Crescent’s Character-In-Action programs provide our boys with authentic opportunities to develop character outside of the classroom.
Experiential Trips

South Africa (March 1–10, 2025, exact dates TBC)

Open to students in Grades 10 to 12
Trip Organizer: GVI
Maximum number of Crescent students: 20
Approximate cost: $7,300–$8,500, based on a minimum of 15 students

  Provides 20 community service hours

Life-changing experiences that develop global perspectives within students and enhances academic portfolios.

This trip is an "impact expedition." Crescent Students will develop new mindsets through opportunities to develop cultural sensitivity, teamwork, positive mental health and self-confidence skills. The trip includes visiting iconic destinations in Cape Town, South Africa, and observing stunning natural resources, landscapes, and vibrant multicultural sites. The focus of this trip is to work with community organizations to develop a sustainable and equitable future for the betterment of the communities that they serve. Crescent Students will develop and tap into their leadership skills to witness and collaborate with local leaders in working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals associated with this trip.

Click here to read the trip rationale.

  • Tour the coast of Cape Town and visit some key iconic sites such as Simonstown, Cape Point and Hout Bay. 
  • Participate in sustainable farming/sports workshops and coastal/penguin conservation efforts
  • Take a Xhosa language lesson
  • Try a cooking class in Bo Kaap
Note: Trip details are subject to change.

Character Qualities: Engaged Citizenship & Positive Leadership

Click here to view the informative slide deck from GVI which includes a sample itinerary (subject to change).