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Science Education & Research Facility

The Science Education & Research Facility is the new home for our Middle and Upper School science programs as of September 2015. Crossroads broke ground on the building on February 9, 2014.

 Creation for Projects Pavilion HD

Check out this fly-through video for an animated overview of the building.

Project manager Elaine Nesbit explians how the Crossroads community influenced the science building.

A Holiday Musical Performance for the Crew


Groundbreaking Video

Humanities Demolition


Groundbreaking Ceremony in Under a Minute


Time-Lapse of Construction from July-Dec. 2014-SD


In April 2015, we asked some Middle and Upper School teachers what excited them most about the building.

Project Information

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  • Project Information

    Designed by Frederick Fisher and Partners, the stunning new building sits at the southwest end of the Alley, aligned with the I-10 Freeway and 20th Street.

    Crossroads is already a leader in science education—one of only a small number of high schools in the nation that offers students Organic Chemistry as well as a variety of other advanced courses. We want to encourage our students to become the leaders in science and technology that our changing world requires, as well as live responsibly with nature. Our new facility will help us do that.

    As we have proceeded with this building, we are rethinking how science is taught at the Middle and Upper School level, opening up avenues for the design of innovative, interdisciplinary and cutting-edge curricula. We want to provide more opportunities for students to engage in hands-on experimentation and to undertake independent research.
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In the News

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Interested in touring the science building? We welcome educators, media outlets, school alumni and others to visit us and see how our new facility is bringing dynamic science education to our Middle and Upper School students. To request a tour, please email Director of Communications Sara Ring at sring@xrds.org
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.