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Sixth Grade

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  • 3D Game Design with Unity with Digital Dragon, grades 6-8 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This class has been canceled.

    This course is designed for avid gamers and aspiring technical artists who want to learn how their favorite games are made. The best way to do that? Create your own! During this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of game design by creating a basic playable game. Our student designers will utilize Unity 3D’s terrain editor to create environments and will be introduced to object-oriented programming with C# by creating interactive game objects.

    Instructor: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff

    Course: #779
    Section 1 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550.00

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • Afterschool Recreation, grades 6-9

    Students have fun on campus while participating in group sports such as basketball and volleyball. Other indoor activities such as Ping-Pong and challenging board games are included. 
    Instructor: tba 
    Course #: 819 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 3:15-5:00 $450 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 3:15-5:00 $25 (with purchase of 3 or more classes) 
    Section 3: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 3:15-5:00 $300 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • App Academy with Digital Dragon, grades 6-8 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This class has been canceled.

    Java Programming with Processing
    Learn computer science fundamentals the visual way with Processing, a flexible software sketchbook and language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. We’ll take digital art to the next level by creating live generative art with code. Fun projects ranging from digital animations and interactive games will expose students to this high-tech medium for visual expression based on the Java programming language.

    Instructor: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff

    Course # 651
    Section: 1 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40 - 12:30 $550.00

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • 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 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
    Section 2: 7/30-8/3/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
    Section 3: 8/6-8/10/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
  • Arduino Programming, grades 6-8

    Are you curious about learning to program and have the skills to make your own projects? Do you want to build your own automated gadgets? Maybe even a robot? Get a head start by learning how to build simple circuits with an Arduino Uno compatible board. Resistors, LEDs, and sensors will be part of your daily lingo in this class. This is an introductory class for those with no or little experience with building circuits and programming. The hands-on project-based approach will give you the confidence to take your skills to the next level.  
    Instructor: Art Borja, Crossroads Faculty 
    Course #: 673 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $450 
  • Assemblage Sculpture, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    This sculpture course focuses on creating original 3-D artworks utilizing non-traditional materials. We primarily work with found objects; from cardboard to newspapers, from street trash to junk mail.
    Instructor: Vincent Ramos, Crossroads Faculty 
    Course #: 743 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30  $400 
  • Astronomy and Space Studies, An Intro to, grades 6-8

    This hands-on class will have you using highly advanced tools like a stick and a string to measure the circumference of the planet. Ever wondered how a telescope works? You will also build a telescope like the one Galileo used to discover the first 4 of Jupiter’s moons and you will learn how scientists calculate distances to stars. You will learn to use a remote-controlled radio telescope and how images of space objects are made.  

    From common astronomy facts from ancient times to the present, we learn about the technology that makes modern astronomy possible from remote-controlled telescopes to the most modern telescopes located in Arizona, Hawaii, and Chile. Finally, we spend time looking at early space missions, the space race and the current state of space exploration.  
    Instructor: Art Borja, Crossroads Faculty 
    Course #642 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Section 3: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh   8:30-10:15 $350 
    Section 4: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh   8:30-10:15 $200 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Baseball Skills Clinic, grades 6-9 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This class has been canceled.

    This course teaches students to learn and understand the fundamentals of baseball. While nurturing individual talents, students play baseball with each other and work on team building skills. This class is geared towards giving those enrolled an opportunity to decide if organized baseball is something they would like to pursue. Lace up your cleats and come have a blast!  

    Baseball Skills meets at the 21st Street Campus and at Clover Park for field activities. Students enrolled in an afternoon program at Crossroads 21st Street Campus will be transported to Clover Park by bus. 

