• Crossroads
This is an exciting time in your child’s educational journey and we are honored to be a part of your school search. Crossroads admission 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 community. We are so excited to meet you!

Crossroads School Admissions 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 articulate your educational wishes and values. Read on to discover what we value in admission.

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  • 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 are asking all applicants to complete the Character Skills Snapshot - a cutting edge tool that we believe in as character skills are equally important to academic skills in life and school success.
  • Collaboration over Competition

    We are 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.
  • Student Voice

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

    Our Admission committees are comprised of caring admission professionals, administrators, and faculty 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 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.

Application Steps

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!

Our application is available beginning August 1, 2019 for the 2020-21 school year.
We Use the Character Skills Snapshot

Events & Deadlines

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  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Spring Independent School Fair, hosted by Los Angeles Independent Schools (LAIS). Explore 60+ independent schools. 

    Download flyer here.
    Download postcard here.

    Location: Wise School
    Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Contact Us

Elementary (K-5) Admission
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Middle School (6-8) Admission
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Upper School (9-12) Admission
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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.