About

Founded in 1913, Crescent School offers rich and diverse experiences and opportunities for boys in Grades 3-12 to learn, grow and thrive. 
About

Meet our Headmaster

As we begin our second century, Crescent School remains a leader in boys’ education. Few schools can boast the strength of community, sense of purpose and clarity of mission that is present here.
Crescent’s mission, Men of Character from Boys of Promise, recognizes the potential in every student and acknowledges their unique abilities. At Crescent School, we embrace a rigorous learning environment driven by a relevant curriculum of study and fostered through relationships with the very best teachers and mentors. We are fundamentally committed to providing care, empowerment, clear boundaries and high expectations, and effective ways for boys to use their time well. In addition, we seek to develop boys’ commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies and personal identity. Our boys thrive because they are known and understood.

Our teachers and staff are part of a long and rich tradition in which energy, enthusiasm and engagement complement the challenges and complexities of boys’ growth and development. They are deeply committed to modelling the School’s core values of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Compassion through every interaction. As learners, they strive for mastery in their craft and consistently hone their approaches that shape, guide and support boys’ development.

Our expertise in boys’ education is supported by world-class facilities and expressed through a robust academic and co-curricular program, including the arts, athletics, outreach and robotics. As well, the broader community of alumni and parents takes great pride in the School and is committed to its continual progress.

At Crescent School, we know that relationships are the keystone of learning – everything we do assures our boys they are valued and valuable.

 

Michael Fellin
Headmaster

Meet Mike

Michael Fellin became Crescent School’s 10th Headmaster in September 2014. He previously served as Crescent School’s Assistant Head of Upper School since 2011.

Boys’ education has been the focus of Mr. Fellin’s career. He began teaching at Neil McNeil High School, a publicly funded boys’ school in the Toronto Catholic District School Board, where for over 10 years he served as a teacher, chaplain, department head and vice-principal. Mr. Fellin also taught as an AQ instructor for the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association and as a course instructor in the faculty of education at Niagara University. In 2009, Mr. Fellin was awarded a Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence by the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Education.

Mr. Fellin has been a member of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC) since 2007, and joined the IBSC Board of Trustees in 2015. He has also served as a board member with the Northmount Catholic School for Boys in Toronto and with the Catholic Teachers’ Guild. He is actively involved as a trainer, researcher and presenter with Search Institute, the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives, and TARGET (Toronto Action Research for Excellence in Teaching).

Born and raised in Don Mills, Ontario, Mr. Fellin is a graduate of St. Michael’s College School in Toronto. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in English and Education from Glendon College at York University, a Master’s degree in Divinity from Regis College at the University of Toronto, and is completing a Ph.D. in Theology and Education, also from Regis College.

Mr. Fellin and his wife Heather have three children, including Fionn Fellin (Crescent Class of 2024).