Summer at Crossroads

All Courses From 2020
Below is a list of classes we offered in Summer 2020.
Click here to see a working list of courses we will offer for Summer 2021.

List of 183 items.

  • 3D Modeling with 3D Printing, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #711 Section 32 
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm 
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Rich Mudge, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #711 Section 33 [This section is CANCELED]
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm 
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Rich Mudge, Crossroads Faculty
     
    In this special class students will learn the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing. The course will cover how to use Tinkercad software in combination with live video conferencing and interactive discussion, in the creation of objects that include original sculpture, toy design, and basic product design.  Problem solving, group discussion, and peer to peer interactivity will be emphasized in a fun and social digital environment.  As the course progresses students will have a chance to see their artwork 3D printed in real time.  At the end of the session all artwork will be ready for pick up or mailed.
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  • 3D Modeling with 3D Printing, ONE-WEEK, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #711 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00pm 
    Dates: July 27-31, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Rich Mudge, Crossroads Faculty
    In this special class students will learn the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing. The course will cover how to use Tinkercad software in combination with live video conferencing and interactive discussion, in the creation of objects that include original sculpture, toy design, and basic product design.  Problem solving, group discussion, and peer to peer interactivity will be emphasized in a fun and social digital environment.  As the course progresses students will have a chance to see their artwork 3D printed in real time.  At the end of the session all artwork will be ready for pick up or mailed.
    This class is offered as online learning and will not meet on campus.
  • A Guide to Being A Better Babysitter, grades 6-9 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Course: #761 Section 34 
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm 
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Tara Shima, Crossroads Faculty
     
    To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic childcare and basic first aid.
    Successful completion of the course will result in receiving an American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Certificate with First Aid and CPR.
     
    School is closed July 3.
  • Acting Boot Camp, ONE-WEEK, grades 6-9 [CANCELED]

    This camp has been CANCELED. 

    A lively, focused theater workshop to explore acting fundamentals such as: Objectives and Actions, overcoming obstacles, creating clear characters and Stage Fighting (“slap, kick, punch!” your acting partner). Audition Techniques will also be taught; each student will have a monologue (selected especially for them) that can be used for future play auditions (including Crossroads Upper School Tour for 9th graders). Improvisation skills will be explored through classic, fun favorites such as “Yes, And…,” “Freeze,” “Taxi,” and “Translator.” Acting Boot Camp is suitable for ALL levels of experience.
     
    Instructor: Zoey Zimmerman, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #770
    Section 12: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 12:30-3:30 $350
  • Afterschool C.L.U.B.!, grades 6-8 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this class have been CANCELED.

    The Afterschool "Cinema-Lounging-Uno "type" games & Books"
    At the end of their day, students enjoy a fun, social and relaxed environment on campus. Students participate in a variety of indoor activities over the course of the summer. Activities may include but are not limited to movie watching, access and exploration of our 21st street Library resources, card games, board games, and a slower paced end to their day. Join us as we get to know one another in The After-
    School C.L.U.B!

    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 828
    Section 34: 6/22-7/24/2020 MWF 3:15-5:00 $450
    Section 35: 6/22-7/24/2020 MWF 3:15-5:00 $25*
    Section 38: 6/22-7/10/2020 MWF 3:15-5:00 $300
    and
    Section 24: 6/23-7/23/2020 TTh 3:15-5:00 $350 
    Section 25: 6/23-7/23/2020 TTh 3:15-5:00 $25* 
    Section 28: 6/23-7/9/2020 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200 
    Enrichment
     
    *Reduced fee with the purchase of 3 or more classes.
  • Algebra 1, grades 9-12 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this course have been CANCELED. 

    Course: #606 Section 50 (Full-year)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1800
    Type: Credit (1-year math credit)
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course: #606 Section 51 (Semester 1)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $1150
    Type: Credit (1-semester math credit)
    Instructor: James Katseanes, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Course: #606 Section 52 (Semester 2)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1150
    Type: Credit (1-semester math credit)
    Instructor: James Katseanes, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    This course begins the sequence of advanced mathematics, preparing students for their future course work in both Geometry and Algebra 2. This course covers variables, order of operations, radicals, properties of addition and multiplication of variables, linear and quadratic equations, applications of linear and quadratic equations, operations on polynomials, absolute value, and factoring polynomials, the Quadratic Formula, graphing equations, solving systems of two equations, and introductory geometric concepts.  
     
    Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or Beginning Algebra.
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.
     
    Instructor: James Katseanes, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students.
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.
  • Algebra 2, grades 10-12 [CANCELED]

    Course: #607 Section 50 (Full-year)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1800
    Type: Credit (1-year math credit)
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #607 Section 51 (Semester 1)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $1150
    Type: Credit (1-semester math credit)
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #607 Section 52 (Semester 2)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1150
    Type: Credit (1-semester math credit)
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty

    This course continues the progression from elementary algebra and integrates concepts from Geometry. Students learn to solve more complicated mathematical equations while they explore various functions and relations. Emphasis is placed on graphs and applications. This course covers linear functions, systems of equations, quadratic functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, rational algebraic functions, and polynomial functions of degree 3 and higher. A graphing calculator (not included in class fee) is required.
     
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and B- or better in Geometry.
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.
     
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students.
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program
  • Algebra Review, Grade 9 [NEW]

    Course: 867 Section 53
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm 
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cherylnn Pope, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This is a two-week review course for students who have already completed a yearlong Algebra class review aimed at incoming 9th Grade students planning to take Geometry in the fall. Topics will include: PEMDAS, simplifying expressions, solving multi-step equations and factoring.
  • American Sign Language, An Intro to, grades 6-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #553 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Sanaz Whetter, Crossroads Summer Faculty


    Course: #553 Section 24
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Richard Reardon, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Students will learn basic vocabulary, grammar, history, fingerspelling, numbers, terminology, and Deaf culture through active communication. This class will focus on the language skills: sight comprehension, hand formation, body language, and knowledge of signs. No prior knowledge of ASL is required to join this class.
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Arcade Mania, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Do you like to play arcade games? Inspired by Caine’s Arcade, children have the opportunity to design and build their favorite arcade games using cardboard and recycled materials. The possibilities are endless! Students can create Whack-A-Mole, Skee-Ball, The Claw, Pop-a-Shot, mazes, and more. The week culminates with inviting students at school to play our games and win tickets that can be redeemed for small prizes. We design and create our own ticket redemption booth for this week’s fun culminating event.
     
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #: 136 
     
    Section 48: 7/6-7/10/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00  $595
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 8.
     
    Section 68: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $595
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 22.
     
    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Architecture & Designs of the World grades, ONE-WEEK, 3-5 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Calling all builders and artists! In this new one-week, all-day program, kids “journey” around the world exploring great structures of ancient civilizations. Our young architects consider the form and function of each design, as well as the materials available at the time and in the place they were constructed. Using their growing knowledge of architecture, our builders design and construct 3d models of great buildings of the future.

    Instructor: Farbod Kadkhoda, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Course #: 137
     
    Section 58: 7/13-7/17/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $595
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 15.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Arduino Programming for Beginners, grades 6-12 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #672 Section 33  
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Art Borja, Crossroads Faculty

    School is closed July 3. 
     
    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, servos, 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. The course qualifies you to take the Basic Arduino Certification test.
  • Art History Crash Course for Families, grades 9 – 12 and recent grads and adults [NEW]

    Course: #738 Section 63  
    Days: Wednesday Nights
    Time: 7:00 pm-10:00pm
    Dates: June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29
    Fee: $500
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Jesse Robinson, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This ‘crash course’ in Art History will cover topics including ancient Greek sculpture, the Italian Renaissance, and Contemporary American art.  Designed with both students and adults in mind, we will cover some of the large themes in art through a series of slide lectures, guided break-out discussions, and PDFs with images, supplemental readings, and online resources.  Participants of all ages will come away from the class with a greater insight into some of the driving questions in art history and some tools for understanding Modern and Contemporary art.  While we can’t travel far physically these days, we can certainly take an aesthetic journey through the ages and engage in stimulating conversation along the way.
  • Astronomy and Space Science, grades 6-8

    Course: #642 Section 21
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: #642 Section 25
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    In this class, we immerse ourselves in the study of Astronomy and Space Science. We investigate planets, comets, asteroids, and other celestial bodies through multimedia experiences and hands-on activities. The question, “What are constellations used for?” is explored to understand the deep history of the night sky. Student driven topics are also examined, like Extraterrestrial Life, Black holes, Celestial Navigation, Space Food, and the daily implications of the Night Sky on earth’s living organisms. We spend time looking at early space missions, the space race, and the current and future state of space exploration. Finally, we investigate current events like the Blood Moon, Solar and Lunar Eclipses, and Saturn’s closeness to Earth this July and other Solar Events this summer!

    School is closed Friday, July 3.  
  • Audio Engineering Fundamentals, grades 6-12

    Course: #720 Section 22
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23,2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty 

    The objective of this class is to teach students the principles of sound recording, mixing, mastering and live sound. Music production software is provided to students. In this class, students learn about acoustics, speakers, microphones, microphone techniques, cables and connectors, amplification, digital recording, music production software, sound editing, equalization, dynamics processors, effects, mixing boards, mixing and mastering. Students are asked to edit, mix and master a new project every week to reinforce the topics being covered. The class includes one-on-one time with instructor, lectures and virtual access to the instructor’s recording studio. This course encourages students to progress at their own pace. All levels of experience are welcome.
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Students are required to have a computer with at least the following characteristics for this class:
     
    Mac:
    ·       Intel Mac with macOS 10.13.6, 10.14.6 or 10.15.3
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
    Windows:
    ·       Intel PC Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions 
    ·       Windows 10 for Workstations supported on Intel® Xeon processor-equipped machines
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
     
  • Basketball Clinic, grades 6-9 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this class have 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: tba
     
    Course #: 821 
    Section 24: 6/23-7/23/2020 TTh 3:15-5:00 $350
    Section 28: 6/23-7/9/2020 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Beat Making - Music Production, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #723 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $600
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty 

    The objective of this class is to teach students how to create their own original beats. Music production software will be included in the price of the class and students will be able to purchase additional equipment at a discounted price. Students already using a different software from the one provided are welcome to do so. (Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Logic are preferred). Students will learn how to create professional sounding beats in a variety of genres through one-on-one time with instructor and hands on experience. The class will explore MIDI basics, quantization, drum machines, sampling, chord progressions, synthesis, sound design and more. Students will be asked to create a new beat every week, thus building their own repertoires. This course encourages students to progress at their own pace. All levels of experience are welcome.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Students are required to have a computer with at least the following characteristics for this class:
     
    Mac:
    ·       Intel Mac with macOS 10.13.6, 10.14.6 or 10.15.3
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
    Windows:
    ·       Intel PC Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions 
    ·       Windows 10 for Workstations supported on Intel® Xeon processor-equipped machines
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
  • Beats and Docs for a Cause, grades 6-8 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #527 Section 22
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #527 Section 26
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty

    Students will have the opportunity to listen to inspiring music and watch uplifting, award-winning documentary short films that address issues of equity and justice, cultivate global awareness, and encourage a sense of activism. We will listen to songs from a variety of musical genres, analyze lyrics and orchestrations, and discuss how the music calls us to see the world through multiple perspectives. We will screen several documentary short films and reflect on how these movies motivate us to affect social change. Students will have opportunities to journal, discuss, collaborate, and reflect on the beats and the docs.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Beginning Enrichment - Entering Kindergarten at Any School [All-Day] [CANCELED]

    This section is open to all students entering Kindergarten in the fall at any school including Crossroads.

    Our Beginning Enrichment Kindergarten program provides young children the opportunity to continue to grow in their own unique cognitive, social and emotional ways. Within the given theme, popular children's books are used to integrate activities in literature, social studies, science, art, storytelling, singing, and play.
     
    We attend thoughtfully to this transitional time between preschool and Kindergarten. Experiences in beginning reading, early writing and math development make this program a perfect summer bridge for the child with emergent skills.
     
    A t-shirt and a class photo are included in the fee.

    Down in the Dirt dig deep to uncover rocks, seeds and insects. Get your hands muddy and your feet wet while we learn about the water-cycle. Wiggle with worms, crawl with critters, and round up some rollie pollies. Examine roots and explore all that lies beneath the topsoil.
     
    Small group instructional swimming lessons (8 during this session) for approximately thirty-minutes are provided during the afternoons, Mondays through Thursdays.

    Instructor: Luis Arevalo, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 105
    Two Weeks
    Section 28: 7/13-7/24//2020 M-F 8:30am-3:00pm $1295
     
    Swimmers are tested and placed in groups of 3-5 kids based on their swimming ability.   Lessons cater to meet the needs of each 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. Each group will be led by an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor who will be accompanied by an assistant instructor.

    Kindergarten All-Day Sample Daily Schedule
    8:00-8:20 Early Care
    8:20 K Classroom Opens-Parents Invited to Join Us
    8:45 Begin Goodbyes to Parents
    8:50 Circle Time & K Morning Program Begins
    10:00 Snack & Outdoor Recess
    10:30 Morning Program continues
    11:15-11:45 Swim Group 1 Swims
    11:45-12:15 Swim Group 2 Swims
    12:20-1:00 Lunch & Outdoor Play
    1:00 Cool Down/Meditation/Read Aloud
    1:20 Complete AM projects
    2:00 Open Centers
    2:15 Recess Outside
    2:45 Closing Circle
    3:00 Dismissal/Carpool or Later Extended Care

  • Beginning Enrichment - Entering Kindergarten at Crossroads [All-Day] [CANCELED]

    This section is only open to students entering Kindergarten at Crossroads in the fall.  
     
    Our Beginning Enrichment Kindergarten program provides young children the opportunity to continue to grow in their own unique cognitive, social and emotional ways. Within the given theme, popular children's books are used to integrate activities in literature, social studies, science, art, storytelling, singing, and play.
     
    We attend thoughtfully to this transitional time between preschool and Kindergarten.  Experiences in beginning reading, early writing and math development make this program a perfect summer bridge for the child with emergent skills.
     
    A t-shirt and a class photo are included in the fee.
     
    What's in a garden and what helps it grow? We will dig up the answers to these questions and more in Kindergarten. Come along with us as we enjoy the delights of summer's longer days and warmer evenings in the garden!
     
    Out in the Garden discover crickets, ladybugs and lizards at play. Dig dirt, plant seeds and watch them grow. Smell, touch, and taste all that lives out in the garden.

    Small group instructional swimming lessons (12 during this session) for approximately thirty-minutes are provided during the afternoons, Mondays through Thursdays.
     
    Instructor: Michelle Flores, Crossroads Faculty and Luis Arevalo, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 105
    Three Weeks
    Section 38: 6/22-7/10/2020* M-F 8:30am-3:00pm $1895

    * School is Closed Friday, July 3.

    Swimmers are tested and placed in groups of 3-5 kids based on their swimming ability.   Lessons cater to meet the needs of each 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. Each group will be led by an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor who will be accompanied by an assistant instructor.

    Kindergarten All-Day Sample Daily Schedule
    8:00-8:20 Early Care
    8:20 K Classroom Opens-Parents Invited to Join Us
    8:45 Begin Goodbyes to Parents
    8:50 Circle Time & K Morning Program Begins
    10:00 Snack & Outdoor Recess
    10:30 Morning Program continues
    11:15-11:45 Swim Group 1 Swims
    11:45-12:15 Swim Group 2 Swims
    12:20-1:00 Lunch & Outdoor Play
    1:00 Cool Down/Meditation/Read Aloud
    1:20 Complete AM projects
    2:00 Open Centers
    2:15 Recess Outside
    2:45 Closing Circle
    3:00 Dismissal/Carpool or Later Extended Care
  • Beginning Enrichment - Entering Kindergarten at Crossroads [AM only] [CANCELED]

    This section is only open to students entering Kindergarten at Crossroads in the fall.  

    Our Beginning Enrichment Kindergarten program provides young children the opportunity to continue to grow in their own unique cognitive, social and emotional ways.  Within the given theme, popular children's books are used to integrate activities in literature, social studies, science, art, storytelling, singing, and play.
     
    We attend thoughtfully to this transitional time between preschool and Kindergarten. Experiences in beginning reading, early writing and math development make this program a perfect summer bridge for the child with emergent skills.
     
    Out in the Garden discover crickets, ladybugs and lizards at play. Dig dirt, plant seeds and watch them grow. Smell, touch, and taste all that lives out in the garden.
     
    What’s in a garden and what helps it grow? We will dig up the answers to these questions and more in Kindergarten. Come along with us as we enjoy the delights of summer’s longer days and warmer evenings in the garden!

    This morning only program does not include small group instructional swimming lessons.

    A t-shirt and a class photo are included in the fee.

    Instructor: Michelle Flores, Crossroads Faculty and Luis Arevalo, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 104
    Three Weeks
    Section 31: 6/22-7/10/2020* M-F 8:30-11:30am $895

    * School is Closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Students not attending Crossroads in the fall may enroll in the all-day program. See Beginning Enrichment All Day; July 13 to July 24.

