By Date

June 24-July 12 (Three Weeks)

List of 53 items.

  • Afterschool Hangout and Fun!, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    At the end of their day, students enjoy a fun, social and relaxed environment on campus. Students participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities over the course of the summer. Activities may include but are not limited to board and card games, puzzles, Ping-Pong, basketball and badminton. Join us as we play and get to know one another as we Hangout together this Summer!

    Instructor: tba

    Course #: 828
    Section 34: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 3:15-5:00 $450
    Section 35: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 3:15-5:00 $25*
    Section 38: 6/24-7/11/2019 MWF 3:15-5:00 $300
    and
    Section 24: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 3:15-5:00 $350 [CANCELED]
    Section 25: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 3:15-5:00 $25* [CANCELED]
    Section 28: 6/26-7/11/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200 [CANCELED]
    Enrichment

    *Reduced fee with the purchase of 3 or more classes.
  • Algebra 1, grades 9-12

    This course begins the sequence of advanced mathematics, preparing students for their future course work in both Geometry and Algebra 2. This course covers variables, order of operations, radicals, properties of addition and multiplication of variables, linear and quadratic equations, applications of linear and quadratic equations, operations on polynomials, absolute value, and factoring polynomials, the Quadratic Formula, graphing equations, solving systems of two equations, and introductory geometric concepts.  
     
    Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or Beginning Algebra.
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.
     
    Instructor: James Katseanes, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 606
    Full-Year
    Section 50: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800
    1-year mathematics credit
     
    1st Semester
    Section 51: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150
    1-semester mathematics credit
     
    2nd Semester
    Section 52: 7/8-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150
    1-semester mathematics credit
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.

    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students.

    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.


  • An Adventure in Greek and Roman Mythology*, grades 3-4

    *When summer classes do not reach a minimum enrollment, we make every effort to combine courses before cancelling them, thereby working towards a solution that provides a comparable experience for your child. This year, we are seeing low enrollment in our Themed Reading, Writing and Math Enrichment classes. Instead of cancelling these courses, we have combined them into multi-grade classes and enhanced their themes. This step has been taken to make the curriculum accessible to students of both grade levels in these classes.

    Crossroads teachers are enthusiastically teaching these courses. Erin Reid is excitedly preparing the rising 1st & 2nd grades themed class, “Creating Our Own Fairy-Tale Adventures.” Mark Quinto is happily back at the Elementary School campus this summer. Mark is thoughtfully developing the 3rd & 4th grades themed class, ““It’s Not Greek to Me: Other Mythologies in the World.” The rising grade level concepts in Reading, Writing and Math are Integrated with these themes, as well.

    In this fun enrichment class, journey back to Ancient Greece and Rome to learn about the lives of those who lived long ago. Study the gods, creatures and heroes found in D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths and the modern spin on these characters found in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. Not only do we read, Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, we deepen our mythological knowledge. In past years, we've learned about the gods of Mount Olympus, as well as The Titans, heroes, beasts and creatures.
     
    Students help guide the curriculum and input is highly encouraged! Through events that take place in Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, students show curiosity about world history, U.S. geography, and Greek/Roman history. Additionally, they chose projects in which they act out speeches as the gods, made videos about the gods, and created figurines with clay. Whether learning how to mold clay, to use a green screen or how to make an effective speech, skills are integrated into the fun and highly motivating projects.
     
    Utilizing 3-D geometry skills, we create ancient Greek and Roman structures such as Pandora’s Box or the Pantheon to further our study of volume. We introduce and explore the concepts of fractions and decimals, ratio, proportion, and beginning geometry. Number sense is strengthened from fun addition and subtraction story problems incorporating the gods and goddesses we’re learning about in class! In addition, students are encouraged to develop their own strategies for handling computation to think more flexibly about math.
     
    Join us for a summer of fun projects that would make the gods of Olympus proud!
     
    Instructor: Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 114
    Section 51: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Astronomy and Space Science, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    In this class, we immerse ourselves in the study of Astronomy and Space Science. We investigate planets, comets, asteroids, and other celestial bodies through multimedia experiences and hands-on activities. The question, “What are constellations used for?” is explored to understand the deep history of the night sky. Student driven topics are also examined, like Extraterrestrial Life, Black holes, Celestial Navigation, Space Food, and the daily implications of the Night Sky on earth’s living organisms. We spend time looking at early space missions, the space race, and the current and future state of space exploration. Finally, we investigate current events like the Blood Moon, Solar and Lunar Eclipses, and Saturn’s closeness to Earth this July and other Solar Events this summer!
     
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #642 
    Section 21: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh  8:30-10:15 $350
    Section 25: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh  8:30-10:15 $200
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4. 
  • Basketball Clinic, grades 6-9

    In clinic format, this class instructs students in shooting, passing, and dribbling. Offensive and defensive skills for game situations are also part of the curriculum. This program is open to boys and girls at all levels of play.   

    Basketball will meet in the Grisanti Gymnasium at the Norton Campus. Students enrolled in an afternoon program at Crossroads 21st Street Campus will be transported by bus at 3:00pm.  
     
    End-of-day pick-up for this class is in front of the gymnasium at 1634 - 18th Street. 
     
    Instructor: Anthony Davis, Crossroads, Head Coach, Boys Varsity Basketball and Staff
     
    Course #: 821 
    Section 24: 6/25-7/26/2019 TTh 3:15-5:00 $350
    Section 28: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200
    Enrichment 

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Biology, grades 9-12

    This is a full year, activity based, laboratory science course focusing on the unique properties of living organisms and how they connect to larger Biosystems. Topics may include science of research, cell biology, genetics, evolution, molecular biology, elements for life, carbon and nitrogen cycles, and ecology. Critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized. Students work with digital microscopes, perform individualized experiments, interpret data, and form generalizations. The department aims to ensure that students gain an understanding of the diversity and complexity of life, and an appreciation of the sanctity of life regardless of its form. 
     
    This course is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 632 
    Full-year 
    Section 50: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1-year life-science lab credit 
     
    1st Semester 
    Section 51: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1-semester life-science lab credit 
     
    2nd Semester 
    Section 52: 7/8-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1-semester life-science lab credit 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.

    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student's home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students.

    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.
  • Biology: Here, There and Everywhere, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    This course examines how Biology surrounds us every second of every day and demonstrates how humans rely on living things for all aspects of life.. Do you ever wonder about what lurks at the microscopic level on your body and even in the places where you eat? In this class, we investigate this question about germs and bacteria and others like “what is an E.coli Outbreak and how does it affect us?” We also learn how biology is used to create medicines we need, grow and care for the food that we eat, and make every day materials like paper, ink and paints. Plastics and their impact are examined, and students are asked how we can begin to solve the problem of plastic pollution while seeing how we can make items from recycling materials. Finally, we explore how to create art and make household items like soap and candles that we can enjoy.
     
