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CROSSROADS SCHOOL FOR ARTS & SCIENCES See the world differently.


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GENERAL INFORMATION

There’s so much respect for the individuality of each student; we were allowed the freedom to figure out who we are. Opportunities for discovery are everywhere.”

CAROLINE SPIEGEL ’15

UPPER SCHOOL (9-12) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | usadmissions@xrds.org

Para obtener información en español, visite xrds.org/espanol


CONTACT US! WEBSITE

xrds.org/admissions ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4109 | elementaryadmissions@xrds.org MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | msadmissions@xrds.org

GENERAL INFORMATION

There’s so much respect for the individuality of each student; we were allowed the freedom to figure out who we are. Opportunities for discovery are everywhere.”

CAROLINE SPIEGEL ’15

UPPER SCHOOL (9-12) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | usadmissions@xrds.org

Para obtener información en español, visite xrds.org/espanol


CONTACT US!

Crossroads School strives to prepare students to think critically, express themselves openly and respectfully and commit themselves to lives

Our School delivers a transformational educational experience that helps students find their passions, broaden their horizons and develop the leadership skills they will use to make meaningful differences in the world around them.

What most characterizes a Crossroads

and activism.

student is joy: contagious, wild, genuine,

xrds.org/admissions ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5) ADMISSIONS

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head of school

that value community, justice

WEBSITE

BOB RIDDLE

playful, uninhibited joy.”

It is my great pleasure to introduce

BOB RIDDLE, head of school

Sciences, which I first joined—as a

you to Crossroads School for Arts &

Middle School math teacher—over 30 years ago. At Crossroads, we empower students to ask difficult questions, to embrace ambiguity and to stretch and challenge themselves intellectually, physically, artistically

There’s so much respect and emotionally. With the guidance of ourindividuality outstanding faculty, students of for the learn to think critically and recognize each their student; we were role in making the world a more allowed just andthe equitablefreedom place. Our studentsto have the courage to voice their ideas, figure out who we are. make bold choices and revel in the

excitement of learning something new

MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | msadmissions@xrds.org UPPER SCHOOL (9-12) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | usadmissions@xrds.org

Opportunities for and growing in ways they had never imagined. Through unique Human discovery areoureverywhere.” Development program, students learn to express CAROLINE SPIEGEL ’15 themselves, to listen deeply and to forge lifelong connections with their peers. As a result, what most characterizes a Crossroads student is joy: contagious, wild, genuine, playful, uninhibited joy.

Para obtener información en español, visite xrds.org/espanol

I am honored to be a part of this warm and vibrant learning environment, and invite you to learn more about our remarkable school.


CONTACT US!

Crossroads School strives to prepare students to think critically, express themselves openly and respectfully and commit themselves to lives

Our School delivers a transformational educational experience that helps students find their passions, broaden their horizons and develop the leadership skills they will use to make meaningful differences in the world around them.

What most characterizes a Crossroads

and activism.

student is joy: contagious, wild, genuine,

xrds.org/admissions ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4109 | elementaryadmissions@xrds.org

head of school

that value community, justice

WEBSITE

BOB RIDDLE

playful, uninhibited joy.”

It is my great pleasure to introduce

BOB RIDDLE, head of school

Sciences, which I first joined—as a

you to Crossroads School for Arts &

Middle School math teacher—over 30 years ago. At Crossroads, we empower students to ask difficult questions, to embrace ambiguity and to stretch and challenge themselves intellectually, physically, artistically

There’s so much respect and emotionally. With the guidance of ourindividuality outstanding faculty, students of for the learn to think critically and recognize each their student; we were role in making the world a more allowed just andthe equitablefreedom place. Our studentsto have the courage to voice their ideas, figure out who we are. make bold choices and revel in the

excitement of learning something new

MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | msadmissions@xrds.org UPPER SCHOOL (9-12) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | usadmissions@xrds.org

Opportunities for and growing in ways they had never imagined. Through unique Human discovery areoureverywhere.” Development program, students learn to express CAROLINE SPIEGEL ’15 themselves, to listen deeply and to forge lifelong connections with their peers. As a result, what most characterizes a Crossroads student is joy: contagious, wild, genuine, playful, uninhibited joy.

