every gift has made a difference! Every gift has brought us a step closer to achieving that goal, and with only one year left in the campaign we want to tell you about our exciting plans to recognize the tremendous contributions made by our TFS families.

Allez TFS! Kicking Off a New School Year with our TFS Cougars

October 6, 2015

TFS en Fête! — this year’s aptly named Welcome Back Barbecue – was held on Friday, September 25 after the Terry Fox Spirit Day activities. Clearly, this autumn get-together has become a much-anticipated annual tradition. With the RSVPs topping 1,000, and with more senior students in attendance this year than ever before, you could say it has become a signature hit for all ages.

Exciting Progress and the Challenge Ahead

June 18, 2015

As summer arrives, we can celebrate an amazing year for the Soaring Beyond/En plein essor campaign. This spring, we passed the $7.5 million mark on our way to our ultimate goal of $9 million. This impressive achievement has been made possible through the leadership and passion of TFS families. Thank you all for your vision and generosity. By making your gift and encouraging others to do so, you have energized the campaign and the school.

We Can See The Future From Here

June 18, 2015

If you’ve ever hiked through a mountain range, you know the sensation of climbing a peak and being able to see, for the first time, the entire path that lies ahead. It is a moment of pure excitement and anticipation. Then, having celebrated your progress, you begin the descent and carry on toward your destination, inspired by what has passed and motivated by what is yet to come.

Parents Vivien Kwok and Eric Tam Support the Vision of Soaring Beyond: The Campaign for TFS

June 18, 2015

La p’tite école parents (Jardin d’eveil and Grade 1) Vivien Kwok and Eric Tam have found in TFS a warm, diverse and inclusive environment for their children. Both originally from Hong Kong, Vivien was raised in Montreal and Eric in Toronto. Their daughters Émilie and Valérie are benefiting from enriched cultural environments both at home and at school.

Springing Forward

June 18, 2015

This spring, the broader TFS community came together to celebrate the accomplishments of the year and to look ahead to the bright future of the school.

Message from the Chair of the Board

February 25, 2015

TFS grads can succeed anywhere and do anything, with anyone. This statement of belief sums up our collective aspiration for our children. We want them to possess great academic knowledge and skills, and be inspired by a bilingual education and an international point of view. It is at the core of everything our school does.

Entrance Scholarships: Offering a World of Possibilities

February 25, 2015

Some of our most successful TFS graduates have been scholarship recipients – exceptional students who would not have been able to attend TFS otherwise. “My parents were both well-educated professionals, but being new immigrants there was no way we would have been able to afford an independent school education, so it was not even a remote possibility. When I won a scholarship to attend TFS it opened a new world to me,” explains Dr. Sarandeep Sonu Gaind, today one of Canada’s most respected psychiatrists and a recent recipient of Le Prix de distinction des anciens élèves de TFS.

Donor Profile: Nancy Cohen ’78 and Stephen Goldhar

February 25, 2015

If anyone is enthused about the history of TFS, it would be Nancy Cohen ’78. As a member of the school’s fourth graduating class and the mother of two TFS alumnae, Nancy is passionate about linking the school’s past to its present and future. “I believe in the story of the school and I have watched it evolve, constantly becoming a better version of itself,” she says.

Celebrating Philanthropy at TFS: Our Annual Donor Reception

February 25, 2015

Winter’s chill was no match for the warmth and goodwill generated in the Senior School Penturn Library on the evening of January 27, 2015, where the annual reception for Le cercle des philanthropes, our school’s donor recognition society, took place. Each year this casual and friendly reception is held to recognize and appreciate our TFS family of donors for their generosity and support during the previous year.

Giving the Gift of Education

December 3, 2014

As parents and educators, we know that the gift of education lasts a lifetime. At this time of year, when we think so much of giving to others, I am asking all parents to consider supporting Soaring Beyond: The Campaign for TFS through our annual giving program.

Our Featured Campaign Priority: Program Enrichment

December 3, 2014

What does Program Enrichment mean? You could define it as the continued annual enhancement of technology, equipment and facilities to advance academic innovation and enrich student experience. For our students, however, it can be summed up in one word: Wow!

TFS: At Home in the World - Parents René Cayouette and Joan Beck Talk About Supporting TFS

December 3, 2014

Like all parents, René Cayouette and Joan Beck want to give their child the world, so they were delighted to have found a world of opportunity for her at TFS.

Carrousel des nations 2014 Puts the Fun in Fundraising!

December 3, 2014

November can seem like a bleak month on the Canadian calendar, but TFS certainly made sure that it ended on a high note and with a splash of colour.

Message from Campaign Chair and Head of School

October 2, 2014

Bonjour and welcome back, everyone! And welcome to the fall edition of En plein essor, our e-newsletter for Soaring Beyond: The Campaign for TFS. We hope that you had an enjoyable summer and that you are enjoying the fall term at TFS.

Building on Success: The Learning Forum @ TFS

October 2, 2014

As an internationally focused school that prepares students to take their place as global leaders of tomorrow, TFS will create a permanent home for the Learning Forum at each of the four TFS branches, to ensure that all TFS students reap the benefits of an innovative learning approach that is being embraced by leading academic institutions the world over.

The TFS Parents’ Association: Supporting Academic Excellence

October 2, 2014

TFS parents are, quite literally, the foundation of our school. TFS was founded by parents, Harry and Anna Giles, who started the bilingual school in their home because they wanted to offer their children educational opportunities that would reflect Canada’s two languages and many cultures. Today, the TFS Parents’ Association is one of the driving forces behind the school’s flourishing growth and success.

A Clear Launch for Soaring Beyond: The Campaign for TFS

October 2, 2014

September 19, 2014 was a special if not historic day for TFS. In addition to being Terry Fox Spirit Day, it also marked the official launch of Soaring Beyond: The Campaign for TFS at the third annual Welcome Back BBQ.

Message from Cabinet

June 4, 2014

On behalf of the members of the Campaign Cabinet, I would like to welcome you to the first edition of our newsletter for Soaring Beyond: The Campaign for TFS. Soaring Beyond/En plein essor is about providing the resources and support our students need to continue to excel beyond every expectation, and it is our intention to provide you with updates and news about milestones reached and events planned, as the campaign progresses. Already, we have exciting news to share.

The Learning Forum @ TFS

June 4, 2014

A quiet space to study on one’s own. A place to collaborate with one’s peers, or to meet with a learning strategist to improve one’s study skills or test-taking techniques. A collegial and welcoming space to find all of the print or digital resources one needs to do research for assignments, projects and essays. The Learning Forums @ TFS will be all of the above — and so much more.

Bill Webb and Agnes Wong Talk about Soaring Beyond: The Campaign for TFS

June 4, 2014

Ask Bill Webb his favourite French word and he will tell you that it is audace — "hardiesse qui ne connaît ni obstacle ni limite." It is that fearlessness and an insatiable curiosity that Bill Webb and Agnes Wong are elated to see in their two children, James and Stephen. For these TFS parents, their sons’ inquisitiveness and eagerness to learn may be more important than those excellent report cards.

Mississauga Campaign Reception Receives High Marks

June 4, 2014

On a pleasant evening in May, twenty-five TFS Mississauga families listened attentively as TFS leadership and Soaring Beyond Campaign Cabinet members spoke passionately about the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of TFS.