Policies & FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • When do classes begin?

    We offer one-, two-, three- and five-week programs. Details about dates and times can be found in the specific course descriptions.
     
  • Do kids from other schools attend the summer program?

    Yes, more than sixty percent of the students who attend Summer at Crossroads come from different schools.
     
    Our students represent a diverse population. Each summer they came from over 80 different California zip code areas, out-of-state, and other countries. During the school year they attend over 200 different public, private, or independent schools. We have welcomed students who live in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Florida, Arizona, Hawaii, Connecticut, South Carolina, and Colorado. They have traveled from as far away as Canada, China, England, France, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan to participate in our programs.
  • Does my student have to attend all day or a certain number of weeks?

    It is best for the child to participate in all selected programs in their entirety.

    We offer great flexibility when building your student's schedule. Students may enroll in one course or program, or can build a full-day day or full-summer schedule.

    We realize that circumstances may require that a child miss part of a program. We ask that you contact the office to report absences. See the Summer Handbooks once you have enrolled for more information. Upper School credit courses have very strict rules about missed class time for students that take academic credit classes. See Academic Credit in the Policies section of this site.
  • How do I know if my child is ready to participate in swimming?

    Refer to the program or class description to read the skill set that a child should have in order to participate in a particular swim program.
  • Do you provide transportation?

    No, we do not provide pick-up or drop-off services. However, we can assist you in arranging a carpool with families who may have a similar interest in forming a carpool.

    Older students have utilized public transportation on the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus to and from the 20th Street and Olympic Boulevard bus stop. And now both campuses are accessible from the Metro Expo Line.
  • Can parents volunteer to be in the classroom?

    Given the short duration of our classes and programs, we do not typically have parent volunteers in the summer programs.
  • When can I visit my child's class?

    For K-5th Grade
    Your child’s teacher will extend an invitation to visit your child’s program at some time during a day of the program or culminating activity. We find that all children are comfortable with parent visits at these times.

    For 6-12th Grade
    Middle and Upper School arts classes will have performances and presentations. You will receive more information at the start of the summer program, if your child is enrolled in a class with an opportunity to visit.
  • Can I make a deposit or partial payment for my child's class?

    Payment in full is due at the time of enrollment. We accept major credit as well as checks or cash as payment options.
  • Do you offer a sibling discount?

    We do not offer any discounts on summer tuition and fees.

    We offer a limited amount of funds from our TRF (Tuition Reduction Fund).
    See Tuition Reduction information on this website,
  • Do you prorate fees for missed days or weeks, if my child cannot attend?

    We are unable to prorate course or program fees for time missed by a student.
  • Do you offer any type of financial aid?

    In an effort to support the socio-economic diversity of our summer student population, a limited number of financial aid awards are available to lower the cost of summer classes. Awards are made based on demonstrated need.

    For current Crossroads students, financial aid is processed automatically. Families are to enroll (using the current XRDS online enrollment forms) by April 17 and indicate the student is currently receiving financial aid. Families will be contacted by the Summer Office with award details.

    For NON-Crossroads students, our financial aid process and procedures have changed for Summer 2020. And, due to the current situation with COVID-19, the original March 20 date for activating our financial aid applications has changed as well. We know that many of you are anxious to get the application process started, but at this time, we do not have a start date for this process. Instead of asking you to check back, please complete the short form on our Financial Aid page, so we can contact you when we have more information.
  • What should I do after I enroll?

    Later in the spring we will send you information and paperwork about the upcoming summer.  You will receive supplemental paperwork and information depending and the programs and the classes selected.

Contact Us

We are available to answer your questions and to assist you in creating your student's schedule.
 
email:     summer@xrds.org 
phone:   310-582-4506
fax:         310-828-8147
 
The Summer Programs office is moving. Please check in with security for parking and access to the offices.
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.