Backed by a philosophy that values developing our students’ full human potential—as learners, artists, critical thinkers and engaged community members—Crossroads has nurtured thousands of students since its inception in 1971 and empowered them to effect positive change locally, nationally and internationally.
Yet the world our students will inherit is constantly evolving. As a school, it is imperative that we identify and strengthen our institutional priorities so that we may continue to fulfill the promise of our philosophy well into the future. To this end, Crossroads has developed a new strategic plan, which will guide the School over the next five to seven years.
The plan articulates the School’s priorities and objectives identified during the recent self-study as well as the strategic planning work overseen by the research and planning firm Ian Symmonds & Associates, with the participation of individuals from all across our incredible community. Serving as our North Star, the strategic plan will guide Crossroads in our efforts to improve, to grow and to guarantee the School's long-term sustainability.
The School’s plans to enhance the student experience, expand our presence in Los Angeles and beyond and ensure our future success reflect our steadfast dedication to our founding commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to the development of a student population of social, economic and racial diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
Crossroads has already begun crafting a timeline for each of the goals in our strategic plan, preparing courses of action, identifying who will be responsible for each and forming committees to oversee their successful enactment. The hope is that, by the end of the fifth year of implementation, the School will have accomplished all of the plan’s goals, and its impact will benefit Crossroads for years to come.
Special thanks to the Board of Trustees, whose thoughtful input and excellent leadership empowered Crossroads to create a strategic plan that will serve as a blueprint for the School into the near future.
We are excited to share Crossroads’ strategic plan with you, and we thank you wholeheartedly for your support as we work together to bring it to fruition.