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course 641 
    Section 22: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350
    Section 26: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 1

    "People of the World" (grades 1-2)  
    Stories such as Let’s Eat!: What Children Eat Around the World, Whoever You Are and How Are We the Same and Different are shared to help students gain an appreciation for the diverse cultures and peoples of the world. Projects may include crafting musical instruments, learning similar words in different languages, writing with symbols, and creating, building and playing with game boards. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    2 Instructional-Swim Lessons each week*
    Art, Science and P.E. Specialist Teacher Rotations
    Theme-Day Recreational Swim
    Crafts, Projects and Surprise Activities in Keeping with our Themed-Day
    a T-shirt
    and
    a Group Photo
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff

    Course #: 200
    Section 32: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950
    Section 22: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $700
    Enrichment
     
    *School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    See our Theme Day calendar here.
  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 2

    "People of the World" (grades 1-2)  
    Stories such as Let’s Eat!: What Children Eat Around the World, Whoever You Are and How are We the Same and Different are shared to help students gain an appreciation for the diverse cultures and peoples of the world. Projects may include crafting musical instruments, learning similar words in different languages, writing with symbols, and creating, building and playing with game boards. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    "Animals of the World" (grades 2-3) 
    Children’s books such as I See a Kookaburra! Discovering Animals Habitats Around the World, Around the World: Who’s Been Here? and Almost Gone: The World’s Rarest Animals are enjoyed as students become familiar with animals of the world. Students might make ceramic animals, create costumes for an animal parade, design and make habitats, or explore all the Outback has to offer. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.

    Children are assigned by the program director to participate in one of the themed-groups.
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    2 Instructional-Swim Lessons each week*
    Art, Science and P.E. Specialist Teacher Rotations
    Theme-Day Recreational Swim
    Crafts, Projects and Surprise Activities in Keeping with our Themed-Day
    a T-shirt
    and
    a Group Photo
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
     
    Course #: 200
    Section 32: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950
    Section 22: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $700
    Enrichment
     
    *School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    See our Theme Day calendar here.


  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 3

    "Animals of the World" (grades 2-3) 
    Children’s books such as I See a Kookaburra! Discovering Animals Habitats Around the World, Around the World: Who’s Been Here? and Almost Gone: The World’s Rarest Animals are enjoyed as students become familiar with animals of the world. Students might make ceramic animals, create costumes for an animal parade, design and make habitats, or explore all the Outback has to offer. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    "Natural Wonders of the World"(grades 3-4) 
    Children’s books such as The Practical Naturalist: Explore the Wonders of the Natural World, A Child’s Introduction to the Environment: The Air, Earth and Sea Around Us, Where on Earth? and The Tin Forest are shared as students become familiar with natural wonders of the world. Students might create a rain storm, plan a visit to the floor of the Grand Canyon, or map the movements of marine animals. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.

    Children are assigned by the program director to participate in one of the themed-groups.
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    2 Instructional-Swim Lessons each week*
    Art, Science and P.E. Specialist Teacher Rotations
    Theme-Day Recreational Swim
    Crafts, Projects and Surprise Activities in Keeping with our Themed-Day
    a T-shirt
    and
    a Group Photo
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
     
    Course #: 200
    Section 32: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950
    Section 22: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $700
    Enrichment
     
    *School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    See our Theme Day calendar here.


  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 4

    "Natural Wonders of the World"(grades 3-4) 
    Children’s books such as The Practical Naturalist: Explore the Wonders of the Natural World, A Child’s Introduction to the Environment: the Air, Earth and Sea Around Us (Where on Earth? and The Tin Forest are shared as students become familiar with natural wonders of the world. Students might create a rain storm, plan a visit to the floor of the Grand Canyon, or map the migrations of marine animals. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    "Architecture and Designs of the World" (grades 4-5)
    Children’s books like Iggy Peck, Architect, The Story of Buildings from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Great Buildings are read as students come to know this exciting part of our world. Students may build replicas of great buildings, design buildings of the future, or think about how to construct a building that solves some real-world problems. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests.
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.

    Children are assigned by the program director to participate in one of the themed-groups.
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    2 Instructional-Swim Lessons each week*
    Art, Science and P.E. Specialist Teacher Rotations
    Theme-Day Recreational Swim
    Crafts, Projects and Surprise Activities in Keeping with our Themed-Day
    a T-shirt
    and
    a Group Photo
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
     
    Course #: 200 
    Section 32: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950 
    Section 22: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $700
    Enrichment
     
    *School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    See our Theme Day calendar here.
  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 5

    "Architecture and Designs of the World" (grades 4-5)
    Children’s books like Iggy Peck, Architect, The Story of Buildings from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Great Buildings are read as students come to know this exciting part of our world. Students may build replicas of great buildings, design buildings of the future, or think about how to construct a building that solves some real-world problems. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests.

    "Innovations of the World" (grades 4-5) 
    Future innovators explore past and present inventors and their inventions, as well as innovators and their innovations- and discover the difference between the two in this fun new class. Students read from books like Oh, the Things They Invented! All About Great Inventors, What Do You Do With an Idea?, Young Inventors at Work!, ABC's of Black Inventors, A Kids Guide to American Inventors and Kids Inventing!: A Handbook For Young Inventors. They discover a world of unlimited possibilities through hands-on activities to encourage and engage their creativity. From brain engineering advances to green buildings, a variety of project-based learning activities assist students in learning about the history and people behind technological innovations that have helped change and are continuing to shape the world. Additional resources include art activities, puzzles, games, timeline explorations, multimedia presentations, and the integration of technology that provide endless opportunities for an enriching experience.
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.
      
    Children are assigned by the program director to participate in one of the themed-groups.
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    2 Instructional-Swim Lessons each week*
    Art, Science and P.E. Specialist Teacher Rotations
    Theme-Day Recreational Swim
    Crafts, Projects and Surprise Activities in Keeping with our Themed-Day
    a T-shirt
    and
    a Group Photo
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
     
    Course #: 200 
     
    Section 32: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950 
    Section 22: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $700 
    Enrichment
     
    *School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    See our Theme Day calendar here.
  • Chemistry, grades 10-12

    Chemistry is a full year course designed as a general introduction to the properties and interaction of all forms of matter. Through inquiry-based investigations, hands-on experimentation, demonstrations and problem-solving sessions, students gather facts, organize data and analyze trends and patterns that explain the nature of matter. The course covers chemical periodicity, chemical bonding, nomenclature, chemical reactions, gas laws, molecular geometry, and in-depth stoichiometric calculations. Students should expect 2-3 labs, 2-3 quizzes, and 2-3 tests per week. Chemistry is a math-intensive course; therefore, students must have a strong facility with Algebra. 
    Prerequisite: 1 year of Biology, B- or better in freshman math course or completion of Intermediate Algebra. 
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    Instructor: Gina Aumock, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 633 
    Full-year 
    Section 50:  6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1-year physical-science lab credit 
     
    1st Semester 
    Section 51:  6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1-semester physical-science lab credit 
     
    2nd Semester 
    Section 52: 7/8-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1-semester physical-science lab credit 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.

