Crestwood Preparatory College
Crestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Drive
Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2T7
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Crestwood Preparatory College

Crestwood Preparatory College

217 Brookbanks Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2T7

School Type:
Traditional,  Military
Grades (Gender):
7 to 12 (Coed)
$24,900 to $28,900 per year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
Day: 375 (Gr. 7-12)

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Contact Name:
Dave Hecock

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School Address
217 Brookbanks Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2T7

About this school:

Crestwood Preparatory College is a non-denominational, non-semestered university preparatory school. Students are encouraged to achieve their highest potential by balancing academic, co-curricular and social pursuits within a structured, disciplined and nurturing environment. Crestwood offers a full range of courses at the academic and university preparatory levels. The staff and administration are committed to academic excellence, while fostering integrity, creativity and responsibility to self and community. Organizational and study skills, good work habits and consistent effort are emphasized in all courses. Our program, however, does not end in the classroom. The gym, field, music/art/drama rooms, computer labs and yearbook office, to name a few, are the co-curricular classrooms of young minds eager to take on new challenges and celebrate fresh prospects. Students are consistently provided with many opportunities to create and consolidate. All these factors and the positive personal relationships developed at the school all serve to make high school at Crestwood the memorable and productive experience it was meant to be.

More information on Crestwood Preparatory College
Crestwood Preparatory College is a traditional, military, day school in Toronto, Ontario. The school offers programs for grades 7 to 12 with enrolment of 375 students. Crestwood Preparatory College has an average class size of 16 students and has a tuition of $24,900 to $28,900 per year. Founded in 2001, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.

Upcoming Events

upcoming events
  • February 22, 2015: Visit this school at the Toronto Private School Expo: booth #8
    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J5
    Join us Tuesday, February 22 from 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    The annual Our Kids Camp Expo at Roy Thomson Hall is a chance for families to meet 70+ camps of all stripes (day, overnight, adventure, sports, arts, education) serving the Toronto market.

  • October 17, 2015: Visit this school at the Toronto Private School Expo: booth #8
    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J5
    Join us Tuesday, October 17 from 11:00 am - 03:00 pm

    The Toronto Private School Expo is the largest event of its kind. Exhibiting schools include both day and boarding traditional, arts, Montessori, Waldorf and special needs schools from across the GTA and as far away as Switzerland or Hawaii. Attend the Expo on October 17th, 2015 to learn more!

  • November 05, 2015Crestwood Preparatory College Open House
    Crestwood Preparatory College, 217 Brookbanks Drive, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, November 05 from 07:00 pm

    November 5th at 7:00 pm

  • November 10, 2015Mini Open House
    Crestwood Preparatory College, 217 Brookbanks Drive, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Tuesday, November 10 from 09:00 am - 10:00 am

    Mini Open House

  • February 08, 2016Applications DueApplication deadline for New Students
    Crestwood Preparatory College, 217 Brookbanks Drive, Toronto, Ontario
    Register by Monday, February 08 from 03:00 pm

    New Student Applications are due

Principal's Message


Mr. Vince Pagano, Principal, Upper School

Crestwood Preparatory College educates young men and women to develop their potential to the fullest, grasp opportunity, develop positive personal relationships, respect the good people around them who are only interested in their welfare and success, become community aware and effective citizens, and then continue to exercise these attributes as they go into adulthood and assume professional careers and vocations. More than anything else (besides excellent teachers and adult role models), a young person must be confident in his or her ability and prospects during this journey. And so… our most important mandate is to provide an environment where students can walk into school every morning and know that it’s going to be a good day. With this mindset, with this anticipation, success on all fronts is virtually limitless. Crestwood College and its teachers are proud to be part of this promise.

Vince Pagano




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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    7 Limited
    8 Limited
    9 Limited
    10 Limited
    11 Limited
    12 Limited

Tuition & Financial Aid



Type Tuition
Day Students $24,900 to 28,900 CDN

Scholarships & awards:

  • Bursary
       Amount: Varies
       Type: Need based
       Grade(s): 7 to 12

Stories & Testimonials


Crestwood Gives!


Over the past several weeks, Crestwood Preparatory College has been receiving donations from students in support of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Fund and Sanctuary Toronto. Crestwood Gives! is an annual program run by Crestwood Preparatory College that asks students in the Crestwood Community to help those in need during the holiday season. The program has been running for over ten years and has benefited a variety of childrens charities in the Toronto area. The Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation provides support to benefit children who are involved with the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society. Crestwood Gives! has partnered with Kawartha-Haliburton for the past two years and provides items that benefit families including gifts for their holidays. Sanctuary Toronto is an organization that works with teenagers in the Toronto area who have been displaced from their homes. This year, Crestwood Gives! provided these teenagers with essential materials that will enhance their quality of living on a day to day basis.

On December 7th, donations from each homeroom were collected. The generosity displayed by students and their parents was overwhelming. It is occasions like these that demonstrate the kindness and spirit of giving that is evident every day in the Crestwood Preparatory College community. A special thanks to Ms. McCourt for organizing this year’s donations and all of the student ambassadors who took time out of their busy schedules to promote the event school wide.


