By Grade
K-5 Programs

Second Grade

List of 20 items.

  • Aquatics Fun Camps, One-Week, grades 2-7

    Kids are provided the opportunity to learn and enhance their aquatics skills and fitness through a variety pool and dryland activities including swimming for fitness, stroke/swim race development, modified water polo, synchronized swimming and other pool games. Swimmers participate in pool practice and 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 10 seconds, and swim freestyle 25 yards and backstroke 10-15 yards.
    Water Activities Include:
    Swimming Skills
    Swim technique
    Stroke refinement
    Sculling (for the more advanced)
    Treading water
    Flip turns (for the more advanced)
    Start/racing dives (for the more advanced)
    Introduction to Water Polo Includes:
    Basic ball handling
    Individual defensive skills
    Splash Ball games
    Pool Games & Competitions
    Dry Land Activities Include:
    Viewing swim meet and competition recordings
    Coordinator: Larry Zubrin, Crossroads Aquatics
    Course #: 326

    Section 16: 6/17-6/21/2019 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
    Section 46: 7/29-8/2/2019 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
    Section 56: 8/5-8/9/2019 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
  • Barcelona Beach Party: An Adventure in Spanish Language and Art, One-Week, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    In this new Visual Arts and Spanish Language Program, students are magically transported through our themed-activities to the sandy beaches of Barcelona. Students plan a beach party and design all elements of the party including invitations, decorations and  sculptures. Spanish language is woven throughout each activity and students are inspired by Spanish culture. Students explore their artistic creativity and develop new skills in drawing, printing, sculpture and ceramics.

    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Course #: 304
    Section 16: 6/17-6/21/2019 M-F 9:00-3:30 $550
  • 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
    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
    *School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    See our Theme Day calendar here.

  • Dance Intensive, One-Week, grades 2-6

    This dance intensive is a training and performance program that emphasizes the technical rigor of dance, while participating in the choreographic process. Throughout our training, rehearsal and performance experiences we stress creative values, rehearsal ethics and collaborative support among performers. 
    Dancers take class and learn choreography in Hip Hop, Jazz and Contemporary dance styles, with a visual art component. Each day begins and ends as a large group, engaging in community-based warm-ups, council and games. The week culminates in a performance on Friday.
    Sample Daily Schedule:
    8:30 Drop Off 
    9:00 Bus from Norton to 21st Street Campus
    9:10 Welcome & Warm-Up
    9:30-10:25 Jazz Dance
    10:25-10:40 Snack
    10:45-11:40 Acrobatics
    11:40-12:25 Lunch 
    12:30-12:45 Community Building 
    12:50-1:45 Art class
    1:50-2:45 Contemporary Dance
    2:50-3:00 Community Sharing 
    3:00-3:15 Bus from 21st Street to Norton Campus
    3:30 Pick Up 

    Drop-off and pick-up is at our Norton Campus. *After drop-off and before pick-up, students will be bussed to and from the 21st Street Campus.

    Extended Care is available at Norton from 8:00a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    The week culminates in a performance on Friday.
    Instructors: Chippy Wassung and Sophia Stoller, Crossroads Dance Faculty
    Course #: 310
    Section 46: 7/29-8/2/2019 M-F 9:00-3:30 $595
  • Digital Production: Music Videos with Digital Dragon, grades 2-3 [WAIT LIST AVAILABLE]

    This course is SOLD OUT. Please call 310.582.4506 or email for waitlist information.

    Direct your own music video and learn the behind-the-scenes skills and techniques the industry professionals use. Write and create storyboards for your favorite songs to develop a visual narrative. Learn how to film using green screen equipment and create visual effects in post-production. Edit your footage using digital editing software to complete your music video and share with your friends and family.
    Instructor: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff
    Course #: 148
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $800
  • 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 25, 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. 

    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 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-Camp. Any student who is not enrolled in Afternoon Camp 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. 
    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.
  • Fun with Ashley and Friends, One-Week, grades 1-6

    Join the Hang Out crew for a fun filled full-day program in Fun with Ashley!  We will be participating in various themed activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, sports and games, and dress up days. 
    Coordinator: Ashley Nissim Bloom, Crossroads ES Afterschool Coordinator
    Course #: 325
    Section 46: 7/29-8/2/2019   M-F 9:00am-3:30pm $495
    "Time Traveling"

    Section 56: 8/5-8/9/2019   M-F 9:00am-3:30pm $495
    "Space Adventures"
    Space is very limited. Enroll early.