    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student's home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students

    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.
  • Crossroads Incoming Kindergarten, Beginning Enrichment, All-Day, grade K in September

    Our Beginning Kindergarten program provides young children the opportunity to continue to grow in their own unique cognitive, social and emotional ways. Within the given theme, popular children's books are used to integrate activities in literature, social studies, science, art, storytelling, singing and play. We attend thoughtfully to this transitional time between preschool and Kindergarten.  Experiences in beginning reading, early writing, and math development make this program a perfect summer bridge for the child with emergent skills.

    Out in the Garden discover crickets, ladybugs and lizards at play. Dance through the caterpillar life-cycle and watch real butterflies emerge. Dig dirt, plant seeds and watch them grow. Smell, touch and taste all that lives out in the garden.
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    Instructor: Michelle Flores, Crossroads Faculty and Kyle Shepard, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Course #: 105 
    Section 36: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30am-3:30pm $1700
    Enrichment
    This section is for those entering Kindergarten at Crossroads in the fall, only.
     
    Small group instructional swimming lessons (10 during the June-July Session) for approximately thirty-minutes are provided during the afternoons. Kindergarteners do not swim Friday, June 28 and Wednesday, July 3.

    A t-shirt and a class photo are included in the fee.

    What's in a garden and what helps it grow? We will dig up the answers to these questions and more in Kindergarten. Come along with us as we enjoy the delights of summer's longer days and warmer evenings in the garden!
  • Crossroads Incoming Kindergarten, Beginning Enrichment, Morning only, grade K in September

    Our Beginning Enrichment program provides young children the opportunity to continue to grow in their own unique cognitive, social and emotional ways.  Within the given theme, popular children's books are used to integrate activities in literature, social studies, science, art, storytelling, singing and play. We attend thoughtfully to this transitional time between preschool and Kindergarten. Experiences in beginning reading, early writing, and math development make this program a perfect summer bridge for the child with emergent skills.
     
    Out in the Garden discover crickets, ladybugs and lizards at play. Dance through the caterpillar life-cycle and watch real butterflies emerge. Dig dirt, plant seeds and watch them grow. Smell, touch and taste all that lives out in the garden.

    What’s in a garden and what helps it grow?  We will dig up the answers to these questions and more in Kindergarten. Come along with us as we enjoy the delights of summer’s longer days and warmer evenings in the garden!

    This morning, only program does not include swimming.

    A t-shirt and a session photo are included in the fee.

    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. for the Holiday.

    Instructor: Michelle Flores, Crossroads Faculty and Kyle Shepard, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Course #: 104  
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30am $750 
    Enrichment

    This section is for those entering Kindergarten at Crossroads in the fall, only.

    Students not attending Crossroads in the fall should enroll in the all-day program. See Beginning Enrichment All-Day; July 15 to July 26.
  • Dancing in the Summer, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    Dancing in the Summer is a new class for middle school students. Dancers train in Contemporary and Jazz techniques, and take classes in Dance Composition. In addition, they explore the process of creating their own choreography. Throughout our training, rehearsal and performance experiences we stress creative values, rehearsal ethics and collaborative support among performers. 
     
    The program culminates in a showcase performance on the final day class and features the choreography learned and created over the course of the session.

    All levels welcome!

    Instructor: Chippy Wassung and Sophia Stoller, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 731
    Section 32: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $550
    Section 36: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350
    Enrichment

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Digital Production: How to YouTube with Digital Dragon, grades 4-5 [NEW] [WAIT LIST AVAILABLE]

    This course is SOLD OUT. Please call 310.582.4506 or email summer@xrds.org for waitlist information.

    Become a YouTube sensation by learning how to write, produce, film and edit your very own videos. Students become knowledgeable in all production roles and make short-length movies from pre-production to post. This is more than just uploading videos to YouTube. Students also gain experience with sound design and Visual FX. Each project is customized based on the aspirations of the class.

    Instructor: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff

    Course #: 145
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12 M-F 8:30-11:30 $800
    Enrichment

    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Engineering Challenge, grades 6-8

    Engineering challenge, is designed to be an engaging, inspiring, and challenging class for all ranges of student engineers. Through fun hands-on and minds-on challenges, students will investigate important science, architectural and engineering concepts. During the various challenges, the engineering design process: ask, imagine, plan, create, test, and improve, are an integral part of the experience. By working together to develop creative solutions to the given “problems,” students learn about a variety of engineering fields (environmental, aeronautical, civil, mechanical, structural), while also strengthening their 21st century skills. Join our community of “Engineering Challenge” budding engineers.
     
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 629
    Section 33: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550
    Section 37: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350
    Enrichment

    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5
  • Extended Care, grade K

    In the morning, children are supervised in an enclosed play area while waiting for morning programs to begin.   
     
    In the afternoon, children enjoy inside activities like reading, games, and fort-building or outside playground activities like basketball, jump rope, or handball. Children of all ages gather together at this highly social time of the day and are supported and encouraged by our staff to develop friendships, resolve conflicts, and play or relax. A snack is provided, daily. 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    The Summer at Crosroads 5-week session ends at 11:30am on Friday, July 26, 2019. If your child is enrolled in afternoon Kindergarten, there is no charge for extended care on this day between 11:30am and 3:15pm.
     
    Coordinator: Ashley Nissim Bloom, Crossroads Faculty 
    Staff: K-5 Summer Programs Staff 
    Course #: 499 
     
    $15 per day, for any portion of time children are supervised in Extended Care 
     
    June 24-July 26, 2019 - Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 3:30-5:30pm 
     
    June 24 to July 26, 2019 - Monday-Friday; There is no charge for any amount of time needed for care between 8:00am until 8:20am. 
     
    Policies: 
     
    Extended Care ends at 5:30pm 
    There is a $5.00 per minute fee for all students who are picked up late. Continued late pickups will result in the loss of privileges for the use of Extended Care and can also result in the loss of being able to continue enrollment in our programs. 
    The total number of extended days you believe you will need between June 24 and July 26, MUST be purchased in advance. Additional days may be purchased when needed but must be paid for in advance.
    In addition, as children may not be left unsupervised on campus, a student will be directed to Extended Care when the child is dropped-off between 8:00am and 8:20am. Students remaining at school after the Dismissal at 3:30pm will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care. 
    During our 5-,3- and 2-week programs, those children enrolled only in a morning program and remaining after the Dismissal at 11:30am will be taken to the reception area at the front of the school and will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care.
  • Extended Care, grades 1-5

    In the morning children are supervised in an enclosed play area while waiting for morning programs to begin.
     
