Character-In-Action

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

Business

Crescent’s Business Program provides unique opportunities for our students to hone their business skills while engaging in real-life “character in action” situations where students lead, communicate, employ analytical and critical thinking skills and compete in high-pressure situations.

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  • Overview

    Our vision is to inspire a passion and excitement for business in our students through the Business Program and graduate amazing students who will have success in university and their careers.

    We will accomplish this through excellence in the classroom and by providing outstanding co-curricular experiences that will differentiate our graduates and provide a foundation for future business success.

    Crescent’s Business Program is delivered through two components: the Business curriculum and the co-curricular Business Team. 
  • Business Curriculum

    Crescent’s Business curriculum aims to inspire a passion for business. We devote a significant amount of time to current events, seeking to further develop student engagement with the world around them and bring textbook theory to life. We offer Economics (Grade 11, 12 and Advanced Placement), Accounting (Grade 11 and 12) and Business Entrepreneurship (Grade 11).
  • Crescent School Business Team

    Our Business Team, encompassing all of the business co-curricular activities, is an extension of our Business courses. It’s the opportunity for students to use their classroom knowledge in real life and competitive settings. Our Business Team activities include:

      • The Crescent School Investment Team is a student-run investment club for boys in Grades 10 – 12. The team manages a real-money portfolio worth approximately $40,000. Team members learn first-hand about stock markets and make real investments in Canadian and US stocks and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Portfolio managers develop portfolio strategy, perform research and valuation analysis and present recommendations to the Investment Team and our Investment Committee advisory panel.
      • Business Case Competitions offer serious business students the opportunity to tackle a real-life business challenge within an allocated time frame. Working in small groups, teams compete at university-level business cases. Crescent often hosts the Crescent School Invitational Business Case Competition, one of several competitions held each year involving six to ten independent girls’ and boys’ schools.
      • DECA is where many of our students first develop a passion for business, particularly those who get involved in Grade 9 or 10. Over 200,000 high school students worldwide compete in the DECA business competitions. Crescent competes at the regional, provincial and international levels of DECA.
      • The Junior Business Club gives Grade 9 and 10 students an introduction to Business Team activities, including investing in stock markets, and participaing in DECA.
      • Business Team Leadership Program: The Business Team Executive is an excellent training ground in leadership. It offers significant and real leadership opportunities where students are expected to lead, teach, motivate and run all Business Team activities.

Business Leadership

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Watch our Business Team Video