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Successful Start 2021

Give your son a successful start at Crescent!

Registration for sessions taking place during the week of August 23 is now open.
Each summer, we offer special academic prep programs exclusively available to students who are new or returning to Crescent School. These optional programs are designed to set up students for success as they enter a new school year.

Benefits of Successful Start Programs at Crescent:
  • Gets students back into learning mode with a review of concepts to prepare them for the accelerated Crescent curriculum
  • Helps new Crescent students ease the transition into their new school in a low-stress, half-day environment
The programs will take place in person on the Crescent School campus, public health guidelines permitting. If necessary, the programs will be offered online.

 

Program Descriptions

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  • Grade 3 Successful Start

    Crescent School’s Grade 3 curriculum is an enriched version of the Ontario Ministry of Education standards. We want all our new boys to succeed, so we offer a summer preparatory course for Grade 3 math, reading and writing. Taught by Crescent teachers, this optional half-day, one-week program is a fun way for boys to prepare for Crescent’s advanced curriculum.
    It’s only available to incoming Grade 3 students at Crescent.
    Instructor: To be announced
    Grade: 3
    Dates: August 23-27, 2021
    Time: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
    Cost: $425 (5 days)
    Click here to register
  • Grade 5 French Successful Start

    This program is designed to support the development of students' skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication in French. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Approximately 30 minutes of the program each day will be dedicated to team and community building.
    It’s open to both new and current Crescent boys who are entering Grade 5.
    Instructor: To be announced
    Grade: 5
    Dates: August 23-27, 2021
    Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
    Cost: $325 (5 days)
    Click here to register
  • Grade 7 Successful Start

    This program is an opportunity for boys to strengthen their mathematics and literacy skills, based on the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines and Crescent School’s high academic standards. Taught by Crescent faculty, this optional half-day, one-week academic transition program is an engaging and fun way for boys to consolidate their learning skills from Grade 6 and better prepare them for Crescent’s advanced Grade 7 curriculum.
    It’s open to both new and current Crescent boys who are entering Grade 7.
    Instructors: Brittany Shelly (English) and Justin Gadd-Thomson (Math)
    Grade: 7
    Dates: August 23-27, 2021
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
    Cost: $425 (5 days)
    Click here to register
  • Grade 7 French Successful Start

    This program is designed to support students' development of their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication in French. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Approximately 30 minutes of the program each day will be dedicated to team and community building.
    It’s open to both new and current Crescent boys who are entering Grade 7.
    Instructor: To be announced
    Grade: 7
    Dates: August 23-27, 2021
    Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
    Cost: $325 (5 days)
    Click here to register
  • Grades 8-10 Leadership Successful Start

    Based on the essential qualities of Crescent’s Portrait of a Graduate, this program encourages students to build strong relationships, think critically, communicate with courage and collaborate. Students will step out of their comfort zone by doing physical activities that challenge them, take part in debates and public speaking exercises where they will consider different perspectives and might have to reconsider their own, and by constantly being challenged with philosophical questions that promote further inquiry.
    It’s open to both new and current Crescent boys who are entering Grades 8 to 10.
    Instructor: Sean DeZilva
    Grades: 8-10
    Dates: August 23-25, 2021
    Time: 12:30 to 3 p.m.
    Cost: $225 (3 days)
    Click here to register
  • Grade 9 Successful Start

    This program is an opportunity for boys to strengthen essential mathematics and literacy skills, based on the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines and Crescent School’s high academic standards. Taught by Crescent faculty, this optional half-day, one-week program is designed to consolidate their learning skills from Grade 8 and better prepare them for Crescent’s advanced Grade 9 curriculum.
    It’s open to both new and current Crescent boys who are entering Grade 9.
    Instructors: Brittany Shelly (English) and Ryan Misener (Math)
    Grade: 9
    Dates: August 23-27, 2021
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
    Cost: $425 (5 days)
    Click here to register
  • Grade 9 Tech Successful Start

    This "tech teaser" program will give incoming Grade 9 students an introduction to Crescent’s Tech Design Programs. Areas of focus include lab safety, equipment demonstrations for robotics and interfacing components/hardware, an introduction to CAD software and engineering project work and submissions. Students will also briefly explore careers and the importance of tech in today’s world.
    It’s open to both new and current Crescent boys who are entering Grade 9.
    Instructor: Tibor Torontali
    Grade: 9
    Dates: August 23-25, 2021
    Time: 12:45 to 3 p.m.
    Cost: $210 (3 days)
    Click here to register
  • Grades 9-12 Google Suite for Academics Successful Start

    As a mainstay of Crescent’s academic program, using Google programs and My Drive are essential to student success in the Upper School – or at least make student life a whole lot easier when you are not wrestling with the technology. Led by one of our tech experts, students will be introduced to Google Documents, Sheets, Slides and sharing files.
    It’s open to both new and current Crescent boys who are entering Grades 9 to 12.
    Instructor: To be announced
    Grades: 9-12
    Dates: August 26-27, 2021
    Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
    Cost: $165 (2 days)
    Click here to register
 

Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Refunds, less a $100 administrative fee, will be issued for program cancellations up to July 30, 2021.
  • After July 30, 2021, no refunds will be provided.
  • Crescent School reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrolment is not met or in the event of exceptional and/or unforeseen circumstances. If we have to cancel a program, a full refund will be provided.

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