    Kindergarten AM Sample Daily Schedule
    8:00-8:20 Early Care
    8:20 K Classroom Opens-Parents Invited to Join Us
    8:45 Goodbye to Parents
    8:50 Circle Time & Morning Program Begins
    10:00 Snack & Outdoor Recess
    10:30 Morning Program continues
    11:20 Morning Only Students Transition to Dismissal
    11:30 Morning Program Ends
  • Biology, grades 9-12

    Course: #632 Section 50 (Full-year)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1900
    Type: Credit (1-year science credit)
    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course: #632 Section 51 (Semester 1)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Credit (1-semester science credit)
    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course: #632 Section 52 (Semester 2)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Credit (1-semester science credit)
    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty 

    This is a full year, activity based, laboratory science course focusing on the unique properties of living organisms and how they connect to larger Biosystems. Topics may include science of research, cell biology, genetics, evolution, molecular biology, elements for life, carbon and nitrogen cycles, and ecology. Critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized. Students work with home and online resources to make observations, run simulations, perform individualized experiments, interpret data, and form generalizations. The department aims to ensure that students gain an understanding of the diversity and complexity of life, and an appreciation of the sanctity of life regardless of its form.
     
    This course is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student's home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students.
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.
  • Biology: Here, There and Everywhere, grades 6-8 [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED. 

    Course: #641 Section 23
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: #641 Section 27
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $250
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    This course examines how Biology surrounds us every second of every day and demonstrates how humans rely on living things for all aspects of life.. Do you ever wonder about what lurks at the microscopic level on your body and even in the places where you eat? In this class, we investigate this question about germs and bacteria and others like “what is an E.coli Outbreak and how does it affect us?” We also learn how biology is used to create medicines we need, grow and care for the food that we eat, and make everyday materials like paper, ink and paints. We will explore how we can create many things in our lives using materials either found in nature, or reuse items that we can find around our homes.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Biotech Intensive, One-Week, grades 9-12 and recent grads

    Course: #783 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty

    The course allows students to use biotechnology to learn about genetics, solve problems, and discuss bioethical issues such as the genetic modification of organisms (GMO) as well as cancer and virus research.  Students also gain experience simulating basic biotechnology research techniques such as gel electrophoresis, PCR, and bioinformatics. In remote learning, the course will shift its focus to the use of online research tools that are publicly available through the NIH such as genetic databases and algorithms.
     
     
  • Call to Action, Grades 9-12 [NEW][CANCELED]

    Course: 865 Section 33
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Silvia Salazar, Crossroads Faculty
     
    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    We each have a moral responsibility to take action and interrupt injustices. In this class, students will explore the intersectionality of their core identities to better understand and identify implicit biases, microaggressions, and systems of oppression.  With more self-awareness, students will learn the importance of dismantling systems of oppression and what actions they can take to help create a more just, equitable, and inclusive environment for everyone.          
  • Camp Hangout, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    This course has been cancelled

    Course #: 493
    Dates: June 22-July 17
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Section 41:  Building & Makerspace
    period # 1 9:00am-10:00am  $150

    Section 42:  Games 
    period # 2  10:30am-11:30am $150

    Section 43:  Active Kids 
    period # 3 12:30pm-1:30pm  $150

    Section 44:  Camp Arts & Crafts
    period # 4  2:00pm-3:00pm $150

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    Camp Hangout hosts a variety of fun, themed activities that include arts and crafts, building and a makerspace, physical activity, as well as a multitude of games. Select the period that works best for you!

    Building and Makerspace - Period #1
    Build with us using Legos, connects toys, or whatever you may have at home! We'll also create projects using recycled materials and things that are easily found.

    Games - Period #2
    Join us in this class and play trivia games, Pictionary, Charades and so much more. We may even create our own games along the way!

    Active Kids - Period #3
    Join us in this class for fun stretching, physical activities and games to stay active and moving during this time.

    Camp Arts & Crafts - Period #4
    Join us in this class as we create themed projects with at home materials!

    Beginning at 11:30am until 12:30pm, students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day. 

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enjoy today!
  • Ceramics 1, 2 or 3, grades 9-12 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this class have been CANCELED. 

    Different levels of student experience are accommodated in this offering. Indicate on the Academic Credit Form which level of Ceramics, either 1, 2 or 3 is being requested.
     
    Ceramics 1, grades 9-12
    In this class, students become familiar with the basic techniques and concepts necessary to working within the ceramic medium. Each project highlights specific technical approaches: coil building, slab construction, modeling/relief-carving, and mold-making. In addition, each project emphasizes design concepts and personal expression. There is an emphasis on creating forms using the potter’s wheel once students have learned the basics of hand building. Slides and books are utilized, and field trips are planned whenever possible to acquaint students with historical and contemporary approaches to the medium. Each student is required to participate in class critiques and to maintain a sketchbook for homework assignments pertaining to each project.
     
    Ceramics 2, grades 10-12
    Students continue to improve the basic skills acquired in Ceramics 1 while developing more ambitious projects. These include extensive hand-building, wheel-throwing, and advanced mold-making. Students are challenged to further develop their personal expression in this medium. Each student is required to participate in class critiques and to maintain a folder for homework assignments pertaining to each project.
    Prerequisite: Ceramics 1 and permission of instructor.
     
    Ceramics 3, grades 10-12
    Students work towards greater technical skill as they develop a more advanced approach to working in clay. In the second semester, students work with the instructor to design a concept driven, independent project. Gallery visits, reading and research assignments, and folder assignments supplement studio work. Prerequisite: Ceramics 2 and permission of instructor.
     
    This is a UC/CSU approved course.
     
    This class is limited to 14 students.
     
    Instructor: Rich Mudge, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 737
    Section 52: 6/22-7/24/2020 M-F 10:40-12:30 $1200
    Section 53: 6/22-7/24/2020 M-F 1:00-3:00 $1200
    1-semester arts-credit
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form in not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order, to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students.
  • Ceramics and Wheel Throwing, grades 6-12 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this class have been CANCELED. 

    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: Rich Mudge, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 749 
    Section 32: 6/22-7/24/2020 MWF 10:40-12:30 $650 
    Section 33: 6/22-7/24/2020 MWF 1:00-3:00 $650 
    Section 22: 6/23-7/23/2020 TTh 10:40-12:30 $450 
    Section 23: 6/23-7/23/2020 TTh 1:00-3:00 $450
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3. 
  • Character Drawing, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Course: #735 Section 23
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #735 Section 27
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $250
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty

    Fascinated by the people and characters from stories or films? Learn to create a character using a variety of different mediums and illustration styles. Working from more realistic to more stylized, we will begin with practicing drawing from life, using ourselves as models, complete with costumes. Then we will paint from photographs exploring how to create tone and mood with our work. Finally we will work on creating anime and cartoon influenced characters, then place them at home in a world completely designed by you! The perfect class for students who are new to the practice, looking to hone their technical drawing skills, or the bourgeoning illustrator with a head full of creature and characters ready for the page, and everyone in between!
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Character Study and Creation, REMOTE 2020, grades 3-5, [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been cancelled.

    Course #:128
    Section #:44
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 4
    Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Fee: $550
    Intrstructor: Cheryl Factor, Crossroads Faculty

    In this new class, we explore the wide range of choices available when building a character in a play or a story. We explore a variety of characters in stories, plays or  musicals. Students expand their evolving skill set through use of their imagination, participation in theater exercises and work on monolouges. With gentle prompts and coaching, students examine their creative process and learn to get the most out of their ideas.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Chemistry, grades 10-12

    Course: #633 Section 50 (Full-year)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1900
    Type: Credit (1-year science credit)
    Instructor: Gina Aumock, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course: #633 Section 51 (Semester 1)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Credit (1-semester science credit)
    Instructor: Gina Aumock, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course: #633 Section 52 (Semester 2)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Credit (1-semester science credit)
    Instructor: Gina Aumock, Crossroads Faculty 

    Chemistry is a full year course designed as a general introduction to the properties and interaction of all forms of matter. Through inquiry-based investigations, hands-on experimentation, demonstrations and problem-solving sessions, students gather facts, organize data and analyze trends and patterns that explain the nature of matter. The course covers chemical periodicity, chemical bonding, nomenclature, chemical reactions, gas laws, molecular geometry, and in-depth stoichiometric calculations. Students should expect 2-3 labs, 2-3 quizzes, and 2-3 tests per week. Chemistry is a math-intensive course; therefore, students must have a strong facility with Algebra. 
    Prerequisite: 1 year of Biology, B- or better in freshman math course or completion of Intermediate Algebra. 
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student's home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.
  • Chinese 2/3 (combined) Review, grades 11,12 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course is CANCELED.

    Course: 875 Section 52
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm 
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Midori Niiyami, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This is a two-week review course for students who have already completed a yearlong Chinese 2 or 3 class. Students will review grammar concepts, vocabulary and communicative tasks taught during the school year. This class is a review of the previous year long course and is not a course for credit. This class will help students feel even more prepared and confident when they start the upcoming school year.
  • Climate Change and Sustainability, One-Week, grades 9-12 and recent grads [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #774 Section 71
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: July 27- July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Edward Peebles, Crossroads Faculty

    We always hear that climate change is happening, but what is it and why is it so bad?  In the first part of this course, students will explore the evidence, causes, effects, of climate change.  Then, students will use what they have learned to investigate the efficacy of potential solutions and lifestyle changes that could potentially mitigate or help us cope with climate change and its umbrella of problems.  The course will culminate with a model climate summit that takes place over zoom.   Students play the role of key stakeholders and work as a team negotiate a global agreement that aims to curb harmful consequences with the interest of all stakeholders in mind.


  • Coding, Robotics & Building Community, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Do you love robots? Do you enjoy coding or would you like to learn how? Our young engineers learn Scratch coding while taking on a variety of challenges that might include programming a robot’s movements, building a music band, and creating a video game! This class is geared for beginning and intermediate coders. As we are coding, we cultivate a classroom community of collaboration and communication. We practice tech balance by spending part of each day unplugged, playing outside or recreating!  
     
    Instructor: Christopher Lang, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 150

    Section 28: 6/22-6/26/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $595
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, May 26.

    Section 48: 7/6-7/10/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00  $595
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 8.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Computer Coding 101 with Jo, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 101
    Section #: 61
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Johana Barahona, Crossroads Faculty

    Do you want to learn how to Code? Have you always wanted to learn how to create and program your own video game? In the new one-week class, students have fun learning basic programming logic and coding concepts while using a variety of coding games. Students will need a computer and access to the internet to use web-based platforms in this class.
  • Connections and Council, Adults [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #544 Section 79 
    Days: Tuesday Nights
    Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
    Dates: June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28
    Fee: $300
    Type: Adult Education
    Instructor: Jamy Myatt, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Connections and Council During a time of social distancing, This class is an opportunity to enjoy the company of others in a virtual setting through meaningful conversations and rich storytelling. This weekly class is modeled on Crossroads School’s “Life Skills & Mysteries” program and is a unique, process-oriented experience designed to enhance self-awareness, mindfulness, joy, compassion and appreciation for others. Connections and Council offers adults an experiential forum to share thoughts, reflect on life, tell stories, listen to others, and learn the process of Council conversations.  An individual and group process, participants may additionally engage in interactive games, informal discussions, writing exercises and group-building activities designed to enrich trust and build community in the class. 
  • Creative Writing, grades 9-12

    Course: #540 Section 52
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1050
    Type: Credit (1 semester)
    Instructor: Nika Cavat, Crossroads Faculty 

    Introduction: Every human being has a deep impulse toward creativity. It helps us to problem-solve, relaxes our brains, and provides a necessary outlet for our emotional lives. This online course, newly revised according to instructor’s experience with on-line courses during the school year, explores creative writing with a uniquely therapeutic approach, one that offers the student both healing and insight into the benefits of self-expression. Students explore a myriad of writing genres, from poetry to short fiction, playwriting to creative non-fiction. Students have access to literature from around the world and in their own backyards. Students learn a different genre of creative writing weekly, culminating with an online portfolio.  The course encourages the use of music, art, film, and other forms of self-expression to help stimulate the writing process.  Twice weekly, the class features a writer, poet, or performing artist. The goal is to produce an on-line journal featuring the very best of student creativity. There are a number of online journals and magazine templates available: Penzu, Lucidpress, and others. 
     
    Sample Texts: The Illustrated Man (short fiction) – Ray Bradbury
     A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry – ed. Czeslaw Milosz
     
     
    Materials: A laptop computer, internet access, a notebook and pens. 
     
    Expectations: Come to class with an open mind, a positive attitude, and a willingness to be of support to your classmates. We treat the intimacy of a creative writing class much as we would a life skills class, with respect for one another’s privacy, and an honoring of each student’s individual creative journey. Because this is an on-line class, students should observe the same kind of etiquette expected of them during the school year. 
     
    Attendance & Participation:
    Each class begins with a short 15 mins. Zoom check-in, followed by a writing prompt for the day. Class typically concludes with either a shared Google doc noting progress, exchanging notes, and asking questions. Daily attendance for each class is required. Students who miss more than three (3) days of a credit course will not receive credit. Two (2) tardies will count as one (1) absence for that course. You will have one day to make up assignments missed due to a legitimate excuse. 
     
    Homework: there will be a minimum of homework for this course.
     
    Grading Policy:
    70%, weekly portfolio: portfolios will receive a grade for design, completion, and originality 
    20%, individual pieces (only the revisions of individual pieces will be graded) 
    10%, Participation/effort/citizenship
     
    About The Instructor: Nika has just finished teaching her 31th year at Crossroads. She received a B.A. in Literature from SUNY, Purchase College, and an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University. After working for several years in documentary film, feature film, television, and theatre production, Nika taught film part time at Crossroads, then joined the English department. She founded the creative writing program here, and has taught 9th-12th grade English throughout her career. As a freelance writer, her poetry, essays, short fiction, and non-fiction articles have been published on – line and in print across the United States. She has also worked with incarcerated and homeless youth in Los Angeles. 

    School is closed July 3. 
  • Crossroads Students, Beginning Together, entering Kindergarten, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 102
    Section #: 21
    Dates: July 6-17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Fee: $350
    Intructors: Michelle Flores and Luis Arevalo, Crossroads Kindergarten Faculty
     
    This summer our Beginning Together Kindergarten program provides an opportunity for you and your child to get to know their new classmates and their families, some of our Kindergarten and Specialists teachers, and other members of our school community, and especially, for us to begin to get to know your child.
     
    We have moved to a distance learning environment. This includes live and prerecorded sessions. The live sessions include a blend of whole-group, small-group and one-on-one meetings for a maximum of 15-20 minutes at a time. Sessions are scheduled each day and throughout our two-week program.
     
    In our sessions, we’ll get to know each other through games and activities. In addition, the children are introduced to our classroom routines like Circle and Calendar Time. They’ll learn about our daily schedule for online learning and get a glimpse of our classroom systems that will be in place once we begin school on campus. Finally, we’ll do fun projects at home that will incorporate our summer gardening theme. Then we’ll share them in sessions with our new classmates and teachers. 
     
    Our summer theme is Out in the Garden. Discover crickets, ladybugs and lizards at play. Dig dirt, plant seeds and watch them grow. Examine roots and explore all that lies beneath the topsoil. Smell, touch, and taste all that lives out in the garden. Get your hands muddy and your feet wet while enjoying the longer days of summer with your new classmates and teachers!
     
    We continue to attend thoughtfully to this transitional time between preschool and Kindergarten. We hope that you will join us in July to begin planting seeds and watching them grow in our Summer Kindergarten!
     
    Sample Daily Schedule
    9:00am  We begin each day together
    10:00am-10:30am All Programs Snack & Activities
    12:00pm We close each day together

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment.

    All incoming Kindergarteners are encouraged to enroll now!
  • Crossroads Students, Literacy and Math, rising 1st grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW] Starts Monday! Enroll Now!

    Course #: 107
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Karla Uminsky and Matthew Michael, Crossroads 1st Grade Faculty

    Our theme is Fairy Tales, Folktales, Myths and Maths! 

    Come and explore fairy tales, folktales and myths with Karla.  We explore these wonderful stories and genres in order to practice decoding, fluency and comprehension skills while reading. We also write our very own stories in order to practice communicating with words and pictures.  Along the way, we have fun incorporating arts and crafts into our program.

    We also explore the majestic world of math with Matthew! The children explore, wonder, and manipulate numbers in creative ways. They have the opportunity to use number bonds, puzzles, games and even equations (gasp!) in order to increase fluency and number sense.  Our focus is on seeing math creatively and flexibly.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Crossroads Students, Literacy, rising 2nd grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW] Starts Monday! Enroll Now!

    Course #: 109
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Cori Snelson, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Our Theme is "Happiness All Around Us!" Students use stories and creative writing to explore what makes them happy. They grow their reading comprehension and decoding skills as we joyfully learn together this summer.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Crossroads Students, Literacy, rising 3rd & 4th grades, REMOTE 2020, [NEW] Starts Monday! Enroll Now!

    Course #: 110
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Ronnie Anderson: Crossroads 3rd grade Faculty

    Our theme is "Wit and Wonder, A Journey Through Poetry."

    Poetry is a wonderful way for all writers to express themselves whether they are beginning writers, intermediate writers or more advanced writers.  In class, students learn about Rhythm in Poetry, Rhyme, Poetic Forms, and how to create a Poetic Dictionary, as well as other Poetic Styles. Join us as we begin our exciting poetry journey this summer!

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Crossroads Students, Literacy, rising 4th grade, REMOTE 2020, [NEW]

    This course has been combined with rising 3rd grade Literacy. Starts Monday, Enroll Now!

    Course #: 117
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Elizabeth Schulcz '12, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Our Theme is "Fantastic Fantasy!"

    In this fun summer class, students connect through fantasy stories. They learn the elements of this literary unique genre. Then students create their own fantasy stories and go on to share their writing with each other.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Crossroads Students, Literacy, rising 5th grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW] Starts Monday! Enroll Now!

    Course #: 119
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Liz Schulcz '12, Croosroads Summer Faculty

    Our theme is "Fantasy, Magic and Symbolism." Students connect in teacher-led book groups to read and discuss spellbinding fantasy stories. Students are challenged to think metaphorically as they explore characters, quests and themes within their novels, participate in reading workshop lessons, and record their learning and ideas in ther reader's notebooks. 

