• Crossroads
The Middle School experience is defined by a harmonious balance of guidance and exploration. Our students receive tailored instruction that channels their curiosity into unfamiliar curricular terrain and helps them make informed choices about their own educational pursuits.

Building Bonds

Surrounded by adults who understand and value this crucial developmental stage, our students enter meaningful conversations with teachers, coaches, deans and administrators. Our faculty members are mentors who create an environment for students to work collaboratively while fostering strong relationships.

Challenges and Choices

The Middle School is characterized by exposure to new ideas and the freedom to explore developing interests. Self-advocacy and self-expression flourish as over 80 Options classes and rotations in P.E. and the arts introduce new subject matter and inspire students to make educated decisions about their academic and extracurricular pursuits.

Academic Adventure

Our students joyfully tackle new material while sharpening their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. As they begin appreciating uncertainty, they also start seeking out intellectual complexities on their own by asking thoughtful questions and making connections across disciplines.
“Middle School is a personal journey that all of us go through to find ourselves, or at least catch a glimpse of who we might be.”

—Zoe, Eighth Grade Student
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.