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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,189 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Crossroads School For Arts & Sciences places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students
1,189 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Crossroads School For Arts & Sciences Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
140 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / 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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,189 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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