Crescent School is a highly supportive organization that is dedicated to excellence and innovation, and the ideal place to build your career.

Working at Crescent

We are always looking for great people! At Crescent School, you will experience a workplace that is challenging, diverse, warm and fulfilling. Recognized and respected internationally as a leader in boys’ education, Crescent is the ideal place to build your career.

The heart of our school is our staff. All employees at Crescent model the school’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and compassion as we foster the development of our graduates to men of character from boys of promise. This collective dedication to educational excellence and social-emotional support of our boys inspires our staff and makes Crescent stand apart.

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  • Modelling Character

    Each day our staff model what it looks like to lead a values-based life. Character development is infused through relational teaching, responsibilities, leadership, mentoring and an innovative curriculum designed to keep boys engaged.

    Our students thrive and grow guided by adults who ensure each student feels known, cared for and recognized as an individual.
  • A Breadth of Experience

    Our faculty bring real-world experiences into every classroom, an enthusiasm for their subjects and a broad understanding of the world. Many of our teachers have taught at colleges, universities or schools around the world and share their expertise with our boys.

    Since 2014, four of our teachers have received Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence.

    The school business operations are supported by staff who bring diverse skills, knowledge and experience to their jobs. Administrative colleagues are experts in their fields; they are accountants, receptionists, fundraisers, cleaners and computer whizzes. Many of our administrative staff are involved in the boys’ activities as mentors, coaches, or as staff supervisors on trips.
  • Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging

    Crescent School strives to be a place where all members of our community feel they belong. This is achieved by living our core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and compassion.

    We know that our learning community is enhanced by human differences — the diverse racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of our students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni. Over the past several years, we have actively pursued partnerships, formed student and staff alliances, and launched initiatives designed to make Crescent a more inclusive community. We are proud of the strides that we have made, yet we know that there is always more work to be done.

    You can read about the important work that Crescent is doing to train and educate our students and staff on our Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging webpages.
  • An Unparalleled Workplace

    As a Crescent employee you have the opportunity to develop and nurture lasting relationships with the students, your colleagues and the broader community. Headmaster Michael Fellin and the Executive Team are passionate about wellbeing and are deeply committed to ensuring that Crescent School is a place where staff and students can thrive.
  • Benefit Highlights

    • Enhanced compensation
    • A broad range of superior benefits
    • Teachers’ Pension Plan for those who qualify; a generous school pension plan for others
    • A holistic approach to wellbeing including fitness classes, staff socials, professional development and guest speaker series
    • A robust and supportive professional development program
    • State-of-the-art facilities resources and outdoor spaces
    • Staff rock band, hockey team, social committee, and more!
    • Daily meal plan including staff lunch and snacks

Staff Testimonials

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  • Charlie Mills, Middle School Teacher

    Coming back to teach at Crescent as a member of the Crescent alumni has been quite an honour. After experiences in both public and private schools as a staff member, I can say without reservation that it is the warmest and most supportive environment that I have been able to teach at.
  • Natalie Vera, Assistant Head of Upper School & Director of the Summer Academic Program

    The minute I started working at Crescent, it felt like home. From day one, the staff and the community made me feel welcome. I feel supported and safe. I know I can lean on my colleagues for support and they can do the same with me. I look around at the Crescent community and I see I am surrounded by inspiring professionals and compassionate teachers and learners. Most importantly, I look around and I see family and friends. I know I am in the perfect place. It’s home!
  • Roman Arendacz, Handyman

    Working as a handyman at Crescent was my first job when I came to Canada from Poland. I was still single and Crescent was like a family to me. I spent a lot of my time here and my colleagues became friends. Crescent is part of my life here in Canada. I have seen lots of changes since I started working here in 1989; three Headmasters and several new buildings. I find working with staff a pleasure and they always ask me to do things in a pleasant way. I can tell they like me too. They are always asking about me and my family. Thank you for the opportunity to work here.
  • Trish Cislak, Head of Libraries & Director of Research, Crescent Centre of Boys' Education

    Crescent has allowed me to work with and learn from incredible colleagues. Together, we get an opportunity to try new pedagogies, experience success and failure, and then create even better opportunities for the boys. The Libraries of Crescent are designed to enhance the learning environment for the boys. I am so proud to be impacting the Crescent experience in so many ways!