Crossroads School For Arts & Sciences

  • Crossroads School came into being in 1971 to provide a new approach to education.
  • It was founded by a small group of educators and parents, led by co-founders Dr. Paul Cummins and Dr. Rhoda Makoff, whose goal was to provide a diverse student body a coeducational college preparatory education combining academic excellence with a comprehensive fine and performing arts program, community service, athletic challenge, and environmental education.
  • Crossroad is a distinctly progressive school offering an intellectually demanding and creative curriculum within a supportive, personal environment that has at its base the notion of safety, equity, and inclusion for all.
  • Crossroads strives to help each student develop a personal commitment to learning, a respect for independent thinking, a sense of social commitment, an appreciation of the valuable traditions of the past, and a concern for the future.
  • Crossroads students are provided a spectrum of program opportunities including visual arts, literature, language, music, math, drama, history, science, dance, athletics, computer science, community service, and environmental/experiential education.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students1185 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeCrossroads School For Arts & Sciences Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers152 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Crossroads School came into being in 1971 to provide a new approach to education. It was founded by a small group of educators and parents, led by co-founders Dr. Paul Cummins and Dr. Rhoda Makoff, whose goal was to provide a diverse student body a coeducational college preparatory education combining academic excellence with a comprehensive fine and performing arts program, community service, athletic challenge, and environmental education. Crossroad is a distinctly progressive school offering an intellectually demanding and creative curriculum within a supportive, personal environment that has at its base the notion of safety, equity, and inclusion for all. Crossroads strives to help each student develop a personal commitment to learning, a respect for independent thinking, a sense of social commitment, an appreciation of the valuable traditions of the past, and a concern for the future. Crossroads students are provided a spectrum of program opportunities including visual arts, literature, language, music, math, drama, history, science, dance, athletics, computer science, community service, and environmental/experiential education.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: K-12 | 1145 students
    2.9 miles
    100 South Barrington Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    (310)889-2657
    2.9 K-12
    1145
  • Santa Monica
    Grades: K-12 | 508 students
    0.8 miles
    3131 Olympic Boulevard
    Santa Monica, CA 90404
    (310)828-5582
    0.8 K-12
    508
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: K-12 | 725 students
    3.1 miles
    12201 Washington Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90066
    (310)397-3134
    3.1 K-12
    725
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: 7-12 | 550 students
    2.8 miles
    11350 Palms Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90066
    (310)391-7127
    2.8 7-12
    550
  • Sherman Oaks
    Grades: K-12 | 830 students
    8.1 miles
    3900 Stansbury Avenue
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    (818)783-1610
    8.1 K-12
    830

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