By Grade
K-5 Programs

First Grade

List of 13 items.

  • 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 1

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

    Course #: 200
    Section 1: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950
    Section 2: 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.
  • Extended Care, grades 1-5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Students enrolled in Primetime Sports in the afternoon must enroll in Primetime Sports after camps program.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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
  • Science, "Magic Makers," grade 1

    In this science class young chemists make magic as they explore the properties of matter, learn the basic concepts of density, experiment with chemical reactions, and investigate chemical and physical changes. Using their new knowledge, students uncover the mysteries of an unknown substance, make a liquid rainbow, mix potions, witness crystal growth while making rock candy and observe changing states of matter as they make ice cream! 
    Instructor: tba
    Course #: 121
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Section 21: 7/15-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $550
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Science, "Movers and Shakers," grades 1-2

    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: tba
    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 31: 6/24–7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $5
    Section 21: 7/15–7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $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

     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 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

    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
    Section 2: 6/24-7/22/2019 4:30-5:15pm $225
    Section 3: 6/26-7/24/2019 3:30-4:15pm $225
    Section 4: 6/26-7/24/2019 4:30-5:15pm $225
    Section 5: 6/28-7/26/2019 3:30-4:15pm $180
    Section 6: 6/28-7/26/2019 4:30-5:15pm $180

    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.
  • The Magical World of the Fairy Tale, grade 1

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

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.

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.