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Graduate Profiles


Graduate Profiles

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. The academic program at Trafalgar Castle School allows each girl to discover her potential and find her unique path.

Our graduates continue to excel after they are accepted into their first-choice institution. Trafalgar alumnae can be found all over the world, working in film studios, financial institutions, research labs, emergency rooms, art galleries, and international aid centres. If you can imagine it, our Trafalgar grads are doing it!

Class of 2021: Meet a few of our Graduates

This year’s graduates highlight the diverse passions of our students and how the academic program at Trafalgar Castle School allows each girl to discover her potential and pursue her unique path.

Aarya C., Durham University – England, Law

During her time at Trafalgar, Aarya flourished in her numerous co-curriculars and as a global citizen. She was a member of the championship-winning Senior Field Hockey team, Girls Who Code club, and Co-head of Senior Art With Heart. As an active global citizen, Aarya spent time volunteering in India at Dasra, a non-profit organization, and at Disha Seema Centre School, a school for underprivileged children.

Aarya also has an appreciation for the arts and was awarded Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the Maxwell House Play. She created original artwork for the yearbook, was selected as an artist for Trafalgar’s Festival of Banners, and helped with costumes and set design for the school musical, “Matilda.”

In Grade 12, Aarya was elected Prefect and won the Alumnae Women’s Inspiration Award for her work to celebrate, inspire, and promote the achievements of women and women’s issues. Aarya is taking her post-secondary education overseas where she is studying Law at Durham University in England.

Calia F., The New School, Parsons School of Design, and Eugene Lang College – New York, Fine Arts

Since stepping onto the Castle grounds in Grade 9, Calia has demonstrated what it truly means to be a Trafalgar student. Not only was Calia Head Girl in Grade 12, she was also voted May Court Counsellor by her peers as the student who best exemplifies the school motto, and won an array of awards, including Artist of Distinction, the Mayor’s Medal, the Alumnae Award, and the Alumnae Women’s Inspiration Award.

While at Trafalgar, Calia was a member of many teams and groups, from Castle Bands to the Senior Basketball team, Senior Volleyball team, and CrossFit. She was also Co-head of Trafalgar’s Activity and Spirit Council, a volunteer at school fundraising events, and a French tutor.

Calia is an exceptional artist and has a strong passion for the arts, which she is excited to explore further at The New School in New York where she is studying Fine Arts.

Yaqi G., Cornell University – New York, Engineering

Since becoming a part of the Trafalgar community, Yaqi has been actively involved in school life. Yaqi took on a number of responsibilities as Co-head of Trafalgar’s Activity and Spirit Council by organizing exciting House events, including hosting House Plays. She was also a Boarding Life Council Member and enjoyed snowboarding on the weekends with the Snowhawks program.

Yaqi played first alto saxophone in the Castle Bands and second alto saxophone in the Ensemble. She was also a valued member of the MATE Robotics and Math clubs. In her final year, she won the Senior Math Award for her commitment, proficiency, and appreciation for the mathematics program. Yaqi is pursuing her interest in STEM at Cornell University in New York where she is studying Engineering.

Tabiha H., Ontario Tech University, Health Sciences

Elected by her peers as a representative on the Upper School Leadership Council, Tabiha was a trusted voice for school matters. Actively involved in a variety of aspects at the Castle, Tabiha was a member of various co-curriculars.

She took to the stage as Jude Josie in Carter House’s production of “Highschool Judge and Jury” and was an ensemble member in the school’s musical, “Matilda.” Tabiha was also a dedicated member of CrossFit, waking up early in the mornings for workouts before school. Tabiha is staying close to the Trafalgar campus, attending Ontario Tech University for Health Sciences.

Grace M., University of Toronto, Life Sciences

As Co-captain of Maxwell House, Grace’s energy, enthusiasm, and school spirit were always on display at House events. With her natural ability to lead and rally her peers, Grace was chosen valedictorian in her graduating year. “Despite the pandemic, high school will forever be a life-changing experience,” she said in her address.

Grace was a member of the Upper School Leadership Council, Math club, Running club, and CrossFit. She was also a published writer in Trafalgar’s publication, Castle Signatures and directed the Maxwell House Play.

In her final year at the Castle, Grace won the co-curricular award for the Fall Run club and the Senior Science Award for her commitment, proficiency, and appreciation for the science program. Grace is following her love of science at the University of Toronto where she’s studying Life Sciences.

Mollie M., University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business, Commerce

An avid musician, Mollie played in the Saxophone Ensemble, Castle Bands, and took piano lessons outside of school. Her passion for the arts continued when she directed the Hare House Play as Co-captain. Mollie continued to develop her leadership skills as a Prefect, which was one of her greatest accomplishments while at the Castle, along with winning the coveted House Cup. She was also a leader on the field as Co-captain of the championship-winning Senior Field Hockey team.

At graduation, Mollie was presented with the Robert Palmer History Shield for her excellence and love of history and for personifying the qualities of kindness, tolerance, and fellowship towards her peers. Mollie is attending the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, studying Commerce.

Danielle R., University of Toronto, Biological Sciences and Neuroscience

Danielle joined the Trafalgar community in Grade 11 and left her mark in the arts during her two years at the Castle. With a background in dance, Danielle was an integral part of Trafalgar’s DancePac and was always a keen participant during practices.

She was also a member of Art With Heart, showcasing her talents as an incredible artist and caring community member. Danielle was engaged in all of the club’s activities, including the Castle Bazaar and Santa Claus Parade. Her dedication to the arts was rewarded in Grade 12 when she won the co-curricular award for Senior Art with Heart and the Student Art Collection Award for “Artwork of the Year” in any media, cementing a spot in Trafalgar’s permanent student art collection. Danielle is studying Biological Sciences and Neuroscience at the University of Toronto.

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