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Crossroads Students, Math, rising 2nd grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW] Starts Monday! Enroll Now!

    Course #: 108
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Bianca Bracho '02, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Our theme is "Exploring Math Around the World."

    In this class, students explore countries and cultures around the world, as they investigate place value, fluency, addition and subtraction. Students stay active with songs, games, and movement that build number sense.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Crossroads Students, Math, rising 3rd grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    This course has been cancelled.

    Course #: 116
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Christopher Lang, Crossroads 3rd Grade Faculty

    Join us as we explore math this summer through fun puzzles, mystery pictures and math missions! Students connect with one another as they grow their understanding of place value, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions!

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Crossroads Students, Math, rising 4th grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    This course has been cancelled.

    Course #: 118
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Elizabeth Schulcz '12, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Our Theme is "Create a Store!" 

    In this class, students become entrepreneurs and design an imaginary store. As they buy and sell products, they deepen their understanding of area and perimeter, money, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Crossroads Students, Math, rising 5th grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW] Starts Monday! Enroll Now!

    Course #: 127
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Liz Schultz '12, Croosroads Summer Faculty

    Our theme is "Summer Road Trip."  Using the popular trip platform, Google Maps, students hone their math skills while making a driving plan, budgeting their trip, and researching popular historical landmarks around the United States. We also play interactive math games, covering a variety of fourth grade math concepts, and getting a jump start on some new fifth grade skills, as well.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Cycle and Stretch, One-Week, grades 6-12 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Course: #803 Section 11
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty

    In this 1-week intensive course, students will experience the dynamics of a 45-minute indoor-cycling class followed by a yoga-based flexibility session with mindfulness and meditation. We will end the session each day with a wellness discussion about healthy eating choices, and students will have the opportunity to make and sample nutritious smoothies and juices. Participants will have the chance to get some good exercise, curate their own music playlists, co-facilitate the class, and enjoy some fun and relaxing yoga techniques. No biking or yoga experience necessary -- just come ready to have a great time!
     
     
  • Dance for Fun! REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 310
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Enroll Now! grades 1-5 Section #: 61 9:00am-11:30am $350

    This section has been cancelled grades 3-5 Section #:62  12:30pm-3:00pm   $350 
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This one-week program includes several fun components.

    Dance Party Sweat Fest, Hip-Hop!
    This dance class is jam packed with fun teacher led cardio dances, movement games, and stretch and strength exercises. While exercising our bodies we will learn new hip hop based movements, develop strength and flexibility, and jam out to our favorite tunes!

    Dance Technique and Choreography
    In this dance class we will learn the basis of jazz and contemporary dance technique and style. We will set our focus on learning specific movements and incorporating those movements into a final dance to be showcased at the end of camp.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in both half day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dance Your Heart Out, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-3 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Do you love to dance? Do you enjoy learning new dance styles? If so, join us for a week of dancing and let’s dance our hearts out! During this new program, we learn various styles of dance like Hip-Hop, Jazz and some popular Line Dances. We play dance games, create art projects and even learn to choreograph our own dances. We have tons of fun exploring dance in many different ways. It’s time to dance ourselves silly!

    Instructor: Mallory Konell, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 171
                
    Section 38: 6/29-7/2/2020* M-Th 9:00-3:00 $450
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 1.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.

    *School is Closed Friday, July 3
  • Dance, Hip Hop Mini, grades 1-5, REMOTE 2020 [NEW] Starts Next Week. Enroll Now!

    Course #: 311
    Section #: 55
    Dates: June 25-July 23, 2020
    Days: Thursdays
    Time: 3:00pm-3:45pm
    Fee: $125
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This popular "Hangout" class continues this summer. Have fun and dance together!

    This class must meet a minimun enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Dance, Hip Hop Troupe, grades 3-5, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    This section is now cancelled. Enroll in Section 55.

    Course #: 311

    Section #: 56
    Dates: June 25-July 23, 2020
    Days: Thursdays
    Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
    Fee: $150
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This popular "Hangout" class continues this summer. Have fun and dance together!

    This class must meet a minimun enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Deep Sea, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Course: #644 Section 31[This section has been CANCELED]
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #644 Section 35
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty

    Jump into the ocean for an exciting exploration of the most unexplored area of our planet: the deep sea. In this course, students will explore what kinds of mysteries our oceans hold at their deepest points, what kinds of creatures live in its depths, the expeditions that have gone where nobody had gone before, and understand the challenges that are faced in the depths of our oceans. From bioluminescent jellies to nearly invisible fish, students will learn what it takes to live in the deep sea and have a chance to create their own deep sea creatures. With all of the unknowns of our deep seas that we have yet to uncover, students will open their eyes to a mostly unexplored world.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Digital Animation and Storytelling, One-Week, grades 1-3 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    In our STEAM Lab, we utilize popular and cutting-edge software programs to teach and inspire students. Students create imaginative projects that enhance and build upon their creative and technical computer skills while making connections to STEAM in our Makerspace. 

    In this section, the students create a theme-based multimedia presentation using Kid Pix to illustrate a digital animated story. They use our Makerspace to create storyboards. Through STEAM based activities, the students generate our theme. In the past, our themes have included The Olympics, The Life Cycle of an Animal, and Places from Around the World.
     
    Finally, students learn how to conduct safe research online while mastering an ability to utilize text colors, sizes and styles to enhance their multimedia presentations. Their final work is showcased at the end of the week in Movie Format for friends and family to enjoy.

    Instructor: Johana Barahona, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 144
             
    Section 28: 6/22-6/26/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $595
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, May 26.
     
    Section 48: 7/6-7/10/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $595
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 8.
     
    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Digital Animation and Storytelling, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-3 [NEW]

    This class has been combined with Technolgy Skill Building. Starts Monday! Enroll Now!

    Course #: 144
    Section #: 43
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 3
    Times: 12:30pm-1:30pm
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Johana Barahona, Crossroads Faculty

    In our remote learning environment, we will utilize the popular Seesaw platform to teach and inspire students. Students create imaginative projects that enhance and build upon their creative and technical computer skills. In this section, the students create a theme-based multimedia presentation using Scratch Jr. to illustrate a digital animated story. They use Seesaw to create digital storyboards. Through STEAM based activities and conversations, the students generate our theme. In the past, our themes have included The Olympics, The Life Cycle of an Animal, and Places from Around the World. Finally, students learn how to conduct safe research online while mastering an ability to utilize text colors, sizes and styles to enhance their multimedia presentations. Their final work is showcased at the end of the week in Movie Format for friends and family to enjoy. An iPad or laptop device is required to take this course.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Digital Broadcast Journalism, grades 6-12 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #525 Section 31
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Brendan Whitt, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: #525 Section 35
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Brendan Whitt, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    This class will allow students to make video news segments based on their interests. Students will learn how to identify whether a story is informative versus news. The class will also learn how to plan, write and film a news segment for broadcast.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Digital Filmmaking Workshops, grades 6-12

    Course: #714 Section 03 (Three weeks)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1000
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #714 Section 02 (Two weeks)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 2, 2020
    Fee: $800
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty
     
    The videos that you’ve always thought about making are possible to create! Join us in this class to experience every facet of the digital filmmaking process. Learn how to take your idea from concept, to developing your story, to writing out dialogue for your characters, to shooting and editing your own movie. Understand the process like never before, and have fun doing it! All levels of filmmakers from beginning to advanced are welcome, as this program is tailor-made to your abilities.
     
    About the class:
    Students use CELTX, a web-based screenwriting software as they learn how to tell their individual stories by developing characters and writing their own screenplays. Students also learn to edit and score their films using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and iMovie editing software. 
     
    In addition, students watch and analyze films that demonstrate dynamic and creative filmmaking. They view award-winning films produced by both the big studios and the independent filmmaker and learn to critique them by having in-depth conversations about character and story.
     
    Finally, industry professionals from all areas will visit to share their knowledge and experience with the students. 
     
    Components Include:
     
    Production: concept to shooting, editing, viewing and discussion
    Screenwriting: creating your story, and writing the script
    Field trips: visiting major film studios and independent production studios like YouTube Space LA
    Film Theory and Discussion: discuss your own films and popular clips from movies, television, and the web
     
    Sample Weekly Schedule 
    Monday: 1-2pm film theory. 2-4pm writing.
    Tuesday: 1-2pm writing. 2-4pm film production. 
    Wed: 1-3pm. film production 3-4pm editing. (Or Field Trip)
    Thursday: 1-2pm guest speaker 2-4pm editing.
    Friday: 1-2pm watch weekly student projects. 2-4pm watch and analyze a Feature Film. 

    Students will need access to any type of video camera. This can include i-phones, computer cameras, or DSLRs. 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Digital Photography and Photo Editing, grades 6-9

    Course: #746 Section 33 
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm 
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This course will take you on many different types of photography “assignments,” starting with the basics of digital photography, ending with a portfolio project that captures the world around us in new and captivating ways. Photography is a way for people to capture and share the most meaningful moments of our lives, and this course will explore the techniques used by entry-level artists who enjoy taking pictures on their phones, to professional photographers who have a myriad of camera set-ups. This class welcomes students at any experience level, and will inspire anyone who has ever had an interest in diving into the world of digital photography. Along with learning different techniques to capture engaging images, students in this course will learn the ins and outs of digital photo editing, fine-tuning the skills of what it takes to “make a picture.” Students will come out of this course with the confidence and ability to capture the moments in their lives with the eyes of a seasoned photographer!  Students must have their own camera or phone with a camera.
     
    School is closed July 3.
  • Directing for Film with Cinema in LA, One-Week, grades 9-12 [CANCELED]

    Course: #795 Section 11
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty

    This filmmaking workshop defines and develops the tools necessary for directing magical cinematic performances. Through scene analysis, students will learn how to break down the dramatic structure of a screenplay. They will then explore the choices and vocabulary needed for working with actors as a director. In small groups, student will begin rehearsing their scripts allowing for discovery and experimentation. Finally, each student will direct their own short film showcasing performance in film. The course ends with a special screening night, complete with a filmmaker Q&A, open to family and friends.
     
  • DJ Workshop, One-Week, grades 6-8 and 9-12 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this camp have been CANCELED. 

    Learn the fundamentals of DJing along with its history, culture, and theory in this 5-day class. Students format and organize their music library and create playlists in preparation for mixing using Pioneer’s CDJs and Rekordbox software, the industry standard. Students learn the origins of DJing and the genres/sub-genres of dance music, with each student researching and presenting one for the class. We also cover basic music theory and beatmatching, utilizing their math and critical thinking skills. Students develop their performance skills as they compile and practice mixing a DJ set, culminating in a final “show” performed for their classmates and recorded. Students work at their own pace and all levels of experience in music are welcome.
     
    Students must bring their own headphones (wired, no bluetooth), laptop preferred.
     
    Instructor: Bianca Bracho-Perez '02, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 789
     
    Section 11: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 9:00 - 12:00 $350; grades 6-8
    Section 12: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 12:30 - 3:30 $350; grades 9-12
  • Dramatic Play through Storytelling, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-2, [NEW]

    Course #: 160
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructior: Cheryl Factor, Crossroads Faculty

    In this fun class, children are invited to participate in dramatic play through storytelling. Using popular children's stories found in books and on the screen, they'll bring their own personalities to characters and creatively explore bringing these stories to life. We'll delve into inventing magical worlds based on these plots. Children can utilize what is available at home and we'll encourage them to see their own setting as a fertile playground for their imaginations.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now.
  • Drawing Intensive, One-Week, grades 6-12

     This class is offered as part of the summer ONLINE program. Students will not return to campus this summer. 

    Course: #793 Section 71
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #793 Section 11
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Susan Arena, Crossroads Faculty

    As of July 1, enrollment in this course requires each student to supply their own materials.   It is not required that these items are purchased from Blick.
    Crossroads is not providing these materials.
     
    Item#
    Per Student
    Cost
    Description
    1
    $5.16 
    Blick Artists' Acrylic - Titanium White, 2 oz tube
    1
    $10.26 
    Blick Brown Hair Sumi Brush Set - Set of 3
    1
    $14.49 
    Blick Studio Mixed Media Pad - 18'' x 24'', 30 Sheets
    1
    $3.90 
    General's Jumbo Willow Charcoal and Eraser Set
    1
    $5.28 
    Blick Square Charcoal Sticks - Set of 12
    21101-2004
    1
    $4.59 
    Blick Black Cat Waterproof India Ink - 3 oz
    1
    $1.75 
    Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
    2
    $1.50 
    Blick Studio Drawing Pencil - 2B
    2
    $1.50 
    Blick Studio Drawing Pencil - 6B (softest)

    Drawing is a way of showing and developing visual thinking, and is the most direct means of expression in art. In this 5-day intensive class we will focus on the Western observational tradition of drawing as well as explore approaches from other world cultures, past and present. It is a studio class in which each day we will delve into different methods of drawing and different media. Students will also spend time looking at their own, and each other’s work in a critical, but nurturing manner; with the goal to create a confident vocabulary for evaluating their creations.
     
    All skill levels are welcome. Come excited to learn, experiment, share, and to see!
     
    Day 1: Pencil. Line drawing. Portraiture
     
    Day 2: Charcoal. Tonal work with still-lifes
     
    Day 3: Ink and white paint- a painterly approach to drawing. Still-life and landscape
     
    Day 4 :Collage and experimental tools. Discussion of conceptual work, art from non-Western traditions, personal expression.
     
    Day 5: Final Project: artist’s choice of materials and subject matter. Larger scale work.
    Final Critique
     
     
     
  • Engineering Challenge, grades 6-8 [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED. 

    Course: #629 Section 23
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Daniel Figueroa, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: #629 Section 27
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $250
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Daniel Figueroa, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Engineering challenge, is designed to be an engaging, inspiring, and challenging class for all ranges of student engineers. Through fun hands-on and minds-on challenges, students will investigate important science, architectural and engineering concepts. During the various challenges, the engineering design process: ask, imagine, plan, create, test, and improve, are an integral part of the experience. By working together to develop creative solutions to the given “problems,” students learn about a variety of engineering fields (environmental, aeronautical, civil, mechanical, structural), while also strengthening their 21st century skills. Join our community of “Engineering Challenge” budding engineers.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3. 
  • Essay, grades 9-12

    Course: #503 Section 51 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1050
    Type: Credit (1-semester credit)
    Instructor: Nika Cavat, Crossroads Faculty
               
    School is closed July 3. 

    Introduction: The essay is amongst the most flexible, challenging, and satisfying forms of writing in literature. Each week this evenly-paced online course, newly revised according to instructor’s experience with on-line courses during the school year, explores a different essay form: the traditional essay, the argumentative essay, the persuasive essay, the expository essay, and the personal essay. Students read, analyze, write about, and discuss a rich variety of essays. Additionally, students have the opportunity to write two drafts of each essay, peer edit, and create online portfolios of their work, alongside possible literary reviews and personal reflections. While this is an academic course intended to review and reinforce critical writing skills learned during the school year, it also purposefully supports the young writer curious to explore the essay form. 
     
    Sample Texts: 
    A Thousand Splendid Suns -  Khaled Hosseini
    Dive – Stacey Donovan
    From Our Land to Our Land: Essays, Journeys & Imaginings from a Native Xicanx Writer-Luis Rodriguez
     
    Online Resources: A robust collection of online resources are at the heart of this course. 
     
    Materials: A notebook, laptop and internet access
     
    Expectations: Come to class with an open mind, a positive attitude, and a willingness to be of support to your classmates. Because this is an on-line class, students should observe the same kind of etiquette expected of them during the school year.
     
    Attendance:  Daily attendance for each class is required. It will begin with a Zoom check-in, then group reading and writing exercises to get warmed up. Students will work on their own for part of each class, with a closing shared Google doc. Those who miss more than three (3) days of a credit course will not receive credit. Two (2) tardies will count as one (1) absence for that course. You will have one day to make up assignments missed due to a legitimate excuse. 
     
    Homework: There will be approximately 30 to 45 minutes of homework nightly.
     
     
    Grading Policy: Only 2nd draft revisions are officially graded (grades entered into grade book), while 1st drafts are not grades of record. Each assignment will have a grading rubric. 
    • Essay (writing assignments of more than 700 words): 65% 
    • Vocabulary and grammar quizzes, short assignments (under 700 words): 20%
    • Participation/effort grade: 15% 
    About The Instructor: Nika has just finished teaching her 31th year at Crossroads. She received a B.A. in Literature from SUNY, Purchase College, and an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University. After working for several years in documentary film, feature film, television, and theatre production, Nika taught film part time at Crossroads, then joined the English department. She founded the creative writing program here, and has taught 9th-12th grade English throughout her career. As a freelance writer, her poetry, essays, short fiction, and non-fiction articles have been published on – line and in print across the United States. She has also worked with incarcerated and homeless youth in Los Angeles. 



  • Experiencing Japan, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    In this one-week, all-day program, students learn about Japanese traditions and culture. Traditions and culture are shared through making art, crafts, and culinary delights. Some of our crafts include Origami, and creating a Samurai mask and Koinobori, meaning carp streamer. We learn basic Japanese words, numbers and greetings. We enjoy cooking some favorite Japanese dishes: think Chicken Curry, Sushi Rice and Japanese snacks!
     
