Dwyer, Liam

We met Liam Dwyer at the Castle Peak Retirement Suites in Bracebridge, where he presently lives.  Liam is one of several authors/editors who assembled At Your Age, a collection of stories of those who live there.  The residents felt it was important for them to record their stories, which serve as a great entry point into

Spring Concert Preparation

Dear parents, Please take a moment to read over these simple instructions in preparation for next week’s Spring Concert. Reminders for students: Please remember to bring instruments and music books on Monday (if you have class), TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY for all grade 4,5 and 6’s. We are walking to Lawrence Park Community Church for our dress rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Please dress for the

Gorman, Digger

“Digger” Gorman served in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War.  Originally from New Brunswick, the future geology student – that’s where the name “Digger” came from – Digger was deep in his studies when the war approached.  As a science/engineering student, Digger’s enlistment was originally deferred, but like many in his generation, he

Watt, Janet

Janet Watt was one of so many women who entered the armed forces during the Second World War.  Janet chose to go in the navy, and she became one of the WRENs.  As Janet entered the services at the end of the war, her time in the military was limited, though her experiences are very

Hunter, Gordon

Gordon Hunter is from north Toronto, a graduate of Lawrence Park, where he finished his diploma at the midpoint of the war.  It was at that time that he was made aware of his military options, and Gordon opted for the RCAF.  He went into an extended period of training, where he settled on being

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

Rudd, June

June Rudd was born in Northumberland, England and raised in Manchester in 1924. June shares her story of wartime life in England, including evacuations, air raid shelters and rationing. Like many young British women, June contributed directly to the war effort by serving as a WREN, or member of the Women’s Royal Naval Service, beginning

Winter Sports Finals

In what turned out to be a riveting, and heart-breaking Saturday for Crestwood sports, both the U14 Girls Volleyball team as well as the U14 Boys Basketball team came within a heartbeat of taking CISSA Gold. The girls lost a close match to powerhouse Ridley College 2 -1, and our U14 Boys lost a heart-wrenching game

Human Rights and Tolerance Symposium

On Tuesday, November 20th, Crestwood Preparatory College held a Human Rights and Tolerance Symposium for over 200 students from seven Toronto area schools. Organized by Scott Masters and the History Department, the symposium provided an opportunity for students to engage in learning opportunities beyond their regular classroom instruction. Seventeen speakers participated in the event touching

Come and Visit Crestwood

Crestwood Lower School (grades JK-6): Oct.15 from 9:30-11:30am Oct. 23 from 9:30-11:30am Nov. 15 from 9:30-11:30am 411 Lawrence Avenue East Toronto, Ontario M3C1N9 416 444 5858 For more information and interview opportunities, please contact Dalia Eisen dalia.eisen@crestwood.on.ca, Lower School Director at 416-444-5858. Crestwood Preparatory College (grades 7-12): Nov. 1st 7:00 pm 217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto,

Hallett, Julie

Julie Hallett was born and raised in London, England. Before the war broke out, life was very good for Julie. She was an honor student at her private school and was given a scholarship to continue her studies there before the war. When the war broke out, she was evacuated with her school to a

Haliburton, Margaret

Margaret Haliburton joined the RCN in WW2, where she served as a WREN. She has spoken at Crestwood for several years, and she has brought a number of other women with her, including her sister Barbara Yule and her friend Francis Todd. All three women give students an insight into life on the home front

Open House

Crestwood Lower School (grades JK-6) Open House: To book a private tour please contact: Dalia Eisen dalia.eisen@crestwood.on.ca Lower School Director at 416-444-5858 411 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M3C1N9 Crestwood Preparatory College (grades 7-12)     Mini Open Houses: November 16th & 30th, 10:00 – 11:15, please call 416 391 1441 to secure your spot. To

Tuition and Fees 2023-24

The decision to send your son or daughter to Crestwood represents a significant investment in many respects. The work and effort that the school and its staff will devote to your children’s success, and the sound management of all our resources by experienced administrators, will ensure a positive learning environment as well as the prospect

Important Dates

Crestwood Lower School (grades JK-6) Oct.23 from 9:30-11:30am Nov.15 from 9:30-11:30am 411 Lawrence Avenue East Toronto, Ontario M3C1N9 416 444 5858 For more information and interview opportunities, please contact Dalia Eisen dalia.eisen@crestwood.on.ca, Lower School Director at 416-444-5858. Crestwood Preparatory College (grades 7-12) Mini Open Houses: Jan. 17th 9:00 a.m. Jan. 29th 9:00 a.m. Do to limited space please


Crestwood School is located in the Bayview and Lawrence/Post Road area. The property, nestled in a picturesque wooded valley, is comprised of several buildings spread over 3.5 acres of land. Facilities include: A gymnasium A library State-of-the-art Apple computer lab (in addition to a computer in every classroom starting in Kindergarten) SMART boards in every

Contact Us

Lower School Crestwood School 411 Lawrence Avenue East Toronto, Ontario M3C 1N9 Tel: (416) 444-5858 Fax: (416) 444-2127 Website: www.crestwood.on.ca/lower-school Upper School Crestwood Preparatory College 217 Brookbanks Drive Toronto, Ontario M3A 2T7 Tel: (416) 391-1441 Fax: (416) 444-0949 Website: www.crestwood.on.ca/upper-school Crestwood Valley Day Camp Crestwood Valley Day Camp 411 Lawrence Avenue East Toronto, Ontario M3C


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