Director’s Message

Message from the Director

photo of TCPS Director, Mrs. Vanderlugt

Welcome to Town Centre Private Schools®. Founded in 1986, TCPS® is a unique school offering a Montessori Pre-School program and an Elementary and High School International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School. Students who take the IB Programme excel in university studies and beyond.

It is so gratifying to find an ideology that can take our Montessori foundations and build upon them in both the Elementary and High School Divisions. The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) prepare students for the demands of the High School IB Diploma Programme. In grades 11 and 12, TCPS students have the option of completing the regular Ontario Ministry curriculum, taking IB Certificate Courses, or doing the full IB Diploma Programme (DP). In today’s world with rapidly changing parameters, critical thinking along with self-challenging habits are a necessity and TCPS students will be able to rise to the challenges with ease.

Throughout the 2021-2022 school year students from Pre-School to High School have been learning 5 days a week. For TCPS families who prefer to study from home, we offer a Remote Learning program for students in Preparatory (age 4) to grade 12.

It is with great pride that each year we celebrate the graduating class, many of whom we have had the privilege of watching grow up as part of our TCPS family. With learning available either in-class or online, our students were fully prepared for the start of school in September, both with Town Centre and those who moved on to university. The class of 2022 has submitted their university applications and are already receiving their acceptance letters. Last year, the graduating class of 2021 earned $44,000 in university scholarships. As our grade 12 students commence their final term at TCPS, we wish them all the best as they will soon begin the next chapter of their lives.

With detailed safety protocols established, we will again offer a Pre-School Summer Camp and Elementary Summer Camp during July and August. High School students will also be able to earn additional credits with Ministry courses this summer.

We have come a long way from our modest beginnings in 1986. One of the keys to our success has been the dedication of our teaching staff and administration. I would like to acknowledge their hard work and enthusiasm over the years. We have grown over the last 3 decades to become a reputable and respected educational institution and I look forward to our future together.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Marianne Vanderlugt
Director

 

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