Para obtener información en español, visite xrds.org/espanol

I am honored to be a part of this warm and vibrant learning environment, and invite you to learn more about our remarkable school.


CONTACT US!

Crossroads was founded on

FIVE ESSENTIAL COMMITMENTS:

1. There’s so much respect to academic excellence

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2.

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1971

Crossroads was founded (310) 582-4451 | usadmissions@xrds.org by a group of parents and educators including Dr. Paul Cummins and Para obtener información en español, visite xrds.org/espanol Dr. Rhoda Makoff. UPPER SCHOOL (9-12) ADMISSIONS

for the individuality of to the each student; we were arts allowed the freedom to figure out who we are.

Opportunities for 3. to the greater community

discovery are everywhere.”

CAROLINE SPIEGEL ’15

4.

to the development of a student population of social, economic and racial diversity

5.

to the development of each student's physical well-being and full human potential


CONTACT US!

Crossroads was founded on

FIVE ESSENTIAL COMMITMENTS:

1. There’s so much respect to academic excellence

WEBSITE

xrds.org/admissions

2.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4109 | elementaryadmissions@xrds.org MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | msadmissions@xrds.org

1971

Crossroads was founded (310) 582-4451 | usadmissions@xrds.org by a group of parents and educators including Dr. Paul Cummins and Para obtener información en español, visite xrds.org/espanol Dr. Rhoda Makoff. UPPER SCHOOL (9-12) ADMISSIONS

for the individuality of to the each student; we were arts allowed the freedom to figure out who we are.

Opportunities for 3. to the greater community

discovery are everywhere.”

CAROLINE SPIEGEL ’15

4.

to the development of a student population of social, economic and racial diversity

5.

to the development of each student's physical well-being and full human potential


CONTACT US!

T S A F S T C FA

$9M

81

in financial aid is alloted to at least

zip codes represented in the student body

25%

of the student body each year

Studentteacher ratio

WEBSITE

xrds.org/admissions ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4109 | elementaryadmissions@xrds.org MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | msadmissions@xrds.org UPPER SCHOOL (9-12) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | usadmissions@xrds.org

Total K-12 enrollment– approximately

1,175

Para obtener información en español, visite xrds.org/espanol

Where would you like to learn today?

LINCOLN CHAVEZ There’s so much respect MORRISONof COLTRANE for the individuality each student; SAPPHO we were LACKS allowed to PYTHAGORAS GANDHIthe freedom figure out who we are.

8:1 class sizes vary

Middle and Upper School classrooms aren’t numbered— they’re named.

KAHLO

45%

of Crossroads students identify as students of color

GOODALL

Opportunities for discovery are everywhere.” CAROLINE SPIEGEL ’15

34%

of faculty identify as people of color


CONTACT US!

T S A F S T C FA

$9M

81

in financial aid is alloted to at least

zip codes represented in the student body

25%

of the student body each year

Studentteacher ratio

WEBSITE

xrds.org/admissions ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4109 | elementaryadmissions@xrds.org MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | msadmissions@xrds.org UPPER SCHOOL (9-12) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | usadmissions@xrds.org

Total K-12 enrollment– approximately

1,175

Para obtener información en español, visite xrds.org/espanol

Where would you like to learn today?

LINCOLN CHAVEZ There’s so much respect MORRISONof COLTRANE for the individuality each student; SAPPHO we were LACKS allowed to PYTHAGORAS GANDHIthe freedom figure out who we are.

8:1 class sizes vary

Middle and Upper School classrooms aren’t numbered— they’re named.

