Middle School Product Development!

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  Our middle school recently prototyped a 5th Day experience. Students were challenged with a design task to land a new drink on a grocery store shelf in our area. Middle Schoolers experimented with flavor profiles in science class, printed 3D cans at MADE in their Makerspace class, pitched and voted on can cover designs, created final names, designs, and …

Rep. Del Taylor Honors Nick Merlo ’23

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  This week, Nick Merlo ’23 was presented with a resolution by State Representative Del Taylor from the Missouri House of Representatives for his Poetry Out Loud achievements as regional and state winner! Amazing! Thank you, Representative Taylor, for honoring Nick and sharing your morning with Crossroads! Please come back anytime.  Nick will go on to compete in the national …

Chess Team at Nationals 2023

Chess Nationals in DC!

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Crossroads College Prep’s chess team competed in the National High School Championships this past week in Washington, D.C! What an experience! Joshua Vaughn (’25) played in the U1200 division, while Jackson Turnage (’23), Ronak Mohanty (’24), Kenzie Davis (’26), Alex Babusis (’26), Austin Wangler (’27), and Max Winkles-Reinsch (’27) all played in the U800 division.Our U800 team placed 3rd in …

State Winner: Poetry Out Loud!

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Senior Nick Merlo wins Missouri State Poetry Out Loud competition! He’ll go on nationals in D.C. in May. Congratulations, Nick!! Check out his performances at 29:00, 48:00, and 1:15:30. vimeo.com/806066367  

Nick Merlo ’23 winner of the 2023 Poetry Out Loud competition at Crossroads College Prep

Congratulations to Our 2023 Poetry Out Loud Finalists


Congratulations to our six finalists in Poetry Out Loud and our winner and runner-up: Leena McHugh ’28 Max Winkles-Reinsch ’27 Elliot Kopitske ’26 Morghan Freeman-Balton ’25 – Runner-up Lizzie Schweiterman ’24 Nick Merlo ’23 – Winner Check it out on TikTok!

Crossroads Theatre presents A Year with Frog and Toad

Crossroads Theatre Presents “A Year with Frog and Toad”


Follow Frog and Toad – and their woodland colleagues – as they adventure through the seasons of life and friendship, celebrating the differences that make them unique. The endearing amphibians may be characters from popular children’s books, but the lessons they deliver are for all ages. A Year with Frog and Toad is an upbeat musical that is sure to …

Karaoke Competition for Chinese Language Learners


Diana Corey, Mandarin teacher in the World Languages Department, received a grant from The National Chinese Language Conference to help fund Chinese language and culture events that connect St. Louis area schools and the general public. Diana has created a virtual Karaoke Competition for Chinese language learners – with submissions open from January 9th through February 23rd. Students of Mandarin …

First Semester Mastery Learning Projects


This semester, six Crossroads students completed Mastery Learning Projects. MLPs provide students with an opportunity to explore an area of interest independently over the course of a semester with support from a faculty or staff mentor. The following students completed MLPs this fall. Sarah Herzog ’23, created a concept for a musical about Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe and wrote …

Cultural Leadership


The Program Cultural Leadership seeks out middle and high school students to become advocates for social justice, equity, and just practices. This years class of 17 explored many strengths and oppressions of our communities through a lenses of Black and Jewish experiences. Tate Morgan and Hanan Nathan- Slarkey, rising seniors, participated in the program this year and shared their experiences …