    In the afternoon, children enjoy inside activities like reading, games, and fort-building or outside playground activities like basketball, jump rope, or handball. Children of all ages gather together at this highly social time of the day and are supported and encouraged by our staff to develop friendships, resolve conflicts, and play or relax. A snack is provided, daily.

    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    The Summer at Crossroads 5-week session ends at 11:30am on Friday, July 26, 2019. If your child is enrolled in an afternoon Kindergarten, Camp, or Musical Theater program, there is no charge for Extended Care on this day between 11:30am and 3:15pm. Our "Mary Poppins" Movie Bash wraps up our 5-weeks together. This special end-of-program afternoon concludes at 3:15pm and all students must be picked-up by 3:30pm. Students enrolled in Private Swim Lessons must be picked-up at the end of their lesson at the pool.

    Students enrolled in Private Swim Lessons will not be charged for Extended Care usage before or after Swim Lessons on that day.
     
    Coordinator: Ashley Nissim Bloom, Crossroads Faculty 
    Staff: K-5 Summer Programs Staff 
    Course #: 499 
     
    $15 per day, for any portion of time children are supervised in Extended Care 
     
    June 17 to 21, 2019 - (during one-week camps) Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 8:00-9:00am and 3:30-5:30pm.

    June 24 to July 26, 2019 - Monday-Friday; There is no charge for any amount of time needed for care between 8:00am until 8:20am. 

    June 24 to July 26, 2019 - Monday thru Friday; any amount of time between 3:30-5:30pm.
     
    July 29 to August 2 and August 5-9, (during one-week camps) Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 8:00-9:00am and 3:30-5:30pm. 

    *August 12 to 16 - there is no extended care for this week of program. 

     
    Policies: 
     
    Extended Care ends at 5:30pm 
    There is a $5.00 per minute fee for all students who are picked up late. Continued late pickups will result in the loss of privileges for the use of Extended Care and can also result in the loss of being able to continue enrollment in our programs. 
    The total number of extended days you believe you will need between June 17 and August 9, MUST be purchased in advance. Additional days may be purchased when needed but must be paid for in advance. 
    In addition, as children may not be left unsupervised on campus, a student will be directed to Extended Care when the child is dropped-off between 8:00am and 8:20am. Students remaining at school after the Dismissal at 3:30pm will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care. 
    During our 5-, 3- and 2-week programs, those children enrolled only in a morning program and remaining after the Dismissal at 11:30am will be taken to the reception area at the front of the school and will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care. 
    Extended Care is not available for students at our 21st Street campus. 

    Students enrolled in Primetime Sports in the afternoon must enroll in Primetime Sports after camps program.
  • Fit and Flow, grades 6-12 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    During the course of this class participants relearn proper biomechanics of everyday motion that pave the path to injury free movement and lifestyle. They are taught basic anatomy and proper techniques of how to use their core functionally, proper positioning of the pelvis and develop correct movement patterns. Participants are also taught proper stretching and mobility techniques through active recovery and basic yoga flow.

    Instructor: Ashley Nitzel, Crossroads, Athletic Trainer

    Course # 845
    Section 33: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550
    Section 37: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Geometry, grades 10-12

    This course develops critical thinking and visualization skills, presenting and exploring the properties of shapes in space. Some of the major topics covered are angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles and congruence, quadrilaterals, similarity, right triangles, trigonometric ratios, circles, constructions, area, and volume. Concepts from Algebra 1 are integrated throughout this course. Construction tools such as a straightedge and a compass (not included in class fee) are required for this course. 
     
    Prerequisites:  Algebra 1 or Intermediate Algebra. 
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    Instructor: Jueun Hong Steinhaus, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 609 
    Full-Year 
    Section 50: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1-year mathematics credit 
     
    1st Semester 
    Section 51: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1-semester mathematics credit 
     
    2nd Semester 
    Section 52: 7/8-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1-semester mathematics credit 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit From is not required for Crossroads students.

    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students.

    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.
  • Getting There is Half the Fun!*, grades 1-2

    *When summer classes do not reach a minimum enrollment, we make every effort to combine courses before cancelling them, thereby working towards a solution that provides a comparable experience for your child. This year, we are seeing low enrollment in our Themed Reading, Writing and Math Enrichment classes. Instead of cancelling these courses, we have combined them into multi-grade classes and enhanced their themes. This step has been taken to make the curriculum accessible to students of both grade levels in these classes.

    Crossroads teachers are enthusiastically teaching these courses. Erin Reid is excitedly preparing the rising 1st & 2nd grades themed class, “Creating Our Own Fairy-Tale Adventures.” Mark Quinto is happily back at the Elementary School campus this summer. Mark is thoughtfully developing the 3rd & 4th grades themed class, ““It’s Not Greek to Me: Other Mythologies in the World.” The rising grade level concepts in Reading, Writing and Math are Integrated with these themes, as well.

    In this enrichment class, we’re going on exciting adventures! In addition to playing fun games where we learn state names and cities through the use of technology, we plan a trip to major cities in California. Students learn about letter writing, a little history of the postal system, and discuss what mail has become and what we think it will be like in the future. We learn skills to design and write our own postcards. 
     
    In math, games are played to cover basic mathematical concepts of addition and subtraction. We practice our skills and apply them to our trip planning by calculating the costs of food and tickets for given a budget. As we focus on U.S. currency, rising second graders increase their understanding of the monetary system, practice counting money and making change. While planning our interstate adventure, we estimate distance and the time it takes to travel. In years past, students have created travel brochures to illustrate and show all of the information they’ve learned. 
     
    Reading fun stories are part of any travel adventure. Fanciful and somewhat playful stories like The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl and books in the Amelia Bedelia series are used to develop reading comprehension and written language skills. Students explore the structure and mechanics of language while enjoying the writing styles of these beloved books.  
     
    We may be in the classroom, but we are going fun places this summer! 
     
    Instructor: Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 112 
    Section 51: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250 
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Guitar, Rock and Blues, grades 6-12

    Learn rock and pop tunes in the style of Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Coldplay, Fleetwood Mac and more! This course will include learning to read TAB, chords, strumming patterns, blues and pentatonic scales, finger-picking and other styles. 
     
