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First Through The Gates

First Through The Gates is a program for new incoming TCS boarding students, offered in advance of the start of the 2024-2025 academic year, and is designed to build confidence, foster belonging, and support the transition to life at TCS. This program is available to any new boarding student who will be entering the TCS Senior School at any grade level in fall 2024. Students who participate in First Through The Gates will have the opportunity to…

  • Make friends with other new TCS students
  • Meet their Circle of Care (head of house, advisor & guidance counsellor) – parents/guardians will have this opportunity, too!
  • Build relationships with student leaders
  • Get to know TCS faculty, staff and facilities
  • Live on campus and establish healthy routines in their new home/at their new school
  • Develop confidence and a sense of belonging on campus
  • Learn about supports on campus and how to access them
  • Get to know Port Hope through fun excursions
  • Spend a day exploring Toronto
  • Get a head start on many new student activities, including setting up their laptop and planner, meeting with their guidance counsellor, and establishing any necessary connections related to second language or mathematics support (if applicable)

The program runs from Thursday, August 29 to Thursday, September 5, 2024. The cost is $1,895 CDN per student and includes accommodations, meals and excursions.

Registration is available on the Admissions Parent Portal as of February 20, 2024. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration closes on June 14, 2024.

For more information, please contact Michelle Bishop, Ancillary Programs Director at