A Family Decision

The decision to have your son or daughter go abroad to study involves much more than simply researching the web and finding websites with pictures of wonderful facilities and smiling faces. Even speaking to family, friends and colleagues about their experiences regarding their children is very useful and helpful, but might not meet the needs of your own son or daughter because each child needs to find “The School” that will allow them to grow and thrive.

Of course each boarding school’s administrator and director can advise and tell you all about their school, but, indeed, there are other schools that might be a better fit for what your son or daughter is looking for in their study abroad program.

Kendall & Associates Educational Consulting can help you with the decision-making process because we known each of the schools that we work with and have the experience, knowledge and unbiased end result to provide you with a selection of schools that will best fit the profile of your son or daughter.

Trinity College School


Location: Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

Three top unique qualities of the school:   

  • True International Community-with over 25 different countries represented at the school along with students from across Canada
  • Outstanding Academic Programme that challenges students and offers them a variety of courses in all subject  areas
  • Breadth of Co-curricular Programme that allows students to pursue excellence in sports and the arts as well as opening doors to areas they may not have yet had the opportunity to experience

Advanced Placement (AP): Approximately 18 courses are offered in a wide range of subjects. Students are able to work towards AP Diploma and Scholar recognition if they choose.

Special subjects offered:
Grade 10 Travel Education History and English
Grade 11 Travel Outdoor Education
Travel Education Summer Programmes in U.K. and Europe
Grade 11 Astronomy
Web-based learning

French (Introductory, Core, Core Enriched)
Spanish (Introductory, Intermediate , Senior)
German (Introductory, Intermediate, Senior)
Latin (Introductory, Intermediate, Senior)
English as a Second Language (Level 4 and Level 5)
Computer (courses)

Introduction to Computer Studies:
Design and Communications Technology (Grade 10)
Introduction to Information Technology
Computer Science and Problem Solving
Introduction to Computer Science
Media Arts
Design and Communications Technology (grade 12)
Live Communication Technology
Computer Science AP

Arts: Academic Arts include courses in Music (instrumental and vocal), Drama and Visual Arts. The Co-curricular Programme includes a variety of music groups (both instrumental and vocal), a dance troupe, 2 theatre productions, an Improvisation Team, and a variety of Visual Art groups.

Sports: There are three sports terms at TCS. Students are required to participate in a sport (either competitive or recreational) each term.  Sports vary in each term as follows:
Competitive Teams (teams are co-educational unless otherwise noted):
Fall-basketball(girls), equestrian, field hockey (girls), football(boys), harriers, soccer (boys), volleyball (boys)
Winter- basketball (boys), ice hockey(boys and girls teams), Nordic skiing, squash, swimming, volleyball (girls)
Spring-badminton, baseball (boys), cricket, equestrian, golf, rowing, rugby (boys and girls teams), soccer (girls), softball (girls), tennis

Recreational Sports (all are co-educational):
Fall- soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, yoga, ultimate Frisbee
Winter-skiing, snowboarding, swimming, table tennis, yoga, basketball
Spring- badminton, squash, ultimate Frisbee, yoga, softball

Extra curricular activities (clubs): School Yearbook, Trinity Environmental Action Committee, Driver Education, Cultural Awareness Group, Trinity Social Justice Group, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Amnesty International, Several Stewardships in different departments in the School

Weekend Activities: Vary on different weekends but include, movie trips, shopping trips, dances, coffee houses, sports

Grades: Senior School-Grades 9 to 12 boarding  and day programme

Teacher-student-ratio: Approximately 8:1

Average class size: Average Class Size is 16 students

Maximum Class Size is 20 students: Some Senior Elective classes are smaller

Boarding-day-student-ratio: 3:2 in Senior School

Number of students: Approximately 500 students Senior School (grades 9 to 12) with 300 in boarding and 200 day students

Boy-girl-ratio: Percentage ratio is 55% boys to 45% girls

Percentage of International students: 30% of the Senior School population (approx.150 students)

Dress code: School Uniform

School Year 2011/2012 for International Students
$49,150 per year for grade 9 and 10
$49,650 per year for grade 11 and 12

Tuition Refund Plan: Tuition Refund Plan is approximately $1150.00 and is optional for International Students (2.7% of tuition paid)

Credit card payments allowed: Yes

Additional costs:
Laptop (approximately $2000)-purchased directly through school in the first year a student is at TCS
Initiation Fee ($3000)-one-time non-refundable fee
Uniform and Books- approximately $1500.00 per year depending on course selection and uniform requirements
Health insurance $600 (recommended)

Summer School: Summer Travel Education, Web-based courses

Web-site: www.tcs.on.ca

Additional Information: TCS Slideshow

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