    Some balls and bats are furnished. Players are welcome to bring their own metal bat and batting gloves.  Students must wear their own molded or rubber cleats, baseball pants, belt, hat and glove. 
    For males, a protective baseball cup is mandatory.  
    Instructor: Cam Hart, Head Coach, Crossroads Varsity Baseball 
    Course #: 827 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 1:00-3:00 $400 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 1:00-3:00 $250 
  • Basketball Camps, One-Week, grades 3-8 [NEW]

    Crossroads Basketball Camp is aimed at teaching kids about the game of basketball! Campers are grouped according to their ability level. They learn rules and regulations as well as tips and techniques to play the game more competitively and effectively. Our focus is on footwork, aggressiveness, mentality, and all around offensive skills including ball handling and shooting. Our nurturing environment provides an avenue for kids to really feel eager to learn and focus on the instruction which helps them excel and be successful both on and off the court. This program is held at our Norton Campus and Gym.
    This Camp is led by Anthony Davis, Head Coach, Crossroads Boys Varsity Basketball and the Coaching Staff.
    Course #: 315
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
    Section 2: 7/30-8/3/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
    Section 3: 8/6-8/10/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $650
  • Basketball Clinic, grades 6-9

    This class has been canceled.

    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, Head Coach, Crossroads Boys Varsity Basketball 
    Course #: 821 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $350 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200 
  • Biology in Daily Living, grades 6-8

    This course examines how Biology impacts our daily lives. More than just theory this class is a constant lab. Ever wondered what lurks at the microscopic level on and in your body, your cell phone, your bathroom and even in the places where you eat? If you weren’t grossed out by the previous sentence, then this is the class for you! You will also learn how scientists use biology to grow and care for the food that we eat; the medicines that we use and how biology helps to recycle, and clean-up of areas affected by chemical and oil spills. 
    Instructor: Art Borja, Crossroads Faculty 
    Course 641 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $500 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Ceramics and Wheel Throwing, grades 6-12

    In this class, students are taught the basic techniques of using the pottery wheel. Students learn to create rounded forms like cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, and candlesticks out of clay and learn techniques to decorate the surfaces of their pieces using stamps, carvings, and glazes.  
    This class is limited to 14 students. 
    Instructor: Nilay Akay Singh, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Course #: 749 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $650 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $650 
    Section 3: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTH 10:40-12:30 $450 
    Section 4: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 1:00-3:00 $450 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Cooking Camps with The Gourmandise School, One-Week, grades 6-9 [SOLD OUT]

    This class is sold out.
    Instructor: Provided by Gourmandise School and Crossroads Staff
    Course #: 771
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 9:00–12:00  $300
    Section 2: 6/18-6/22/2018  M-F 12:30-3:30  $300
  • Cooking with The Gourmandise School, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    Whether you like home-style classics or adventurous exotic cuisines, learn to create exciting and bold flavors in the kitchen this summer! We will cover everything from basic knife skills, to fun and fancy molecular gastronomy techniques. At the end of our five weeks together we will have a "Chopped" style showdown, using a mystery basket of ingredients to make innovative and improvised dishes using all our new skills. Great for amateur kitchen dabblers, and aspiring master chefs alike, come and explore the kitchen as a place for creative expression and tasty experimentation.  
    Instructor: tba 
    Course #: 751 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $600 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $600 
    Section 3: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $600 
    Each section is limited to 10 students. 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
    The shared kitchen space used to teach this class might have contact with ingredients, which contain the most common food allergens. They include, but are not limited to, egg, gluten, fish, sesame seeds, nuts, and soy. If your child has any known allergies or intolerances, please be aware that although efforts to ensure proper food and beverage handling, there is always a risk of cross contamination. Food items used to make meals may have been processed where nuts were present. 
  • Costume and Make-Up for Theater, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    This course is an introduction to the basic design principals and aesthetics of costume design in a theatrical setting. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of both design and fashion and how they translate to stage, film, and theme parks. In the class we will develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, fashion eras, and script needs. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through design exercises. No previous skill required, we will teach you what you need to know. Instruction in basic costume construction including sewing and draping, will taught throughout the summer. We will also explore make up design including stage makeup, prosthetics, and special effects. To get some practical experience, the class will be involved with the summer musical costumes/make up as a final project.

