International Baccalaureate Town Centre is an International Baccalaureate® World School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP), and a Candidate for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) Learn More
University Acceptance Students graduating from TCPS have traditionally been successful in their university endeavours, with 100% of the graduates, who apply to university, being accepted. Learn More
Small Classes Small class sizes provide students with more individualized learning, greater participation and leadership opportunities. Learn More
Competitive Advantage TCPS offers a well rounded academic and extracurricular program at a competitive price. Learn More
House Leagues All high school students are assigned to 1 of 6 Houses and participate in a variety of team building events and activity days planned by the House Council and staff. Learn More
Students have the option of attending daily After School Tutorials from 3:20 to 4:00 p.m. to receive additional instruction and assistance with their academics.
The TCPS experience extends beyond academics as the school provides a variety of extracurricular activities including after school clubs, committees and organizations.
Students at TCPS may take Music as part of their courses but can also join the school Band.
For 13 years, Town Centre Montessori Private Schools acted as my second home. From the beginning of pre-school until the day I graduated from high school, Town Centre helped me achieve my goals at every level. The excellent teaching staff, encouraging environment, and the great friends I made along the way all contributed to my success. In addition, I was provided with many opportunities to involve myself within the school community through extra-curricular activities, including various sports teams, school band, drama club, and student government. My time spent at Town Centre taught me invaluable life skills, and provided an excellent education on which I will continue to grow and succeed in the future!
I hope all is well with you guys. When we spoke last, you mentioned that you wanted me to keep you updated on what I've been up to, and some folks in the main office were interested in having me back for career day, etc.
Since I came by in January, life's done a bit of an about-face (in the best way possible). I was slated to begin work in brand management at L'Oréal Canada's main HQ in Montréal in May, but I remember mentioning that I was also going to China for a competition.
Long story short, I ended up winning that competition and out of 10,000+ teams I'm now in the Global Finals (Top 6) of the Hult Prize (we're under 'Shanghai'), which is the world's largest social entrepreneurship competition, run by Hult Business School and the Clinton Global Initiative. In September we will be pitching our idea - which revolves around combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in urban slums - for $1mm in seed funding from President Clinton, Mohammed Yunus, and others.
To give you a brief overview, our business, called REACH Diagnostics, revolves around using simple urinalysis tests as a screening and monitoring tool for urban slum dwellers suffering from diabetes.
Just thought I'd give you guys a heads-up as to what's going on. Any successes that I've achieved and will achieve are a direct result of the great educational foundation I've had, and over 14 years, TCPS played a vital role in my formation.
Let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to hearing what's new at the school and the initiatives you guys are launching!
Luca De Blasis
Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer, REACH Diagnostics