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #:134

    Section 58: 7/13-7/17/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550 
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 15.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Exploring Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction, grades 7-8 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #521 Section 31
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Jennifer Sagiao, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: #521 Section 35
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Jennifer Sagiao, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Imagine - you are a stowaway on an intergalactic spaceship travelling to a far-off world. Imagine - you are the Chosen One battling a fire-breathing dragon with magical powers as your only defense. Imagine - you wake up inside your favorite video game to discover that you are the hero destined to save that world from total annihilation. Welcome to the world of sci-fi/fantasy fiction.
     
    In this fun and lively course, students will learn the essential elements of sci-fi/fantasy fiction storytelling from creating authentic and believable worlds to exploring different types of magic, their uses and limitations, and how all magic comes at a cost.
     
    Drawing inspiration from short stories, graphic novels, and passages of literature, we explore the foundations of the sci-fi/fantasy genre of storytelling. Literary works include excerpts from The Hobbit/Lord of The Rings, Ender’s Game, and the Harry Potter series, among others.
     
    As we stretch our imaginations through a variety of creative activities, students will learn how strong word choices and sentence structures are critical to drawing readers into and leading them through our imaginary worlds. Other skills developed include pacing and writing effective dialogue. Join this class and learn how to write your own sci-fi/fantasy epic!
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Extended Care, grade K

    In the morning before the classroom opens, children are supervised in an enclosed play area while waiting for morning programs to begin.

    In the afternoon, children enjoy inside activities like reading, playing board games, and building with various materials, or outside playground activities like playing basketball, playing in the sandbox, or playing on the play structure. 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.

    Coordinator: Emma Hartung, Crossroads Faculty 
    Staff: K-5 Summer Programs Staff 
    Course #: 499
     
    Early Extended Care 
    6/22-7/24/2020 Monday-Friday 8:00am to 8:20am*

    *There is no additional charge for any amount of time needed for Early
    Extended Care.
     
    Later Extended Care
    6/22-7/10/2020* Monday–Friday 3:00-5:45pm 3-Weeks $280
    7/13-7/24/2020 Monday–Friday 3:00-5:45pm 2-Weeks $200
    or
    Daily Rate
    6/22-7/24/2020 Monday-Friday 3:00-5:45pm $25
     
    * School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    POLICIES
    The fee is $25 per day, for any portion of time children are supervised in Later Extended Care. There is a discount when purchasing the entire session in advance.
     
    The number of Later Extended Care days you believe you need between June 22 and July 24, should be purchased in advance. Additional days may be purchased when needed but must be paid for in advance.
     
    Children may not be left unsupervised on campus. When the child is dropped-off between 8:00am and 8:20am or remains after the 3:00 Dismissal, the child is directed to Extended Care.
     
    Students remaining at school after the Dismissal at 3:00pm and Carpool Pickup will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care.
     
    There is a $5.00 per minute fee for all students who are picked beginning at 5:46pm. Continued late pickup of the child will result in the loss of privileges for the use of Extended Care and can potentially, result in the loss of being able to continue enrollment in our programs.
     
    Children enrolled in the three-week morning only program must be picked-up by 11:30am. There is no Extended Care in the middle of the day. Children needing to be at school from 11:30am-3:00pm must be enrolled in All-day Kindergarten. Any student who is not enrolled in All-day Kindergarten who is not picked up on time, will be taken to the Reception area at the front of the school and will be charged $25.00 per hour (not per day).
  • Extended Care, grades 1-5

    In the morning before the classroom opens, children are supervised in an enclosed play area while waiting for morning programs to begin.
     
    In the afternoon, children enjoy inside activities like reading, playing board games, and building with various materials, or outside playground activities like playing basketball, playing in the sandbox, or playing on the on the play structure. 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.
     
    Coordinator: Emma Hartung, Crossroads Faculty
    Staff: K-5 Summer Programs Staff
    Course #: 499
     
    Early Extended Care
    6/15-8/7/2020 Monday-Friday 8:00am to 9:00am.
    There is no additional charge for any amount of time needed for Early Extended Care.
     
    Later Extended Care
    Monday–Friday 3:00-5:45pm
    Weekly Rate
    6/15-19/2020 $100
    6/22-26/2020 $100
    6/29-7/2/2020 $80*
    7/6-7/10/2020 $100
    7/13-7/17/2020 $100
    7/20-7/24/2020 $100
    7/27-7/31/2020 $100
    8/3-8/7/2020  $100
    or
    Daily Rate
    6/15- 8/7/2020 Monday-Friday 3:00-5:45pm $25
     
    *School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    POLICIES
    The fee is $25 per day, for any portion of time children are supervised in Later Extended Care. There is a discount when purchasing the entire session in advance.

    The number of Later Extended Care days you believe you need between June 15 and August 7, should be purchased in advance. Additional days may be purchased when needed but must be paid for in advance.
     
     
    Children may not be left unsupervised on campus. When the child is dropped-off between 8:00am and 9:00am or remains after the 3:00 Dismissal and Carpool Pickup, the child is directed to Extended Care.
     
    Students remaining at school after the Dismissal at 3:00pm and Carpool Pickup will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care.
     
    There is a $5.00 per minute fee for all students who are picked beginning at 5:46pm. Continued late pickup of the child will result in the loss of privileges for the use of Extended Care and can potentially, result in the loss of being able to continue enrollment in our programs.
     
    Students enrolled in Primetime Sports must enroll in Primetime Sports extended day program.
  • Family Movie Night – “Classic Hollywood” [NEW]

    Course: #812 Section 79 
    Days: Thursday Nights
    Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
    Dates: June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2
    Fee: $150
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Put an end to those hours of scrolling for a family movie to watch! Family Movie Night hosts four Classic Hollywood movies with online discussion after led by Crossroads Filmmaking Faculty. Watch great Hollywood movies and connect with other film loving families. Enjoy the show! 
     
    Some Like it Hot, dir. Billy Wilder, 1959. 2hr 12 min. 
    Rear Window, dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954. 1hr 55 min.
    An American in Paris, dir. Vincente Minnelli, 1951. 1hr 55min.
    The Lady Eve, dir. Preston Sturges, 1941. 1hr 37min.
     
    Live stream via Zoom screen share will be available to watch the movies. Discussion held via Zoom.
  • Fashion, Media and Culture, grades 9-12 and recent grads [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #733 Section 23 
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm 
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Allison Trope, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    This 5 week class will look at the way we communicate through fashion. Students will explore fashion through a series of perspectives, including fashion as a marker of identity (gender, race, LGBTQ, class), the role fashion plays in media, art, and popular culture, fashion's local and global economies (from production to consumption), the ethics of fashion and the toll it takes on our environment, as well as the ways fashion can be political. Students will learn about fashion's multiple dimensions though readings, examples, and discussion. Each week, students will expand their knowledge by viewing an assigned documentary. Students will also create a fashion blog where they will respond to weekly prompts asking them to critically reflect and write about fashion’s role in our everyday lives and culture.

    School is closed July 3. 
  • Film Photography and Darkroom Studies, grades 6-8 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this class have been CANCELED. 

    This course is going to take students back to a time before phones and digital cameras, where the world of photography was dominated by film. We’ll start at the basics of how film cameras are different than the digital cameras that most students are used to, and start practicing the art of how to take pictures without seeing immediate results. After we learn how to take pictures with this technique, we’ll head into the darkroom to learn the skills to develop our own film every step of the way- from unloading your film from your camera, to mixing the right chemicals for each stage of the developing process.  No experience or camera equipment is needed to sign up for this course.
     
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 739 
    Section 33: 6/22-7/24/2020 MWF  1:00 – 3:00  $550
    Section 37: 6/22-7/10/2020 MWF  1:00 – 3:00  $350
     
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Filmmaking Fundamentals – Remote 2020, One-Week, grades 8-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #806 Section 11  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Students will learn the basics of movie making and cinematic language by producing, directing, and editing their own short movie. Students will develop and strengthen their own unique voices on screen working in narrative, documentary, animation, or experimental forms. Simple, fun, and informative this course is a perfect starting point or continuation for the aspiring filmmaker. Filmmaking Fundamentals concludes with a special online screening night, complete with a filmmaker Q&A, open to family and friends. Students will need access to any type of video camera. This can include i-phones, computer cameras, or DSLRs.
  • Filmmaking, Introduction to, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-6 [NEW]

    Just Added!
    Course: #154 Section 71
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #154 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty

    Students learn the fundamental basics of shooting and editing a short movie. We begin by studying a few film clips to get a sense of basic “blocking” or “staging” of the actors. Then we then learn how to write a very basic, one-page film script. After this, students learn how to shoot their film and get “coverage,” by tackling all the necessary camera angles of a film shoot. Lastly, we'll learn how to edit this footage, add transitions, add music and output their final films for viewing. Each student will have created their own original movie by the end of the class.

    Students enrolling in this one-week class will need either an iPhone, iPad, or a digital film camera of a laptop to film their movies. They will then need an Apple computer, iPad or laptop to edit their movie. Students will be learning how to edit on iMovie, which is an Apple software. Some PC’s might have iMovie programs or applications. 

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m. s
    tudents are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Fitness at Home, grades 6-12 and recent grads [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #817  Section 24 
    Days: Tues/Thu
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $300
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Shannon Azizi, Crossroads Faculty

    This course will consist of instructional movement, remote physical workout, followed by an optional meditation practice. Movements will be demonstrated prior to the start of workouts and modified to meet the needs of each student. Students will have the option to participate in a mediation aspect at the end of each class to introduce students to meditation and help build discipline to gain benefits such as enhancing self-awareness and reducing stress. This course is great for staying active and healthy! No equipment is required. 

    School is closed July 3.
  • Flowery Art, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been cancelled.

    Course #: 147
    Section #: 61
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    This new one-week class gives students the opportunity to engage in drawing, painting and sculpting. Students use a step-by-step drawing process to create realistic looking flowers, stems and leaves.They make abstract watercolor flower collages using food coloring and paper. Then students also make their own hand-made air dry clay out of bread and food coloring and go on to create their own flower shaped dishes, jewelry pendants and flower sculptures.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now.
  • French I Review, Grades 9-12 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been canceled. 

    Course: 871 Section 53
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Ximena Muñoz, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This is a two-week review course for students who have already completed a yearlong French I class. Students will review grammar concepts, vocabulary and communicative tasks taught during the school year. This class is a review of the previous year long course and is not a course for credit. This class will help students feel even more prepared and confident when they start the upcoming school year.
  • French II Review, Grades 9-12 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been canceled.

    Course: 872 Section 51
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am  
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Armelle Courcelle-Labrousse , Crossroads Faculty
     
    This is a two-week review course for students who have already completed a yearlong French II class. Students will review grammar concepts, vocabulary and communicative tasks taught during the school year. This class is a review of the previous year long course and is not a course for credit. This class will help students feel even more prepared and confident when they start the upcoming school year.
     
    Students will review concepts of French II including:
    Unit on Clothes
    By the end of the unit, students will be able to purchase articles of clothing in a French speaking country.
    Unit on food
    By the end of the unit, students will be able to understand a restaurant menu and restaurant reviews on Yelp, order in restaurant, follow a recipe in French in order to cook a dish.
    Unit on life stories
    By the end of the unit, students will be able to talk about their lives.
    Grammatical concepts:
    interrogative adjectives
    demonstrative adjectives
    adjective/noun agreement
    expressions of quantity
    Direct object pronouns
    Tenses
    Present (review of the most common verbs)
    Near Future
    Present perfect"             
  • From The Page to The Stage: An Acting and Devising Workshop, One-Week, grades 7-12 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Course: #772 Section 11
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Claire Larsen, Crossroads Summer Faculty


  • Fun With Ashley & Friends, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course: #325 
    “Superhero Week” - This section has been cancelled
    Section 12: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Game Show Week” - These sections have been cancelled
    Section 61: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 62: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Spies and Mysteries Week”
    OPEN TO ENROLLMENT
    Section 71: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    This section has been cancelled
    Section 72: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Favorite Storybook Character Week” - These sections have been cancelled
    Section 81: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 82: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    In this one-week and themed program, students participate in a variety of online and offline activities. We play games, make arts and crafts, host simple cooking projects, encourage costume creation, have movement activities, as well as weekly specially themed activities and community building. We use Seesaw and Zoom platforms to provide all of our activities. 
     
    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.
     
    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enroll today!
  • Fun with Ashley and Friends, ALL-DAY, grades 1-5, [NEW] CANCELED

    In this one-week program, students participate in a variety of age appropriate and themed activities. A new course description is coming soon!
     
    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff
     
    Course #: 325
     
    “Superhero Week”
    Section 18: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 11:30am-3:00pm $tba
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 1.
     
    “Kids in Space” [CANCELED]
    Section 28: 6/22-6/26/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $495
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, May 25.
     
    “Red White and Blue” [CANCELED]
    Section 38: 6/29-7/2/2020* M-Th 9:00-3:00 $425
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 1.
    *School is Closed Friday, July 3.
     
    “Safari” [CANCELED]         
    Section 48: 7/6-7/10/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $495
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 8.
     
    “Pirates in Paradise” [CANCELED]
    Section 58: 7/13-7/17/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $495
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 15.
     
    “Game Show Week”
    Section 68: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $495
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 22.
     
    “Secret Agents”
    Section 78: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $495
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 29.
     
    “Favorite Story Books”
    Section 88: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $495
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, July 6.
     
    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.
    Enroll today!
  • Games, Games, Games, grades 6-8 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #659 Section 24  
    Days: Tue/Thur
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm 
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $300
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: David Listenberger, Crossroads Faculty
                     Jamy Myatt, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This Zoom based class will focus on the playing of games!  Utilizing a myriad of online gaming resources, students will login weekly to build and strengthen social relationships through games that highlight interaction and socialization.  Activities might include Kahoot!, Pictionary, Heads Up, Essence, and other digital games that emphasize teamwork, group work, and fun!
  • Games, Games, Games, grades 9-12 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #659 Section 94  
    Days: Tue/Thur
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm 
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $300
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: David Listenberger, Crossroads Faculty
                     Jamy Myatt, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This Zoom based class will focus on the playing of games!  Utilizing a myriad of online gaming resources, students will login weekly to build and strengthen social relationships through games that highlight interaction and socialization.  Activities might include Kahoot!, Pictionary, Heads Up, Essence, and other digital games that emphasize teamwork, group work, and fun!
  • Gardening and Planters, One-Week, grades 6-9 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED. 
     
    Course: #776 Section 11
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty
  • Geometry, grades 10-12

    Course: # 609 Section 50 (Full-year)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1800
    Type: Credit (1-year math credit)
    Instructor: James Katseanes, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: # 609 Section 51 (Semester 1)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $1150
    Type: Credit (1-semester math credit)
    Instructor: James Katseanes, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: # 609 Section 2 (Semester 2)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1150
    Type: Credit (1-semester math credit)
    Instructor: James Katseanes, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    To see an example of James’ online math lessons, click here.


    This course develops critical thinking and visualization skills, presenting and exploring the properties of shapes in space. Some of the major topics covered are angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles and congruence, quadrilaterals, similarity, right triangles, trigonometric ratios, circles, constructions, area, and volume. Concepts from Algebra 1 are integrated throughout this course. Construction tools such as a straightedge and a compass (not included in class fee) are required for this course. 
     
    Prerequisites:  Algebra 1 or Intermediate Algebra. 
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit From is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students.
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.
  • Good Morning Art Studio, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Course: #741 Section 31[This section has been CANCELED]
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #741 Section 35 [This section has been CANCELED]
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #741 Section 21
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #741 Section 25
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty

    Wake up and greet the day by getting your creative juices flowing! In this class students will be in the drivers seat. The studio will be open for multiple projects simultaneously. Students will work with the teacher to create their own pieces and build a personal practice. Each day will start with a warm up activity in their sketchbook; followed by time to work on individual pieces. The morning ends with a brief critique, and group check in. This class is perfect for every student; from those looking to elevate their doodles to the next level, or even the student looking for a calm and creative way to begin their day. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Guitar, Classical for Beginners, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #727 Section 23  
    Days: Tue/Thurs
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm 
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Shea Welsh, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This class will introduce classical guitar techniques including note reading, tablature, chords, strums and lovely pieces to play!  Students must have a nylon string guitar.
  • Guitar, Rock and Blues, grades 6-12

    Course: #721 Section 22
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Shea Welsh, Crossroads Summer Faculty 

    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. 
      
     
  • Guitar: Rock, Blues and Classical - Level 2 (grades 6-12)

    Course: #721 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Shea Welsh, Crossroads Faculty

    This class will reinforce guitar techniques and skills. This course will included learning to read TAB, chords, strumming patterns, blues and pentatonic scales, finger-picking and other styles.
  • Hip-Hop History and Appreciation, grades 6-12 [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #520 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Brendan Whitt, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #520 Section 36
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Brendan Whitt, Crossroads Faculty
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • History Buffs and News Junkies, grades 6-8 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED. 