KAHLO

45%

of Crossroads students identify as students of color

GOODALL

Opportunities for discovery are everywhere.” CAROLINE SPIEGEL ’15

34%

of faculty identify as people of color


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Award-winning student publications: “Crossfire: The Students’ Voice News Magazine” “Kollectiv” academic journal “Dark As Day” literary journal

WEBSITE

xrds.org/admissions ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4109 | elementaryadmissions@xrds.org MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | msadmissions@xrds.org

There’s so much respect for the individuality of each student; we were allowed the freedom to figure out who we are. Opportunities for discovery are everywhere.”

CAROLINE SPIEGEL ’15

UPPER SCHOOL (9-12) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | usadmissions@xrds.org

Para obtener información en español, visite xrds.org/espanol


CONTACT US!

Award-winning student publications: “Crossfire: The Students’ Voice News Magazine” “Kollectiv” academic journal “Dark As Day” literary journal

WEBSITE

xrds.org/admissions ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4109 | elementaryadmissions@xrds.org MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | msadmissions@xrds.org

There’s so much respect for the individuality of each student; we were allowed the freedom to figure out who we are. Opportunities for discovery are everywhere.”

CAROLINE SPIEGEL ’15

UPPER SCHOOL (9-12) ADMISSIONS

(310) 582-4451 | usadmissions@xrds.org

Para obtener información en español, visite xrds.org/espanol


My daughter’s uniqueness was fostered and cherished by each and every member of the incredible Crossroads faculty. She learned to think academically and critically, listen intently and be who she genuinely is: hopeful and empathetic, loving and thankful, happy and open. I truly believe that it takes a village to foster a person. I could not have asked for a more wonderful community to help guide my child to be the greatest version of herself.”

DESIGN: WARREN GROUP | STUDIO DELUXE

PARENT OF A 12TH–GRADER


ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL

The perfect balance of learning and fun.


ideas into

ACTIONS

Each day begins with a warm hug or high-five from the director, who greets every child by name at the front door.

The Elementary School places a strong emphasis on issues relating to social justice. Crossroads gives students the tools to be “upstanders” who speak up for what they believe is right and contribute to their communities and their world.

Inside, our youngest learners experience the thrill of discovery in a diverse environment that values each student’s interests, background and unique point of view. Elementary School credo:

You can’t say, “You can’t play.”

learning with

MEANING student inquiry through dynamic lessons that are experiential, child-centered and socially mindful. Children develop their natural exuberance, playfulness and need for personal expression

Three principles of the Elementary School:

through physical education, Life Skills and the arts.

is it TRUE? is it KIND? is it NECESSARY?

COMMUNITY

to problem-solve across all areas of the curriculum. Teachers guide

an inclusive

Crossroads empowers students The Elementary School offers a cozy “second home” where parents, guardians and teachers create a nurturing space for children to flourish. Weekly Monday Morning Meetings and Friday Gatherings —which may feature cultural celebrations, student presentations or a rousing performance by the Parent Band—enhance a sense of unity and belonging.

You can be who you really are here and not be judged. You don’t have to try and ‘fit in’ because everyone will treat you as equal as anyone else.” COLE, fifth grade


ideas into

ACTIONS

Each day begins with a warm hug or high-five from the director, who greets every child by name at the front door.

The Elementary School places a strong emphasis on issues relating to social justice. Crossroads gives students the tools to be “upstanders” who speak up for what they believe is right and contribute to their communities and their world.

Inside, our youngest learners experience the thrill of discovery in a diverse environment that values each student’s interests, background and unique point of view. Elementary School credo:

You can’t say, “You can’t play.”

learning with

MEANING student inquiry through dynamic lessons that are experiential, child-centered and socially mindful. Children develop their natural exuberance, playfulness and need for personal expression

Three principles of the Elementary School:

through physical education, Life Skills and the arts.

is it TRUE? is it KIND? is it NECESSARY?

COMMUNITY

to problem-solve across all areas of the curriculum. Teachers guide

an inclusive

Crossroads empowers students The Elementary School offers a cozy “second home” where parents, guardians and teachers create a nurturing space for children to flourish. Weekly Monday Morning Meetings and Friday Gatherings —which may feature cultural celebrations, student presentations or a rousing performance by the Parent Band—enhance a sense of unity and belonging.