    Extended Care is available at Norton from 8:00a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • 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 
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Minecraft Mania: Redstone Engineering with Digital Dragon, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    If you love Minecraft, then take it to the next level with Redstone engineering! Turn your Minecraft structures into Redstone wired fortresses with automatic lighting and secret doors. Create challenging obstacle courses with moving blockades and timed traps. Learn programming principles with Redstone triggered Minecraft commands and command blocks that make characters and structures do amazing things--from controlling the time and weather to spawning creatures and portals to other dimensions.

    Instructors: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff

    Course #: 153
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30 - 11:30 $600
  • Musical Theater Company, grades 2-5

    This year our show is the beloved classic, “Mary Poppins, Jr.”

    Our full-day five-week Musical Theater Company exposes children to the many elements that go into live performances of musical theater productions. We seek to teach the value of team work and practice ensemble building. We encourage students to participate in both behind the scenes duties and live performances. Students not only collaborate with others but are also recognized for their individuality, while working within the structure of preparing for our performances. Our goal for them is to work hard while having fun and emerge with a sense of great pride and accomplishment.

    Ensemble Building Older students connect with younger students and practice mentoring skills. Students learn how to be a member of our theater ensemble.

    Art for Theater Students learn about stage make up and experiment with character make up. They design and create specific parts of their costumes for the show in addition to participating in designing and making props, sets, and scenery. They contribute individual artwork to enhance their performance space.

    Young Storytellers Rising 2nd & 3rd graders create stories and use their imagination to bring them to life. Parents are invited to a special young storyteller presentation during our camp day.

    Scene Work Students work as an ensemble. When appropriate, roles in the production will be shared. Each student is given the opportunity to speak during the performance. Younger students learn how to navigate listening to each other and being on stage. Students with more experience undertake more responsibility learning blocking and scenes.

    Vocals Students move through rotation blocks to experience multiple aspects of musical theater productions. Music and vocal coaching - students learn music from the show after warm ups and vocal exercises. Each rotation we work on musical numbers. Soloists and choral singers work with the music director to perfect their songs.

    Community Time Allows students to connect with the larger camp population. Lunch and playtime are opportunities to socialize outside of production-based rotations. Forming friendships is supportive of the ensemble experiences. Additionally, MTC members are invited to participate in some of the Afternoon Camp Theme Day activities.

    Dance Class Students are given the opportunity to stretch and learn technique along with learning about musical theater style. Students learn about what it means to tell a story with their bodies. Choreography from the show is also taught during this class.

    Stage Movement This is an MTC Community Class. Students have older/younger buddies and work in a mentoring capacity as we engage in improvisational and exploratory movement. Exercises include both independent and group work, as students go through the paces of learning stage combat, animal movement, creative entrances and exits and learning about how gravity and emotions can be expressed through their bodies.

    A Word about Casting Roles are cast in our production after careful consideration of many factors. Ensemble singing and dancing and conversations with each cast member with the teachers are components of what is a student-driven process. In casting the production's roles, we have your student's best opportunity for growth and success in mind. We appreciate your support of the casting process of our production.

    Sample Daily Schedule:
    8:30-8:40 Morning Welcome
    8:45-9:30am Choreography
    9:35-9:55am Snack/Recess
    10:00-10:45am Vocals & Music
    10:50-11:25am Full Company Stage Movement
    11:30-11:40am All Afternoon Programs Community Time
    11:40-12:05pm Lunch
    12:05-12:35pm Playtime, Buddies & Mentoring
    12:40-1:40pm Young Storytellers Scenes
    1:45-2:40pm Art for Theater
    2:45-3:10pm Full Company Presents, Wrap Up and Closing
    3:15-3:30pm Carpool & Dismissal

    This popular program is suitable for the beginning or experienced performer. An audition is not required.

    Performances are Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25.

    The program concludes with a cast party during our final class morning on Friday, July 26.

    A group photo, basic costume pieces and 4 show tickets are included in the program fee.

