How we see Crescent School
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How Crescent School sees itself
"Crescent School has been a leader in boys’ education since 1913. Our mission, Men of Character from Boys of Promise, drives our core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and compassion. Our Lower, Middle and Upper Schools are committed to mentoring and relational learning which bring out the best in boys. We cultivate excellence in academics, arts, athletics, business, outreach and robotics and offer state-of-the-art learning technology, libraries, athletic facilities and a professionally equipped theatre."
"Character development is the defining feature of a Crescent education. Crescent has identified thirteen character traits that are explicitly incorporated in the school's curriculum and re-inforced in our Character-in-Action co-curricular programs, including signature programs in the Arts, Athletics, Business, Outreach and Robotics. Crescent graduates can answer the questions: Who am I? How do I lead? What is my legacy?"
"Families choose Crescent School because they believe we can help develop their sons to be well-rounded individuals who will impact the world. Our families' values align with our School's values and they believe that Crescent is an environment that will foster their son's growth both academically and emotionally."
"Crescent is a warm and welcoming school with a very active and engaged parent community. There is a very strong partnership between Crescent School and parents. Crescent School strives to be a place where every boy belongs and where every boy is known, valued and understood."
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"Founded in 1913.
A leader in boys' education.
800 students in Grades 3 to 12.
A unique focus on character education.
Rooted in relational learning and mentoring."
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Crescent School boys on Innes Field
Middle School boys perform Lord Of The Flies in the Crescent School theatre
Aerial view of campus
Middle School Classroom
Lower School boys in the Margaret Donnelly Library at Crescent School
Working in the robotics lab at Crescent School
Upper School chemistry class at Crescent School
Crescent students enjoy hands-on learning in our school gardens.
The Lau Family Wing for Middle School students
The Library for Middle and Upper School students
How people from the school’s community see Crescent School
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Michael Fellin, Headmaster
BA, B.Ed., M.Div
Thank you for taking this opportunity to learn about Crescent School. I am pleased you are considering us on your quest to find the ideal school for your son.
Crescent is proudly a school where boys can learn about who they are, how they can lead and begin to discover the legacy they can leave behind – all so important, when the need for good men in this world has never been greater.
As a father myself, I deeply know how important it is for you to send your son to a school with the right culture, values and support he needs to cultivate an ongoing passion for excellence and achieve future success.
I believe that we are that kind of school.
For over 100 years, we have maintained an unwavering focus on character development. Our mission, Men of Character from Boys of Promise, recognizes that boys with curious minds and open hearts have the potential to develop in a manner that will fit their mission in life, whatever it might be.
Our desire is to be a place where boys come to be well. This is what motivates our ambition to nurture their social-emotional and physical wellness in addition to their academic achievement.
Our actively involved and culturally diverse community of staff, faculty and parents steadfastly supports our efforts and our vision. And because lasting friendships and strong bonds are an inherent part of the Crescent School experience, your son will graduate with an alumni brotherhood that will be with him for life.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our campus and our community.
Most big schools provide your extroverted child with plenty of social opportunities and the ability to interact with different peer groups with a wide range of personalities, interests, values, etc. A larger student population and more extracurriculars—including activities like team sports, arts programs, and debate—will give them a broader scope of opportunities to participate in events that scratch their interpersonal itch. “This may also give them the opportunity to hone certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students.”
Make sure any prospective school, no matter what size, provides the right social environment to help your child feel at home, make friends, and develop confidence. This is especially important at big schools, which are sometimes more socially overwhelming and challenging for an introvert to find their bearings in. Of course, “Because larger schools usually have a more diverse student population, introverted kids are more likely to find a small group of people like them, a peer group they can relate to and find acceptance from,” says Dona Matthews, Toronto-based education consultant and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence.
Bigger schools often have a broader scope of extracurricular activities, which is another way to help your child meet the right group of friends. “This may also give them the opportunity to develop certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students. Remember, though, each child is different—so what works for one may not work for another.”
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