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Uniforms: These can be purchased new from our supplier or used in the Bear Boutique guild store on campus. Most families budget $750-$1,000 in their first year for uniform expenses.

Books: For Senior School students, books are purchased from the School (either new or second-hand when available) and can be resold to the store at the end of the school year (depending on the condition of the book and whether or not it is being used next year.) We recommend budgeting around $500 for books for the year initially. Junior School students are charged a fee of approximately $75 for consumable books and texts. All other textbooks and novels are loaned to the students by the School.

Laptop: For Senior School (Grade 9-12) students, a laptop is mandatory. TCS offers a BYOAD (Bring your own Apple device) program for new Senior School families that allows students to bring their own Apple notebook to use in the classroom.  More information is provided to families once a student is enrolled at the School. Junior School students do not need their own laptop as there are class sets for Grades 5-8.

Tuition Refund Plan (TRP): Tuition insurance is mandatory for all families, unless tuition is paid in full. The charge is based on a percentage of tuition paid and changes year to year.
Initiation fee: All new students pay a one-time initiation fee of $2,500 (Grades 5-10 domestic) or $5,000 (all international and Grade 11-12 domestic).

Health Insurance: For families from outside Canada, we would recommend health insurance at the cost of approximately $700.

Other: There will be some extra costs for certain team uniforms, incidentals and travel costs. Please call the admissions office for details (905-885-3209).

Please access the TCS School Profile, prepared by our guidance team, for more information about the academic, leadership and co-curricular programming available at TCS.

The academic dates for the current year – along with other helpful information – can always be found on the parents page website (www.tcs.on.ca/parents). Please follow these links for direct access to the Senior School dates and the Junior School dates.

All students must leave the TCS campus on the long breaks. There are a number of options in place for our boarding students from far away including Capture Canada trips (you can find the details online at www.tcs.on.ca/capturecanada). There are also possibilities for homestay with TCS families as well as your child being invited home by a friend from residence.

Yes, TCS provides a safe, reliable and reasonably priced bus service that over 150 of our students use daily. For our students in the Durham Region, the daily weekday bus departs Ajax at approximately 7:00 a.m., making stops at Whitby, Courtice, Bowmanville and Newcastle before arriving at TCS. Those students travelling to school daily from the Peterborough area have a choice of four pick-up and drop-off locations with morning buses departing between 6:45-7:25 a.m.

Regular evening buses return students to the communities in which they live. For Senior School students this means arriving between approximately 6:00-7:30 p.m., depending on their grade level, day of the week and drop off location. Junior School students typically arrive back in their home community between 4:30-5:20 p.m. each weekday.

For students in the Senior School, there is also a Saturday bus schedule for both Peterborough and the Durham Region and “late buses” are often scheduled on evenings when special events are taking place on camp.