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FAQs


 
Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about our admissions at Crescent School. If you don't find the information you need here, contact the Enrolment Team at apply@crescentschool.org.

List of 14 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the entry grade years for Crescent School?

    Here is the estimated new student intake by grade:

    Grade 3: 28-32 students

    Grade 4: 6-10 students

    Grade 5: 18-20 students

    Grade 6: 0-5 students

    Grade 7: 18-25 students

    Grade 8: 0-5 students

    Grade 9: 18-25 students

    Grade 10: 0-5 students

    Grade 11: 0-5 students

    Grade 12: 0-5 students
  • What is the typical class size at Crescent School?

    Grade 3: 2 classes 14-18 boys per class

    Grade 4: 2 classes 18-20 boys per class

    Grades 5 & 6: 3 classes 18-20 boys per class

    Grades 7 & 8: 4 classes 20 boys per class

    Grades 9 & 10: 4 classes 22 boys per class

    Grades 11 & 12: 4 classes 18 boys per class
  • What is the cost of attending Crescent School?

    Tuition fees for the 2016/2017 school year are $31,750. Tuition at Crescent School includes our exceptional lunch program. Optional extras such as music lessons and out-of-country trips are billed in advance of the activity.

    Each Crescent student has a personal sundry account which carries $1,000, payable annually at the time of registration. The sundry account covers purchases made in the Coyote's Den (uniform, school supplies) as well as other supplemental charges, e.g. BEAR Week, team travel and tournaments, etc. If during the year the sundry account is depleted, additional funds will be requested. Click here for a list of supplemental charges.

    Families are also encouraged to make an annual donation of $2,000 on behalf of each son attending Crescent.

    New students, for their first year only, pay an enrolment fee, currently set at $8,500. This fee is in addition to tuition. It is non-refundable and payable upon notification of acceptance of our offer.
  • Does Crescent School offer Financial Aid?

    Yes.  Crescent offers a total of $730,000 in needs-based financial aid each year to boys of promise.
  • How do I arrange to visit Crescent School?

    All school visits take place during school hours. Tours are conducted by our Student Ambassadors. You can visit during one of our scheduled Open Houses, or contact our Enrolment Team at apply@crescentschool.org to arrange an appointment to visit Crescent School.
  • Where do I park when I visit Crescent School?

    For individual family visits, you will find spots reserved for Enrolment Visitors next to the handicapped parking space in our east parking lot, close to the Manor House. For Open House events, we do our best to provide parking spaces for all our guests.
  • What role does entrance testing play in the admissions process?

    Testing is one part of the process. Standardized test results are not always an accurate reflection of a student’s achievement or potential. However, testing offers a starting point to compare candidates, and for discussion with families about the opportunities and challenges a transition to Crescent School might involve.
  • Do you accept international students? Do you offer an ESL program?

    International students who have the necessary English skills to perform at the same level with boys who have English as a first language are welcome to apply. Crescent School does not offer an ESL program.
  • How is a "Crescent Boy" chosen?

    Crescent School strives to select students with intellectual curiosity who will fit into our school culture, reflect our core values, and have interests outside the classroom. A committee reviews and discusses the merits of every applicant before final decisions are made.
  • What kind of boy succeeds at Crescent?

    Students who succeed at Crescent possess intellectual curiosity and good interpersonal skills, are willing to take risks and show compassion for their classmates, take responsibility for their actions and involve themselves in various co-curricular programs. The school's annual attrition rate of only 2-3% indicates that most boys who are accepted remain at Crescent through to graduation.
  • Why is Crescent School an all-boys school?

    
    Crescent is a school for boys by intention: we understand how boys learn, play and grow. Studies indicate that boys develop learning skills and abilities at a different rate than girls, particularly in terms of reading, writing and organizational skills in the early years. Social skills also develop at different stages. In its all-male environment, Crescent can utilize guidelines for development that are in line with current research findings on how boys learn. The school also provides ample opportunity for physical education and sports that addresses the kinesthetic aspect of male growth. At the high school level, a single gender environment removes the distraction of impressing the opposite sex and allows the students to express their feelings and opinions in a less self-conscious setting. As a day school, the students have ample exposure to social growth at home and on the weekend. Crescent School also provides co-educational co-curricular opportunities such as drama productions and dances with students from all-girls schools.
    Learn more about why Crescent is an all-boys school
  • Does Crescent School have a before-school and after-school program?

    Yes, for boys in Grades 3-6, supervised programs are provided from 7 to 8 a.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. Parents can choose to register their sons for these programs. The fee for the program is billed to the boy's sundry account.
  • Do you offer a food services program?

    Yes, a daily lunch is included in the tuition fee. Our Lower, Middle and Upper Schools each have their own seating time. A variety of foods – including hot entrees, soups, sandwiches, a salad bar, fresh fruit and desserts – are provided. Accommodations are made for students with special dietary needs. Crescent also has a cafe where Upper and Middle School boys can purchase healthy snacks.
  • Where do Crescent graduates attend university?

    Crescent graduates are admitted to top universities in Canada, the United States and abroad. Our University Counsellors provide expert advice and resources to help boys and their families determine the programs that are the best fit for their aspirations.

    Here are some of the universities attended by recent Crescent graduates:
     
    Canada
    Dalhousie University, University of British Columbia, McMaster University, McGill University, Queen’s University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Western University
    United States
    Boston University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, University of Southern California, Tufts University, Wake Forest University
    United Kingdom & Ireland
    University of Edinburgh, King’s College – London, London School of Economics, Royal College of Surgeons – Ireland, University of St. Andrew’s