    Enroll now to secure your space. This program will sell out!

    Coordinator: Cheryl Factor, Crossroads Faculty
    Co-Director/Choreographer: Ricka Glucksman, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Musical Accompanist: tba

    Course #: 161
    Section 1: 6/24-7/26*/2019 M-F 8:30-3:30 $3000

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

    *On Friday, July 26 this class ends at 11:30 a.m. However, Musical Theater Company members are welcome to remain at school for our special afternoon play-day until the 3:30 p.m. dismissal.

    This program does not include swimming. However, students may enroll in Private Swim Lessons, Swim Team or Wave Runners. See information about these programs in the Aquatics section of our website.
  • Robot Sports with Digital Dragon, One-Week, grades 2-6 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Have you ever wanted to build your very own robot?

    In this one-week program, kids explore the evolving world of robotics, learning how to build, program, and perfect their very own robots.

    Using nothing but a box of LEGO EV3 motors and parts, kids design their own robots to first accomplish a number of challenges. Then they tinker, iterate, and perfect additional attachments and programs that allow them to compete against each other in games like soccer and more.

    Instructor: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff

    Course #: 151
    Section 16: 6/17-6/21/2019 M-F 9:00-3:30 $595
  • 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 
    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 
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • 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 11:30-4:00 $5
    Section 22: 7/15–7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-4:00 $5
    *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 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 for more information and availability on times for each section. 
    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff 
    Course #: 340 
    Section 1: April 27, May 4, 11 and 18 and June 1, 2019
                    5 Saturdays  
    Section 2: June 15, 22 and 29 and July 13, 20 and 27, 2019
                    6 Saturdays 
    Section 3: August 3,10, 17 and 24, 2019
                    4 Saturdays

    Section 4: September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2019 
                    4 Saturdays 
    Section 5: October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2019 
                    4 Saturdays 
    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

    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 
    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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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 
    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.
  • 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
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Water Polo, An Intro to, One-Week, grades 2-7 [NEW]

    This one week half-day program is designed to teach the basic skills and fundamentals of Water Polo in a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Activities include instruction and training in the basic individual fundamentals of water polo as well as position and situational (IE: Offense/Defense) specific training. Additionally studnets participate in fun filled water polo related games.

    Participants are divided into two groups:
    Blue Group: Kids aged 8-10
    Red Group: Kids aged 11-13

    All Participants must be able to swim one pool length (25 yards) front crawl w/ flutter kick, and tread water for 60 seconds.

    Daily Schedule:
    9:00am-9:20am: Drop Off
    9:20am-9:30am: Suit-up/Warm-up
    9:30am-10:30am: Individual Skill training

    Drills focus on: Swimming for water polo, ball handling skills (pass, catch, shoot), Offensive and Defensive positioning, and Position specific training. (Goalie, Defender, Center, Attacker)

    10:30am-11:00am: Snack Break
    11:00am-12:00pm Water Polo Related Games

    Games range from entry level skill games such as 5-Alive and Keep Away, to half-court and full-court scrimmages.

    12:00pm-12:15pm: Pick-up

    Partcipants should attend each session with their own bathing suit and towel. (Girls should wear a one-piece suit.) Goggles are recommended but not required. Campers should bring their own snack. (Please review Crossroads Summer School food policy.)

    Instructor: Larry Zubrin, Crossroads, Aquatics Manager and Aquatics Staff

    Course #: 370
    Section 61: 8/12-8/16/2019 M-F 9:00-12:00 $350
    *There is no extended care available for this week of program.

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

For June 24-July 26

Time Activity
8:00-8:30 Early Extended Care and Carpool Drop-Off
8:20 Classrooms Open
8:30-11:30 Morning Programs
11:25 Transition to Afternoon Programs and Morning Program, Only Dismissal
11:30-11:40 Morning Program, Only Carpool Pick-Up
11:30 All-Day Programs continue and Afternoon Programs Begin
3:15-3:30 Carpool Pick-Up and Transition to Extended-Care and Swim Programs
3:30 All-Day and Afternoon Programs End
3:30-5:00 Extended Care and/or Private Swim Lessons (MWF) or Swim Team (TTh)
5:30 Extended Care Programs End and Last Student Pick-Up
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.