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Weekends at TCS

Trinity College School is a boarding school that prioritizes the diverse experiences of an international and domestic student community living and learning together. Weekends on campus are meant to be an opportunity to develop the habits of the hearts and minds, outside of the classroom, through cultural excursions, community events, as well as athletics, arts and service opportunities. For that reason, there are weekends when all* students are expected to be on campus (Closed Weekends), and weekends when students are encouraged to leave campus in order to support their wellbeing (Quiet Weekends). Requests for leave from campus for boarding students are approved by the head of house with parent permission and normally would begin following the completion of all co-curricular activities on Saturday.

Long Weekends at TCS

There are five long weekends during the academic year during which campus is closed and students take time off-campus to rest and recharge. Students may travel home, or go into the care of a responsible adult during this time. On the November Break and February Mid-Term Break, students may choose to participate in a school trip instead of travelling home or staying with a guardian. Offerings vary from year to year, but there is always a trip within Canada that is open to all students during these two long weekends (fees apply). Note that trips are subject to cancellation if enrolment is unpredictably low.

For Thanksgiving Break (in October), Easter Break (April) and Victoria Day Break (May), international students are able to request to stay on campus, for a fee, and only in cases where they do not have a suitable alternative. Services on campus are limited during this time, but students are able to stay in their own rooms and access campus facilities. Students will be supervised by members of the student life team. Students requesting this service should not expect to be granted leave outside of Port Hope, overnight leave, or leave to a day student’s house. Students will be responsible for some of their own meals and will be expected to adhere to additional check-ins beyond the regular routine expectations set out in Life at Trinity.

Families needing support in accessing TCS-led alternatives for long weekends should contact the Ancillary Programs Director, Michelle Bishop, at

Note that, while there are some school-sanctioned trips that take place during a portion of the March Break, the School is otherwise closed during December Break and March Break.

2024-2025 Long Weekend Schedule

Thanksgiving Break, October 10-14, 2024:

  • On-campus option available ($750 CDN)
  • Registration deadline: September 26, 2024

November Mid-term Break, November 14-18, 2024:

  • Lake Louise Ski Trip - More details available in September. Cost: $3,500

February Mid-term Break, February 12-17, 2025:

  • Montreal Trip: Bellringers & Friends - More details available in September. Cost: $2,000

Easter Break, April 17-21, 2025:

  • On-campus option available ($750 CDN)
  • Registration deadline: April 3, 2025

Victoria Day Break, May 15-19, 2025:

  • On-campus option available ($750 CDN)
  • Registration deadline: May 1, 2025

To register, please contact the Ancillary Programs Director, Michelle Bishop, at

*On Closed Weekends, day students will typically attend co-curriculars on campus for a portion of Saturday.