Our academic program is both rigorous and supportive with success in post-secondary institutions at the forefront of everyone’s mind.  
Student Services

Academic Support

    • Lower School students with Learning Support Specialist
Academic support, based on current brain research, is provided by learning specialists in all three divisions. This includes working with boys who have Individual Education Plans (IEP) or boys who need some individual attention in a specific subject or with a particular assignment.
Our learning specialists also work with teachers to ensure that appropriate learning and testing accommodations are put in place in the classroom for boys with IEPs. Strategies to develop skills in organization, planning, time management, and study and test-taking skills are available to all boys. Services include:

  • Individualized support
  • Small group support
  • Classroom support
  • Parent partnership
  • Teacher education and partnership
  • Occupational and speech therapy (Lower School)
  • Peer tutoring
  • Outside referrals for assessments
Accommodations for Boys on IEPs
It is assumed that every student who is enrolled at Crescent School is able to meet the School's academic expectations. For this reason, we will make accommodations, but not change the curriculum for boys on IEPs.  IEPs are developed for boys who have psychological-educational assessments or a medical diagnosis that identifies them as exceptional learners. Documentation must be provided from an educational psychologist or a medical professional describing the exceptionality, the necessary accommodations, and why they are needed.

Academic Support

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Amy Joliat

    Amy Joliat 

    Learning Support Specialist and Subject Head, English (Grades 3-6)
  • Photo of Griffin Bush

    Griffin Bush 06

    Learning Support Specialist
  • Photo of David Finkelstein

    David Finkelstein 

    Learning Support Specialist and Subject Head, English (Grades 7-12)
  • Photo of Stephen Verzyden

    Stephen Verzyden 

    Learning Support Specialist