    Instructor: Nick Santiago, Crossroads Faculty    
    Course #:  706
    Section 1: 6/26–7/26/2018* TTh 10:40 – 12:30  $400.00

    *to include participation in the musical theater production performances on July 27 and July 28.

  • Crafty Kids, One-Week, grades 3-6 [NEW]

    In this fun, interactive class students learn to make a variety of crafts, with a focus on sewing and knitting skills.  While making pincushions and pillowcases, students learn basics such as how to thread a needle, cut a pattern and create a basic stitch.  They also explore different tools and fabrics used in sewing.  To make a scarf, students learn how to "cast on," how to combine basic knitting stitches, how to follow a pattern and how to "cast off."  
    Other projects include making felt flower bouquets, cuddly creature toys, pencil pouches and woven pot holders.  Students explore how many of their creations can become gifts for loved ones or other members of the community. This program is held at our Elementary School at our Norton Campus.
    Instructors: Ashley Garcia and Emma Cothren, Crossroads Faculty
    Course #: 302
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $595
  • Dance Intensive, One-Week, grades 2-6 [NEW]

    This new offering is a training and performance program that emphasis 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.  

    Sample Daily Schedule: 
    9:00 Drop Off  
    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 
    2:50-3:20 Community Sharing  
    3:30 Pick Up  

    The week culminates in a performance on Friday evening in the Joan Martin Community Room. The fee includes a costume and 2 tickets. 
    Students are bussed to rehearsals in the Joan Martin Community Room at our Norton Campus. 

    Drop-off and pick-up is at our 21st Street Campus.  

    Instructors: Chippy Wassung and Sophia Stoller, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    Course #: 310 
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695 
  • Digital Photography, grades 6-12

    This beginning photography class utilizes the use of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Cameras. Students gain an understanding and basic control of camera operations, proper photographic exposure, and compositional skills. In addition, students learn digital photographic retouching and image manipulation, digital photographic work flow including how to download, organize and store digital images. Digital printing options are also explored, and laboratory work is a component of the class. Students must have a DSLR camera with manual overdrive capabilities. A camera storage bag is recommended.
    Instructor: Dan Eldridge, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
    Course #: 746 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018  TTh  1:00-3:00  $450 
  • Engineering Challenge, grades 6-8

    This challenging engineering class engages students in a wide range of engineering project labs. Students participate in innovative challenges. These daily “challenges” teach student so focus on the engineering design process. By working together to develop creative solutions to these challenges, we learn about material, environmental, aeronautical, civil, environmental, mechanical and general engineering. Our budding engineers become part of the “Engineering Challenge”!  
    Instructor: G.G. Castello, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
    Course #: 629 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Experimental Drawing, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    This drawing course focuses on utilizing non-traditional materials and ways of working/seeing that are meant to challenge the student’s perception of what constitutes a “traditional” drawing and its creation. 
    Instructor: Vincent Ramos, Crossroads Faculty 
    Course #: 745 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 T/TH  1:00-3:00  $400 
  • Exploring Electricity, 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 the new class as we explore the basics of electricity while learning about the physical principles involved in this type of energy. 
    We build a variety of circuits and devices that demonstrate the many uses of electricity. We experiment with nanotechnology, tinkering and testing our own circuits to meet challenges that get more complex as the weeks go on. We tinker and learn how to analyze why devices work as they do. Then we get the chance to invent ways to make them better. Take time this summer to create amazing electrical circuits and discover nanotechnology. 
    Instructor: G.G. Castello, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
    Course #: 636 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 1:00-3:00 $400 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 1:00-3:00 $250 
  • 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. 
    Week 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 Hangout With Us! 
    Week 2: 7/30-8/3/2018  "Super Hero Week"    
    Week 3: 8/6-8/10/2018  "Alice in Wonderland Week" 
    Coordinator: Ashley Nissim, Crossroads ES Afterschool Coordinator 
    Course #: 325 
    Section 1: 6/18-22/2018     M-F 9:00am-3:30pm $495 
    Section 4: 7/30-8/3/2018    M-F 9:00am-3:30pm $495 
    Section 5: 8/6-8/10/2018    M-F 9:00am-3:30pm $495 
    Space is very limited. Enroll early. 
  • 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $500 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350 
    Section 3: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $400 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Handmade and Found: The Art of the Artist Book, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    This new course focuses on creating art utilizing the book as its primary material. We work with sketchbooks, journals, found books and then create original book objects.
    Instructor: Vincent Ramos, Crossroads Faculty
    Course #:  742
    Section 1: 6/26–7/26/2018 TTh 8:30-10:15 $400.00
  • Java Modding for Minecraft with Digital Dragon, grades 6-8 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This class has been canceled.

