Academics

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

LS Curriculum Highlights

Curriculum Highlights

Crescent School follows the overall and specific expectations of the Ontario Ministry of Education and then enriches each subject level to challenge our students. During the first week of school in September, Crescent administers the Canadian Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) to every Lower School student. This provides us with a general academic baseline for our boys and allows us to monitor their progress, and create individualized academic programs for them throughout their Lower School years.

Our Maker Space Club meets every Monday after school for boys in Grades 3-6. It is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) club where boys are given a challenge each week. The challenges range from building the tallest pyramids with paper cups to creating stable structures with toothpicks and popsicle sticks that can withstand a wind test. Other challenges include building a boat that can carry certain weight requirements, such as five coins, and designing catapults using tin cans, rubber bands and plastic spoons! The Club helps boys grow their moral character, intellectual character, performance character, and relational character through critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving.

Here are some other Lower School curriculum highlights:

  • Robust Information Studies/Literacy Program at every grade with author visits, social media awareness training and research skills.
  • Dads' Read program (Grade 3-4)
  • Kids' Lit Club (Grade 5-6)
  • Vex Robotics program (Grade 5- 6)
  • Superb performance choir with world tours every second year
  • Yearly musicals and plays
  • Theatre Club
  • Toastmasters program
Monday morning assembly sets the tone for each week

Lower School Leadership

List of 2 members.

  • Dr. Sandra Boyes 

    Head of Lower and Middle Schools
  • Mr. Ryan Bell 98

    Assistant Head of Lower School