Our school is a vibrant learning environment, buzzing with curiosity, exploration and discovery!
At Crossroads Elementary School, children begin their educational journey developing a lifelong love of learning, self-discovery and a sense of responsibility for the world around them. The foundation of their learning is built upon the strong relationships and partnerships we develop with students and with families. Students feel seen and heard, and in turn, are kind, compassionate and supportive of their peers.
A child must have a birthdate between May 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017 to enter kindergarten in the academic school year 2022-23. Applications for kindergarten begin August 1, 2021 and are due December 9, 2021.
Elementary School Admission
Application Steps and Dates for Kindergarten - 5th Grade Applicants
We have devised a set of checklists to help guide you through the steps of our application process. And, should you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 310-582-4109. We are here to help!
August 1, 2021
Admission Application available for the 2022-23 school year (via Ravenna)
October 15, 2021
Preliminary Crossroads Application Deadline for Sibling, Employee and Legacy Families
Optional Crossroads Application Deadline for New Families
December 9, 2021
Crossroads Application Final Deadline for New Families
Supplemental Forms Deadline (Preschool Evaluation, Recommendations and Transcripts)
March 11, 2022
Admission Decisions Emailed at 5:00 p.m. (K-12)
Elementary School Admission
Applying to Kindergarten
Kindergarten Admission mirrors the relationship-based nature of our School. We want to fully understand your family and aim to achieve a philosophical fit, so that what happens at school is an extension of what happens at home. Please read on to understand the key components of our admission process.
Our kindergarten program is large, stimulating and fast-moving, with many transitions and multiple specialists for children to get to know. Upon review, and after much thought, research and experience, we have instituted an Age Cap and Cutoff policy.
While the kindergarten program can accommodate a reasonable range of students cognitively, the children should be socially/emotionally mature and ready to thrive in a big, busy program with lots of transitions and personalities beyond the classroom teachers.
Admission professionals, Elementary School administrators and faculty members make up the Admission committee that closely reads and reviews each child’s file to fully understand that child’s strengths, challenges and readiness for our program, as well as the philosophical fit of the family and School.
Each child who completes the process receives full and thorough consideration.
In creating a class, we adhere to one of the core commitments in Crossroads' Statement of Philosophy, striving to create a community that is racially, ethnically, geographically and socio-economically diverse, with varying family structures, religious beliefs, etc.
While we give preference to sibling, employee and legacy families, we can make no guarantees. The average numbers of new families are consistently 40% of the class.
Through an immersive tour during the school day, where you'll learn from students, teachers and administrators about curriculum and programs. Witness students in action, receive first hand perspectives from current parents and experience the spirit of the School.
Through an in-depth parent/guardian interview to learn about you, with time to delve deeper into questions and thoughts that arose during your search and/or the tour.
Through coffees, arts and athletic events, information nights and our Kindergarten Family Fun Day.
Through sharing a photo of your family so we can recognize you immediately and connect with you in a meaningful way.
Through your Parent/Guardian Statement, which gives us insight into the uniqueness of your family and your child.
Through the parent/guardian interview where you, as the experts on your child, give us specific, invaluable insights into what makes your child “tick," sharing who this multifaceted, special human being is and how they maneuver through life.
Through a comprehensive Common Preschool Evaluation Form and Crossroads Addendum, filled out by your child’s teachers, who are experts on their day-to-day development in a learning environment.
Our developmental philosophy, backed by the most current educational research, tells us that assessing a child for readiness in October to enter kindergarten the following September does not accurately capture the child’s development in the intervening months. The Preschool Evaluation Form provides the most current and comprehensive assessment of a child’s development and readiness.
The essential and invaluable information and insights we receive from you, as the experts on your child’s day-to-day life and behavior, as well as your child’s teachers, the other experts over time on your child’s cognitive and social/emotional development and readiness, provides more specific and timely insights regarding your child.
Applying to Grades 1-5
We welcome applications to Grades 1-5 and are excited to meet you and your child! The process is slightly different than for our kindergarten applicants. Please take a look at the application steps and checklists. Our team is happy to answer any questions you have regarding our School program or the admission process; you are welcome to contact us at 310-582-4109 or via email. In the meantime, please peruse our website and learn a bit more about Crossroads School. We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!
Through an immersive admission program, families can experience firsthand our philosophy, curriculum and community. The intention of our program is to help families envision themselves in this special place.
You are the experts on your child. Throughout this process, you give us specific, invaluable insights into what makes your child “tick," sharing who this multifaceted, special human being is and how they maneuver through life.
The admission process should not be mysterious or opaque. Our entire process is oriented to understanding your child and family. We also openly share how the applicant review and selection processes work at Crossroads.
Elementary School Admission
Your Parenting Journey #1: Everything You Wanted to Know About Child Development
Part of our 2021-22 Virtual Speaker Series: Your Parenting Journey. As parents and guardians, you have many questions about your children’s growth and development. We invite you to join us for a discussion with a child psychologist to learn more about early childhood development.
Your Parenting Journey #2: The Journey to Conscious Parenting
Part of our 2021-22 Virtual Speaker Series: Your Parenting Journey. Join us for a discussion about the journey to conscious parenting. How do you reflect on your own childhood in a thoughtful, productive way? How do you become more aware of your own emotions and reactions? What are healthy ways to express emotions in front of your children? We understand it takes a lot of courage to ask for help. We hope we can support you as you embark on this journey of self-discovery and growth.
Your Parenting Journey #3: Screen Time Parenting Essentials for Early Learners
Part of our 2021-22 Virtual Speaker Series: Your Parenting Journey. Let’s start our children off on the right foot when it comes to life in the digital age. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to help your youngest children develop healthy screen-time habits, how to find and vet age-appropriate content and how to keep your little ones safe online, managing screen-time withdrawal tantrums and more.