    In this course, students are introduced to programming by going under the hood of their favorite game. Enter the Java source code of Minecraft itself and create everything from custom blocks, items, mobs, and recipes. Never coded before? No problem! Students constantly see the result of their growing coding skills in the Minecraft world that they create with their newfound skills, allowing for a creative, engaging approach to coding that fosters design-based thinking.

    Instructor: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff

    Course #: 650
    Section: 1 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $550.00

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • Jazz Music Workshop, grades 6-12

    This is our eighteenth 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 and at Disneyland. 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 1:00-5:00 $2100 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 1:00-5:00 $1500 
    Section 3: 7/16-7/27/2017 M-F 1:00-5:00 $1000 
    *1 semester of art credit for students entering grades 9-12 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Knitting Circle, grades 6-8

    In this course, students learn the basics of knitting, tapestry weaving and felting in a relaxed and nurturing environment. From scarves to hats to change purses, students walk away with a variety of creations by the end of the course. 
    Instructor: Hali Morel, Crossroads Faculty 
    Course #: 753 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $500 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • LEGO EV3 Robotics with Digital Dragon, One-Week, grades 6-9 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This class has been canceled.

    Have you ever wanted to build your very own robot? In this camp, kids will explore the evolving world of robotics, learning how to build, program, and perfect their very own robots. Using LEGO EV3 robotics kits, students will learn to build and program robots--integrating motors for moving parts, and sensors to take input from the physical world--to complete a variety of challenges.
    Instructor: Digital Dragon and Staff
    Course #: 785
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 9:00–12:00 $300
  • Marine Field Studies, grades 6-8

    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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00* $650 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00* $450 
    *Class will end at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for field trips.  
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • Movie Club, grades 6-8

    Students watch entertaining and age-appropriate films in class. Following each screening, students are asked to offer their opinions of the film in a critical review and discussion format. Join us for popcorn and fun! Movies under consideration include Casablanca, Dead Poet’s Society, Stand by Me, War Games, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, and Spiderman. 
    Instructor: tba 
    Course #: 506 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $350 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $25* 
    Section 3: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200 
    *This fee is reduced if the student is enrolled in 3 or more additional classes.
  • Music Production, grades 6-12

    The objective of this class is to teach students how to write and record their own music.  The class starts by showing students basic DAW principles, while exploring a list of terms and concepts that are essential to music production.
    Through hands on experience and lectures, students learn the principles of midi, acoustics, transducers, microphone techniques, digital recording, music production software (Pro Tools, Logic, Garage Band) and sound editing. These concepts are reinforced with regular projects wherein students write and record their own pieces based on parameters that reflect the topics being covered. To culminate, the class will visit a local professional recording studio to record an original piece as a group. This course encourages students to progress at their own pace. All levels of experience in music are welcome.
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty
    Course #: 723
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2016 MWF 10:40-12:30 $600

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • Music, Sound Engineering Fundamentals, grades 6-12

