Welcome From the Head of School

Trafalgar Castle School is a warm and welcoming community with a history of educating girls and young women since 1874. We are a proud part of Whitby, and welcome students from across Durham Region, the Greater Toronto Area, and around the world.

Our beautiful campus and historic setting is a hub of activity each and every day. World-class curriculum alongside a full complement of co-curricular activities creates an environment that inspires and encourages growth. Arts, athletics, debating or robotics – wherever her curiosity leads, dedicated and caring faculty are there to ensure the opportunities for each and every girl are truly endless.

At Trafalgar Castle, we care deeply about how girls learn. The value of our all-girls’ setting is present in our classrooms where students from grades 5 to 12 engage in meaningful and authentic learning, all the while growing in confidence, learning to lead with integrity, and making friendships that last a lifetime!

When our graduates leave us, they are confident young women who know, without question, their possibilities are endless.

I invite you to come for a visit. We look forward to providing you and your daughter with a tour of the school, and extending a warm Trafalgar welcome!

Dr. Leanne Foster, Ph.D.
Head of School

About Dr. Leanne Foster
11th Head of Trafalgar Castle School

Dr. Leanne Foster earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto where she pursued her love of English Literature and History. She completed her Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/UT). Dr. Foster earned her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Toronto in 2009. Her doctoral work and research focused on school improvement and educational change management.

A dedicated and experienced educator, Dr. Foster’s career in teaching has taken her from kindergarten classrooms to university lecture halls. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a commitment to girls’ education and academic excellence. In her role as Head of School, Dr. Foster provides strong leadership to support the work of Trafalgar Castle School’s exceptional and dedicated faculty and staff, fostering a caring environment where every student is known.

Dr. Foster and her family live on campus in the Head of School’s residence, “The Cottage”.