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Welcome to Crossroads

This is an exciting time in your child’s educational journey and we are honored to be a part of your school search. 
The Crossroads Admission process is about relationships. We are dedicated to getting to know your child and family and will ensure that your family has ample opportunities to understand us as a School and a community. We are so excited to meet you!

Middle & Upper School Admission

Core Values
At Crossroads, we deeply question and critically examine how each program and curriculum will benefit our students. Our admission process mirrors this commitment and by design will help clarify your educational wishes and values. Read on to discover what we value in admission.

List of 6 items.

  • A Humane Process

    We want this process to be as enjoyable, easy and accessible as possible. Our team is dedicated to helping you complete the process and we are here to help you along the way.
  • Character and Academics

    Grades don’t tell the whole story of your child. In addition to a strong academic profile, we want to understand the strengths your child possesses that influence their academic achievement and social-emotional growth. We ask all applicants to complete the Character Skills Snapshot, a cutting-edge tool that we believe in: Character skills are as important as academic skills in life and school success.
  • Collaboration over Competition

    We're different than other schools. We want to learn about your student in an authentic, collaborative environment with other students. Our Small Group Interview program* is designed for students to work together in comfortable and intentional settings. For the 2020-21 admission season, we will offer virtual group experiences for our applicants beginning in December.

    *Our Small Group Interview program will resume in Fall 2021.
  • Student Voice

    Above all, Crossroads honors and nurtures each student’s voice and ideas. Your child will have a number of ways throughout our process to share who they are with us, including through their student questions, interview and group experiences.
  • The Right Match

    Our Admission committees are made up of caring admission professionals, administrators and teachers who work hard to get to know your child and family during our multi-tiered and holistic review of every applicant. They are tasked with fulfilling the priorities of academic excellence, diversity and a commitement to the greater community.
  • Transparency

    The Admission process should not be mysterious or opaque. Our entire process is oriented to understanding your child and family, from the parent and student statements to the Character Skills Snapshot. We also openly share how the applicant review and selection processes work at Crossroads.

Middle & Upper School Admission

Application Steps and Dates
We have devised a “how to” guide to help you through the steps of our application process. And, should you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact us by email at msadmission@xrds.org or call us at 310-582-4451. We are here to help!

August 17, 2020
Admission Application available (via Ravenna)

November 20, 2020
Application Deadline for Sibling, Employee and Legacy Families
Optional Application Deadline for New Families 

January 15, 2021
Application Final Deadline for New Families

Recommendations, Transcripts and Character Skills Snapshot Deadline 

Middle & Upper School Admission

Upcoming Events
To register for our information sessions, please choose a date below. For all other events, please register by logging into Ravenna. Dates for Virtual Tours can also be found in Ravenna.