The Knowledge Society

Toronto

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TKS is not a typical STEM program – we’re a human accelerator. Students learn about emerging technologies and sciences, develop foundational mindsets, and build tangible skills so they can make an impact on the world.

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Limited Spots Available for the September 2020 - June 2021 Cohort. 

The sooner you submit your application, the higher your chances are of getting in. Requiring financial support does not reduce your chances of being accepted into the program.

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Program Duration

TKS is a 10 month program, which runs from September 2020 to June 2021.

Session Timing

Our sessions are held on the weekend. After a student is accepted into TKS, they will be placed into a cohort, which is when they'll know the timing of their 3 hour session. If there is a conflict with the time, there will be other options to select from.

Cohort Details

There are 4 cohorts in TKS Toronto. Each cohort has between 30 - 50 students. Students who are accepted will be placed into a cohort based on their personalities, interests, and other factors that optimize friendships and synergies.

Age

To participate in TKS, students must be between 13 - 17 years old.

Program Details

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About the program
Application Process

Before being accepted into TKS, students must apply. If their application is accepted, they will be interviewed by the program director. There is no prior knowledge of technologies, coding, or science required to join TKS. We look for students with drive, curiosity, and commitment.

TKS Toronto is hosted at PWC.

📍18 York St, Toronto, ON.

Option 1: Monthly Fees

$589/Month (10 Months) + $1,000 Deposit

Option 2: One-Time Payment

$6,560 ($330 discount)

🟢 Financial Aid

After a student is accepted into the program, our financial services team will work with them to provide assistance. We are committed to helping high-potential students join the program, regardless of their financial situation. If you are worried about the cost, please still apply to TKS. If you get accepted you can work with our team to receive financial aid.

Cohorts Finalized

July 15, 2020

Student On-Boarding

August 21, 2020

Program Kick-Off

September 6, 2020

TKShowcase

May 23, 2021

Final Session

June 6, 2021

Tip: Click on the student's name to see their portfolios.

“The way I respond to things has changed and I definitely care more about only doing and acting on things that are meaningful to me. TKS has helped me grow, redefine my goals & improve my trajectory This program is disruptive and will open so many doors, if you do it right.”

- Ruhani Walia

“TKS has definitely changed my whole mindset. It has allowed me to be more open to growth.Through the program, I've gotten guidance on how I can become the best version of myself.”

- Christina Wang

“I never understood the value of self-learning nor the importance of enlightenment. TKS has helped me so much with feeling belonging in a community and it has helped me gain gratitude and confidence. ”

 - Arnav Shah

“I can't explain how much growth I've gone through so far. My mentality has changed and I’ve changed as a person! I LOVE THIS PROGRAM." 

- Siddhesh Mittra

"It's been a journey. Coming in, I was a nervous, small, talkative, and all-around a pretty average 10th grader. Now, halfway through, I'm still pretty small, nervous, and talkative, but I'm confident that I'm not average anymore. My mindset has adapted so that I am calm in the face of change and strong emotional response. I think that TKS, in a sense, ignited the candle that was always there, just never realized."

-Taira Mehta

"Transformative. Being exposed to the tks community has changed my mindset on life, kept me accountable, and accelerated my growth as a whole. They say that you are the product of the 5 people you spend the most time with, and as I've slowly made more and more of my close friends highly motivated, driven people from TKS, my mindset on what is normal has pretty much shifted."

- Aryan Misra

By September, we believe there is a high probability that the physical isolation measures will loosen. However, in case it doesn't, we have contingency measures. We’re committed to being the gold-standard of education (there’s a reason why the World Economic Forum recognized us as a “School of the Future”).
From the beginning, we’ve made large investments in our digital platforms and online infrastructure. This means that we’re 100% prepared for any situation to happen, and if physical distancing continues, we believe that we’ll still be able to deliver an incredible experience. Here’s some of the things we have in place:

  • We’ve developed our own online portal (think of it like LinkedIn meets Google Classroom). Students from all TKS cities can connect with each other here, while also learning about emerging technologies.
  • We use a communication tool called Slack, which allows students to interact throughout the week.
  • We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform that enables us to create monitored breakout rooms, as well as interactive features like whiteboards and polls.
  • We’re hosting special guest speakers from companies like Tesla and NASA, digitally.

We are fully confident that we will deliver a life-changing experience that will impact the trajectory of our student’s lives. There is much more to TKS than the once/week sessions.

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"TKS has helped me grow so much. I honestly didn't think it was possible to learn and go deep in technologies like AI. TKS has given me the confidence to build projects I never thought would be building. I thought quantum computing was like the hardest thing ever, but I guess as long as you put in the time and effort to actually understand it, then you realize it's not that bad. The biggest step is always the first one. TKS has put me into this situation that drives me to take the first step and the program has kick-started my journey in technology. Because of it, I've stopped overthinking my decisions. It's been life-changing."

- Joey Mach, TKS Toronto