    Course: #526 Section 21
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #526 Section 25
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty

    Students will investigate and discuss United States history from 1945 to the present day. We will look closely at the news and have lively discussion about current events. Students will have opportunities to debate, discuss, critique, and reflect. This course is all about interrogating the past in order to make sense of the present moment. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • How to Be Successful in College, One-Week, grade 12 and recent grads [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #808 Section 11  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am 
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Kevin Scull, Crossroads Faculty
     
    How to be successful in college will provide students with skills and information to help ease the transition to college. The course will focus on a wide variety of topics such as how to approach a paper, communicating with professors, choosing a college, attending classes, how colleges operate, choosing majors, adjusting to dorm life, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and transferring to a new school. Students will have the chance to suggest topics, and there will be ample time set aside for student questions. All classwork will be completed during the allotted class time. The course will be taught by Dr. Kevin Scull, who attended many colleges and taught at several others. You can also look forward to special guests representing different perspectives and experiences.
  • How to Read A Film, Tom Kemper's Greatest Hits, grades 9-12, recent grads, alumni and parents [NEW]

    Course: #716 Section 03
    Days: Sundays
    Time: 3:00pm-5:30pm
    Dates: June 14, 28, July 5, 12, 19 (no class on June 21)
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Tom Kemper, Crossroads Faculty

    An overview of film interpretation, this one-week course will survey the many different practices of filmmaking and how to recognize and understand them. It will examine film’s close relation to other arts from painting to photography to the comic book, exploring film from many different perspectives. Students will learn the principles of classical Hollywood style and its endurance into the modern era. From there, the course will examine the ways filmmakers employed aspects of the medium to create narratives. These classical narrative values will serve as a contrast to explorations of alternative cinemas, from foreign films and art cinema, modernist and avant-garde strategies, documentary form, animation, and independent filmmaking. In all of these cases, students will learn what elements stand out as necessary to film’s meaning and how to discern a film’s important and unique components as an art and a form of communication. The class will expose the complexities of film that often go forgotten or overlooked. Film clips and visual aids (painting, photography, theater, and comic books) will enhance the lectures and discussions.  The goal is to develop or enhance students in their film experience by giving them the tools and practices of engaged watching.  Dr. Tom Kemper has taught at UCLA’s film school and currently teaches at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and Crossroads School. He is the author of Hidden Talent: The Emergence of Hollywood Agents (2010) and Toy Story: A Critical Reading (2015) in the prestigious BFI Film Classics series. 
  • Improv for Kids, ONE-WEEK, grades 3-5 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    School is out and it’s time to play! Kids indulge their silliest instincts through games and exercises that introduce them to the fundamentals of improvisational comedy. Our young thespians strengthen their communication skills while building confidence in their own comedic instincts. The class concludes with a performance by the students where they’ll show off what they’ve learned!
     
    Instructor: Farbod Kadkhoda, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 138
     
    Section 48: 7/6-7/10/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550
     
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 8.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Intro to Global Health, Grades 9-12 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course is CANCELED.

    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Three Weeks
    Dates: July 13-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Enrichment/Intensive
    Instructor: Anand Patel, Crossroads Faculty
                                                                                                                                                                                   
    As global citizens, we have a responsibility to create better health outcomes in our world.  In this course, students learn the scientific facts regarding human health and global sustainability through an exploration of the biotic and abiotic causes and mechanisms of human disease and environmental degradation. This includes communicable and non-communicable diseases, ecosystem health and viability, child and adolescent health problems, mental health, reproductive health and rights, and health issues within refugee and displaced populations. By analyzing trends in data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other global agencies, students evaluate both the victories and shortfalls in humanity’s response to various pandemics (special case study on COVID-19). Students examine how differences in perceptions within developed, emerging, and developing countries affect national health and environmental policies. Taught within the context of global equity and social justice, the course draws connections between human health, global sustainability, and economic disparity. Hence access to health care, education, family planning, clean air, potable water, sanitation, food, and land use are important topics of study. The course is taught using a seminar approach designed to support student driven research. A final capstone project conducted by students will culminate our journey, developing a carbon footprint conscious tasty meal for planetary health and your health. 
  • Intro to Latin, Grades 6-9 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED. 

    Course: 869 Section 53
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm 
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Moc Le Nguyen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Latin is not dead; it is immortal! It continues to live on in Romance languages. This course will introduce Latin grammar and vocabulary. Students will read stories, learn about Roman culture and converse in Latin. Students will gain a strong foundation that will prepare them for 7th grade Latin.
  • Intro to Sports Medicine, grades 9-12 and recent grads [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED. 

    Course: #816  Section 34 
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $500
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Shannon Azizi, Crossroads Faculty

    This course introduces the medical aspects of athletic training, modalities, rehabilitation and diagnostic techniques. Advanced anatomy, cell and tissue structure, and response to injury will be integrated with the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
    The purpose of this class is to allow students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of sports related injuries and treatment. Specific injuries will be discussed in relation to areas of the body. An overview of communication skills, ethical and legal responsibilities in healthcare, and post-secondary options will also be part of coursework.

    School is closed July 3. 
  • Jazz Music Workshop, grades 6-12

    Course: #725 Section 22
    Days: Monday-Friday (10 days)
    Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 17, 2020
    Fee: $750
    Type: Enrichment
    Coordinator: Evan Avery, Crossroads Faculty 
    Instructor(s): Crossroads Music Faculty and other professional musicians.
     
    Course: #725 Section 21
     Days: Monday-Friday (9 days)
    Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 2, 2020
    Fee: $675
    Type: Enrichment
    Coordinator: Evan Avery, Crossroads Faculty 
    Instructor(s): Crossroads Music Faculty and other professional musicians.
     
    This is the 20th year of the Crossroads Summer Jazz Workshop, and we are going to keep things swinging with the 2020 Summer Jazz Workshop Online!  
     
    Our amazing instructors will teach your child concepts such as:
    • Proper instrumental technique 
    • How to phrase a jazz melody
    • How to improvise effectively
    • Jazz Theory
    • Jazz History
    • And more!
    Other highlights:
    • Each jazz ensemble will learn and record some classic jazz tunes, all from the comfort and safety or your home!
    • Each student will receive a one-hour private “Zoom” lesson with one of our instructors!
    We hope to have your child a part of this summer’s workshop.  Jazz is still alive and well at Crossroads School....come and be a part of it!
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
  • Latin Review, Grades 7, 8 and 9 [NEW]

    Course: 870 Section 52
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm 
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Moc Le Nguyen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This course will review the grammar and vocabulary of Stages 1-12 taught in 7th grade Latin, which will prepare students for 8th grade. Students will reread important stories that reinforce their knowledge and understanding of Latin grammar and syntax and reexplore Roman culture. A portion of the course will also be dedicated for students to practice speaking, reading, and writing about their interests and daily life.
  • Less is More: The Art of Concise Creative Writing, One-Week, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    Course: #802 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty

    In this 1-week intensive course, students will master the art of writing creatively with very few words. Students will learn the art of the haiku and compose their own poetry, supplemented by imaginative visual, tactile and kinesthetic exploration. Students will also read, discuss and compose 6-word stories and memoirs that can be published and shared.
     
     
  • Life Skills in the Summer, grades 6-8 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED. 

    Course: #541 Section 23 
    Days: Tue/Thur
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: David Listenberger, Crossroads Faculty
                     Jamy Myatt, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Relationships in Remarkable Times - During a time of social distancing, friendships and family relationships have become even more important.  This Zoom class will focus on ways of building and maintaining relationships through digital media.  Students can look forward to digital games, discussions, activities, and Council:  a formal but secular conversational style central to the Life Skills Department at Crossroads School.  Sign up for an opportunity to maintain social connections through zoom with a diverse group of young people, facilitated by a Life Skills teacher at Crossroads School.
  • Life Skills in the Summer, grades 9-12 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED. 

    Course: #541 Section 93 
    Days: Tue/Thur
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: David Listenberger, Crossroads Faculty
                     Jamy Myatt, Crossroads Faculty

    Relationships in Remarkable Times - During a time of social distancing, friendships and family relationships have become even more important.  This Zoom class will focus on ways of building and maintaining relationships through digital media.  Students can look forward to digital games, discussions, activities, and Council:  a formal but secular conversational style central to the Life Skills Department at Crossroads School.  Sign up for an opportunity to maintain social connections through zoom with a diverse group of young people, facilitated by a Life Skills teacher at Crossroads School.
  • Line and Color: Foundational Drawing, grades 6-12

    Course: #748 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor:  Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty

    Students in this course learn foundational drawing skills, and how to incorporate them into painting. Oftentimes drawing and painting are taught exclusively, and while there are important distinctions, this class focuses on the relationship between them; the ways in which drawing can strengthen painting, and vice versa. The beginning of class focuses on such techniques as blind contour, still life drawing, and gesture drawing in the aim of teaching students to loosen up, get comfortable, discover their line, and experiment. Students make works with charcoal, graphite, and ink. From there, students learn foundational color theory, and proceed to work with watercolor before transitioning to acrylics, finishing out the class with painting on canvas.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Make a Movie: Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12

    Make a Movie: Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12   take out recent grads
    Course: #790 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00pm 
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 

    Course: #790 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 

    Come partake and celebrate filmmaking in this exciting, one-week Summer School video production class at Crossroads. Students, in five days, will learn how to write a screenplay using CELTX, a web-based professional screenwriting software, film a movie with digital film cameras and learn how to edit using iMovie or Final Cut editing software. In this fun and fast paced class, students will "draw" key cinematic elements, like a specific prop, a line of dialogue or the genre for their film, from "a hat." These elements must be a part of their film as they create and then screen their films at the end of the week. Learn film from the get-go, in this hands-on approach to digital gorilla filmmaking. Cinematic technique will be discussed on the first day and then the students will immediately be plunged into the world of creative movie making. An industry professional will watch and critique the films with the students to help provide insight and offer valuable insider information. 

    Students will need access to any type of video camera. This can include i-phones, computer cameras, or DSLRs. 
     
     
  • Make Your Own Board Game, grades 6-8 [CANCELED]

    This class has been CANCELED. 

    In this course, students will research one of the world’s favorite past-times: board games. We will explore and research many of the timeless classics we know and love, and what makes those games so addicting. Throughout the course, we’ll breakdown different aspects of the games to eventually create our own games to test out. By having the opportunity to use the school's "Maker Space,” students will stretch their creative skills while trying to design and build something that they truly want to keep and share.
     
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 658 
    Section 23: 6/23-7/23/2020 TTh 1:00-3:00 $400
     
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Make Your Own Board Game, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    In this exciting new STEAM class students explore the wonders of board games We examine different types of games like those that require knowledge of trivia or involve luck. We also learn about games that require strategy or developing new skills for word and math challenges. Using their ingenuity, students create their own games including the board, logo, cards, mechanics, and rules. Students have the opportunity to use a variety of mediums and technology to create their masterpieces. They can even create a digital version of their board game to print out and take home.
     
    Instructor: Johana Barahona, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 143
         
    Section 58: 7/13-7/17/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $595
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 15.
     
    Section 68: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $595
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 22.
     
    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Make Your Own E-Zine, grades 9-12 and recent grads [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #743 Section 33  
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Abigail Chew, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Research and Writing Skills, Design with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and PhotoShop. Choose your own passion project from black-footed ferrets to rocket science to sonnets and learn to research, write about, and design a magazine around your idea! Students work with an instructor to hone their ideas to a specific target, then research facts and information, find images that are available for reuse, learn to create their own illustrations in PhotoShop, InDesign, and Illustrator (programs available through Crossroads). Students then choose the size of their magazine and learn to build a master page, design a cover, and lay out their magazine in Adobe InDesign. Finished project can be exported as a PDF and distributed electronically!
  • Marine Field Studies, grades 6-8 [CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED. 

    Course: #640 Section 33
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Ian Culbertson, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course: #640 Section 37
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Ian Culbertson, Crossroads Summer Faculty 

    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, and research activities 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.  
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Mars: Gateway to the Search for Life, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #643 Section 34  
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Art Borja, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Are you curious about the Mars 2020 mission to Mars? Want to know what we have learned about Mars? In this class, we will not only learn about current and past missions to the red planet but also how Mars has influenced mythology, literature, film making, politics, and scientific exploration. As part of our exploration of the red planet, we will use a remote-operated telescope to take pictures, hear from the experts on the Perseverance team, learn from iconic science fiction movies, and some of the classics of the science fiction genre that deal with Mars. Hands-on activities will use readily available materials at home, and there will be interactive simulations online.
  • Math Play, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-4 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This one-week, all-day program is all about having fun, exploring math, and engaging in real-life applications of math. Math is everywhere! It's out in nature, in sports played in the gym or on a field, in the preparation or baking of food, in technology and of course, in the classroom. Come spend time using math in all these areas and more.
     
    We may learn how to calculate basketball shot averages, figure out the Fibonacci sequence, or quadruple a recipe to feed a family of four. Other activities include brainstorming and problem solving in groups, exploring math as it relates to sports, looking for math in nature, surveying and representing data, "shopping," cooking, playing games, and much, much more.
     
    Make sure to bring your curiosity and great problem-solving brain!
     
    Instructor: TBA
     
    Course #: 126

    Section 48: 7/6-7/10/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 8.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Mathematical Marvels, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Course: #599 Section 33 [This section has been CANCELED]
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Daniel Figueroa, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: #599 Section 37
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Daniel Figueroa, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    How can you calculate your latitude from anywhere in the world and with no electrical device? How can you determine your bearing on a map? How did ancient cultures construct megaliths, such as the great temples in Chichen Itza, that were perfectly aligned with the cosmos? How can you determine the odds of winning a game and decide if it is fair? How do Newton’s Laws of motion help us better understand the physical universe? How can you estimate the population of a certain species within a given region?
     
    The answer to all of the above problems requires certain mathematical abilities. Within this course we will investigate these questions and more. The purpose of this applied math course is to enrich the mathematical understanding and abilities of the student through interactive investigations and discussion. In short this course will be a mathematical journey and adventure. Students will learn grade level to advanced math concepts and will apply them to solve real world problems from a variety of STEM fields. The course consists of several units, each with its own theme and culminating project.
     
     
  • Mental Health and Wellness, One-Week, grades 9-12 [CANCELED]

    This camp has been CANCELED. 

    Are you ready to make your mental health a priority? This one-week learning retreat will help you understand the way your mind works and teach you how to properly self-care. Each day will be filled with fun activities that center around teen mental health and wellness; including social media use, nutrition, the role of sleep, social-emotional wellbeing and much more! We will be also be taking field trips, hosting amazing guest speakers and learning about careers in the field of mental health & psychology. 
     
    Instructor: Sarah Eleid, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #798
    Section 11: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 9:00-12:00 $350

    Enrichment.
  • Migajon Art and Spanish, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been cancelled.

    Course #: 135 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-June 19
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Migajón is a craft air dry clay made from bread. It is used to create folk art in different Latin American countries including Mexico and Ecuador. In this one week class, students make their own Migajón clay from scratch. They'll use food coloring to enhance their hand-made clay's visual appeal. With food as our theme, students create realistic food sculptures as Spanish language and culture are woven throughout our projects.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This course must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Mindfulness, Council & Yoga, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-2, [NEW]

    Course #: 129
    Section #: 44
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 4
    Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Jenna Bach, Crossroads Faculty

    In this class, we explore Mindfulness through various activiites and practices, including Council, a very special tool for cultivating connection at Crossroads. We will also practice Yoga and mindful movement together in our virtual classroom.

    Students will keep a digital journal throughout the week to keep track of and reflect on the various learning activities.  Students are encouraged to practice Mindfulness at home with their family with a daily “mindfulness challenge”. This class includes fun, engaging activities around the topics of mindful breathing, mindful communication, mindfulness of the 5 senses, mindfulness of thoughts and feelings, becoming a mindful student, and mindfulness of art, music and movement. Students learn and practice a new way of being in the world leading to improved social-emotional skills.
     
    For younger learners, activities are largely play-based and include read-aloud, arts & crafts, movement and music.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll today.
  • Mindfulness, Council & Yoga, REMOTE 2020, grades 3-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 129
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Jenna Bach, Crossroads Faculty

    In this class, we explore Mindfulness through various activiites and practices, including Council, a very special tool for cultivating connection at Crossroads. We will also practice Yoga and mindful movement together in our virtual classroom.

    Students will keep a digital journal throughout the week to keep track of and reflect on the various learning activities.  Students are encouraged to practice Mindfulness at home with their family with a daily “mindfulness challenge”. This class includes fun, engaging activities around the topics of mindful breathing, mindful communication, mindfulness of the 5 senses, mindfulness of thoughts and feelings, becoming a mindful student, and mindfulness of art, music and movement. Students learn and practice a new way of being in the world leading to improved social-emotional skills.
     
    This class incorporates a greater emphasis on self-reflection through writing, an in-depth scientific look at how mindulness challenges the brain, and addresses how mindful practices improve social-emotional well-being.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll today.
  • Mindfulness, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-2 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    In this class, we explore the definition of mindfulness and how mindful awareness can help us become more present in our day to day lives as we learn, play, and grow! Students receive a mindfulness journal to use throughout the week to keep track of and reflect on the various learning activities.  Students are encouraged to practice mindfulness at home with their friends and family with a daily “mindfulness challenge”. The class offers fun and engaging, hands-on activities around the topics of mindful breathing, mindfulness of the 5 senses, mindfulness of thoughts and feelings, becoming a mindful student, and mindfulness of art, music and movement. Students learn a new way of being in the world which can lead to greater awareness of both themselves and others, as well as improved social-emotional skills.
     
    For younger learners, activities are largely play-based and include read-aloud, arts & crafts, movement and music, learning about the brain, and sensory exploration.
     
    Instructor: Jenna Bach, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 129

    Section 68: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 15.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Mindfulness, ONE-WEEK, grades 3-5 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    In this class, we explore the definition of mindfulness and how mindful awareness can help us become more present in our day to day lives as we learn, play, and grow! Students receive a mindfulness journal to use throughout the week to keep track of and reflect on the various learning activities.  Students are encouraged to practice mindfulness at home with their friends and family with a daily “mindfulness challenge”. The class offers fun and engaging, hands-on activities around the topics of mindful breathing, mindfulness of the 5 senses, mindfulness of thoughts and feelings, becoming a mindful student, and mindfulness of art, music and movement. Students learn a new way of being in the world which can lead to greater awareness of both themselves and others, as well as improved social-emotional skills.
     
