Thank You For Your Support of our 2020-2021 Campaign!

 

During the 2020-21 School Year, TMS launched The Titan Fund – our new Annual Giving fund with the goal of  supporting one or more key, Significant, priorities at our School to be defined annually. We asked you, our TMS Community, to support the establishment of The Titan Fund by helping us to raise $200,000, so that we could continue our growth as a leading independent school.

Through your INCREDIBLE generosity, we raised 110% of our goal!

To our amazing donors, we say THANK YOU!  We are filled with gratitude that during one of our most challenging years as a School and a Community, you rallied behind our vision to create this impactful legacy for TMS. We encourage you to read about some of the ways The TMS Titan Fund is already investing your gifts in upgrades and new project and program opportunities to benefit our students, your children.

Through your support, we have expanded our footprint at the Upper School by completing the renovation of our Edward Street property (to the north of the current campus). This new set of classrooms and outdoor space will house additional learning spaces for Grades 9 and 10 classes during the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

Check out photos of the Edward Street expansion below:

As part of the Titan Fund funding this year, we focused on supporting opportunities to enrich our classrooms as well as enhancing our hallways and shared spaces across both campuses.

Through your support, we were able to make the following enhancements:

Lower School

  • We renovated the Gross Motor Room with a new ceiling, lighting and acoustic tiles to enrich student experiences in the space
  • We continued to make enhancements to ventilation and filtration in several classrooms
  • We have continued to enhance and refresh our hallways with new flooring and paint
  • We retrofitted all our water stations throughout the campus to allow for touchless bottle filling
  • We upgraded our PA system throughout the school for better coverage and sound in each classroom
  • We upgraded the Via Maria walkway for both aesthetics and safety, including a new gate for Toddler safety.

(Photos: The Upgraded Via Maria Path)

Upper School

  • We continued ventilation and filtration upgrades in our Library, Music, Art and Drama rooms to move from portable to permanent options
  • We upgraded washrooms across the Upper School campus
  • We retrofitted all our water stations throughout the campus to allow for touchless bottle filling
  • We renovated the Library to include new office space
  • We made security upgrades (including new cameras) to keep our campus and community safe
  • We made hallway enhancements with the addition of student-designed murals on walls and doors to bring our House System to life

(Photos: Upper School House Themed Hallway Murals Designed by Students)

One silver lining of the pandemic has been a renewed interest in finding creative opportunities to learn and have fun outside!  We are investing in ways to connect the outdoors to the classroom experience through technology, programs and partnerships to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of the environment.

At our Lower School, we unveiled The Book Nook this summer! This homage to our Lower School expansion will be the anchor of a new outdoor learning space for Toddler, Children’s House and Elementary students.  It will feature new gardens (including dedicated planting gardens for students to interact with), quiet seating areas, and natural green space for classes to gather and learn outside.

Here are pictures of our new Book Nook:

The Book Nook was unveiled in June by past TMS Head of School David Young. Mr. Young was the inspiration for The Book Nook and the space has a dedication to him and his vision.  Watch the unveiling of the Book Nook here:

Our Grade 6 students will be participating in a uniquely co-created leadership program to help them see themselves as stewards of the environment and learn how to apply a lens of sustainability to their learning. This pilot program is part of a new partnership between TMS and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). Students will integrate technologies to implement year-long sustainability-focused passion projects. Students will also apply their learning to community-based issues both at school and at home.

The ravine adjacent to the Lower School provides a peaceful and green learning environment for students (and staff) of all ages! One area we will focus on this year is building connections between the outdoors and the classroom. 

At our Upper School, our Physical Education program has made outdoor athletics programming a focus over the last year, and will continue to do so this year. TMS has invested in a variety of outdoor athletic equipment including: portable basketball nets, additional soccer/volley/basket/foot balls, frisbees and more field hockey equipment.  Additionally, outdoor activity sets like Bocce, Kanjam, Ladder Golf, and Bean Bag Toss were procured to encourage outdoor lunch programming for our Upper School students.

As we progress into the 2021/2022 Academic Year, we will continue to find opportunities to invest in enhanced programs and innovative learning so students at every level benefit. As those opportunities arise, we will continue to update you!

We are grateful for your support of the TMS Titan Fund as we continue to explore and invest in exciting opportunities for all TMS students. From all of us at TMS…