    The objective of this class is to teach students the principles of sound recording and live sound reinforcement. In this class, students learn about acoustics, transducers, microphone techniques, cables and connectors, amplification, digital recording, music production software (Pro Tools, Garage Band, Logic), sound editing, equalization, dynamics processors, effects, mixing boards, mixing and mastering. Students are asked to record a new project every week to reinforce the topics covered. At the end of the program, the class will go to a local professional recording studio to record an original piece as a group. We welcome newcomers and experienced musicians. All students are supported to learn at their own pace. 
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty 
    Course #: 720 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $450 

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

  • Musical Theater Production, grades 6-12

    Our Summer 2018 Production is "The Addams Family" 
    A theatrical performance and skill building experience, the class is open to student singers, dancers, actors, and comedians of all ages and levels of experience from novice to professional. An extremely challenging and rewarding process, this course incorporates practical hands-on performance experience, as well as training in acting, singing, dancing, stage-craft, set design, costume design, characterization, staging, and so much more! Students participating in this six-week program work daily learning scenes, songs, and choreography for the production. In addition, performers help design, construct, and decorate their own costumes and portable sets. 
    Auditions are not required for enrollment.  Students will audition for casting during the first week of class. 
    *Students participate in performances of the production in the Moss Theater at New Roads School on July 26, 27 and 28, 2018.  Students will travel by school bus for rehearsals the week of July 23.  A detailed rehearsal and performance schedule will be distributed in early July.  
    The program also includes an overnight trip to perform at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times in Idyllwild, CA. Travel dates are still to be determined.  
    Enrollment is limited.  Enroll now to secure space. 
    Instructor: Ronnie Anderson, Crossroads Faculty 
    Instructor: Fred Pinto, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
    Accompanist: TBA 
    Course #: 702 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/28/2018* M-F 1:00-5:00 $2100 
    1 semester of art credit for students entering grades 9-12

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

    The Addams Family is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378-9758
  • Painting Intensives, One-Week, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    In this 5-day Workshop, students work towards creating one large-scale painting.  
    • Day 1: Inspiration- searching for source material, brainstorming 
    • Day 2: Drawing and small color studies 
    • Day 3: Stretching and preparing a large canvas 
    • Day 4: Synthesizing sources and work on painting 
    • Day 5: Complete painting and class critique

    Instructor: Susan Arena, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-12:00 $300 
    Section 2: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 12:30-3:30 $300 
  • Painting, grades 6-12 [SOLD OUT]

    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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350 

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

  • 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 
    School is closed Wednesday, 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: Sara Femenella, Crossroads Faculty
    Course #: 500 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Speak Up 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $500 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • 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: Yohance Serrant '99, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
    Course #: 824 
    Section 1: 6/27-7/27/2016 TTh 1:00-3:00 $500 
    Section 2: 6/27-7/13/2016 TTh 1:00-3:00 $300 
    This class does not earn any PE or transcript credits. 
  • String and Bow Music Workshop, One-Week, grades 2-7 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This class has been canceled.

    Our new String and Bow Workshop is a one-week day camp located at our Norton Campus. Our program offers daily instruction in a large ensemble setting. Students develop their technical and musical skills while experiencing courses in sectionals, music history, rhythm, concert programming and master classes. In addition to their musical learning, the program also concentrates on students learning individual responsibilities that go toward the success of the group as a whole. Parents are invited to our culminating event during the closing afternoon or our workshop.
    *Requirement: must have at least one year of violin, viola, or cello instruction.
    Coordinator: Grace Park, Crossroads Faculty and Director of K-12 Strings and EMMI

    Course #: 303
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695
  • Study Skills with the Olympians, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    In this Olympics year, students sharpen their academic prowess through the exploration of The Olympic Games. Our session begins with an introduction to the world of The Olympics. Students are enabled to learn about the history of the Olympics, Olympics athletes and Olympic qualification requirements all while fine-tuning their study skills in our themed Study Skills course! 

