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Crescent School

Grades Gr. 3 TO Gr. 12 — Toronto, ON (MAP)

Pages in this report:

  • Grades
    Gr. 3 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
    All boys
  • Class Size
    16 — 20 students
  • Tuition
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
    CAIS, IBSC, CIS Ontario
  • Enrolment
    800 day students
  • Curriculum
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School address

  • 2365 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M2L 1A2 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see Crescent School

Our Kids Feature Review

  • Character programs and staff development illustrate a commitment to building positive relationships as the foundation for learning.
  • Innovative programs give life and breadth to a strong core academic program.

The 50-page review of Crescent School is part of our series of in-depth accounts of Canada's leading private schools. It provides a unique and objective perspective on the school's academics, programs, culture, and community.

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Key insights from our research

  • We are an academically rigorous school, so all of our boys, upon graduation, go to university. That said, it’s also a very well-rounded school. … So we have students who are on a sports team, who are also in a drama production. We’ll have students who are on a robotics team, who are also involved in community outreach.
    —From Interview with Crescent School Headmaster: Michael Fellin.
  • Everyone at Crescent School is committed to seeing you succeed, and makes sure that what you’ve learned there goes on to make you a successful person, and a happy person later in life. The staff, the students, teachers, coaches, everyone is there to support you, and there to make it a really enjoyable experience. Among the students, you are part of a brotherhood.
    —From 2021 roundtable discussion about Crescent School. (The quote comes specifically from Max, an alum).
  • Crescent is an ‘everything school.’ Having drama, music, hockey, leadership, all there in one place while also getting that level of education—it felt like specializing in different areas as opposed to just one.
    —From Interview with Crescent School alum: Naveen Gupta.
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Profile of Michael Fellin, Headmaster, Crescent School

For Fellin, it’s not only the curriculum of the school that is an important component of education for young boys, but the relationships that are built that are a key factor in a student's success.

School's Perspective

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How Crescent School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Crescent School has been a leader in boys’ education since 1913. Our mission, Men of Character from Boys of Promise, drives our academic and co-curricular programs and guides students as they learn about who they are, how they can lead and the legacy they can leave behind. Our dedicated faculty are committed to active, experiential and relational learning which brings out the best in boys. We cultivate excellence in academics, arts, athletics, business, outreach and robotics on a beautiful state-of-the-art campus."

  • Emphasis on leadership and character education
  • Strong alumni community
  • Generous financial aid
  • Enhanced service & mentoring opportunities
  • World champion robotics team and technology courses
  • Focus on boys' health and wellbeing
  • Open Houses in October

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"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?"

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"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."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"Our staff practice a culture of care. Everyone from faculty members to our Facilities team shares a responsibility for the boys' well-being. Daily positive interactions, whether large or small, help our boys feel welcome, seen, and cared for."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"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."

Summer camps and programs

Crescent School operates summer camps and programs. Click here to learn about Crescent Camps .

School Facilities

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Athletics facilities

Arts facilities



Science facilities

Instructional resources

Shared spaces

School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Crescent School

Video reviews of Crescent School

Alum, Christian M (2022)

Watch our alum interview with Christian M to learn about the unique experience of attending Crescent School.

Parent, Sherri Neldner (2022)

Watch our parent interview with Sherri Neldner to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Crescent School.

Parent, Janet Haas (2022)

Watch our parent interview with Janet Haas to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Crescent School.
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Written reviews of Crescent School


Parent, Claire Chen (2018)

The character education is very unique and useful. There are four pillars— Respect, Responsibility...

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Interview with school leader

Watch our Crescent School leadership interview with Michael Fellin to learn about the academics, culture, and values of the school.
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Message from school leadership

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.

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