You can be who you really are here and not be judged. You don’t have to try and ‘fit in’ because everyone will treat you as equal as anyone else.” COLE, fifth grade


RAEGAN, FIRST GRADE

To help the Earth, I plant food and I turn off the water right after I wet my toothbrush. I save water by taking shorter showers. I go to the beach and I clean up stuff. It's important to take care of the Earth.”


MIDDLE SCHOOL Welcome to the conversation.


challenges and

The Middle School experience is defined by a harmonious balance of guidance and exploration.

CHOICES

The Middle School is characterized by exposure to new ideas and the freedom to explore developing interests. Self-advocacy and self-expression flourish as over 80 Options classes and rotations in P.E. and the arts introduce new subject matter and inspire students to make educated decisions about their academic and extracurricular pursuits.

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce presented Crossroads School with the 2016 Community Excellence Award in a year celebrating innovation

building

BONDS

Surrounded by adults who understand and value this crucial developmental stage, our students enter meaningful conversations with teachers, coaches, deans and administrators. Our faculty members are mentors who create an environment for students to work collaboratively while fostering strong relationships.

academic

Our students receive tailored instruction that channels their curiosity into unfamiliar curricular terrain and helps them make informed choices about their own educational pursuits.

ADVENTURE

and creativity.

Our students joyfully tackle new material while sharpening their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. As they begin appreciating uncertainty, they also start seeking

“Middle School is a personal journey that all of us go through to find ourselves, or at least catch

out intellectual complexities on their own by

a glimpse of who

asking thoughtful questions and making

we might be.�

connections across disciplines.

ZOE, eighth grade


challenges and

The Middle School experience is defined by a harmonious balance of guidance and exploration.

CHOICES

The Middle School is characterized by exposure to new ideas and the freedom to explore developing interests. Self-advocacy and self-expression flourish as over 80 Options classes and rotations in P.E. and the arts introduce new subject matter and inspire students to make educated decisions about their academic and extracurricular pursuits.

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce presented Crossroads School with the 2016 Community Excellence Award in a year celebrating innovation

building

BONDS

Surrounded by adults who understand and value this crucial developmental stage, our students enter meaningful conversations with teachers, coaches, deans and administrators. Our faculty members are mentors who create an environment for students to work collaboratively while fostering strong relationships.

academic

Our students receive tailored instruction that channels their curiosity into unfamiliar curricular terrain and helps them make informed choices about their own educational pursuits.

ADVENTURE

and creativity.

Our students joyfully tackle new material while sharpening their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. As they begin appreciating uncertainty, they also start seeking

“Middle School is a personal journey that all of us go through to find ourselves, or at least catch

out intellectual complexities on their own by

a glimpse of who

asking thoughtful questions and making

we might be.�

connections across disciplines.

ZOE, eighth grade


INDIANA, EIGHTH GRADE

The Middle School offers more than 80 Options classes every year for students to explore, including: Arduino Boards British Humor Chorus Debate Filmmaking Free the Children Game Design Invention Mandarin, French, Spanish Mathletes Photoshop Strings Chamber Ensemble Student Newspaper


UPPER SCHOOL This is your education.


making an

IMPACT

Our students utilize their passions to make a difference. Through dozens of outreach-focused campus clubs, student-planned forum days and events related to equity and social justice, you can take advantage of the many opportunities for

There is no such thing as a “typical” high school experience at Crossroads.

service, and develop new initiatives of your own.

rites of

PASSAGE

The hallmarks of the Crossroads experience coalesce in your unforgettable senior year. You’ll take on a three-week immersive project of your choice and go on a life-changing retreat in Ojai, solidifying a high school experience defined by

passionate inquiry, personal growth and lifelong bonds with teachers and classmates.

I was blessed to be part of a community where I was welcomed by many, where I could be who I am, and

depth and

DIRECTION

The Upper School offers you a tantalizingly diverse curriculum—everything from gender studies and filmmaking to advanced organic chemistry— and invites you to delve deeply into your areas of interest.

where I was only encouraged to become better.” ISAAC, 12th grade

Curiosity is your guide as you plan your studies. The high ceiling for advanced learning stretches from math and science to music, the arts and more, and includes Crossroads Advanced Studies (CAS) courses, independent research projects and concentrations in classical music and theater.

