How to Apply

Applying to Crescent School is easy. Everything is online - from our application form to information on tuition, fees and financial aid.
How to Apply

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Crescent School. Below you will find what you need to successfully apply to our school.
The application period for the 2018/2019 school year will begin on September 1, 2017. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2017. The application fee schedule is as follows:

$200 until October 31, 2017
$250 from November 1 to December 1, 2017
$300 for Late Application (after December 2, 2017)
Late applications will be considered after the February 23 Offer Day.

If this is your first time applying online, click New User registration to create an account. We recommend that you use your e-mail address as your User Name (i.e.

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1:

    Complete the online application form. Your application will automatically save so you may exit and return to it at any time. A confirmation webpage will appear after your application is submitted and payment recieved. You will also receive a confirmation email.

  • Step 2:

    The following materials must be uploaded through the application checklist
    by December 1, 2017. You will have access to your application checklist once you have completed the online application form and have submitted the application fee.

    • Final/June 2016 and 2017 report cards plus most recent from current year
    • Passport or Birth Certificate
    • A recent headshot of the applicant
    • Teacher Reference Form
  • Step 3:

    If applying for needs-based financial aid, this must be done online at no later than January 15, 2018.
  • Step 4:

    All applicants to Grades 7 to 12 must complete the Character Skills Snapshot (CSS), an online assessment, between September 25 and December 10, 2017. You will find the link to it in your application checklist.

    The Character Skills Snapshot measures eight essential character skills: resilience, open-mindedness, responsibility, teamwork, social awareness, self-control, intellectual curiosity and initiative.
  • Step 5:

    All boys applying to Grades 8, 10 and 11 must write the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). (The test can be written at Crescent School on Saturday, December 2 or at any other SSAT test location.) Register online at and use the Crescent School test code #2667. The SSAT test must be written on or before January 14, 2018.

    All boys applying to Grades 3-5, and 7 must attend an assessment morning at Crescent School on Saturday, January 20, 2018. All boys applying to Grade 9 must attend our assessment morning on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The assessment includes a written test as well as individual seat work and group work activities in the classroom and gymnasium. A snack (nut-free) is provided. Applicants are encouraged to wear athletic footwear.

    If you are not able to visit Crescent School in person, please contact to arrange a SKYPE interview.

Open House Dates

Open House events for prospective students and families are held in the fall.

Fall 2017 Open House events:

Lower School
(Grades 3-6)

  • Friday, October 27, 2017
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Middle & Upper Schools
(Grades 7-12)

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017
All Open House events are 9:30 - 11:30 am

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