School Profile

Welcome to Crescent Town Elementary School

The Crescent Town School staff would like to welcome you back for another exciting year. It is great to see new families joining us for the first time and we invite you all to become actively involved in the many excellent programs offered at the school. The board website will also give you more information about the school as well as the opportunities within the board.

The staff of the school is committed to providing students with learning experiences, which will promote growth in their intellectual, physical and social development. For such growth to occur, a close working relationship between teachers, parents and children is required. If students realize that the school and home share a genuine concern for their progress, then accomplishment of goals and success in all facets of school life are easier to attain.

Crescent Town Elementary School JK - 04

  • Principal: Avinash Mani 
  • Vice Principal(s): Janice Chisholm
  • Office Staff: Gail Lendor & Abiola Amsterdam
  • School Council Chair(s): Razia Rashed
  • Superintendent: Nadira Persaud
  • Trustee: Michelle Aarts
  • Address: 4 Massey Sq, East York, ON M4C5M9
  • Phone: 416-396-2340
  • Fax: 416-396-2903
  • Email:
  • Twitter: @crescent_town

School History

In 1897, Walter Massey bought land extending from Dawes Road to Pharmacy and from Danforth Road north beyond what is now called Wilket Park Creek. He named the property Dentonia Park Farm in honour of his wife, Susan Denton.

The farm originally started as a summer estate and a “means of providing pure air and wholesome food, especially pure milk” for his children. When Walter Massey died, his wife took over the operation of the farm. In 1913, she began construction of a large estate house. It had over one hundred rooms, including darkrooms, library, auditorium and an indoor swimming pool. In 1933, Mrs. Massey gave the big house and fifty acres to Crescent School, a preparatory school for boys, ages seven to fourteen. After many years, Crescent School moved and the construction of condominiums began shortly after, in 1968. The Crescent School is now located on Bayview Avenue.

Crescent Town School, first opened to students in 1973. The school enrollment was slightly in excess of five hundred, over the years declined to three hundred and is presently approximately seven hundred students from many countries around the world. The school has undergone large additions and addition projects for full day kindergarten requirements.