By Grade
K-5 Programs

Kindergarten

List of 6 items.

  • 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.

    Down in the Dirt dig deep to uncover rocks, seeds and insects. Get your hands muddy and your feet wet while we learn about the water-cycle. Wiggle with worms, crawl with critters and round up some rollie pollies. Examine roots and explore all that lies beneath the top soil. 

    On Friday, July 26 this class ends at 11:30am. However, Kindergarteners are welcome to remain at school for our special afternoon play-day and until the 5-week program end at 3:30 Dismissal.

    Instructor: Kyle Shepard, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Course # 106
    Section 26: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30am-3:30pm $1250
    Enrichment
    This section is open to enrollment until space is no longer available. The student should be entering Kindergarten in the fall.

    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, 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.
  • 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 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-July 25, 2019 - Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 3:30-5:30pm.
     
    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 25, 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 3-week programs, those children enrolled only in a morning program should be picked-up at 11:30am. There is no Extended Care in the middle of the day. Children remaining after 11:30am must be enrolled in Afternoon-Kindergarten. Any student who is not enrolled in Afternoon Kindergarten and is not picked up on time, will be taken to the Reception area at the front of the school and will be charged $15.00. 
  • Swim Lessons - Saturday Private, Age 3 and above

    Private lessons are taught by one of our many American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors.  Lessons run for 45 minutes, with approximately 30 minutes devoted to instruction and 15 minutes of structured ‘fun time’. Swimmers are assessed in their first session and lessons cater to meet the needs of the individual swimmer.  Our teaching philosophy includes creating a  learning environment where students improve upon their overall swimming and water safety skills in a fun environment that encourages confidence and enjoyment in the water.

    Saturday Lessons begin at 10:00am and begin on the hour with the last lesson beginning at 2:00pm, please contact Larry Zubrin at lzubrin@xrds.org for more information and availability on times for each section. 
     
    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff 
     
    Course #: 340 
     
    Spring 
    Section 1: April 27, May 4, 11 and 18 and June 1, 2019
                    5 Saturdays  
                    $225 
     
    Summer 
    Section 2: June 15, 22 and 29 and July 13, 20 and 27, 2019
                    6 Saturdays 
                    $270 
     
    Section 3: August 3,10, 17 and 24, 2019
                    4 Saturdays
                    $180 

    Fall 
    Section 4: September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2019 
                    4 Saturdays 
                    $180 
     
    Section 5: October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2019 
                    4 Saturdays 
                    $180 
     
    Parents and swimmers must arrive 15 minutes early to get checked in and changed. Parents are required to remain at the pool during your child's lessons. Lessons will end at the scheduled time regardless of the swimmer’s arrival time. 
     
    Make-up lessons are not given. Your child should attend each scheduled lesson. 
  • Swim Lessons - Weekday Afternoon Private, Age 3 and above [SOLD OUT]

    This class is sold out. Please contact Larry Zubrin for watilist information at lzubrin@xrds.org.

    Private lessons are taught by one of our many American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors.  Lessons run for 45 minutes, with approximately 30 minutes devoted to instruction and 15 minutes of structured ‘fun time’. Swimmers are assessed in their first session and lessons cater to meet the needs of the individual swimmer.  Our teaching philosophy includes creating a  learning environment where students improve upon their overall swimming and water safety skills in a fun environment that encourages confidence and enjoyment in the water.

    All sessions begin the week of June 24. All sessions are 5 weeks, except Thursday and Friday lessons as campus and the pool are closed on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, 2019. Instructors are WSI, Lifeguard, and CPR/First Aid Certified.
     
    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff 
     
    Course #: 346 
     
    Mondays
    Section 1: 6/24-7/22/2019 3:30-4:15pm $225
    This section is Sold Out.

    Section 2: 6/24-7/22/2019 4:30-5:15pm $225
    This section is Sold Out.
     
    Wednesdays
    Section 3: 6/26-7/24/2019 3:30-4:15pm $225
    This section is Sold Out.

    Section 4: 6/26-7/24/2019 4:30-5:15pm $225
    This section is Sold Out.
     
    Fridays
    Section 5: 6/28-7/26/2019 3:30-4:15pm $180
    This section is Sold Out

    Section 6: 6/28-7/26/2019 4:30-5:15pm $180
    This section is Sold Out

    There are no lessons on Friday, July 5.
     
    A parent must accompany those students not participating in our day programs during their lesson and remain at the pool during the lesson. 
     
    Make-up lessons are not given. Your child should attend each scheduled lesson. 
     
    Students enrolled in Afternoon Camp or Musical Theater Company will be walked to the pool for their lesson. Every effort will be made to schedule your student on an alternate Afternoon Camp swim day. 
     
    Your child may attend Extended Care on their private swim day at no additional charge before or after their lesson until 5:30pm.  
     
    See Extended Care for the program description.

Important Information

List of 3 items.

  • 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.

    In addtion, 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 time during their afternoon program.

    A variety of healthy lunch options are available for purchase through Fresh Lunches. Instructions on how to order from Fresh Lunches 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 afternoons, 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.

Classes at a Glance

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

Daily Program Schedule

Time Activity
8:00-8:30 Early Extended Care
8:20-8:45 Arrivals and Open Centers – Parents Welcome!
8:45-8:50 Goodbye and Circle Time Begins
8:50-9:10 Circle Time
9:05 Morning Activities
10:15-10:35 Snack & Outdoor Playtime
10:35 Morning Activities Continue
11:25 Morning Only Crossroads Students Transition to Carpool Pickup
11:25 All-Day Programs Continue
12:20 Lunch & Playtime
1:00 Afternoon Activities
1:55 Transition to Pool & Instructional Swimming
2:55-3:15 Transition to Carpool
3:15-3:30 Carpool & Dismissal
3:30 All-Day Programs End
3:30-5:30 Extended Care
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.