    For learners entering grades 3-5, the class incorporates a greater emphasis on self-reflection through writing, a more in-depth scientific look at how mindfulness changes the brain and how mindful practices can help students cope with challenges and thrive as students and citizens. 
     
    Instructor: Jenna Bach, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 129

    Section 58: 7/13-7/20/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 22.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Music Production (Modern Music Creating and Recording), grades 9-12

    Course: #724 Section 50
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1900
    Type: Credit (1-year arts-credit for students entering grades 9-12)
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty

    The objective of this class is to teach students how to write and record their own music. Music production software will be included in the price of the class and students can purchase additional equipment at a discounted cost. Students already using a different software from the one provided are welcome to do so. Through one-on-one time with instructor and hands on experience, students will learn DAW basics, basic music theory, composition techniques, beat-making, properties of sound, principles of digital recording, synthesis, transducers, microphone techniques, mixing, mastering and music industry basics. These concepts are reinforced with regular projects wherein students write and record their own pieces based on parameters that reflect the topics being covered. Students will also have virtual access to the instructor’s home studio. This course is combined with the sound engineering and beat-making sections. All levels of experience are welcome.
     
    This is a UC/CSU approved course.
     
    Students are required to have a computer with at least the following characteristics:
     
    Mac:
    ·       Intel Mac with macOS 10.13.6, 10.14.6, 10.15.3 (Catalina 10.15.4 may create some problems)
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
    Windows:
    ·       Intel PC Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions 
    ·       Windows 10 for Workstations supported on Intel® Xeon processor-equipped machines
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
     
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student's home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students
  • Music Production, Intro to, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-6, [NEW]

    Just added!
    Course #: 146
    Section #: 71
    Dates: July 27-31, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00-11:30
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty

    In this class students learn how to ceate their own original beats. Students learn how to create great sounding beats in a variety of genres. The class explores MIDI basics, quantization, drum machines, sampling, chord progressions, synthesis, sound design and more. Students are then asked to share their beats with the class and give feedback to each other. This course encourages students to progress at their own pace. All levels of experience are welcome.

    At minimum, students need access to an Apple Mac computer with GarageBand software and midi controller to participate in this class. GarageBand is a free downloadable software that is available at apple.com
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.
     
    Enroll now!

    Course #: 146
    Section #: 12
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty
  • Musical Theater Company, grades 2-5 [CANCELED]

    This Year’s Production is DISNEY'S THE LION KING JR.
     
    Our full-day, five-week program, 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 teamwork and practice ensemble building. We encourage students to participate in both behind the scenes duties and live performances. Students not only collaborate with each other 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 program day.
     
    Scene Work
    Students work as an ensemble. When appropriate, roles in the production are 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 have more responsibility learning blocking and scene dialogue.
     
    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 warmups and vocal exercises. Soloists and choral singers work with the music director to perfect their songs.
     
    Community Time
    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 Hangout Days one-week program 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 the teachers and each cast member 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
    9:00-9:00 Morning Welcome
    9:15-10:00 Choreography
    10:00-10:20 Snack/Recess
    10:20-11:00 Vocals & Music
    11:00-11:45 Full Company Stage Movement
    11:45-12:30 Lunch, Playtime, Buddies & Mentoring
    12:30-1:15 Young Storytellers Scenes
    1:55-2:30 Art for Theater
    2:30-3:00 Full Company Presents, Wrap Up and Closing
    3:00-3:15pm Carpool & Dismissal
     
    This popular program is suitable for the beginning or experienced performer. An audition is not required.
     
    Evenings Performances are Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23.
     
    The program concludes with a cast party during our final class afternoon on Friday, July 24.
     
    A group photo, basic costume pieces and 4 show tickets are included in the program fee.
     
    Coordinator: Cheryl Factor, Crossroads Faculty
    Co-Director/Choreographer: Ricka Glucksman, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Musical Accompanist: TBA
     
    Course #: 161
     
    Section 98: 6/22-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $3200
    Enroll now to secure your space.
    This program will sell out!
     
    School is Closed Friday, July 3.
     
    This program does not include swimming. However, students may enroll in Private Swim Lessons available Mondays through Friday afternoons and Saturdays or Wave Runners Swim Team. See information about these programs in the Aquatics section of our website.
  • Musical Theater Production, grades 6-12

    Course: #702 Section 34
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020 (4 weeks)
    Fee: $1450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Ronnie Anderson, Crossroads Faculty
    Instructor: Fred Pinto, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.

    The Show Must Go On…On Line!!!
     
    Join us this summer for an inventive, creative brand new collaboration of Musical Theater.  Ronnie and Fred have been teaching and directing musical theater at Crossroads for the past 12 summers, and very excited to announce our FIRST on line production!  Creative…YES!, Original…YES, Collaborative fun learning…YES, YES, YES!!!!  The directors and cast will be putting together a two act musical production that has never been done before.
     
    Act 1 will feature the new show titled, The Play Must Go On, On Line.  A funny story about a school getting ready to stage their spring musical when QUARANTINE strikes!  What will they do? When one student overhears the drama teacher say that, if there is no show, then the drama department will be shut down, all the theater students come up with a great idea to save their play as well as the entire Drama Department.  Filled with touching moments and hilarious songs, this is one that will be remembered for years to come.
     
    Act 2 will be a musical journey about this new world we are temporarily living in.  For those of you who love to sing, this is for you.  We will choose from a wide array of songs that highlight not only what is happening in the world right now but of the excitement and joy for what is to come…. tomorrow.
     
    In musical theater we will work on character study, scene work, voice and choreography.  Every actor will also be working on costume design and creating background atmosphere.  All high school students will receive a fine arts credit that will be sent to your school upon competition of this class. Come and make lifetime memories with us as we begin this new journey…..TOGETHER.
     
    About the teachers/Directors:
    Ronnie Anderson has been a Crossroads for teacher for 25 years.  He has B.A. in Education and Fine Arts from Salve Regina University.  Before teaching, Ronnie was an actor in more than fifty productions, touring in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  He is the Co-Owner of C.A.T.S. Theatre with Fred Pinto in Rustic Canyon, California.
     
    Fred Pinto is the Drama Teacher at Beverly Vista School in Beverly Hills California.  A position he has held for the past 10 years.  He is a graduate of Purchase College with a B.A. in Theater Arts.  Fred has travelled the world in multiple productions including 42nd St., West Side Story and Chorus Line just to name a few.  He is the Co-Owner of C.A.T.S Theatre with Ronnie Anderson.
     
     
  • Ohm, Ohm: Get Electrified!, grades 6-8 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this class have been CANCELED. 

    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 this class as we explore the past, present and future of electricity, how electricity “works” and why it is considered the most versatile energy source.
     
    We build a variety of circuits and devices that demonstrate the fundamental concepts of electrical circuitry, basic electronic principles, and physical principles involved in this type of energy. We experiment and tinker to acquire knowledge and experience with electromagnetism, tesla coils, nanotechnology, and other student driven topics. As the weeks progress, there is continued, thoughtful and intentional testing of our own circuits to meet challenges that get more complex as we gain a greater understanding of electricity. Lastly, the students have a final electrical inventor engineering challenge, to demonstrate and showcase their scientific understanding of electricity.
     
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #: 636
    Section 33: 6/22-7/24/2020 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550
    Section 37: 6/22-7/10/2020 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
  • On Camera Audition Workshop!, One-Week, grades 8-12 [NEW]

    Course: #805 Section 72  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Claire Larsen, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #805 Section 11  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am 
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Claire Larsen, Crossroads Faculty

    This fun, challenging class is for both the seasoned performer or brand new beginner! This is an opportunity to stretch, play, get to know yourself and in safe, non-competitive environment, practice the art of auditioning.  An audition offers us a chance work on how to let ourselves JUMP,  to be seen, to practice bringing ourselves fully into a room and, provides us an opportunity to learn how handle performance anxiety – a valuable skill whether or not we are auditioning!  We will explore monologues,  short scenes from film and TV from a variety of genres and look at how to break down a scene so we understand the story we are being asked to tell.  We will work on giving and receiving feedback and spend some time on what to do during a call back and how to always keep playing and discovering.  Each class will include warm up exercises, improve games (improv is often asked for in auditions!) and new material that is appropriate for each student. Students will walk away from this workshop with new audition material and more importantly, with more ease and confidence in the process of auditioning and sharing themselves with others.
  • Painting, grades 6-12

    Course: #744 Section 33
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty  
     
    Course: #744 Section 37
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty  
     
    Course: #744 Section 22
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty  
     
    Course: #744 Section 26
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $250
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty  

    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. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Physics, grades 10-12

    Course: #635 Section 50 (Full-year)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1900
    Type: Credit (1-year physical science lab credit)
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #635 Section 51 (Semester 1)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Credit (1-semester physical science lab credit)
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #635 Section 52 (Semester 2)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Credit (1-semester physical science lab credit)
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty

    Physics is a full year laboratory science class that explores the nature of the world by examining the motion of objects (kinematics) and the causes of motion (dynamics). Students learn scientific reasoning and build problem-solving skills by developing mathematical models for the behavior of matter and energy. Through the use of innovative virtual labs, students will learn the scientific method of disciplined observation and how to systematically relate these observations to mathematical models for the behavior of matter and energy. Topics covered include: motion and kinematics, force, gravitation, circular motion, work and energy, momentum, and collisions. The class encourages students to think systematically about the world around them, emphasizing group participation in virtual labs, collaborative projects, problem solving, and online discussions. Prerequisite: completion of Biology, completion of a second science course.

    Prerequisite: completion of Biology, completion of a second science course.
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student's home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.
  • Poetry Intensive: A Thinking, Reading and Writing Creativity Workshop, One-Week, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #758 Section 72 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Ebony Murphy-Root, Crossroads Faculty
     
     
    This is an intensive one-week poetry workshop where we will read the work of classic, established and contemporary writers, with a focus on queer, women and writers of color; analyze, write, edit and revise our work. The philosophy behind a workshop of  this kind for committed, enthusiastic young writers is that you will hone your craft and style by working with other writers who are engaged in similar efforts and who share similar goals to to share with an audience and possible publication.
     
    School is closed July 3. 
  • Poetry Intensive: A Thinking, Reading and Writing Creativity Workshop, One-Week, grades 9-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #758 Section 11 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Ebony Murphy-Root, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    This is an intensive one-week poetry workshop where we will read the work of classic, established and contemporary writers, with a focus on queer, women and writers of color; analyze, write, edit and revise our work. The philosophy behind a workshop of  this kind for committed, enthusiastic young writers is that you will hone your craft and style by working with other writers who are engaged in similar efforts and who share similar goals to to share with an audience and possible publication.
     
    School is closed July 3. 
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 6

    Course: #601 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #601 Section 36
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty

    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. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.  
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 7

    Course: #605 Section 31
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #605 Section 35
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty

    This course offers a review of key sixth grade concepts such as order of operations, multiplying and dividing fractions, comparing portions, and solving equations and inequalities in addition to previewing important seventh grade concepts such as integers, algebraic expressions, and probability.
     
    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.
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 8

    Course: #603 Section 21
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #603 Section 25
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty

    This course offers a review of key seventh grade concepts such as integers, operations with fractions, decimals, and percent’s, solving proportions and equations, and slope in addition to previewing important eighth grade concepts such as scientific notation, exponent rules, and graphing linear equations.
     
    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.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Psychology, An Intro to, grades 9-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #639 Section 51
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1050
    Type: Credit (1-semester elective credit)
    Instructor: Sarah Eleid, Crossroads Faculty 

    The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.” Sigmund Freud. This college-level course is a broad survey of the scientific study of human nature. We will delve into various topics including but not limited to, how the mind works, the mind-body connection, child development, memory, cognition, personality, psychopathology, and social interaction. Students will consider how such knowledge relates to debates about nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self, and society. The learning format of this class will be structured around discussions, experiments, guest speakers, optional field trips and in-class psychological explorations. Students will come away with a strong foundational knowledge of psychology, mental health & wellness and career options in this field. We will have lecture 2-3 times per week via Zoom. The days that do not have a lecture will be time that students have to work on assigned research projects.
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Reading and Writing, "A Strange, Fantastic Journey", grade 8

    Course: #501 Section 22
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Sarah Eleid, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #501 Section 26
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Sarah Eleid, Crossroads Faculty

    What do Narnia, The Odyssey, and Gilgamesh all have in common with a town of cats? They share a strange, fantastic journey! 
     
    Drawing inspiration from short stories, poems, and passages of literature, we explore the foundations of storytelling: character, setting and plot. While examining the framework of The Hero’s Journey, we focus on the basics of how to construct a compelling story. 
     
    Literary works we read include excerpts from Gulliver’s Travels, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Journey to the Center of the Earth, among others. 
     
    As we engage with creative activities, students learn how to peer and self-edit; analyze and use evidence to support opinions; compose strong, concise sentences and paragraphs; and expand vocabulary both through exposure to new works and implementation in their own writing. 
     
    Join this class and learn how to read and write your own fantastic journey! 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Reading and Writing, "Me, Myself, and I", grade 6

    Course: #500 Section 31
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #500 Section 35
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty

    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 Lowry. 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. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July, 3.
  • Reading and Writing, “The Other”, grade 7

    Course: #505 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Sarah Eleid, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #505 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Sarah Eleid, Crossroads Faculty

    The curriculum includes an emphasis on reading, writing, critical thinking, and discussion. Students investigate works of fiction and poetry that center on the idea of “the marginalized character.”  We explore what it means to be “the other” through various literary perspectives, with a special focus on the teenage experience. 
     
    Past texts have included The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton and Feed by M.T. Anderson. We have also studied selections from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie and The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins. Poetry selections have included those by Edgar Allen Poe and from Thirteen Stories about the Agony and Ecstasy of Being 13 by James Howe. 
     
    As students read and study these texts, they develop their reading comprehension and vocabulary. They write frequently, focusing on developing ideas, organizing outlines, writing essays, and practicing good grammar and usage. Special attention is paid to organization and writing mechanics.  
     
    Students also enhance their discussion skills and formulate strong arguments during these thought-provoking book talks. Students become more aware of their learning styles and work to formulate successful study habits as they explore the elements of a novel (character, point of view, setting, theme, plot, and language). 
     
    This class is taught with a supportive child-centered approach to mastering written language and reading skills. 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Responding to Emergencies Training, grades 6-12 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED. 

    Course: #759 Section 24 
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm 
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $300
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Tara Shima, Crossroads Faculty
     
    The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies:  Comprehensive First Aid/CPR/AED program is to help students recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies.  The courses in this program teach students the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.  Students who successfully complete the course will receive American Red Cross certification in Adult and Child CPR, AED, First Aid, Asthma Inhaler,  Epinephrine Administration and Bloodborne Pathogens.
     
    School is closed July 3.
  • Rise to the Challenge, ONE-WEEK grades 3-5 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Do you like to creatively explore your talents? Do you like to collaborate in teams to solve problems? In this course, our young problem-solvers tackle engaging project-based team challenges with increasing levels of complexity. We’ll design, construct, research, improvise, and test! Everything is kid-powered and kid-created. In this class, our imaginations are free to run wild and we can rise to the challenge!

    Instructor: Christopher Lang, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 149
           
    Section 18: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $595
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, May 18.

    Section 38: 6/29-7/2/2020* M-Th 9:00-3:00 $495
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 1.
     
    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
     
    *School is Closed Friday, July 3.
  • Science, Magic Makers, ONE-WEEK, grade 1 [CANCELED]

    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: Cori Snelson, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 121

    Section 28: 6/22-6/26/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, May 26. 

    Section 48: 7/6-7/10/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 8.
     
    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Science, Movers and Shakers, ALL-DAY, grades 1-2 [CANCELED}

    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.
     
    Course #: 122
     
    Section 18: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550 
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, May 18.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Sculpt and Tone at Home, grades 6-12 and recent grads [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #730 Section 33 
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm 
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $500
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Tara Shima, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #730 Section 23 
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm 
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Tara Shima, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Students will engage in a variety of interactive workouts that will include HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), strengthening, flexibility, endurance and intentional warmups and cool downs.  They will also be given the tools to monitor their own improvement throughout the course and gain the knowledge of how to safely and properly engage in physically demanding activities including: proper nutrition, hydration, sleep and goal-setting.  The workouts will be led by Tara Shima (Crossroads head varsity swim coach, Wave Runners head coach and SMC kinesiology professor).  All workouts will begin and end with group interactions including journal entries, group conversations, feedback and online game play intended to create a meaningful experience for all participants.
  • Sculpture Intensive, One-Week, grades 6-12 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this camp have been CANCELED. 

    How do we build objects that convey meaning? In this class we will break down three different approaches to sculpture. Learn the basis of building large but simple hollow structures using cardboard; and discuss the differences and overlaps between minimalists like Donald Judd versus the monumental works of Richard Serra. Then consider the importance if line in three dimensional space, working with wire as our main material, learn about the soft minimalism of Ruth Asawa. 
    Finally we will consider the role of figurative sculpture, and how it differs and converges with larger conversations of historic and contemporary sculpture, by making plaster casts of our own faces! Our goal is to finish three pieces during the week. This class is suitable for any student excited by art, and ready to roll up their sleeves, dive in and explore new techniques.
     
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #794
    Section 11: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 9:00-12:00 $400
    Section 12: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 12:30-3:30 $400
  • Sewing and Crafting Together, One-Week, grades 3-5 [CANCELED]

    In this fun, interactive class students learn sewing skills and make a variety of crafts. While making pillowcases and pincushions, students learn the basics like how to thread a needle, cut a pattern and create a basic stitch. They also explore different tools like a needle and thread, pins and cushions and sewing pattern. Students experiment and create with fabrics like felt, cotton and wool.
     
