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School Profile

Welcome to Trafalgar Castle School, an all-girls, independent day and boarding school for grades 4 through 12. Located in Whitby, Ontario, we've been educating girls since 1874 within a warm and progressive community that offers exceptional academics and prepares young women to make a difference in the world.

Imagine.  A historic building with large sun-filled rooms, a beautiful and safe campus, weekend adventures, and hallways filled with laughter and friendship. That's what you'll find in boarding at Trafalgar Castle School.  We understand that moving away from home is a big decision.  Helping each boarder adjust to life in a new place is our top priority.  Our community of caring and trained professionals ensures the health, wellness and happiness of each and every girl who calls Trafalgar Castle School her home.

As a small school, we commit to knowing each and every girl.  Our Head of School, Dr. Foster resides on campus with her family, and is a frequent visitor in boarding.  She often drops by the Dining Hall during dinner or stops in to say hello on the weekends, ensuring that boarding life always runs smoothly. In addition, we have a full complement of staff dedicated to our boarding program.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

Challenge her mind.  Strengthen her voice.  Nurture her heart.

Dedicated to developing the complete man, the well-rounded citizen.

Our Values
  • Determination
  • Imagination
  • Resilience
  • Kindness
  • Insight

Applications & Fees

Application Deadline:


Application Fee

$200.00 CND

Domestic 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$64,550.00 CND

International 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$70,625.00 CND

Day Tuition:

$26,885.00-$29,930.00 CND

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Need-Based Aid:


Merit Scholarships:


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Admission & Entrance Test Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Completed online application form
  • Two consecutive final report cards
  • Reference letters
  • Application fee
Entrance Test Requirements
  • SSAT scores (international students)
  • Language test for international students (eg. IELTS or TOEFFL)

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School Differentiators

  • An all-girl's day and boarding school with almost 150 years of excellence in education;
  • A warm and encouraging environment where every girl is known and embraced;
  • A diverse and international student body and an inclusive community;
  • An acclaimed academic program where students reach high and achieve their best;
  • Social, emotional and academic support structures to promote health and wellness;
  • Learning experiences outside the classroom on excursions, adventures and exchanges;
  • An exciting array of clubs, sports teams, music ensembles and leadership opportunities;
  • As many graduates who enter into science and business programs as the humanities;
  • A school where 100% of graduates are accepted into a university of her choice;
  • A network of talented and successful alumnae from around the world.


Advanced Placement:

Program Details:
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP World Issues/World Geography: Urban Patterns and Population Issues
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Psychology Human Development through the Lifespan
  • AP Studio Art: 2D Design
  • AP Studio Art: Drawing

Top Post-secondary Destinations

  • Queen's University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • Ryerson University
  • McMaster University
  • Ontario Tech University
  • Western University
  • University of Guelph
  • Acadia University
  • University of British Columbia


  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools 
  • Advanced Placement
  • Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario 
  • International Association for College Admission Counseling 
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling 
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • National Coalition of Girls' Schools

Community Service & Trips

  • Peer Tutoring (in school)
  • Little Sister Big Sister Program (in school)
  • Whitby Youth Council (Town of Whitby)
  • Ottawa
  • Niagara Falls
  • Montreal


Upper School Curriculum Highlights 
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma 
  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses 
  • Pursuit of Excellence program
  • Project Management
  • Robotics, Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE)
Lower School Curriculum Highlights
  • ​​​​​​Computer Coding 
  • French
  • Health & Physical Education 
  • Language Arts 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Music 
  • Robotics 
  • Singapore Math
  • Singapore Science 
  • Social Science 
  • Visual Arts


Clubs & Activities 
  • Curiosity Club
  • Club (all year) 
  • Global Ideas Institute Club 
  • Junior Duke of Ed (all year) 
  • Virtual Computer Programming Club 
  • Yearbook Team 
  • Genius Hour Club 
  • UNICEF Club 
  • Virtual Book Club 
  • Virtual French Club 
  • Virtual Indigenous Studies Club 
  • Virtual Robotics
  • Virtual School Newspaper 
  • Winter Adventure Club 
  • Yearbook Team....
  • Basketball Skills & Drills 
  • Cross Country Running 
  • Field Hockey Skills & Drills 
  • Outdoor Badminton 
  • Virtual Run Club 
  • Dance Pac
  • Virtual K-Pop Dance Club....
  • Chinese Ensemble 
  • Drama Club: Virtual Play 
  • Instrumental Band 
  • Outdoor Art Club 
  • Strings Ensemble 
  • Virtual Band 
  • Virtual Choir 
  • “Boomwhacker” Club 
  • Chinese Ensemble 
  • Virtual Photography Club


  • Baseball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Health Centre
  • Indoor Basketball Courts
  • Indoor Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lounge
  • Soccer and Sports Fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Weight Room
  • Wireless Internet