Crystal Bay has an enrolment of 96 students each with unique skills and abilities from various multicultural backgrounds. The students range from 3.8 to 21 years of age. All students at Crystal Bay are placed by an Identification, Placement, and Review Committee and are identified as exceptional developmental disability. Some students have a dual diagnosis of autism coupled with a developmental disability; other students may also have a developmental disability coupled with either a physical, hearing or visual impairment. Some of our students are epileptic and may have other congenital health related issues.
All students at Crystal Bay Centre are on an individual education program to meet their needs. Our main focus is on daily living skills, augmentative communication, self-control, social and communication skills. At the same time, we focus on sensory-motoric stimuli as well as gross and fine motor development through our therapeutic riding, therapeutic swimming program, sensory motor activity room and physical education program. We also offer our older students various work experience opportunities (working in our kitchen; crushing cans; recycling; doing laundry; and, growing plants in our greenhouse). The school has a Sensory Motor Activity Room also known as our SENSroom. In September, we opened a fitness room for our students.