Human Rights and Tolerance Symposium

On Tuesday, November 20th, Crestwood Preparatory College held a Human Rights and Tolerance Symposium for over 200 students from seven Toronto area schools. Organized by Scott Masters and the History Department, the symposium provided an opportunity for students to engage in learning opportunities beyond their regular classroom instruction. Seventeen speakers participated in the event touching on such subjects as Human Rights Violations in Iran, the proliferation of hate on the Internet, Holocaust Survivor stories and the consequences of the historical abuses endured by the Aboriginal people.

The symposium provided students with the opportunity to contemplate the current state of world affairs, and the role of the individual in promoting tolerance. Through a mix of inspiring stories of personal triumph and gut-wrenching moments of brutal honesty, students were reminded that the choices we make have a lasting effect on ourselves and others.

Crestwood Preparatory College would like to thank all of the speakers for their contributions and stimulating discussion. We hope that the students of Appleby College, The York School, Havergal College, MAC College, Villanova and Marshall McLuhan Catholic School enjoyed their time at Crestwood Preparatory College and have gained from the experience of participating in the Human Rights and Tolerance Symposium.


History project gets up close and personal


A good teacher can lift history off the page.

Scott Masters goes much further, inviting live history into his classroom.

The head of social studies at Crestwood Preparatory College near York Mills Road and the Don Valley Parkway, Masters has created an innovative program called the Oral History Project.

Students interview Second World War veterans and Holocaust survivors.

Guests are invited into the classroom to tell their stories or students visit them at places like the veterans’ unit of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre or Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System.

So far, about 200 interviews have been recorded and posted on the school’s website at www.crestwood.on.ca/ohp

“Everyone has a story to tell,” Masters told The Mirror after stepping into the hall outside his classroom one morning earlier this month.

Inside the classroom, 90-year-old veteran George MacDonell was telling students his life story, from his childhood in a small town delivering bread on his bicycle and gathering around the radio to cheer on the Toronto Maple Leafs, to his determination to join the army underage and the barbaric treatment he and fellow soldiers faced in a prisoner of war camp in Hong Kong.

On Dec. 10, Masters will be rewarded for his dedication to making history come alive for his students when he receives a 2012 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Governor General David Johnston will present awards to seven teachers, including Milena Ivkovic of North York’s Newtonbrook Secondary School, in recognition of their efforts to further interest in and understanding of Canadian history and heritage.

The teachers will each win $2,500 and their schools will each be awarded $1,000, donated by TD Bank Group.

Deborah Morrison, president of Canada’s History Society, said the awards show the importance of teaching history in a compelling way.

“We all win if the next generation of Canadians has a better understanding and a greater interest in our past because they had a great history teacher. The teachers recognized through the Governor General’s History Awards have exceptional abilities to make the past more relevant and interesting for their students,” she said in a statement.

“This program celebrates those achievements, but also creates opportunities to share their knowledge so more teachers and young Canadians will benefit from their expertise.”

Masters is thrilled to win the award.

“It is very much a surprise and a great honour to be recognized by Canada’s History Society,” he said.

The Oral History Project focuses on the Second World War because it was a transformational period in Canadian history, Masters said.

Without the Oral History Project, students may not have the opportunity to get first-hand accounts of the war. After all, their grandparents were children at that time.

“It’s really important to get students to speak directly to somebody from this period,” Masters said.

“It gives them that real, personal, emotional, empathetic connection. It’s an up-close, personal view of history. It’s not just history, it’s somebody’s story.”

Grade 11 student Michael Lawee, who has participated in more than 15 sessions, is a savvy interviewer.

As the class listened to MacDonell’s story, he was adept at asking questions from the pre-arranged list but also in finding ways to get additional information from the veteran.

Lawee is impressed with the Oral History Project.

“I’m learning a lot about history, not just from a textbook. You can’t get this from a textbook. You can get it from living, breathing people,” he said.

“We have the ability to save what is going to be lost...(It’s important to keep history alive because) we have to learn from our mistakes.”


See the full story online at the North York Mirror website.


Curriculum & Programs

Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • AP courses
  • Career planning
  • Community service
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • Honors
  • Mentorship Program
  • University counseling

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Lunch program

    Special Needs

  • Learning differences support (ADD/ADHD)
  • Learning study assistance


  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Ceramics
  • Choral Music
  • Drawing
  • Orchestra
  • Painting
  • Photography

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Creative writing
  • Debate
  • Literature
  • World religions


  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • English
  • ESL
  • French
  • Spanish

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Algebra
  • Animation
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Robotics
  • Web design

    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Math Club
  • Robotics club
  • School newspaper
  • Science Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook


  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Photography


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Running
  • Ski/Snowboard club
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

    Moral Development

  • Character education
  • Leadership
  • Whole Child

    Admissions & Finances

  • Entrance exams
  • Interview required
  • Scholarships
  • Sibling discounts

    Religious Affiliation

  • Non-denominational


  • The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS) Associations

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