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Crestwood Preparatory College

Grades Gr. 7 TO Gr. 12 — Toronto, ON (MAP)

Crestwood Preparatory College:

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  • Grades
    Gr. 7 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
  • Tuition
    $30,500 to 33,000/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
    AP, CIS Ontario
  • Enrolment
    540 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 217 Brookbanks Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2T7 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

Crestwood offers bus transferring. Service options offered are occasional rider, door-to-door pickup.

The regions Crestwood offers busing from are:

  • Toronto

Additional notes: We offer a bus service that picks up and drops off at both our lower and upper school locations daily.

Our Perspective

How we see Crestwood Preparatory College

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How Crestwood Preparatory College sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Crestwood Preparatory College is a non-denominational, non-semestered university preparatory school. Crestwood Preparatory College prepares students not simply for university but to make meaningful contributions to the world beyond the classroom. To that end, we provide an educational experience second to none. We take students between grades 7 and 12 and form them into exemplary leaders in their professions, communities, and beyond. Our commitment to hiring the best teachers means that students receive more than simply lessons in academics. They receive the encouragement, the nurturing and the support required to excel at their goals and foster dreams for their long-term success. Students are encouraged to achieve their highest potential by balancing academic, co-curricular and social pursuits within a structured, disciplined, nurturing environment. We offer complete programs in music, art, drama, technology, and other specialized areas where our students have shown a keen interest. We subscribe to the philosophy that well-rounded leaders have interests beyond their academics that are equally important and ignite the passion to succeed in all areas of their studies. Our students learn the hard work and discipline necessary for success and are well-equipped with the tools they need to achieve it."

  • Coeducational/non-denominational
  • Small class size
  • Enthusiastic, dedicated faculty
  • Crestwood Entrance Assessment and interview required
  • Extensive co-curricular program
  • Accelerated math and science programs
  • Advance Placement courses (AP)

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Crestwood prides itself on both an exceptional academic and co-curricular program. Our co-curricular program includes several areas of interest ranging from high level sports teams to unique clubs that any student can join during their school year. Our co-curricular Elite Basketball and Hockey programs are widely known throughout the GTA and beyond, but Crestwood does not stop there. We have over 45 sports teams and over 55 clubs which are open to all ages and abilities."

What type of student is a good fit for your school?

"Crestwood Preparatory College attracts students who are committed to academic excellence, personal growth, and making a positive difference in their communities. While each student is unique, they share a common commitment to learning, leadership, and community engagement. We are looking for students who are motivated, academically driven, and one who has a passion for interests outside of the classroom such as extra-curricular activities."

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

"Crestwood prides itself on our dedicated teachers with advanced degrees who love what they do and appreciate their students.

“I am a grade-ten student that just switched to Crestwood this year. From the minute I started, I have never met such great staff and students that are so welcoming. This year has been amazing already, and I love to come to school each day. Thank you for making learning so much fun! —S. Mincer”"

How would you characterize your school's image amongst the public?

"Crestwood Preparatory College can be seen as an institution with high academic standards as well as community involvement. Our current and previous students have helped in putting Crestwood on the map for athletics and academics. Our continued student success has helped us become what we are today."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"Crestwood offers an abundance of extra curricular opportunities for all. If we don't have what your son or daughter is looking for, then we will create it. We believe that the inclusion of all is absolute necessary in order for everyone to enjoy their time while at Crestwood. Teachers continue to volunteer their time outside of the classroom in order to ensure that everyone is happy."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"Crestwood offers a family feel. We are a community who believes strongly in the old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. Each and every teacher, administrator, cafeteria staff and fellow students proudly take a hand in helping to make Crestwood feel like a close knit community."

How will your school change in the next 5 years?

"In the next five years, Crestwood will continue to inspire excellence and nurture individuality. We will continue to do this by integrating the latest technology and continuing to expand and meet the academic needs of all of our students. Crestwood also aims to continue to focus on wellness and mental health while still providing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives."

School Facilities

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Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Crestwood Preparatory College

Video reviews of Crestwood Preparatory College

Parent, Luanne Pearlman

Watch our parent interview with Luanne Pearlman to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Crestwood Preparatory College.

Alum, Georgia Gardner (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Georgia Gardner to learn about the unique experience of attending Crestwood Preparatory College.

Written reviews of Crestwood Preparatory College


Student, Jahmari Brown (2022)

Gr. 10 (current) — Crestwood is a great school. There are so many sports that are offered and a lot of fun activities ...


Student, ella newton (2022)

Starting high school at a brand new school, not knowing many people, and being one of the younger on...


Parent, Sandra Currie (2022)

I have two daughters at Crestwood Preparatory College, one who just graduated and they both have had...
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School leadership

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

Message from school leadership

Mr. Dave Hecock, Principal, Upper School

“Crestwood’s most important mandate is to provide an environment where students can walk into school every morning and know that they will be respected for who they are and what they bring to the school as individuals. With this mindset, success on all fronts is virtually limitless. The entire Crestwood community is proud to be part of this philosophy. We constantly strive to uphold this promise and give our students the best possible education. ”
Dave Hecock,
Head of School,
Crestwood Preparatory College


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