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Community Offerings

Based on the School’s philosophy, goals, ideals, and innovative teaching styles, several public programs have been developed. Programs are open to the public and there is no formal admissions process. Enrollment is based on a first-come first-served policy. Each program or course has a separate fee structure, including minimum and maximum enrollments.

In an effort to support socio-economic diversity, limited resources are available through our Tuition Reduction Fund to defray the cost of enrollment. Decisions are made based on demonstrated need. For more information, contact the Auxiliary Services Department at summer@xrds.org or 310.829.7391 ext 506.

Adults are invited to enjoy courses that tailor Crossroads instruction and philosophy to the interests of adult participants. This program strives to offer stimulating discussion, lively instruction, and inspiration for the body and mind.

Whether it’s a one day workshop or several courses that last through the semester, we hope you join us for what promises to be an engaging way to spend some quality time with teaching professionals who want to share their enthusiasm for learning with adults. All classes are open to the public and feature instructors from the school year, summer sessions, and the Crossroads community.

Visual and Musical Art Events Open to the Community

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  • Art Exhibits

    SAM FRANCIS GALLERY, a prime space for exhibiting artists, hosts at least eight shows throughout the school year. Art events for a year may include a faculty show, exhibits by Upper School Art Majors, Middle School, Elementary School and Upper School artists, and shows by various visiting artists, who often present workshops (open to the public) for our students. An exhibit schedule of our events is also listed monthly in Artscene
    Learn more about the Sam Francis Gallery and it's current and upcoming exhibitions.
  • Dance Performances

    THE DANCE COMPANY presents two on-campus shows each year—a concert including dancers from the upper school classes and a student choreography showcase. Guest artists contribute choreography and often join in presenting pieces of their own. The Company also travels to local schools to present workshops and short performances.
  • Drama Performances

    CROSSROADS THEATRE hosts eight to ten different performances each school year, with two or three others presented in our Crossroads Community Room or one of the dance studios. Drama Conservatory students perform at least three times each year in varying formats, including musical theater, contemporary play productions, classical theater, improvisational theater and an annual "senior play." Separate "all-school productions" are presented by Upper School students not in the Conservatory and include performances by Crossroads Touring Company, which also travels to institutions in the San Francisco Bay area. Middle School Players present one to two plays per year.

    You can find more information on upcoming productions and purchase tickets to these productions through our Box Office.
  • Instrumental Concerts

    CROSSROADS PROUDLY OFFERS A WIDE VARIETY OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCES by our gifted music students. Throughout the year at Crossroads, four concerts are presented by the premiere string ensemble and Crossroads Chamber Orchestra, which has three CDs to their credit. There are also monthly solo recitals featuring our jazz and classical musicians. Our younger instrumental players perform in ensembles for family and friends in public performances toward the end of the year.

    The Upper School also boasts three highly accomplished jazz groups performing seven public performances on-campus, and occasionally off-campus. The four Middle School ensembles join the Upper School ensembles three or four times a year to perform. Outside venues for public performances often include the Jazz Bakery, Catalina's Bar and Grill, Rusty's on the Pier, and Disneyland. The jazz program has released four CDs.

    Learn more about our Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute (EMMI) program here, where you will also find a listing of upcoming performances as well as audio archives of past performances.

    More information about the Community Youth Orchestra can be found here.

    And, if you would like more information about our other music programs, please visit the ElementaryMiddle, and Upper School curriculum pages.
  • Vocal Concerts

    CROSSROADS' CHORAL PROGRAM offers performances by our Middle School chorus, “Overtones,” and by our Upper School “21st Street Singers.” These groups perform a wide range of musical styles, with a vocal jazz emphasis in the Upper School ensemble. Both groups perform in a variety of venues for the greater community; the 21st Street Singers recently joined a 300 voice chorus to perform works by Morton Lauridson at Royce Hall under the direction of Grant Gershon (conductor of the L.A. Master Chorale), with Mr. Lauridson at the piano; they have made two CDs. The Overtones recently recorded a world premiere choral work for children. Additionally, there are several solo vocal concerts throughout the year featuring all of our vocal performers.

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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.