    Instructor: Jory Schulman, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 721
     
    Section 22: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $400 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Living in a Fantasy World: Extraordinary Thinking, Creative Design, grade 5 [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Do you often think of imaginary lands full of magical, mythical creatures? Do you like to read fantasy books? Then this enrichment course is for you!   
     
    The first book we read aloud together is The Guardians of Ga’Hoole. While we read, we focus on the characters in this story. In addition to reviewing reading strategies such as visualizing and summarizing, we learn the different elements in a fantasy story that prepares us to write our own story. So prevalent in many fantasy novels today are the ideas of an unlikely hero, a sidekick, and an antagonist. We explore these and try to emulate them in our writing.   
     
    While exploring our next book Fablehaven, we examine the book and expand our fantasy literacy. We pay attention to setting and the magical elements in the story. We learn how the setting influences the characters. For our own stories, we’ll discuss ways to transport our readers to the unreal world that we create.  As an option, you can create a clay character from or construct a diorama of the main setting in your story. 
     
    Using The Extraordinaires ® Design Studio, we become familiar with the design thinking process: empathize, ideate, define, prototype and test. You'll be given fictional character cards and then invited to design wildly imaginative solutions all while building empathy for your Extraordinaire characters. With the goal of generating as many ideas as you can without designing something that already exists, you'll begin ideating and coming up with your uniquely creative idea. You'll be asked to choose and settle on a final idea which best meets your Extraordinaires need and fulfills your specific design project criteria. You'll have a blast using your imagination, creativity, and hard work! 
     
    In logical places throughout this course we interweave curricular areas such as math, reading, writing and the use of technology.   
     
    Instructor: Mark Quinto, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 115 
    Section 51: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Marine Field Studies, grades 6-8 [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Join us as natural curiosity leads to exploration of the world of marine biology and how we impact that environment on a daily basis. Students are introduced to the diversity of the marine environment from the distant formation of high energy ocean waves and swirling currents, to the cryptic creatures of the tide pools, and the migration of marine mammals and then back to the waves in which we play. Student projects, labs, research activities, and field trips are geared to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of our local marine environment. Emphasis will be placed on understanding ecological concepts and the various threats facing the oceans.  
     
    Field trips strengthen concepts covered in class lectures, investigations, and readings to support students' understanding. Possible trips include tide-pool exploration, collecting ocean data from local beaches, marine mammal observations, visiting aquariums and water treatment facilities. 
     
    Students will be swim tested in the pool on the first day of class and must bring their swimming gear on the first day of class. 
     
    Instructor: Ian Culbertson, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 640 
    Section 33: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00* $650
    Section 37: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00* $450
    Enrichment
     
    *Class will end at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for field trips.
     
    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Ohm, Ohm: Get Electrified!, grades 6-8

    Whether you are an aspiring electrical engineer, a do-it-yourselfer, or just someone who wants to understand one of the most useful topics in science, join us in this class as we explore the past, present and future of electricity, how electricity “works” and why it is considered the most versatile energy source.

    We build a variety of circuits and devices that demonstrate the fundamental concepts of electrical circuitry, basic electronic principles, and physical principles involved in this type of energy. We experiment and tinker to acquire knowledge and experience with electromagnetism, tesla coils, nanotechnology, and other student driven topics. As the weeks progress, there is continued, thoughtful and intentional testing of our own circuits to meet challenges that get more complex as we gain a greater understanding of electricity. Lastly, the students have a final electrical inventor engineering challenge, to demonstrate and showcase their scientific understanding of electricity.
     
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 636 
    Section 23: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00 $400
    Section 27: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00 $250
    Enrichment

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Painting, grades 6-12

    Students in this painting class enjoy learning the foundational secrets of the Old Masters when it comes to greater observation skills, controlling paint, drawing with a brush, color theory and successful composition design.  
     
    Each week, students explore their artistic skills through a variety of modern painting methods including illustration, abstract expressionism, impressionism, plein-air landscapes, and realistic still life studies. Students learn the best practices for developing a painting, while working with a variety of paint mediums, including watercolor, acrylic and oil paint.  
     
    For the final week, students can apply their own painting styles by studying from life with a costumed figure model.  Students with basic artistic skill levels explore new levels of confidence in painting. 
     
    Instructor: Leonardo Lawrence, Crossroads Summer Faculty  
     
    Course #: 744 
    Section 33: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550
    Section 37: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 6

    This course offers a review of key fifth grade concepts such as order of operations, adding and subtracting fractions, area and volume, and evaluating word problems in addition to previewing important sixth grade concepts such as evaluating expressions with variables and using formulas to solve problems.  
     
    In addition to practice 
     problems, the curriculum uses visual models and real-life contexts to help the students solidify their understanding of the concepts. Students complete the problem sets in small groups so that they can deepen their understanding by learning from one another while honing their mathematical communication skills.  
     
    Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate on long-term, hands-on projects that bring math to life! Projects could include designing mathematical board games, developing a technology project such as stop-motion animation, or creating mathematically inspired visual art. 
     
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 601 
    Section 32: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $550 
    Section 36: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 7

    This course offers a review of key sixth grade concepts such as order of operations, multiplying and dividing fractions, comparing portions, and solving equations and inequalities in addition to previewing important seventh grade concepts such as integers, algebraic expressions, and probability.
     
    In addition to practice problems, the curriculum uses visual models and real-life contexts to help the students solidify their understanding of the concepts. Students complete the problem sets in small groups so that they can deepen their understanding by learning from one another while honing their mathematical communication skills.
     
    Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate on long-term, hands-on projects that bring math to life! Projects could include designing mathematical board games, developing a technology project such as stop-motion animation, or creating mathematically inspired visual art.
     
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 605
    Section 31: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 8:30-10:15 $550
    Section 35: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 8

    This course offers a review of key seventh grade concepts such as integers, operations with fractions, decimals, and percent’s, solving proportions and equations, and slope in addition to previewing important eighth grade concepts such as scientific notation, exponent rules, and graphing linear equations.
     
    In addition to practice problems, the curriculum uses visual models and real-life contexts to help the students solidify their understanding of the concepts. Students complete the problem sets in small groups so that they can deepen their understanding by learning from one another while honing their mathematical communication skills.
     
    Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate on long-term, hands-on projects that bring math to life! Projects could include designing mathematical board games, developing a technology project such as stop-motion animation, or creating mathematically inspired visual art.
     
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 603
    Section 21: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 8:30-10:15 $350
    Section 25: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 8:30-10:15 $200
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July, 4.
  • Reading and Writing, "A Strange, Fantastic Journey", grade 8

    What do Narnia, The Odyssey, and Gilgamesh all have in common with a town of cats? They share a strange, fantastic journey! 
     