    Other projects include making felt flower bouquets, cuddly creature toys, pencil pouches and woven potholders. Students explore how many of their creations can become gifts for loved ones or other members of the community.
     
    Instructor: Ashley Garcia, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 141

    Section 58: 7/13-7/17/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 15.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Singer/Songwriter Workshop, One-Week, grades 6-10 [NEW]

    Course: #804 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Do you love to sing? Are you interested in writing your own songs? Then this is the course for you! This workshop focuses on vocal performance - as soloists and members of an ensemble - and on the craft of songwriting. We'll study music from various genres and eras - from standards to top 40 hits, from musical theater to rap to country to parodies - to help you find a style that's uniquely you. Express yourself through song in a fun, easygoing, nonjudgmental environment. Bring an instrument or just bring yourself. All experience levels welcome.
     
  • Sketch Comedy, ONE-WEEK, grades 3-5 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Calling all comedians and class clowns! As they are introduced to the fundamentals of sketch comedy, kids in this all-day program stretch their imaginations. As they write and perform their own scenes, students learn sketch structure and character development. The class culminates with a performance written and performed by the kids themselves! Join for this laugh-out-loud week!
     
    Instructor: Farbod Kadkhoda, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 139
     
    Section 38: 6/29-7/2/2020* M-Th 9:00-3:00 $450
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 1.
     
    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
     
    *School is Closed Friday, July 3.
  • Sold Out! Science, Movers & Shakers, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    This class is now sold out!

    Course #: 122
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2    Section #: 11     9:00-11:30  $350
    grades 3-5    Section #: 12    12:30-3:00   $350
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty

    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. Projects may include making parachutes, testing balloon hovercrafts, constructing marble roller coasters and observe the transfer of energy when using electric circuits.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.
  • Songwriting, grades 6-12

    Course: #722 Section 33
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructors: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty and Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: #722 Section 37
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructors: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty and Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    End the summer with your very own original song (or even album)! In this course we learn about song style and structure, while looking at music across different genres and eras - from standards to top 40 hits; from musical theater to rap to country to parodies - to help you find a style that's uniquely you! Sadness, joy, humor, frustration - whatever you have to express, we can help you do it through song in a fun, easygoing, nonjudgmental environment. Bring an instrument or just bring yourself. All experience levels welcome. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
  • Spanish I Review, Grades 8-11 [NEW]

    Course: 873 Section 53
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm 
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Rodolfo Buonocore, Summer Faculty
    This is a two-week review course for students who have already completed a yearlong Spanish I class. Students will review grammar concepts, vocabulary and communicative tasks taught during the school year. This class is a review of the previous year long course and is not a course for credit. This class will help students feel even more prepared and confident when they start the upcoming school year.
  • Spanish II Review, Grades 9-12 [NEW]

    Course: 874 Section 52
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm 
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Silvia Salazar, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This is a two-week review course for students who have already completed a yearlong Spanish II class. Students will review grammar concepts, vocabulary and communicative tasks taught during the school year. This class is a review of the previous year long course and is not a course for credit. This class will help students feel even more prepared and confident when they start the upcoming school year.
  • Speak Up and Leadership, grades 6-8

    Course: #548 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $500
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course: #548 Section 36
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty 

    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. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Sports and Recreation, grades 6-8 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this class have been CANCELED. 

    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: tba
     
    Course #: 824
    Section 23: 6/23-7/23/2020 TTh 1:00-3:00 $500
    Section 27: 6/23-7/9/2020 TTh 1:00-3:00 $300
    Enrichment
     
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Strategies for Success in High School, One-Week, grades 9-10

    Course: #801 Section 71
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cherylnn Pope, Crossroads Faculty

    So often students are overwhelmed by high school and how different it is from middle school.
     
    “How do I get everything done?”  “I forgot to turn in my homework.”
     
    This workshop gives students tools and key strategies for navigating and succeeding in their academic subjects in high school. Students put into practice the strategies through role-play (simulating an Algebra 1 Fun class).
     
    Students also look at ways to achieve balance at school and at home.
     
    Some of the topics include:
     
    Critical Thinking, What Is That?
    Get Organized
    Managing Distractions and Social Media
    Studying Efficiently
    Homework is For You, not your Teacher
    How to “Manage” and Talk to Your Teacher
    How to Prepare for Assessments
    Managing Your Time
     
    Students are provided with a journal or they may bring their own journal or composition book to each session.
     
     
  • String Players, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 6-9, [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED. 

    Course #: 800
    Section #: 72
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:30am-3:00pm
    Fee: $500
    Instructors: Emily Stewart, Crossroad EMMI Director and Crossroads Strings Faculty

    Join us as we kick off this new one-week, half-day music enrichment program for the string player who has 1 to 5 years’ of experience playing their instrument.

    This program is open to students who play violin, viola, cello, and upright bass.

    Students will need their own instrument for the program. For information on short-term instrument rentals, please contact K-12 Strings Director Emily Stewart at estewart@xrds.org
     
    11:30-12:30
    Lunchtime Concert
    Students enjoy daily lunchtime concerts, featuring performances by some of the wackiest, most unconventional string players of our time.
     
    12:30-1:30
    Pop Goes the Filddle
    Learn to arrange and play your favorite pop music for your string instrument! Who says strings don't rock? Add technique to your toolbox that will allow you to play anything you hear on the radio!
     
    2:00-3:00
    Collaborate and Create
    The class is the composer! A series of musically creative brainstorming activities will guide students as they compose a piece together over the course of the week.

    In addition to the daily classes, students receive 2 fifty-minute  lessons during the week. Lessons are scheduled at the availability of the teacher and student. 
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment.

    Enroll now.
  • Strings Players, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-3 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been cancelled.

    Course #: 301
    Section #: 11
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00-12:30
    Fee: $500
    Instructors: Emily Stewart, Crossroads, EMMI Director and Cossroads Strings Faculty

    Join us as we kick off this new, one-week, half-day music enrichment program for the string player who has 1 to 5 years’ experience playing their instrument.

    This program is open to students who play violin, viola, cello, and upright bass.

    Students will need their own instrument for the program. For information on short-term instrument rentals, please contact K-12 Strings Director Emily Stewart at estewart@xrds.org
     
    9:00-10:00AM
    Rhythm and Movement
    We do not just play rhythm, we feel rhythm. In this class we focus on feeling rhythmic pulse, patterns, and grooves through movement and playing what we feel on our instruments. Let’s groove!
     
    10:30-11:30AM
    Collaborate and Create
    The class is the composer! A series of musically creative brainstorming activities will guide students as they compose a piece together over the course of the week.
     
    11:30-12:30
    Lunchtime Concert
    Students enjoy daily lunchtime concerts, featuring performances by some of the wackiest, most unconventional string players of our time.

    In addition to the daily classes, students receive 2 fifty-minute lessons during the week. Lessons are scheduled at the availability of the teacher and student. 
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.
  • Strings Players, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5 [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been cancelled.

    Course #: 301
    Section #: 12
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:30-3:00
    Fee: $500
    Instructors: Emily Stewart, Crossroads, EMMI Director and Cossroads Strings Faculty

    Join us as we kick off this new one-week, half-day music enrichment program for the string player who has 1 to 5 years’ of experience playing their instrument.

    This program is open to students who play violin, viola, cello, and upright bass.

    Students will need their own instrument for the program. For information on short-term instrument rentals, please contact K-12 Strings Director Emily Stewart at estewart@xrds.org
     
    11:30-12:30
    Lunchtime Concert
    Students enjoy daily lunchtime concerts, featuring performances by some of the wackiest, most unconventional string players of our time.
     
    12:30-1:30
    Fiddlin’ Around
    Learn tunes in a different style. From Irish tunes to Bluegrass to Old Time fiddle, students are introduced to the techniques and styles of alternative genres of traditional violin playing.
     
    2:00-3:00
    Collaborate and Create
    The class is the composer! A series of musically creative brainstorming activities will guide students as they compose a piece together over the course of the week.

    In addition to the daily classes, students receive 2 fifty-minute  lessons during the week. Lessons are scheduled at the availability of the teacher and student. 
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment.

    Enroll now.
  • Study Skills, grades 6-8 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this class have been CANCELED. 

    NEW THEME Coming Soon
     
    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 22: 6/23-7/23/2020 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350
    Section 26: 6/23-7/9/2020 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Summer Cinema Workshop, One-Week, grades 9-12 [CANCELED]

    Course: #796 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty

    For the young cinephile! Experience the essentials of cinema culture in Los Angeles though field trips, screenings, guest speakers, and making your very own short film. Students will view, analyze, and discuss important films from around the world. Through this fun and exciting workshop, students will strengthen their voice and develop a deeper understanding of the power of cinema. Special film topics include Feminist Filmmaking, Comedy, the Art of Acting, Classic Hollywood, Black Cinema, and Horror Movies. DLSR cameras, accessories, and sound equipment will be provided.
     
    Field Trips – Special trips to film archives, production studios, acting studios, projection booths, historic locations, and more.
    Guest Speakers – Historians and Industry professionals will share their experiences.
    Film Screenings – at historic movie theaters across the city.
    Special Screening Ceremony  – The course ends with a special screening night, complete with a filmmaker Q&A, open to family and friends.
     
  • Summer Cinema – Remote 2020, One-Week, grades 8-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #811 Section 12  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Do you love watching movies? Would you like to meet others who love movies as much as you do? Summer Cinema will unleash and nurture your inner cinephile. Over the course we will watch a series of essential movies, discuss, and learn the basics of cinematic language. Fun and thought provoking, you will leave knowing how to articulate cinematic thoughts and defend an argument for your favorite movies while meeting other movie lovers.
  • Summer One-Act Festival, grades 6-12 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Course: #709 Section 31
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Claire Larsen, Crossroads Summer Faculty


    Explore the creative and collaborative elements of theatre-making with the first ever Summer at Crossroads Teen One-Acts Festival.  You will have the option to write, direct, design or perform in a series of One-Act plays that will be produced by the teen company with mentorship by Crossroads faculty and guest artists.  Are you interested in directing? Curious about production design? Are you an actor who would like to know more about what goes into producing a show?  Take the summer to stretch your skill set and imagination and join us this summer.

    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Swim Lessons - Weekday Afternoon Private, Age 3 and above [CANCELED]

    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.
     
    Please note:  all weekday private swim lesson sessions start the week of June 15.
     
     
    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff
     
     
    Course #: 346
     
    Mondays – this is a six week session
    Section 1: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13 & 20 (CANCELED)
    3:30-4:15pm $270

    Section 2: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13 & 20 (CANCELED)
    4:30-5:15pm $270
     
     
    Wednesdays – this is a six week session 
    Section 3: June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 (CANCELED)
    3:30-4:15pm $270
    Section 4: June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22
    4:30-5:15pm $270
     
    Fridays – this is a six week session with no lesson on July 3
    Section 5: June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24 (CANCELED) 
    3:30-4:15pm $225
    Section 6: June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24
    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 programs ending at 3:00 p.m. will be walked to the pool for their lesson.
  • Swim – Fitness and Stroke Development, grades 2-12 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this class have been CANCELED. 

    Join this multi-level swim fitness stroke and development class 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: Tara Shima, Crossroads, Head Coach, Varsity Swimming
        
    Middle & Upper
    Grade 6-12
        Course #: 831
        Section 24: 6/23-7/23/2020 TTh 3:15-5:00 $450
        Section 28: 6/23-7/9/2020 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200
     
     
    ES – grade 1-5
    Course #328 
    Section 24: 6/23-7/23/2020 TTh 3:15-5:00 $450
    (this is a five week session)
     
  • Swim, Aquatics Fun, grades 2-7 [CANCELED]

    All sections of this camp have been CANCELED. 

    In our one-week, all-day swim program that is offered at the beginning and end of our summer season, children are provided the opportunity to learn and enhance their aquatics skills and develop 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 are tested and grouped according to their skill level. Swimmers participate in pool practice and out of water activities.
     
    Requirements
    Swimmers must have the minimum ability to swim 1 length of pool (25yards) unassisted and tread water for 30seconds.
    Children who are unable to meet the above requirements should consider enrolling in our Swim, Splash and Play One-Week programs or our Private Swim lessons.
     
    Water Activities Include:
    Swimming Skills
    Swim technique
    Stroke refinement
    Drills
    Treading water
    Flip turns (for the more advanced)
    Start/racing dives (for the more advanced)
    Pool Games & Competitions
     
    Dryland Activities Include:
    Stretching
    Workouts
    Viewing swim meet and competition recordings
    Nutrition
    Games
     
    Lunch and Snack
    Each day includes a snack and lunch break.
     
    Daily Schedule
    The specific schedule of activities for each week may vary depending on enrollment.
    Typically, swimmers will spend approximately four hours in the water with breaks for snack and lunch, as well as time out of the water for both indoor and outdoor dryland activities each day.
     
    What to Bring
    Swimmers should attend each day with a swimsuit (one-piece suit for girls) and two dry towels. Goggles and Rash Guards are not required but they are strongly encouraged. Unitards (full body swimsuits) are not required but may be preferable for some children who are more sensitive to sun exposure. Swimmers with hair length below the bottom of the neckline should also bring a hair tie or swim cap. Additionally, swimmers should bring comfortable clothes/shoes for dryland exercises and activities. All other pool toys and supplies are provided. Children should not bring personal toys or floatation devices.
     
    Sunscreen
    Sunscreen is provided. We use gluten free Rocky Mountain Sunscreen SPF 50 with no Oxybenzone and no Octinoxate. Children may bring their own personal sunscreen. Our staff will supervise children when applying and re-applying sunscreen throughout the day. We set aside specific times throughout each day ensure sunscreen is properly applied by the campers.
     
    Coordinator: Larry Zubrin, Crossroads Aquatics
     
    Course: # 326

    Section 18: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $650 
     
    Section 78: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $650
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 29.
     
    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Swim, Splash & Play, grades 1-5 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    All sections of this camp have been CANCELED. 

    For children looking to develop their swimming and water safety skills, our one-week, all-day learn to swim program provides small group instructional swim lessons, fun pool games, and modified aquatics sports along with out-of-water activities in a safe and fun learning environment.
     
    Requirements
    Program participants must be water-safe. Minimally, participants should be able to float on their back and stomach, go underwater comfortably and hold their breath for at least 5 seconds and swim front or back crawl unassisted for 5 yards.
    Children who are unable to meet the above requirements should consider enrolling in our private swim lesson program.
     
    Small Group Swim Lessons
    Participants are swim tested on the first day of the program and placed in groups of 3 to 6 swimmers based on their current aquatic skill levels. Each group is taught by one of our American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors, who is accompanied by an Assistant Instructor. Our teaching philosophy consists of creating a learning environment in which swimmers improve their swimming and water safety skills in a fun atmosphere that encourages confidence and enjoyment in the water. Our instructors do not force skills, but instead enable swimmers to learn and practice at a pace that is suitable for their individual development.
     
    Pool Games/Aquatics Activities
    In addition to daily swim lessons, swimmers participate in a variety of pool games such as Sharks and Minnows, Treasure Hunt and Raft Races. They also enjoy modified aquatics sports such as water polo, synchronized swimming and diving. At week’s end, a swimming showcase takes place with invited family and friends encouraged to attend as spectators. Swimmers participate in activities, games and events suited to their swimming ability.
     
    Dryland Activities
    Along with time in the pool, swimmers also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of out-of-water activities including swim stretching exercises, studying competition videos and playing games.
     
    Lunch and Snack
    Each day includes a snack and lunch break.
     
    Daily Schedule
    The specific schedule of activities for each week may vary depending on enrollment.
    Typically, swimmer will spend 4 to 4 ½ hours in the water each day with breaks for snack and lunch as well as options for out of water games and activities throughout the day. We schedule both indoor and outdoor dryland activities each day.
     
    What to Bring
    Swimmers should attend each day with a swim suit (one-piece suit for girls) and two dry towels. Goggles and Rash Guards are not required but they are strongly encouraged. Unitards (full body swimsuits) are not required but may be preferable for some children who are more sensitive to sun exposure. Swimmers with hair length below the bottom of the neck line should also bring a hair tie or swim cap. Additionally, swimmers should bring comfortable clothes/shoes for dryland exercises and activities. All other pool toys and supplies are provided. Children should not bring personal toys or floatation devices.
     
    Sunscreen
    Sunscreen is provided. We use gluten free Rocky Mountain Sunscreen SPF 50 with no Oxybenzone and no Octinoxate. Children may bring their own personal sunscreen. Our staff will supervise children when applying and reapplying sunscreen throughout the day. We set aside specific times throughout each day ensure sun-screen is properly applied by the campers.
     
    Coordinator: Larry Zubrin, Crossroads Aquatics Manager
     
    Course #:334
    Section 28: 6/22-6/26/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $650
    Section 38: 6/29-7/2/2020* M-Th 9:00-3:00 $525
    Section 48: 7/6-7/10/2020   M-F 9:00-3:00 $650
    Section 58: 7/13-7/17/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $650
    Section 68: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $650
     
    *School is Closed Friday, July 3.
  • Technical Theater, grades 7-12 [CANCELED]

    This class has been CANCELED. 

