FAQs for Enrolment

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What are the entry grade years for Crescent School?
Here is the estimated student intake by grade for the school year starting September 2016:

 Grade 3    28-35 students 
 Grade 4    6-12 students
 Grade 5    15-20 students
 Grade 6    6-10 students
 Grade 7    30-40 students 
 Grade 8    2-5 students
 Grade 9    20-25 students
 Grade 10    0-5 students
 Grade 11    0-5 students
 Grade 12    0-5 students

What is the typical class size at Crescent School?
The average class size at Crescent School is 15-20 students per class. Here are the class sizes by grade:

 Grade 3  2 classes   14-18 boys per class 
 Grade 4  2 classes  18-20 boys per class
 Grades 5 & 6  3 classes  18-20 boys per class
 Grades 7 & 8  4 classes  20 boys per class
 Grades 9 & 10  4 classes  22 boys per class
 Grades 11 & 12  4 classes  18 boys per class

What is the cost of attending Crescent School?

Tuition fees for the 2016/2017 school year are $31,750. Crescent offers $700,000 in needs-based financial aid each year.

Tuition at Crescent School covers local activities and our exceptional lunch program. Optional extras such as music  lessons and out-of-country trips are billed in advance of the activity. Each student also has a personal sundry account set up when they enrol and an additional $1,000 per enrolled boy submitted in addition to tuition. Families are also encouraged to make an annual donation of $2,000 on behalf of each son attending Crescent.

New students, for their first year only, pay an enrolment fee, currently set at $8,500. This fee is in addition to tuition. It is non-refundable and payable upon notification of  acceptance of our offer.
Other costs, such as the school and athletic uniforms and school supplies typically fall in the $500-1,000 range. This does not include the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for Middle and Upper school students or textbooks for Upper School students. Upper School students must also purchase textbooks.

How do I arrange to visit Crescent School?
All school visits take place during school hours. Tours are conducted by our Student Ambassadors. You can visit during one of our scheduled Open Houses, or contact our Enrolment Team to arrange an appointment to visit Crescent School.

Where do I park when I visit Crescent School?
For individual family visits, you will find spots reserved for Enrolment Visitors next to the handicapped parking space in our east parking lot, close to the Manor House. For Open House events, we do our best to provide parking spaces for all our guests.

What role does entrance testing play in the admissions process?
Testing is one part of the process. Standardized test results are not always an accurate reflection of a student’s achievement or potential. However, testing offers a starting point to compare candidates, and for discussion with families about the opportunities and challenges a transition to Crescent School might involve.

Do you accept international students? Do you offer an ESL program?
International students who have the necessary English skills to perform at the same level with boys who have English as a first language are welcome to apply. Crescent School does not offer an ESL program.

How is a "Crescent Boy" chosen?

Crescent School strives to select students with intellectual curiosity who will fit into our school culture, reflect our core values, and have interests outside the classroom. A committee reviews and discusses the merits of every applicant before final decisions are made.

What kind of boy succeeds at Crescent?
Students who succeed at Crescent possess intellectual curiosity and good interpersonal skills, are willing to take risks and show compassion for their classmates, take responsibility for their actions and involve themselves in various co-curricular programs. The school’s annual attrition rate of three per cent indicates that most boys who are accepted to Crescent are successful.

Why is Crescent School an all-boys’ school?
Crescent is a boys’ school by intention: we understand how boys learn, play and grow. Studies indicate that boys develop learning skills and abilities at a different rate than girls, particularly in terms of reading, writing and organizational skills in the early years. Social skills also develop at different stages. In an all-male environment, the School can provide its students with a more balanced rate of development that is in line with current research findings on how boys learn. The school also provides ample opportunity for physical education and sports that addresses the kinesthetic aspect of male growth. At the high school level, a single gender environment removes the distraction of impressing the opposite sex and allows the students to express their feelings and opinions in a less self-conscious setting. As a day school, the students have ample exposure to social growth at home and on the weekend. Crescent School also provides co-educational co-curricular opportunities such as drama productions and dances with students from all-girls schools.

Do you offer a food services program?
Yes, a daily lunch is included in the tuition fee. Each school (Lower/Middle/Upper) has its own seating time. In addition to the hot lunch entreés, we provide soups, sandwiches, a salad bar, fresh fruit and vegetables, and desserts. Our Wellness Centre and Food Services Manager work together to ensure each boy has an opportunity to eat a healthy lunch regardless of dietary or religious restrictions. Crescent school also has a cafe where Upper and Middle School boys can purchase healthy snacks.

Does Crescent School have a before-school and after-school program?
Yes, for boys in Grades 3-6, supervised programs are provided from 7 to 8 a.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. Parents can choose to register their sons for these programs. The fee for the program is billed to the boy's sundry account.

Where do Crescent graduates attend university?
Crescent graduates are admitted to top universities in Canada, the United States and abroad. Our University Counselling department provides expert advice and resources to help boys and their families determine the universities that are the best fit for their aspirations.

Here are some of the universities attended by recent Crescent graduates:

Dalhousie University, University of British Columbia, McMaster University, McGill University, Queen’s University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Western University
United States
Boston University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, University of Southern California, Tufts University, Wake Forest University
United Kingdom & Ireland
 University of Edinburgh, King’s College – London, London School of Economics, Royal College of Surgeons – Ireland, University of St. Andrew’s

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