At a Glance

  • Founded in 1971 by Dr. Paul Cummins, Dr. Rhoda Makoff and parents
  • Head of School – Bob Riddle
  • Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Total K-12 enrollment: 1,190 students
  • Faculty: 132 full-time; 23 part-time
  • Student-teacher ratio: 8:1 (class size varies by grade level and subject)
  • 47% of Crossroads students identify as students of color; 31.5% of faculty identify as people of color
  • 98-100% of seniors matriculate directly into college
  • Crossroads School Equity & Justice Institute established in 2018
  • Operating budget: $56 million (2018-19)
  • More than $9 million in financial aid allocated to one in four students each year
  • Upper School Athletics: three state titles, 21 Southern California and 16 CIF Southern Section titles, 28 CIF Southern Section academic championship titles, seven sport-specific CIF academic state championships and one CIF academic state title; competes in the Gold Coast League
  • Middle School Athletics: 24 championships in the past five years; competes in the Pacific Basin and Delphic leagues

Accreditations & Memberships

WASCCAIS  CAISProgressive Education Network College BoardNACACArts Schools NetworkSoCalPOCISA Better ChanceIndependent School Alliance
Middle and Upper School: 21st Street Campus | 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 829-7391
Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 828-1196
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education.