    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, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 704
    Section 32: 6/22-7/24/2020* MWF 10:40-12:30 $600
    1 semester of arts credit for students entering grades 9-12
     
    *Productions run through Saturday, July 25, 2020.
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Technology Skill Building, ONE-WEEK, grades 3–5 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    In our STEAM Lab, we utilize popular and cutting-edge software programs to teach and inspire students. Students enhance and build upon their technical computer skills by learning shortcuts for iOS devices, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint through a fun scavenger hunt. They also develop and improve their keyboarding skills and gain confidence in this entertaining and enjoyable learning lab environment using Dance Mat Typing and online safety through Common Sense Media. Students learn the basics of how to program and write code using Scratch, a web-based program developed by MIT.
     
    Instructor: Johana Barahona, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 142

    Section 18: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $595
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, May 18. 
     
    Section 38: 6/29-7/2/2020* M-Th 9:00-3:00 $495
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 1.
     
    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.

    *School is Closed Friday, July 3.
  • Technology Skill Building, REMOTE 2020, grades 3–5 [NEW] Starts Monday! Enroll Now!

    Course#: 142
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Times: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Johana Barahona, Crossroads Faculty


    In our remote learning environment, we will utilize the popular Seesaw platform to teach and inspire students. Students enhance and build upon their technical computer skills by learning shortcuts for iOS devices, iMovie, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint through a fun scavenger hunt. Students will work individually and in small groups to create a small movie to learn how to properly edit pictures and sound on iMovie. They also develop and improve their keyboarding skills and gain confidence in this entertaining and enjoyable remote learning lab environment using Dance Mat Typing and online safety through Common Sense Media. Students will also learn the basics of how to program and write code using Scratch, a web-based program developed by MIT. An iPad or laptop device is required to take this course. 

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Telling Your Story, grades 6-8

    Course: #549 Section 22 [This section has been CANCELED]
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: #549 Section 26
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    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.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • The Leadership Circle, Grades 9-12 [NEW][CANCELED]

    Course: 864 Section 31
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Hali Morell, Crossroads Faculty        
     
    In this day and age, the student voice is becoming more and more prominent in light of injustices occurring throughout the world. Through this two-week course, students will learn about different leadership styles through activities that will shine a light on past and present experiences. Using the art of Council, students will have the opportunity to share their personal stories around leadership. Through a series of prompts and reflective exercises, students will receive helpful insights, guidance and gain new tools in a supportive and safe environment. They will discover and identify their true leadership style, where their natural strengths lie, and what skills they would like to hone in order to become a more effective leader.                            
  • Treasure Hunters and Explorers, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-4 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Calling all treasure hunters, explorers, and makers! Join us for this fun one-week, all-day program chock full of treasure hunting, exploring and creating. Together we learn how to read maps, solve clues and decode ciphers. Not only do we engage in treasure and scavenger hunts, but we have the opportunity to make our own trinkets, treasure chests and maps. We plan to explore Geocaching, which is real-life treasure hunting and adventuring! We also engage in other fun and exciting building and engineering activities. Let's get to it, treasure hunters!
     
    Instructor: Mallory Konell, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 133

    Section 28: 6/22-6/26/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550 
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, May 26.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • United States History, grade 11

    Course: #531 Section 50
    Days: MWF; 9:00am-12:30pm
              T/Th; 9:00am-2:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $2200
    Type: Credit (1-year academic credit)
    Instructor: Drew Devore, Crossroads Faculty
    Instructor: Bryn Lander, Crossroads Faculty
    Instructor: Sandra Brasda, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Instructor: Elizabeth Bergman, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Students study, discuss and debate central issues in United States history between the 17th and 21st centuries. Readings include classic works on American political and literary life, contemporary social and cultural criticism, and significant primary and secondary historical sources. Sustained writing, research, and discussion deepen critical reasoning. One of the centerpieces of the U.S. History course is the students' completion of a semester-long, in-depth, largely self-guided research paper. The purpose of this paper is to solidify students' understanding of the historical process, to strengthen students' ability to conduct quality academic research, and to hone students' skills in the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of past events.
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the rigor and intensive pace of this course and to complete significant reading assignments each evening. Students must be able to address complex historical theory. Students must be able to grasp these concepts and be comfortable writing formal essays.
     
    United States History Honors, grade 11
    Honors credit is available to any student who undertakes a rigorous program of additional reading and writing and discussion in addition to the regular work of the course. Honors assignments require longer or more difficult readings as well as more complex writing and thoughtful discussion. Students working for honors credit can expect to spend more time on work out of class than students who do not take Honors. Students must consistently maintain at least a B in order to receive honors credit and remain in the honors program.
     
    Students are required to purchase a textbook prior to the first class meeting. A book list will be sent home in May. Students are also required to bring a laptop computer to class each day. If a student does not have a laptop, the summer programs office may be able to provide one on loan for the summer. For more information, please contact us at 310-829-7391, ext. 506.
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.
      
    Priority is given to current Crossroads students and enrollment is processed on a first-come first-served basis.
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    *Students are required to be at school until 2:30pm (dailiy for this class) and are not permitted to leave campus for lunch.
     
    Important Information about attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences may lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students. 
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program. 
  • Up for Debate!, One-Week, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Course: #807 Section 11 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $300
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty
     
    In this 1-week intensive course, students will have the opportunity to put their arguing skills to work! Over the course of the week, students will brainstorm and discuss timely issues that have more than one side, and they will work in partnerships and small groups to explore the dynamics of formal debate. Students will have the chance to research credible sources, improve persuasive writing skills, collaborate with peers, and work on how to be an engaging public speaker. The course will culminate with a staged formal debate with a Q&A on the Zoom platform! 
  • Visual Arts and Ceramics; Barcelona Beach Party, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-3 [CANCELED]

    This popular class has now been extended to a two-week, all-day program to provide those children who have an interest in the visual arts the opportunity to develop skills in ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. Students experiment with traditional and non-traditional media including collage, watercolor, upcycling recycled materials, and textile design. Students have the opportunity to express their inner creative voice while learning techniques.
     
    One of the main artistic emphasis of this class is ceramics. Students build 3d ceramic forms. While learning how to make their pieces appear realistic, they carve and glaze their fired pieces.
     
    Visual Arts and Ceramics sessions are integrated with a theme and include individual and group projects that support learning and connections between the students. Three two-week sessions are available. The dates of the two-week offerings cannot be split up or changed.
     
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Barcelona Beach Party, grades 1-3
    In this returning Visual Arts and Spanish session, students are magically transported through our theme-based activities to the sandy beaches of Barcelona. Students plan a beach party and design different elements of the party like invitations and decorations. We’ll make ceramic dishes and realistic food sculptures. Spanish Language is woven throughout our activities and other art experiences in painting, collage and drawing.
     
    Course #: 120
    Section 12: 6/15-6/26/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $1200
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, May 18.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Visual Arts and Ceramics; Experiencing Italy, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [CANCELED]

    This popular class has now been extended to a two-week, all-day program to provide those children who have an interest in the visual arts the opportunity to develop skills in ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. Students experiment with traditional and non-traditional media including collage, watercolor, upcycling recycled materials, and textile design. Students have the opportunity to express their inner creative voice while learning techniques.
     
    One of the main artistic emphasis of this class is ceramics. Students build 3d ceramic forms. While learning how to make their pieces appear realistic, they carve and glaze their fired pieces.
     
    Visual Arts and Ceramics sessions are integrated with a theme and include individual and group projects that support learning and connections between the students. Three two-week sessions are available. The dates of the two-week offerings cannot be split up or changed.
     
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Experiencing Italy, grades 2-5
    During this Italy inspired session, Italian art and design culture are woven throughout our two-weeks together. We explore artists like da Vinci and contemporary fashion designers. Student projects can include creating self-portraits, drawing fashion sketches, or crafting a designer inspired t-shirt. We’ll hand-build ceramic pieces inspired by boats those found along the Amalfi Coast and popular foods like pizza, pasta and gelato that are found throughout the regions of Italy.
     
    Course #: 120
    Section 34: 6/29-7/10/2020* M-F 9:00-3:00 $1100
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 1.

    *School is Closed Friday, July 3.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Visual Arts and Ceramics; Out in the Ocean, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [CANCELED]

    This popular class has now been extended to a two-week, all-day program to provide those children who have an interest in the visual arts the opportunity to develop skills in ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. Students experiment with traditional and non-traditional media including collage, watercolor, upcycling recycled materials, and textile design. Students have the opportunity to express their inner creative voice while learning techniques.
     
    One of the main artistic emphasis of this class is ceramics. Students build 3d ceramic forms. While learning how to make their pieces appear realistic, they carve and glaze their fired pieces.
     
    Visual Arts and Ceramics sessions are integrated with a theme and include individual and group projects that support learning and connections between the students. Three two-week sessions are available. The dates of the two-week offerings cannot be split up or changed.
     
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Out in the Ocean, grades 2-5
    This popular theme allows students interested in our oceans and marine life the chance to dive deep into this underwater world. Students build and glaze ceramic sea animals and carve marine life drawings on ceramic tiles. We’ll create digital underwater scenes. Additional projects may include, creating Coral inspired sun prints and sculptures made from recycled materials that bring awareness to environmental factors that are affecting our oceans and its marine inhabitants.

    Course #: 120
    Section 56: 7/13-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $1200
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 15.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Visual Arts and Italian, "Experiencing Italy," REMOTE 2020, grades 2-5, [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been cancelled.

    Course #: 120
    Section #: 43
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 3
    Time: 12:30-1:30
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    In this Italy inspired class, Italian art and design culture are woven throughout our four weeks together. We explore artists like Da Vinci, contemporary fashion designers and architects. Student projects can include creating a Mona Lisa inspired self-protraits, drawing fashion sketches, crafting architecture pieces, making fashionable accessories, and painting sea inspired watercolors.

    We'll make our very own clay out of bread and food coloring. We''ll hand-build clay boats like those found along the Amalfi Coast and make popular clay foods like pizza, pasta and gelato that are found throughout the regions of Italy. Some Italian vocabulary, phrases and gestures are woven throughout our lessons.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Visual Arts and Spanish, "Barcelona Beach Party," REMOTE 2020, grades 2-5, [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been cancelled.

    Course #: 120
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    In this popular Visual Arts and Spanish session, students are magically transported through our theme-based activities to the sandy beaches of Barcelona. Students plan a beach party. They design different elements of the party while developing skills in drawing, clay, painting, collage and digital photograpy. Some of our activities can include making watercolor invitations, crafting 3D Beach scenes, making sea-inspired clay fish and watercolor collages.
    Spanish vocabulary is introduced daily and woven into each lesson. Students gain greater Spanish vocabulary and new artistic skills.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Visual Effects Through Cinema History, grades 6-8 [CANCELED]

    This class has been CANCELED. 

    Students find humor and amazement in discussing the evolution of practical visual effects through cinema history. After Georges Méliès’s landmark A Trip to the Moon (1902) launches discussions into Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954), The Dark Crystal (1982) and Gremlins (1984), students learn about and discuss the suspension of disbelief and the filmmaking techniques that compel it.
     
    But that’s just to get started; in tandem with the viewings, students conceive of and build their own creatures, make-up effects, props, puppets or any number of tangible artifacts. In stepping away from their laptops and devices, students enter a world of possibility and explore the hands-on use of craft supplies, paints, liquid latex, sculpture compounds, miniatures, scale-models and, most of all, pure imagination. In this fast-paced, course, students engage in the design process from start to finish, and hone their reasoning, planning, and problem-solving skills to engineer their own piece of movie magic.
     
    This course is recommended for students interested in film, sculpture, fashion & design, architecture, and visual arts & crafts.
     
    Additional class discussions may surround excerpts from Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Little Shop of Horrors, King Kong, Jurassic Park, E.T. and The Forbidden Planet.
     
    Instructor: Julian Laurent, Crossroads Faculty
     
     
    Course #: 511
    Section 31: 6/22-7/24/2020 MWF 8:30-10:15 $500
    Section 35: 6/22-7/10/2020 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Vocal Arts, grades 6-12

    Course: #732 Section 21
    Days: Tue/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course: #732 Section 25
    Days: Tue/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty 

    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!  
      
    School is closed on Friday, July 3.
  • Volleyball Clinic, grades 6-12 [CANCELED]

    Course: #825 Section 34
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $500
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Marla Ricketts, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #825 Section 38
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Marla Ricketts, Crossroads Faculty

    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. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Watercolor Intensive, One-Week, grades 6-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    This class is offered as part of the summer ONLINE program. Students will not return to campus this summer. 

    Course: #780 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #780 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Susan Arena, Crossroads Faculty

    As of July 1, enrollment in this course requires each student to supply their own materials.   It is not required that these items are purchased from Blick.
    Crossroads is not providing these materials.
     
    Item#
    Per Student
    Cost
    Description
    1
    $4.74 
    Blick Studio Acrylics - Titanium White, 4 oz tube
    1
    $19.70 
    Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set of 12
    1
    $23.22 
    Canson Montval Watercolor Block - 12'' x 16'', 15 Sheets
    1
    $1.75 
    Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
    2
    $1.50 
    Blick Studio Drawing Pencil - 2B
    1
    12.05
    Blick Scholastic Golden Taklon Brush Set - Set of 5

    Have you wanted to learn about watercolor painting, but been intimidated because it seems too unforgiving? In this workshop, we will explore the beauty and the possibilities of this exciting painting medium.
     
    In this 5-day intensive class, we will explore some of the basics of watercolor painting; which include basic color theory, composition, tonal structure, and mark-making, using still-life and portraiture as modes of investigation. The goal will be for students to use what we have learned to find the freedom to tap into their own personal expression as artists.
     
     
  • Wizardry and Magical Creatures, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-3 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Have you always found yourself fascinated by the world of spells, potions and other types of magic? Do you wish that you could have a dragon, unicorn, fairy, or phoenix as a pet? If this sounds like you, join us for the week as we create exploding elixirs, make and solve riddles with invisible ink, hunt for dragon eggs, and more!
     
    Instructor: Erin Reid, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 131

    Section 18: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, May 18.
     
    Section 38: 6/29-7/2/2020* M-Th 9:00-3:00 $450
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 1.
    *School is Closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Section 58: 7/13-7/17/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 15.
     
    Class sizes are limited
    Enroll today.
  • World Civilizations 2, grades 10-12 [WAITLIST]

    This class has a WAIT LIST. 
    A section has been added to our registration form for non-Crossroads students to be placed on the waitlist.
    Please register (no fees will be charged at this time) and we will contact you about the status of this course.
    Course: #532 Section 50
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1800
    Type: Credit (1-year history credit)
    Instructor: Paul Case, Crossroads Faculty
    Instructor: Lidia Azouz, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Instructor: Angi Neff, Crossroads Faculty

    This course introduces students to the social, political, economic, and philosophical upheavals of the past five centuries. Students draw from both primary sources and historical texts to engage in modernity's central questions. Through discussion, debate, and papers, students weigh evidence, assess arguments, and develop their original points. Drawing from online databases, films, maps, books and journals, and original documents students also learn to prepare and complete research projects. Finally, students discuss and debate contemporary political issues. Much of the work assigned will be independently completed, with the teacher's guidance, as students work to hone research, writing, and editing skills. No prerequisite, completion of World Civilizations 1 is encouraged.  
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.  
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student's home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students.
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.
  • World Travelers, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-2 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    Get your passports ready! Kids embrace their wanderlust as they “journey” through the world’s most exciting destinations! Our world travelers are introduced to new countries as we explore the unique geography, language and culture of a place. Projects and activities can include those in art, storytelling, and music, mapping, and discovering and learning about historic buildings or UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Come along with us as the kids plan and take this trip around the world!
     
    Instructor: Farbod Kadkhoda, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 132

    Section 68: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $550
    Enrollment deadline is Monday, June 22.

    Class sizes are limited.
    Enroll today.
  • Writing for Performance, grades 8-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #703 Section 34  
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Claire Larsen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    In this fun, dynamic, on your feet writing class, students will explore writing a range of texts that are designed to be performed – monologues, skits, sketches, personal narrative, two person scenes and more.  We will examine both our individual writing styles and strengths and look at what it is like to work collaboratively on one story, as one does in a writers room (a la TV).  This is for any writer or performer who wants to push themselves creatively and is interested in developing their skill set as a writer. You will have the chance to workshop your writing each week, get feedback, give feedback and because scripts are meant to be spoken out loud, you will start to learn more about human behavior and interaction and what rings true to the human ear.   In each class you will be working as both a writer on your own content and as performer in the work of your peers.  We will read excerpts of screenplays and plays and watch clips of writers whose work has been produced in film and Television.  We may also look at developing content for Film/TV/Internet, how to “pitch” your work to those who might want to produce it and how you can produce your own work.  Get ready for a fun, creative on your feet writing class where you will walk away with work that will enhance and enliven your portfolio, whether you are a writer or a performer or both.
  • Writing Letters in the Same House: Document, Communicate, and Save, grades 6-12 and recent grads [NEW][CANCELED]

    This course has been CANCELED.

    Course: #707 Section 24
    Days: Tue/Thurs
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $300
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Abigail Chew, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This five week project offers both reading and writing assignments to adults and young people in the same house or separated -- by a few blocks or a few thousand miles. Reading assignments offer examples, investigations of the historical importance, and aesthetic beauty of letters. Participants will read letters from the likes of James Baldwin and Emily Dickinson, Hannah Grover and Albert Einstein and Johnny Cash. Weekly assignments offer prompts and inspirations for letter-writing between the project participants. At the end of the five weeks, the letters and inspirational material will be gathered by the project leader and laid out in a personalized magazine, delivered via PDF, with options for printing and binding. This project can work with two people or more -- perhaps a student, caregiver, and grandparent -- or even aunts and uncles! Can be adjusted for all-adult or all youth (all the cousins!) participants.
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Summer at Crossroads is open to the public and provides progressive and fun K-12 summer camps, classes and programs.