    Drawing inspiration from short stories, poems, and passages of literature, we explore the foundations of storytelling: character, setting and plot. While examining the framework of The Hero’s Journey, we focus on the basics of how to construct a compelling story. 
     
    Literary works we read include excerpts from Gulliver’s Travels, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Journey to the Center of the Earth, among others. 
     
    As we engage with creative activities, students learn how to peer and self-edit; analyze and use evidence to support opinions; compose strong, concise sentences and paragraphs; and expand vocabulary both through exposure to new works and implementation in their own writing. 
     
    Join this class and learn how to read and write your own fantastic journey! 
     
    Instructor: Michelle Bitting, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #:501 
    Section 22: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Section 26: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Reading and Writing, "Me, Myself, and I", grade 6

    This Sixth-Grade section of Reading and Writing Fundamentals introduces students to the idea of the power of the individual through reading, writing, and encouragement of critical thought and discussion. 
     
    Texts read for this class center on self-discovery and empowerment, and have included Cinderella by The Grimm Brothers, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, The Giver and Gathering Blue by Lois Lowery. We also read and discuss poetry. Poems have included The Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein, and Mulberry Street and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.   
     
    Students closely examine the elements of storytelling like setting, plot, protagonist, character, events, climax and theme. In examining poetry, we discuss alliteration, assonance, simile, metaphor and hyperbole, repetition, rhythm and rhyme. As we read and study these works, they make connections to their own lives and the world while developing reading comprehension and vocabulary.  
     
    Through the writing process students learn to brainstorm, pre-write, write, and revise and edit paragraphs and short essays. Students are introduced to and encouraged to write in the narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive forms. English grammar and writing mechanics are also components of instruction. Each student works to produce a writing portfolio by the end of the session. Finally, students gain confidence as they practice their discussion skills and engage in collaborative projects. 
     
    This class is taught with a supportive child-centered approach to mastering written language and reading skills. 
     
    Instructor: Michelle Bitting, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 500
    Section 31: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 8:30-10:15 $550
    Section 35: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Friday, July, 5.
  • Reading and Writing, “The Other”, grade 7

    The curriculum includes an emphasis on reading, writing, critical thinking, and discussion. Students investigate works of fiction and poetry that center on the idea of “the marginalized character.”  We explore what it means to be “the other” through various literary perspectives, with a special focus on the teenage experience. 
     
    Past texts have included The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton and Feed by M.T. Anderson. We have also studied selections from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie and The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins. Poetry selections have included those by Edgar Allen Poe and from Thirteen Stories about the Agony and Ecstasy of Being 13 by James Howe. 
     
    As students read and study these texts, they develop their reading comprehension and vocabulary. They write frequently, focusing on developing ideas, organizing outlines, writing essays, and practicing good grammar and usage. Special attention is paid to organization and writing mechanics.  
     
    Students also enhance their discussion skills and formulate strong arguments during these thought-provoking book talks. Students become more aware of their learning styles and work to formulate successful study habits as they explore the elements of a novel (character, point of view, setting, theme, plot, and language). 
     
    This class is taught with a supportive child-centered approach to mastering written language and reading skills. 
     
    Instructor: Michelle Bitting, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 505 
    Section 32: 6/24-7/25/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $550 
    Section 36: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Salsaerobics, grades 6-12 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Throw on some comfortable sneakers for this fun-filled workout session. We combine classic aerobics moves with sizzling salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, and Afro-Cuban steps for this high-energy class. Learn fun combinations, listen to the best tunes, get fit, and dance.
     
    Each week, we focus on a technique/skill plus a distinctive dance style:
    Week 1: Intro to Latin body movement + Merengue
    Week 2: Body Isolations + Bachata
    Week 3: Footwork + Salsa
    Week 4: Syncopation (timing) + Cha-Cha-Cha
    Week 5: Styling (flavor) + Afro-Cuban

    No dance experience necessary! Bring your water bottle and a great attitude, and let’s do some SALSAEROBICS!
     

    Instructor: Oksana Lutsenko, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 729
    Section 22: 6/25-7/25/3019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350
    Section 26: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Science, "Design It! Build It!" grades 1-3

    In "Design It! Build It!", young engineers build on their natural curiosity by exploring engineering concepts through hands-on learning.  They get a taste of different fields of engineering that include, civil, mechanical, environmental and aeronautical.   Through structured projects that involve planning, creating, testing and improvising, students “live” science and math concepts and see their relevance in real-world applications.   These young engineers are also challenged with constraints and requirements during their projects so they can begin to understand how it is important for engineers to be practical with regards to cost and safety. From first tinkerers to advanced designers, this exciting science class has something for everyone, and is tailored to provide each child with an enriching experience.

    During session 2, students learn about electricity. They apply it to their projects. Past projects have included designing a game board with an electric feature. Project selections are chosen by students and are student driven.
     
    Instructor: Gigi Castello, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 123
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750 This section has been canceled.
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $550 
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Science, "Magic Makers," grade 1 [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    In this science class young chemists make magic as they explore the properties of matter, learn the basic concepts of density, experiment with chemical reactions, and investigate chemical and physical changes. Using their new knowledge, students uncover the mysteries of an unknown substance, make a liquid rainbow, mix potions, witness crystal growth while making rock candy and observe changing states of matter as they make ice cream! 
     
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #: 121
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $550
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Science, "Movers and Shakers," grades 1-3

    In this science class, young physicists learn Newton’s Laws of Motion, explore the concepts of work, force, and friction, experiment with potential and kinetic energy and investigate how to harness various forms of energy. Students make parachutes, test balloon hovercrafts, construct marble roller coasters, build solar ovens, and observe the transfer of energy when using electric circuits.
     
    Instructor: Gigi Castello, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 122 
     
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $550 
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Songwriting, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    End the summer with your very own original song (or even album)! In this course we learn about song style and structure, while looking at music across different genres and eras - from standards to top 40 hits; from musical theater to rap to country to parodies - to help you find a style that's uniquely you! Sadness, joy, humor, frustration - whatever you have to express, we can help you do it through song in a fun, easygoing, nonjudgmental environment. Bring an instrument or just bring yourself. All experience levels welcome. We provide beat-making and music production software, and at the end of the course we’ll go to a recording studio and make a professional recording of your song!

    Instructors: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty and Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Course #: 722
    Section 33: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550
    Section 37: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350
    Enrichment

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Speak Up and Leadership, grades 6-8

    Achieve your goals by assertively expressing yourself while using intelligence, clarity, and confidence. This course consists of public speaking based on writing, organizing, opinions, researching topics of interest, and learning how to effectively back up arguments with supporting evidence. Vocal skills stressed will include relaxation techniques, visualization, breath control, enunciation, projection, timing and how to read an audience for individual goals. Students participate in games, discussions, speeches, timed debates, and learn to communicate more effectively. 
     