    Students pick a topic pertaining to investigate and ultimately present their research to the class. Drawing on The Olympic Games’ vast amount of lore, students learn how to take notes, organize information and materials, annotate readings, prepare slideshow presentations, study for quizzes and tests, and practice memorization and learning strategies.   

    While much of class-time is dedicated to expanding student familiarity with various study strategies, the summer session concludes with a research project and visual presentation to the class. Students learn how to navigate the immense amount of information that can be found on the internet, as well as how to cite sources and create a visual presentation. 

    This course is designed for students entering six, seventh, or eighth grades.  

    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty 
    Course #: 545 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh  8:30-10:15 $350 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh  8:30-10:15 $200 
    Section 3: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Section 4: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200 
  • Swim Lessons - Saturday Private, Age 3 to 17 years of age

    Saturday Lessons begin at 10:00am and begin on the hour with the last lesson beginning at 2:00pm. Contact Larry Zubrin at for more information and availability on times for each section. 

    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff
    Course #: 340 

    Section 1: April 21 and 28 and May 5, 12 and 19, 2018 
                    5 Saturdays  
    Section 3: June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 
                    5 Saturdays 
    Section 4: July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2018 
                    4 Saturdays 
    Section 6: September 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018 
                    4 Saturdays 
    Section 7: October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018 
                    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 to 17 years of age [SOLD OUT]

    All sessions begin the week of June 25. All sessions are 5 weeks, except Wednesday lessons as campus and the pool are closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Instructors are WSI, Lifeguard, and CPR/First Aid Certified. 

    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff 
    Course #: 346 

    Section 1: 6/25-7/23/2018 3:30-4:15pm $225 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/23/2018 4:30-5:15pm $225 
    Section 3: 6/27-7/25/2018 3:30-4:15pm $180 
    Section 4: 6/27-7/25/2018 4:30-5:15pm $180 
    There is no lesson on Wednesday July  4 
    Section 5: 6/29-7/27/2018 3:30-4:15pm $225 
    Section 6: 6/29-7/27/2018 4:30-5:15pm $225 
    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.

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4
  • Swim Team, All levels, grades 6-12

    Join this multi-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 competitive level in a low-key, supportive, and fun atmosphere. Skills include: dives, relay-starts, flip-turns, and finishes with special attention to proper stroke technique. Bring a swim cap, goggles, suit, and towel to each practice. Swimmers may bring non-slip flip-flops for the locker room. 
    Swimmers should have a basic knowledge of all four competitive swim strokes and be able to swim minimally one lap of each stroke at a competitive level. 

    This program is held at our swim facility at the Norton Campus. Students enrolled in an afternoon program at the 21st Street Campus are transported by bus. Bus transportation to the pool is provided at 3:00pm for those students already enrolled in afternoon courses. End-of-day pick-up is at the Pool at the Norton Campus. 

    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff

    Course #: 331 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $450 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/13/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200
  • Technical Theater, grades 6-12

    This class is a great way to learn some of the many backstage techniques such as carpentry, scenic painting, stage lighting, and sound. In addition to class work, students will serve as the building and running crew for the three summer productions before and after class and during evenings and on some weekends. Students should be prepared to work hard and get messy! 
    Instructor: Nick Santiago and Christina Schwinn, Crossroads Faculty 
    Course #: 704 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018* TTh 1:00-4:00 $500 
    1 semester of arts credit for students entering grades 9-12 
    *Productions run through Saturday, July 28, 2018. 
  • Telling Your Story, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    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 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200 
  • Theater Production Training Program, grades 8-12 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This class has been canceled.

    Theater is happening everywhere: from On- and Off-Broadway to televised live events like the Oscars & the Super Bowl.
    Students expand their knowledge of working in theater production this summer in our first-ever, Theater Production Training Program.  This five-week program is geared towards students who wish to round out their skills and knowledge for non-performance based jobs in the theatre.