20+

The number of Crossroads students who have won a coveted Spotlight Award from the Music Center for excellence in the performing arts


making an

IMPACT

Our students utilize their passions to make a difference. Through dozens of outreach-focused campus clubs, student-planned forum days and events related to equity and social justice, you can take advantage of the many opportunities for

There is no such thing as a “typical” high school experience at Crossroads.

service, and develop new initiatives of your own.

rites of

PASSAGE

The hallmarks of the Crossroads experience coalesce in your unforgettable senior year. You’ll take on a three-week immersive project of your choice and go on a life-changing retreat in Ojai, solidifying a high school experience defined by

passionate inquiry, personal growth and lifelong bonds with teachers and classmates.

I was blessed to be part of a community where I was welcomed by many, where I could be who I am, and

depth and

DIRECTION

The Upper School offers you a tantalizingly diverse curriculum—everything from gender studies and filmmaking to advanced organic chemistry— and invites you to delve deeply into your areas of interest.

where I was only encouraged to become better.” ISAAC, 12th grade

Curiosity is your guide as you plan your studies. The high ceiling for advanced learning stretches from math and science to music, the arts and more, and includes Crossroads Advanced Studies (CAS) courses, independent research projects and concentrations in classical music and theater.

20+

The number of Crossroads students who have won a coveted Spotlight Award from the Music Center for excellence in the performing arts


In his advanced-level Photography 3 class, Josh used an MA 10050 multiphase microscope to capture images of his saliva, hair and skin cells, juxtaposing them against a plaster cast of his face and hand.

“

Through studying science at Crossroads, I began to observe the world differently, contemplating the endless reasons as to why and how the life around me came to be. I started to picture the invisible forces around us: the chlorophyll of the trees, the infinite strands of DNA in passersby and my family members from hundreds of years ago who contributed to every detail of my existence. Science and technology enable me to venture into the future with an open mind and a willingness to challenge all that I have ever known.� JOSH, 12th grade


ATHLETICS Roadrunners in action.


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About 65 percent of students in grades 5-12 participate in sports, guided by coaches who motivate and inspire through exciting and interactive learning experiences.

athletic teams

At Crossroads, Athletics are not only an extension of a School philosophy that values each student’s “physical well-being and full human potential,” but also a source of enrichment and pride across the School.

middle

SCHOOL

Student-athletes in grades 6-8 continue developing their skills within a program that values exploration of new sports and high rates of participation. These benefits accompany the thrills of character-building competition in the Pacific Basin and Delphic leagues.

“The number-one thing I appreciated about

fifth

GRADE

Crossroads is the way

With a strong emphasis on development, the

it allows kids who have

Athletics program introduces our younger

really strong passions

students to a variety of sports. Students learn basic skills and strengthen their grasp of goal-setting and teamwork while having fun in a positive and energetic environment.

and talents to excel in those fields and still

upper

SCHOOL

Our success-based sports programs in the California Interscholastic Federation feature

get a good education. It

numerous multisport athletes and

was very supportive of me

represent the School at the highest

pursuing my dreams. It prepared me exceptionally

levels of competition. Crossroads

well for my time at

teams regularly contend for titles

Stanford.”

and receive Southern Section

NICOLE GIBBS ‘10 professional tennis player

academic awards for their achievement in the classroom.


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About 65 percent of students in grades 5-12 participate in sports, guided by coaches who motivate and inspire through exciting and interactive learning experiences.

athletic teams

At Crossroads, Athletics are not only an extension of a School philosophy that values each student’s “physical well-being and full human potential,” but also a source of enrichment and pride across the School.

middle

SCHOOL

Student-athletes in grades 6-8 continue developing their skills within a program that values exploration of new sports and high rates of participation. These benefits accompany the thrills of character-building competition in the Pacific Basin and Delphic leagues.

