By Date

June 24-July 3 (Two Weeks)

List of 2 items.

  • Digital Filmmaking Workshop, grades 6-12

    The videos that you’ve always thought about making are possible to create! Join us in this class to experience every facet of the digital filmmaking process. Learn how to take your idea from concept, to developing your story, to writing out dialogue for your characters, to shooting and editing your own movie. Understand the process like never before, and have fun doing it! You can shoot with your own film camera or use our DSLR’s or mini camcorders. All levels of filmmakers from beginning to advanced are welcome, as this program is tailor-made to your abilities. 
    About the class: 
    Students use CELTX, a web-based screenwriting software as they learn how to tell their individual stories by developing characters and writing their own screenplays. Students also learn to edit and score their films using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and iMovie editing software.  
    In addition, students watch and analyze films that demonstrate dynamic and creative filmmaking. They view award-winning films produced by both the big studios and the independent filmmaker and learn to critique them by having in-depth conversations about character and story. 
    Finally, industry professionals from all areas will visit to share their knowledge and experience with the students.  
    Components Include: 
    Production: concept to shooting, editing, viewing and discussion 
    Screenwriting: creating your story, and writing the script 
    Field trips: visiting major film studios and independent production studios like YouTube Space LA 
    Film Theory and Discussion: discuss your own films and popular clips from movies, television, and the web
    Sample Weekly Schedule  
    Monday: 1-2pm film theory. 2-4pm writing. 
    Tuesday: 1-2pm writing. 2-4pm film production.  
    Wed: 1-3pm. film production 3-4pm editing. (Or Field Trip) 
    Thursday: 1-2pm guest speaker 2-4pm editing. 
    Friday: 1-2pm watch weekly student projects. 2-4pm watch and analyze a Feature Film.  
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 
    Course #: 714 
    Section 05: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 1:00-4:00 $1600  
    Section 02: 6/24-7/3/2019 M-F 1:00-4:00 $800 
    Section 03: 7/8-7/26/2019 M-F 1:00-4:00 $1000 
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Jazz Music Workshop, grades 6-12

    This is our nineteenth year of the Crossroads Jazz Workshop and it is bigger and better than ever! Our experienced jazz instructors have developed a five-week program designed to enhance the young musician’s knowledge and skills in the area of jazz music.  
    This program covers everything that jazz students need to learn including improvisation, style blending in an ensemble, sight-reading, ear-training, jazz theory, and jazz history. Students play in jazz combos and have instrument-specific sectionals. 
    The ensembles perform at Third Street Promenade, at Disneyland's California Adventure and on campus at Crossroads. In addition, professional jazz artists are invited to hold master classes for our students. Previous clinicians have included Marcus Miller, Danny Gottlieb, Jeff Berlin, Peter Erskine, Tom Ranier, and Abe Laborial.  
    While the full-five-week program is recommended, we understand the summertime can be a busy time for a young musician. Three- and Two-Week options are now available. See below for Dates and pricing. 
    Jazz is alive and well at Crossroads, so come and be a part of it! 
    Students should have at least one full year of playing experience on their given instrument and should have basic technical performance skills. No audition is necessary. 
    Call Evan Avery at 310-582-4505 for specific questions regarding your child’s placement. 
    Sample Week 
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
    1:00-1:15 warm-up and tune up 
    1:15-2:15 rehearsal 
    2:15-3:00 improvisation/theory workshop, Friday- sight-reading 
    3:00-3:30 hang out with musicians 
    3:30-4:00 recording analysis/video footage 
    4:00-5:00 rehearsal 
    Tuesday, Thursday 
    1:00-1:15 warm-up and tune up 
    1:15-2:15 rehearsal 
    2:15-3:00 wind/rhythm section workshops 
    3:00-3:30 hang out with musicians 
    3:30-4:00 Tuesday- video footage, Thursday- Artist Showcase 
    4:00-5:00 rehearsal 
    Coordinator: Evan Avery, Crossroads Faculty 
    Instructor(s): Crossroads Music Faculty and other professional musicians from the Los Angeles area. 
    Course #: 725 
    Section 05: 6/24-7/26/2019* M-F 1:00-5:00 $2100
    Five-weeks includes both performance trips.
    *1-semester of art credit for students entering grades 9-12

    Section 02: 6/24-7/3/2019 M-F    1:00-5:00 $900
    Two-weeks includes the 3rd Street Promenade performance.

    Section 03: 7/8 -7/26/2019 M-F   1:00-5:00 $1500
    Three-weeks includes Disneyland's California Adventure performance.
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

Classes at a Glance

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

Important Information

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

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.

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.