Trinity College School

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For more than 150 years, Trinity College School has been internationally recognized for excellence in educating young people. It is no surprise that our challenging and encouraging environment has helped TCS graduates gain entrance to top universities around the world, and that our alumni are leaders in their communities.

TCS has always been keenly involved in character development, as reflected in our mission, “developing habits of the heart and mind for a life of purpose and service.” Given the challenges facing our planet today, we know our students will be called upon to lead their communities, their colleagues, their cause and, in some cases, their countries.


Nearest Airport:

Toronto Pearson International Airport



small-town,  rural





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Welcome to Trinity College School

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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Our community: The incredible energy of our students and staff and understand the culture of respect that we foster, value and uphold as a community.

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What amazes students applying to Trinity College School is the breadth of programming offered in academics, athletics, the arts and service learning.

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The TCS boarding experience is second-to-none, as students balance a sense of self with a spirit of belonging.

Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

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Trinity College School has a long tradition of school spirit and good sportsmanship. In sports, as in all our activities, we focus on being true to your own best self and demonstrating respect for the rights of others. We offer both competitive and recreational co-curricular athletic programs as a mean of promoting leadership, goal-setting, teamwork and a healthy lifestyle.

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Special Offerings & Activities

The arts department at Trinity College School is committed to fostering a creative learning environment to maximize the scope of artistic experience for every student. Trinity College School values, supports and recognizes the importance of the arts as a necessary and vital component of a student's well-rounded education.

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Details & Facts

School Type: Boarding/Day

International Students accepted for: Boarding

Gender: Co-ed


Year Founded: 1865

International students accepted for:

Info: International students join our Boarding Programme in Grades 9 - 11. With English Language support (ESL) offered in Grade 9 and 10 a second language learner is encouraged to join us in the earlier years.

Boarding Grades: 9 - 12

Day Grades: 5 - 12

Dress Code: TCS considers it important that students appear neat, clean and well groomed at all times; that clothing is to be in good repair and appropriate for the occasion.

Foreign Languages: French,  Spanish,  Latin,  ESL


Entrance Dates: September

Length of stay: Full Year

Application Deadlines: No official deadline TCS offers rolling admissions with space typically becoming limited in the spring.

Application Process: School Report,  Teacher's Reference,  Application Fee,  Interview,  Entrance Examination

Info: When reviewing an application to TCS, the admissions committee considers a candidate’s academic record, the candidate’s interest in and desire to join the TCS community, as well as the candidate’s passions and successes outside the classroom. In short, we are looking for students who would be an all-round fit for the TCS community. There are eight essential pieces of information that must be received by the School and steps that must be taken before a candidate's file will be considered for admissions:
Online application
Student Questionnaire
Recommendations (one personal, one teacher)
Report cards from two years.
Interview and entrance test.
Application fee.





Location: small-town,  rural

Info: Trinity College School (TCS) is a co-educational, independent boarding/day school located on 100 acres of rolling countryside in picturesque Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, one hour’s drive east of Toronto. Our Senior School, Grades 9-12, includes 465 students, approximately 60% of whom are boarders. Our Junior School includes 100 day students from Grade 5 to Grade 8.

Established in 1865, TCS is one of Canada's oldest and most respected educational institutions. The School places a balanced emphasis on academics, service learning, athletics and the arts – as both a long-held TCS tradition and a rethought, reinvigorated approach to 21st century education. Our supportive and close-knit community of students, parents, alumni, staff and friends make the School on the Hill a truly special place.
The main school buildings feature classrooms, science laboratories, computer facilities, two gymnasiums, a dining hall, student centre and six boarding residences (three for boys and three for girls).


Number of courses / system: Non-semestered

Enrolment Total: 468

Enrolment Day Students: 186

Enrolment Boarding students: 282

Enrolment International Students: 145

Countries represented: Canada, China, Cayman Islands, B.V.I, Bermuda, Mexico, Hong Kong, Germany, Saudi Arabia, U.S.A, Japan, St. Kitts, Nigeria, Ukraine, Netherlands, South Korea, Bahamas, Russia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, W.I., Laos, Panama, Rwanda, Spain, Taiwan, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Antigua, W.I., Austria, Barbados, W.I., Belarus, British Virgin Islands, Dominica

Average class size: 14

Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:8

Academics: TCS offers a broad and rigorous curriculum with the ability to concentrate studies in areas of personal interest. At TCS, education is collaborative, rich in discussion, and writing-intensive. We believe that learning is an active process that fosters habits of the heart and mind while challenging all students to communicate effectively and to think both critically and creatively.

AP-Courses: AP Capstone (AP Seminar and AP Research), Art History, Musical Theory, Studio Art, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Comparative Government and Policies, Microeconomics, Psychology, World History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Physics, Statistics, French, Spanish, German (exam only)

Support Programs: The mission of Trinity College School's office of academic & student support is to foster independence, responsibility and understanding in matters of physical and emotional health, learning and educational planning.

Summer Programs:

Specialized Programs: Advanced Placement,  OSSD,  Summer Programs,  Trips

Accomodation: Dormitory

Info: International students at TCS benefit from the School's conscientious faculty members. Housemasters, assistant housemasters and their families live in the boarding houses and are therefore able to provide a high level of supervision and support. Each student will also be assigned a faculty advisor who is usually affiliated with the same house. English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are available for students to develop and improve their conversational and writing skills, stressing vocabulary building, pronunciation, mastery of grammar as well as proficiency and confidence in reading comprehension. ESL also utilizes critical thinking and concept learning to facilitate students’ integration into the TCS classroom.


Our Fee Structure

International Seven Day Boarding Tuition CAD 65,250 EUR 45375,52
International Day Tuition CAD EUR -
Extra Fees Families will need to consider the normal costs associated with the first year of the school incl. but not limited to, uniform, Apple laptop computer, textbooks, med. insurance, tuition refund plan
Tuition Refund Plan Yes
Payment Plans Yes

Health Insurance: optional

valid for school year 2018/19

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