Town Centre Private Schools

Founded in 1986, Town Centre Private Schools® (TCPS®) is a well-established co-educational International Baccalaureate World School® located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The school is easily accessible from York Region and the City of Toronto.

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Today’s students face an ever-increasingly complex and competitive world. Town Centre provides students with a superior education in a safe, supportive and caring environment where they acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in tomorrow’s world.
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TCPS offers a Montessori Pre-School program which provides a solid academic foundation preparing students for the challenges and expectations of the advanced TCPS Elementary curriculum. Students in grades 1 to 8 are automatically enrolled in the IB Programme. At the High School level students in grades 9 and 10 are enrolled in the Pre-IB and have the option of joining the IB Diploma Programme in grade 11. Students graduating from TCPS have traditionally been successful in their university endeavours, with 100% of the graduates, who apply to university, being accepted.
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Our students study in bright spacious classrooms, a Library Resource Centre, Science and Computer Labs, Art and Music Studios, and full sized Gymnasiums.  A variety of extracurricular programs, trips and visitors, community outreach programs, clubs, and competitive sports league, offer students opportunities to expand their educational and social experience. Extended hours are available from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. both during the school year and Summer Camps and is included with the tuition.
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Montessori Pre-School Program

Prospective students may enrol in the Montessori Pre-School program as young as 18 months of age. The Pre-School offers a flexible program allowing students to attend full days or half days and enrolments are accepted throughout the year.Students learn in an inviting classroom led by Montessori trained teachers. Each Pre-School class has 2 to 3 teachers. The TCPS Montessori program includes instruction in Language, Mathematics, Social Science, French, Computer Studies, Physical Education, and the Orff Music program.

Introducing the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP

Starting At the preparatory level, students begin their introduction to the PYP program with the introduction of the Learner Profile: Inquirers, Open-Minded, Knowledgeable, Caring, Thinkers, Risk-Takers, Communicators, Balanced, Principled and Reflective while working simultaneously with our Montessori program. The IB PYP is an excellent complement to the Montessori program. Visit for more information on the IB Primary Years Programme.We also offer a variety of Pre-School After School Courses as well as a Summer Camp program with enrolment available for 1 to 8 weeks.

Elementary School Program (IB PYP Grades 1 – 5 / IB MYP Grades 6 – 8)

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For students in grades 1 to 8, Town Centre offers an International Baccalaureate®(IB) Private School program providing a well-rounded academic education preparing and guiding students towards university placement. The School provides enrichment in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, History, and Geography. All elementary classes have 2 teachers in each class. In addition to the core subjects, French, Music, Computer Studies, and Physical Education are taught by teachers who specialize in these fields.
Town Centre students have Study Hall each night that homework is assigned, allowing teachers to assist them in completing their homework while still at school.  Students may also participate in a wide variety of After School Courses.  An Elementary Summer Camp is offered with enrolment available for 1 to 8 weeks.

High School Program (Pre-IB Grades 9 and 10 / Optional IB DP Grades 11 and 12)

Town Centre Private Schools offer a co-educational, private High School and an IB World School with advanced university bound courses. Students in grades 9 and 10 participate in an IB Prep which helps prepare them for the IB Diploma Programme by helping them become critical thinkers while developing all ten characteristics found in the IB Learner Profile. Students have the option of enrolling in the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in grades 11 and 12 or continuing with the Ontario curriculum.  All students will graduate with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Those students who successfully complete the IB Diploma Program will also receive the IB Diploma. 
At TCPS it is our priority to ensure that when our students graduate, they are fully prepared for their next steps in life including the demands of university. The school looks at each student as an individual and we provide students with a well-rounded experience incorporating a strong academic program and extracurricular opportunities in the areas of sports, arts, music, community outreach, academic clubs such as STRIVE (Students Taking Responsibility and Initiative in Volunteering Everywhere), MUN (Model United Nations), Business Club, and HOSA (Future Health Professionals) as well as other areas of student interest.  Students in our High School have the opportunity to participate in a variety of inter-school competitions in the areas of Academics, Sports and Clubs.For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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