    Students learn everything there is to know about putting on a production.  Along with the practical knowledge of being part of a production team that helps build their resume for future employment.
    In addition to on-the-spot training day to day activities include assisting in rehearsals & pre-production duties of a Summer at Crossroads show.

    This training team also assists with the summer production play bills, box office, marketing and advertising for the summer productions. Students also have an opportunity to work with the technical theater and hair and makeup classes, expanding their knowledge of all that its takes behind the scenes in theater production.

    This camp is taught by Lily Rains who is an Actor, Director, Producer and Arts Educator, along with guest speakers to include Broadway Stage Managers & Actors, Award winning Theatre & live event producers, Directors, Artistic Directors, Lighting designers, and Touring multi-hyphenate musicians & actors, and others. 

    This class does not offer a performance opportunity. Students who are enrolled in Musical Theater, Jazz Workshop, Film Making or other after classes can enroll in the morning only section of this camp.

    Instructor: Lily Rains '97, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Course #: 740
    Section 1: 6/25–7/27/2018 M-F 8:30–3:00 $1,050
    Section 2*: 6/25–7/27/2018 M-F 8:30–12:30 $700

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

    *Section 2 is only available to those students who will also be enrolled in the Musical Production, Jazz Workshop, and Film Making, Tech Theater or other afternoon summer program in 2018.
  • Ukulele, grades 6-12

    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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $500 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 


    Section 3: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 
    8:30-10:15 $350 
    Section 4: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 8:30-10:15 $200 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • 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 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 8:30-10:15 $350 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 8:30-10:15 $200 
  • 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: Marla Ricketts, Crossroads Coaching Staff 
    Course #: 825 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 3:15-5:00 $500 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 3:15-5:00 $350 
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Wave Runners - Swim Stroke Development and Fitness Class, grades 2-12

    Pre-team stroke development: 
    This is intended for swimmers who are comfortable swimming freestyle and backstroke (for at least 25 yards) and have a basic understanding of breaststroke and butterfly. 

    The course is intended to continue fostering and improving stroke mechanics while simultaneously building endurance, racing performance and an overall love of the sport.
    Advanced Swim Conditioning: 
    This course is intended for swimmers who have mastered the mechanics of the four competitive swim strokes. Although stroke form will continue to be at the core of the workouts, much attention will be paid to interval training, race-pace sets and strength and conditioning. 
    Optional swim meets will be available to student in the program this summer. Details will be sent home in the summer.  
    Instructors:?Tara Shima, Crossroads Head Coach, Varsity Swimming and 
    Larry Zubrin, Aquatics Manager and Head Coach, Middle School Swimming 
    and Aquatics Staff 
    Course # 350 


    Section 4: 6/18–8/10/2018 MWF 5:30-7:00pm $600 REDUCED TO $300 
    Section 5: 6/19-8/9/2018 TTH 6:30-8:00pm $450 REDUCED TO $225
    There are no refunds or credits for days or time missed.? Class is limited to 30 swimmers. 
    Re-enrollment for all students currently in the class is required.

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

Daily Program Schedule

Below is an example of our daily schedule for Summer 2018. Classes typically begin at 8:30 a.m. or later depending on the course. Check course descriptions for exact times.

Period 1     8:30-10:15
Snack        10:15-10:35
Period 2     10:40-12:30
Lunch        12:30-12:55
Period 3     1:00-3:00
Period 4     3:15-5:00

Important Information

Fees & Materials
Summer course fees include all class materials, supplies, field trip expenses and a t-shirt. Books are not provided for Upper School courses. A book list will be provided. Students in grades 6-12 are expected to bring notebooks, paper, pencils and pens to class on the first day.  

Food is available for purchase at the 21st Street Campus during snack and lunch.

Extended Care
There is no extended care on the 21st Street Campus, however, several classes meet from 1-4 p.m., 1-5 p.m. and 3:15-5 p.m.
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.