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January 24, 2017

Crescent Earns High Praise in CAIS Accreditation

Just like its students, Crescent School receives “report cards” too, as part of the accreditation process led by the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS). Crescent’s recent accreditation report was its strongest yet, with dozens of commendations and the lowest number of recommendations it has ever received. 

The CAIS report included high praise for Crescent’s commitment to its mission. 

“The school’s greatest strength is their community-wide commitment to the mission of developing ‘Men of Character from Boys of Promise.’ Rarely has a school so embraced its mission. It is infused at every level of its organization,” stated Bud Patel, Head of Brentwood College School and Chair of the Visiting Committee in Crescent’s accreditation.

Crescent School engaged in its latest accreditation process this past spring – a year ahead of schedule. The accelerated timeline, made at Crescent’s request, served to benchmark Crescent’s programs and operations in Year 1 of its Strategic Plan.

“We used accreditation as a way to ‘get under the hood’ in terms of our current academic program,” Headmaster Michael Fellin told the audience at the Crescent School Town Hall in September. The resulting report from CAIS indicated that Crescent’s engine is running very smoothly.

“What it suggests is that we stand on the shoulders of giants, those who have made our School what it is today,” said Headmaster Fellin at the Town Hall. “We aren’t taking it for granted.”

The 83-page accreditation report documents how far Crescent has progressed and sets guideposts for the next stage of its journey. Crescent must address the report’s 14 recommendations for improvement over the next two years.

Once Crescent’s Board of Governors has completed its review and formally accepted the report, it will be fully shared with the entire Crescent community.

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