“The number-one thing I appreciated about

fifth

GRADE

Crossroads is the way

With a strong emphasis on development, the

it allows kids who have

Athletics program introduces our younger

really strong passions

students to a variety of sports. Students learn basic skills and strengthen their grasp of goal-setting and teamwork while having fun in a positive and energetic environment.

and talents to excel in those fields and still

upper

SCHOOL

Our success-based sports programs in the California Interscholastic Federation feature

get a good education. It

numerous multisport athletes and

was very supportive of me

represent the School at the highest

pursuing my dreams. It prepared me exceptionally

levels of competition. Crossroads

well for my time at

teams regularly contend for titles

Stanford.”

and receive Southern Section

NICOLE GIBBS ‘10 professional tennis player

academic awards for their achievement in the classroom.


Crossroads School's sports facilities include: A recently renovated CIF-regulation soccer field A professional gymnasium A competition-sized swimming pool A multipurpose covered outdoor sports court Comprehensive athletic training rooms


HUMAN

DEVELOPMENT Becoming the person you were meant to be.


Crossroads students are distinguished by their emotional awareness, resilience and empathy.

life

SKILLS

students sit in circles to discuss important issues, provide a safe space for them to share their feelings, resolve conflict and build trust among their peers. Life Skills courses—led by trained faculty facilitators—alleviate stress, promote thoughtful decision-making and help students develop emotional intelligence and fortitude.

community

SERVICE Through an array of age-appropriate K-12 programs, students learn to value themselves and others as they become compassionate, engaged citizens.

Intimate weekly Council gatherings, where

Service learning and community service are essential parts of the student experience, integrating meaningful outreach with classroom curricula. Motivated by their growing understanding of systemic inequality, students engage in community service that evolves from participation to leadership as they move through the School.

environmental and outdoor

EDUCATION (EOE) Students in grades 4-12 connect with the natural world through meaningful outdoor experiences including field trips, ocean cleanup, hiking, camping and whitewater rafting. EOE develops each student’s sense of personal responsibility; leadership and interpersonal skills; technical outdoor abilities; community; and environmental awareness.

“Carrying a 35-pound-plus backpack over uneven terrain, on snowshoes— often uphill—in cold winter conditions is no easy task, but there is no better way for students to see what they’re made of than to truly be challenged: physically, mentally and emotionally.”

JENN BOST, EOE instructor


Crossroads students are distinguished by their emotional awareness, resilience and empathy.

life

SKILLS

students sit in circles to discuss important issues, provide a safe space for them to share their feelings, resolve conflict and build trust among their peers. Life Skills courses—led by trained faculty facilitators—alleviate stress, promote thoughtful decision-making and help students develop emotional intelligence and fortitude.

community

SERVICE Through an array of age-appropriate K-12 programs, students learn to value themselves and others as they become compassionate, engaged citizens.

Intimate weekly Council gatherings, where

Service learning and community service are essential parts of the student experience, integrating meaningful outreach with classroom curricula. Motivated by their growing understanding of systemic inequality, students engage in community service that evolves from participation to leadership as they move through the School.

environmental and outdoor

EDUCATION (EOE) Students in grades 4-12 connect with the natural world through meaningful outdoor experiences including field trips, ocean cleanup, hiking, camping and whitewater rafting. EOE develops each student’s sense of personal responsibility; leadership and interpersonal skills; technical outdoor abilities; community; and environmental awareness.

“Carrying a 35-pound-plus backpack over uneven terrain, on snowshoes— often uphill—in cold winter conditions is no easy task, but there is no better way for students to see what they’re made of than to truly be challenged: physically, mentally and emotionally.”

JENN BOST, EOE instructor


LILY, EIGHTH GRADE

“

Today more than ever, it is necessary for us to create a space here at Crossroads that we can all view as our sanctuary, where each of us, no matter who we are or how we identify or where we come from, can feel safe, can feel supported, can feel respected and can feel loved." BOB RIDDLE head of school convocation address

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