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 548 
    Section 32: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $500
    Section 36: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Sports and Recreation, grades 6-8

    Are you looking to spend a few hours a week having fun? Then join us in this afternoon class that includes traditional recreational games, activities, and sports such as soccer, ping-pong, flag football, and basketball. Several field trips are scheduled and may include bike riding, ultimate Frisbee, bowling, and beach games.
     
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #: 824
    Section 23: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00 $500
    Section 27: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00 $300
    Enrichment
     

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Sports with Prime Time Sports, grades 1-5

    Prime Time Sports Camps returns this summer!

    Those wishing to select this program, should first enroll in a Crossroads morning program and indicate the afternoon Primetime Sports Camps option on their enrollment form.

    Once you have recieved your Crossroads confirmation email, then visit PrimeTimeSportsCamps to complete your Prime Time registration and pay their camp fee.

    Only those students enrolling in a Crossroads morning program only, are offered an option to enroll in a Prime Time Sports Camps Afternoon program.

    This option is limited to 20 enrollees.
     
    Instructor: Prime Time Sports Staff
     
    Course #: 299
    Section 32: 6/24–7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $5
    Section 22: 7/15–7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $5
    Enrichment
     
    *Students enrolled in Primetime Sports needing Extended Care must enroll in Primetime Sports Extended Care program.
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Swim Team, All levels, grades 1-5

    Join this multi-level level swim team designed to combine stroke refinement with endurance building workouts. Swimmers learn and refine all techniques and skills needed to swim at a beginning competitive ability in a low-key, supportive, and fun atmosphere. Skills include: dives, relay-starts, flip-turns, and finishes with special attention to proper stroke technique. Dry-land activities are included in the instruction. Bring a swim cap, goggles, suit and towel to each practice. Swimmers may bring non-slip flip-flops for the locker room. This program is held at our swim facility at the Norton Campus. Pick-up of students for this class is at our pool.
     
    Swimmers should have an understanding of the four main strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly) and be able to perform freestyle 10 to 15 yards, backstroke 5 to 10 yards and breaststroke 5 yards. All enrolled students must pass a swim skills test.
     
    Instructors: Tara Shima, Crossroads, Head Coach, Varsity Swimming

    Course #: 328
    Section 1: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 3:30-5:00 $250 
    Section 2: 7/16-7/25/2019 TTh 3:30-5:00 $150

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Swim, Rise and Splash, grades 1-5

    Swimmers learn to enhance swimming skills while focusing on strength, endurance, health, and fitness. Swimmers have lessons in the pool and participate in out of water activities. Swimmers are tested and grouped according to their skill level. 
     
    Program participants, minimally, should be able to float on their back and stomach, go underwater comfortably and hold their breath for at least 5 seconds, freestyle 10 yards and swim 5 yards of backstroke. 
     
    Students joining the Camp in the Afternoon or the Musical Theater program will be transitioned by the Aquatics Staff to their program’s meeting area.
     
    Water Activities: 
    Swim technique 
    Stroke refinement 
    Drills 
    Reading water 
    Flip turns (for more advanced) 
    Start/racing dives (for more advanced) 
     
    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff
     
    Course #: 327 
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $800 
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $600 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Telling Your Story, grades 6-8 [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    You have a unique take on this thing called life and a story worth telling! By sharing your experiences honestly - whether humorous or heartbreaking, epic or every day - you give the gift of your inner world and help others feel less alone. In this class, students write and share autobiographical stories, receive constructive feedback, learn tips for overcoming writer's block and choose a story to polish and perform at the end of the session for parents and friends.
     
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 549
    Section 22: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350
    Section 26: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200
    Enrichment

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • The Magical World of the Fairy Tale*, grades 1 & 2

    *When summer classes do not reach a minimum enrollment, we make every effort to combine courses before cancelling them, thereby working towards a solution that provides a comparable experience for your child. This year, we are seeing low enrollment in our Themed Reading, Writing and Math Enrichment classes. Instead of cancelling these courses, we have combined them into multi-grade classes and enhanced their themes. This step has been taken to make the curriculum accessible to students of both grade levels in these classes.

    Crossroads teachers are enthusiastically teaching these courses. Erin Reid is excitedly preparing the rising 1st & 2nd grades themed class, “Creating Our Own Fairy-Tale Adventures.” Mark Quinto is happily back at the Elementary School campus this summer. Mark is thoughtfully developing the 3rd & 4th grades themed class, ““It’s Not Greek to Me: Other Mythologies in the World.” The rising grade level concepts in Reading, Writing and Math are Integrated with these themes, as well.

    Our enrichment theme takes us deep into the rich and magical world of the fairy tale. We start by reading traditional tales like The Three Little Pigs, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, as well as some light-hearted modern versions of these classics like The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig, Sleeping Bobby and Cinder Edna. Students analyze and compare similarities and differences between these stories. They engage in fun projects related to our themes. 
     
    Through writer’s workshop, dramatizations and written and illustrated responses, students gain further appreciation of the literature and enhance language. We engage in discussions about the elements of a story that make up a fairy tale like character, setting, plot, and a lesson or a moral. We come to understand the ideas of a hero and a villain, dynamics between characters, a beginning, middle and an end, and things that come in threes, all while reflecting on and writing responses to questions and writing prompts. 
     
    Mathematically, students are given opportunities to practice addition and subtraction skills using various games and manipulatives. Other concepts, such as patterning, counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, geometry, graphing and fractions are explored in this playful environment. 
     
    The power of the story is in full force in this engaging class. Remember to bring your wand and you dynamic imagination! 
     
    Instructor: Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 111  
    Section 51: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250 
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Traveling Through Time*, grades 3-4

    *When summer classes do not reach a minimum enrollment, we make every effort to combine courses before cancelling them, thereby working towards a solution that provides a comparable experience for your child. This year, we are seeing low enrollment in our Themed Reading, Writing and Math Enrichment classes. Instead of cancelling these courses, we have combined them into multi-grade classes and enhanced their themes. This step has been taken to make the curriculum accessible to students of both grade levels in these classes.

    Crossroads teachers are enthusiastically teaching these courses. Erin Reid is excitedly preparing the rising 1st & 2nd grades themed class, “Creating Our Own Fairy-Tale Adventures.” Mark Quinto is happily back at the Elementary School campus this summer. Mark is thoughtfully developing the 3rd & 4th grades themed class, ““It’s Not Greek to Me: Other Mythologies in the World.” The rising grade level concepts in Reading, Writing and Math are Integrated with these themes, as well.

