Crescent has been a school for boys since our inception in 1913. We are unabashedly, unapologetically, unrestrainedly a school designed to bring the best out in young men. Our teachers are chosen for their deep understanding and appreciation of boys. Our diverse curricular and co-curricular programmes are intentionally designed to have a boy-centric focus and are delivered with that emphasis. We have even created a thriving Centre for Research and Development in Boys’ Education. We take the education of boys very seriously.
A boys’ school has a unique and vibrant culture. Boys in a boys’ school take more healthy risks because they have fewer social inhibitions. A school for boys allows young men to explore the complexities of what manhood, courage and honour mean to them.
Boys can wonder, examine and test what it means to be a Man of Character.
Boys in a boys’ school can be their authentic selves, express themselves in occasionally goofy, boyish ways, and be challenged to be their best.
Boys in a boys’ school know they belong to a unique tribe, and their belonging gives them a sense of quiet pride and deep security that lasts a lifetime.
At Crescent, we know what boys are capable of—on both sides of the ledger. Boys are exuberant, impulsive, unfiltered and physical. We also know that boys have enormous, imaginative resources that, when marshalled, can result in magnificent results. But boys need clear challenges, need space and time to explore, and appropriate, fair parameters within which to work. At Crescent, we are keenly aware of all these dimensions; we teach and coach and mentor with those structures in mind.
For our young men, this school is personal. There’s nothing generic about it.
At Crescent we have chosen to be an outstanding school for boys. And we undertake daily to honour that choice, enthusiastically, joyfully and manfully.