About Lower School

Crestwood School, established in 1980, is a co-educational, non-denominational, private day school providing quality education to students in Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 6.

The school is located in the Bayview/Lawrence/Post Road area. The property, nestled in a picturesque wooded valley in the heart of the city, is comprised of several buildings spread over 3 1/2 acres of land.

Facilities include: smart boards in all classrooms; an art studio; two music rooms; a gymnasium; a library; a full-colour, state-of-the-art networked Macintosh computer lab, as well as a computer in every classroom starting in Kindergarten; two fully equipped playgrounds; and plenty of outdoor recreational space.

At Crestwood, we practise the traditional art of teaching. We challenge young minds to learn, and we structure experiences that make learning possible. At the same time, we are concerned with the “whole child.” We strive to maintain a balance of a child’s physical, social, and emotional development.

Small class sizes are maintained, allowing for individual attention and the fostering of effective communication between students and teachers in a friendly, caring and nurturing environment.

Our expectations are high, and we firmly believe this produces higher achievement from our students.

We offer a structured program, stressing basic skills.

Individualized programs are established for those students who may be advanced in certain subjects so that they do not become bored, and similarly for those students who may be experiencing difficulty with certain subjects so that they do not become frustrated.

Homework is considered an integral part of the students’ program, beginning in the early grades.

Organizational skills and the development of good work/study habits are stressed beginning in the early grades.

Crestwood strongly promotes cooperative attitudes and behaviour, and is committed to the preparation of self-confident, self-disciplined individuals who respect the feelings and rights of others.

Each teacher is the key. With a well-planned program, a positive rapport with each student, close communication between home and school, and a sense of commitment and dedication, our goals are met!