    In this morning enrichment class, come travel through time with John Sczieska’s Time Warp Trio series and uncover the adventures of Joe, Fred, and Sam. We begin the summer with The Knights of the Kitchen Table. We soon discover how our young sleuths end up in Medieval Times. As students read the story, they explore the elements of a mystery, develop new vocabulary, expand literacy skills such as inferencing, summarizing and visualizing, and participate in literature discussions. We explore mathematical concepts that are integrated with our theme. Students work with the Sir Cumference book series and use geometry to make shields.
     
    Then students travel back in time with The Not-So-Jolly Roger, and help our young sleuths escape from Blackbeard and his band of pirates. Mathematical activities can include using coordinate grids to make treasure maps and using volume to see how much booty our treasure chests can hold. Past summer's activities have included the design of a Middle Ages board game and a treasure map, a treasure hunt, creating and singing a sea shanty, and writing a time traveling tale.
     
    Third graders develop descriptive writing skills, as they read and write poetry, short stories, biographies, daily journal entries, or comic strips. Original story creations take students through the entire writing process as they brainstorm, map, draft, edit and publish their final works. Skills are reinforced while students express themselves in small and whole group activities. Using the Words are Categorical series of books, they study parts of speech in a fun way and apply them to their writing.
     
    Using manipulatives, group discussions, computation, problem solving and games like solving the daily “What if?" number with clues to find the answer to the mysterious puzzle, students further develop their understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of one and two-digit numbers. A summer long project has included students gathering, organizing and displaying data. Geometry and fractions are introduced through individual and group projects.
     
    Instructor: Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 113
    Section 51: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Ukulele, grades 6-12 [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Learn to play the ukulele in this easy and fun course! We will cover chords, strum patterns, single notes and learn popular songs! Instruments are provided. 
     
    Instructor: Jory Schulman, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 726 

    Section 21: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 8:30-10:15 $400 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Visual Arts, grades 2-5

    This popular program provides those children who have an interest in the visual arts an opportunity to develop skills in drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed media and sculpture. Students experiment with traditional and non-traditional materials including upcycling recycled materials, slip-casting, collage, watercolor painting, photography and digital design. Students have the opportunity to express their inner creative voice with learning technique.
     
    The session is integrated with a theme and includes individual and group projects that support learning and connections between the students. Past themes have included Art Through Books, Food, Home, Oceans, Outer Space, and Fantasy and Fairy Tales. 
     
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 120 

    Section 31: Our Theme is "Public Art"
    6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750

    Section 21: Our Theme is "Water"
    7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $550
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Visual Effects Through Cinema History, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Students find humor and amazement in discussing the evolution of practical visual effects through cinema history. After Georges Méliès’s landmark A Trip to the Moon (1902) launches discussions into Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954), The Dark Crystal (1982) and Gremlins (1984), students learn about and discuss the suspension of disbelief and the filmmaking techniques that compel it.

    But that’s just to get started; in tandem with the viewings, students conceive of and build their own creatures, make-up effects, props, puppets or any number of tangible artifacts. In stepping away from their laptops and devices, students enter a world of possibility and explore the hands-on use of craft supplies, paints, liquid latex, sculpture compounds, miniatures, scale-models and, most of all, pure imagination. In this fast-paced, course, students engage in the design process from start to finish, and hone their reasoning, planning, and problem-solving skills to engineer their own piece of movie magic.

    This course is recommended for students interested in film, sculpture, fashion & design, architecture, and visual arts & crafts.

    Additional class discussions may surround excerpts from Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Little Shop of Horrors, King Kong, Jurassic Park, E.T. and The Forbidden Planet.

    Instructor: Leonardo Lawrence,  Crosroads Summerr Faculty

    Course #: 511
    Section 31: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 8:30-10:15 $500
    Section 35: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Vocal Arts, grades 6-12

    In this fun class students learn vocal technique, how to sing in different styles (pop, R&B, rock, jazz, folk, musical theatre, soul, country - or whatever else interests you), harmonizing, stage presence, music history, song writing and more. Our class culminates with a performance at the end of the session. Join us and sing, sing, sing!  
     
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 732 
    Section 21: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 8:30-10:15 $350 
    Section 25: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 8:30-10:15 $200 
    Enrichment 

    There is no class on Thursday, July 4.
  • Volleyball Clinic, grades 6-12

    The purpose of this course is to help students gain proficient skills and knowledge of the game of volleyball. This is a coed class and welcomes all levels of play. Instruction will include techniques for passing, setting, serving, serve receive, hitting, blocking, digging, and transition. The course is arranged to familiarize students with the rules, terminology, offensive and defensive strategies, team organization, communication, game play, and conditioning for volleyball. Students will have the opportunity to develop individual skills as well as team play through drills and scrimmages. Upon completion of this course, students are better able to demonstrate the fundamental skills in volleyball. 
     
    Athletic attire and shoes, such as volleyball, cross training or other indoor shoes are required. Volleyball will meet in the Grisanti Gymnasium at the Norton Campus. Students enrolled in an afternoon program at Crossroads 21st Street Campus will be transported by bus at 3:00 p.m. End-of-day pick-up for this class is in front of the gymnasium at 1634 18th Street. 
     
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #: 825
    Section 34: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 3:15-5:00 $500
    Section 38: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 3:15-5:00 $350
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • What is Los Angeles-Style Pizza?, grades 6-9 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.


    Instructor: tba

    Course #: 773
    Section 23: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00  $400
    Section 27: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00  $250
    Enrichment

    School is closed Thursday, July 5.

Classes at a Glance

Before you enroll, please check the grids below for sold out and canceled classes.

Important Information

Fees
Summer at Crossroads fees include all classroom materials, supplies, books, a session photo and a t-shirt.

Lunch/Snack
All students should bring a snack to school each day. 

Those attending a week-long program should bring a snack and a lunch to school each day.

Between June 24 to July 26, children have lunch during their afternoon program. A variety of healthy lunch options are available for purchase through Freshlunches. Instructions on how to order from Freshlunches will be available before programs begin in June. Those not purchasing lunch should bring a lunch to school each day.

All students participating in Extended Care in the afternoon are provided with a snack.

Swimming
For those enrolled in the K-5 programs that include a swim component, swimming is provided at our K-12 Sports Center in our heated, outdoor swimming pool. Our qualified aquatics instructors teach our group lesson program. Small group instructional swimming lessons are provided during the afternoon program, Mondays through Thursdays. All children are swim tested for group placement and testing determines the appropriate area of the pool for the student’s participation. The program goals are to encourage water safety, to increase water confidence, and to enhance skills development. Parents are invited to observe swimming at the culmination of each session.

Children should come to school prepared to swim on the first day of their program.
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
Summer at Crossroads is open to the public and provides progressive and fun K-12 summer camps, classes and programs.