• Crossroads
Life at Crossroads is exhilarating and inspiring. From Kindergarten to Senior Year, curiosity, independence and confidence are fostered and students and teachers are partners in education. Students with diverse backgrounds and talents share their experiences freely and feel comfortable being who they are. This creates a dynamic atmosphere at all grade levels.

Something interesting is always happening at the Elementary, Middle and Upper Schools because students are given unique opportunities for intellectual, creative, and personal growth. They think deeply about their studies and how they apply to the larger world. They collaborate with and support one another in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in the arts. Kindergartners may be cultivating a garden to learn about the environment, the Middle School jazz band may be rehearsing for a performance, the flag football team may be cheered on by 200 fans, and at lunchtime in the Alley four students may casually rehearse a song from an upcoming show.

No wonder Crossroads students don't like to miss a day at school!
Graduation Day at Crossroads is a time for celebration, reflection, and humor. Crossroads does not have a valedictorian, but students who wish to speak may apply to the Director of the Upper School for the privilege and must be approved. The following speeches exhibit our students’ confidence in themselves and the passion and respect that they have for their education and community.

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  • Dana H. '07

    When I was in 8th grade and applying to various high schools, one of my peer's mothers asked me where I wanted to go to school. When I told her Crossroads...
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  • Lily Z. '16

    It was just a Mother's Day brunch. Just a get together between family and friends, when I was asked...
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  • Jin O. '08

    My name is Jin O. – daughter of Whayoung and Misook O., sister of Hanna O., student of, friend of, member of...

    Up until I entered Crossroads...
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  • Miriam S. '11

    I would like to begin with a story that I came across while I was trying to waste time sitting inside and surfing the internet, and accidentally read something worthwhile. It comes from a speech...
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  • Julian O. '16

    Only a few weeks ago, my life skills teacher asked me what I liked most about this school. Almost immediately, I answered, “The kids.” Right now...
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  • Amanda M. '04

    Some students like Amanda M., class of ’04 even write letters of farewell. Here are excerpts from Amanda’s letter to then Headmaster Roger Weaver.
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Graduation Speeches

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.