From the Head of School

Welcome to Crossroads, a leading progressive school offering an educational environment as nurturing as it is inspiring.
At Crossroads, you’ll find students in kindergarten through 12th grade who think critically and creatively, forming deep bonds with their peers and teachers and working to make an impact in their communities. Crossroads has rightly earned a reputation as a school that fosters a sense of freedom and joy in its students, made possible by the bold and groundbreaking vision of its founders more than 50 years ago.

This vision is articulated in the School’s five founding commitments, drafted in 1971. At a time when many private schools across the country were established as exclusive bastions for the privileged, Crossroads pledged to build a socially, economically and racially diverse student population. It proclaimed that the arts and service to the greater community were every bit as important as academic excellence. And to reflect its “whole child” approach to education, Crossroads prioritized the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.

More than 50 years later, these values remain evident in every aspect of campus life. Our diverse student body enjoys robust offerings in the performing and visual arts, as well as courses focusing on social-emotional well-being and physical health. The School’s brilliant, dedicated teachers offer challenging and invigorating coursework and are committed to the success of every child. As a result, Crossroads students are inventive, curious and engaged, asking questions–lots of questions!–as they analyze difficult topics and make connections across disciplines. Our students graduate from high school confident in their abilities, respectful of differing viewpoints and committed to living lives of meaning and purpose. 

Thank you for your interest in Crossroads. I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our unique approach to education.
Mariama Richards
Head of School