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


Through Crescent School’s Outreach Program, our boys have many opportunities to participate in outreach activities at the local, national and international level. They gain a broader understanding of the world, a greater awareness of the impact of their choices, and deeper empathy.

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  • Local Outreach

    In every grade, Crescent boys are actively involved in Outreach programs that are close to home. Integrated into our class schedules, these programs are designed to reflect Crescent’s core values: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Compassion.
    Here are some of our local Outreach programs:
    • Willow Park Art Program - helping Willow Park students build their confidence and self-esteem, through creative arts projects
    • High View P.S. Peer Tutoring – helping Grade 4 & 5 students with their understanding and appreciation for science.
    • Teddington Senior’s Residence Art Workshops – building relationships and a bridge between the generations
    • Driftwood P.S./Right to Play – learning social and leadership skills through play-based games
    • Yonge Street Mission – serving our community by cooking and serving at the shelter
    • Other initiatives include the G.R.E.A.T. Program working with Toronto Police Services 31 Division’s Gang Resistance Education and Training program, Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, building relationships with children who are living with physical disabilities and Sunny View Public School, collaborating with children with physical, social and cognitive disabilities to design accessible toys and art equipment
  • National Outreach

    Crescent School has embarked on a new initiative which allows students to meet, interact and learn from a group of students in Superior North, a First Nations community in northern Ontario. Activities include fundraising to enhance the educational support for the classroom, interaction through video conferencing and other forms of technology, and a national outreach trip to visit Superior North.
  • International Outreach

    Crescent’s International Outreach program will provide our students with hands-on service learning opportunities while also satisfying a university credit. Service learning is a form of experiential education where learning occurs through a cycle of action and reflection, as students seek to achieve real objectives which the host community has identified, gain a deeper understanding and set of skills for themselves, and leave that community better than they found it.

    In 2017, Crescent students will be traveling to the Southern Tanzania community of Arusha, where they will be helping to construct much needed classroom space while living alongside the townspeople, participating in the local customs and daily life.

    Our International Outreach program helps boys develop a strong understanding of the connections between local actions and global consequences. We encourage our boys to learn about, care for, and contribute to society - to be "global citizens" with a social conscience.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

    Crescent students can join other young Canadians who are participating in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The Award encourages personal development in the areas of Community Service, Skill Development, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. In pursuing these activities, young people learn responsibility, acquire new skills, and increase their level of physical fitness.

Outreach Leadership

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  • Ms. Sheryl Murray 

    Director of Outreach