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.
GREG HAVER AND JULIANA SPROTT, CURRENT PARENTS AND CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS
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.
CHRISTIAN AND FLORENCE EXSHAW, CURRENT PARENTS AND CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS
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. René, a Managing Director at National Bank, and Joan, a Partner at the law firm Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, recall how living in New York City early in their careers, working with talented people from different backgrounds and cultures, was eye-opening.
“That experience impressed upon us the importance of strong academic training, an international perspective and the usefulness of being able to communicate in different languages — which facilitates thinking about issues from different perspectives.”
Later, as parents, they were thrilled to know that their daughter would be able to experience that same expansive worldview at TFS as early as Pre-Kindergarten. “TFS is a vibrant student community with a truly unique global perspective. Its educational program seeks to develop an understanding of the complex world that we live in,” Joan and René affirm.
When their daughter first started at TFS, several significant capital expenditure projects were being completed: the Senior School expansion, the pool, the computer lab and school Wi-Fi, and eventually the soccer field.
“It struck us that our daughter and her fellow students would benefit from these incredible facilities for years to come, all made possible by the generosity of the parents of many students, some of whom would never personally benefit from the facilities.”
And as the years pass, adds Joan, their belief in the importance of supporting these initiatives has only increased. “We feel strongly about supporting capital development programs that the school undertakes, so that other students and parents will, in turn, benefit in the years to come.”
Today when the proud parents converse with their accomplished daughter, now in Level II, Joan and René know they made the right choice with TFS. “Seeing her discover the world — it almost makes us want to be students all over again!”