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"My job has taken me from the sands of the Sahara Desert to the mountains of Alaska, and I owe it to the well-rounded education that was provided at Trafalgar."Laura H., Class of '08

The academic program at Trafalgar Castle School allows each girl to discover her potential and find her unique path. Our emphasis on authentic learning and real-world problems encourages risk-taking and experimental thinking. The last thing any girl needs is the pressure of perfection. We want our students to make interesting mistakes: that’s how innovation and new solutions come to light. That’s also how resilience, compassion and confidence develop.

Future-Ready Competencies refer to a set of skills and abilities that are essential for individuals to thrive in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. These competencies prepare students for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in their personal and professional lives.

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Internationally Acclaimed Programs

To help students succeed, our academic program is grounded in educational research about learning and achievement. Our internationally-acclaimed curriculum in math, science, English, music and languages cultivates curiosity and promotes mastery while encouraging students to ask big questions and make meaningful connections with the world outside the classroom.

Our other offerings in art, drama and robotics foster the creativity and design thinking essential for today’s leaders. Our students also apply their learning beyond the classroom in natural landscapes, professional workplaces, school competitions and exchanges around the world to gain real-life experience.

Students who are deeply engaged in their learning achieve the greatest academic success, and our girls are curious, interested and motivated to accomplish all that is possible. With our advanced academic program and our understanding of how girls learn, Trafalgar students are able to reach high. Their Canadian Achievement Test (CAT) scores show them to be years ahead of national standards.

Our graduates continue to excel after they are accepted into their first-choice university. Trafalgar alumnae can be found all over the world, working in film studios, financial institutions, research labs, emergency rooms, art galleries, international aid centres…. If you can imagine it, our grads are doing it. And they return to the Castle to share their experiences and offer advice to the next generation.


What is a top predictor of student success? A community of adults who care. A trusting and supportive learning relationship between a girl and her teachers
provides the inspiration she needs to reach the next level, and then the next.

In addition, our Advisor program ensures that every student receives mentoring in academics, personal wellness and social-emotional matters. Bottom line: every girl has someone close by looking out for her. That strong personal connection is not icing on a cake - it's the solemn promise that a great school makes to all its students.

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