Ashley Long, Alum and Admissions Co-Lead, on Why Crossroads

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Crossroads is special to me personally because it’s a place where students can really be seen and really grow into themselves. We provide a vital space where they are learning who they are and trying to figure out their place in the world. As a person, I have experienced Crossroads from a couple different domains: being at Crossroads as a …

Robotics Team Wins Control Award

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After an epic robotics season, the Servo Stressors climbed to their biggest victory of the year South St. Louis League Championship. They achieved a phenomenal record of 5-1 for the day among 22 other teams and finished second overall in the final competition round. They also received a second place Control Award because of the quality and reliability of their …

Clark Daggett, Former Head, on Why Crossroads?

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All independent schools, including Crossroads, offer significant advantages to their students when compared with other public and non-public choices. Smaller class sizes, an admissions program that seeks to enroll students who will benefit from and contribute to the school, curricular freedom with little or no state mandates, and the ability to define their own mission and core values that guide …

5th Day Quarter 4: A Different Structure

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For our final 5th Day quarter of the year, we did things a little differently. While one of the strengths of 5th Day is mixing up 7th-12th graders to provide ample mentorship opportunities, we also recognize that different grades sometimes have different needs. This quarter was designed around those unique needs: 7th graders learned about world religions, 8th graders became …

Teacher Appreciation Week

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Our teachers deserve celebration every day of the year, and we had so much fun dedicating a whole week to our appreciation. In celebrating all our educators, we recognize their hard work and integral role in our Crossroads community. What it means to be ‘Crossroadian’ starts with our teachers, who embody, reflect, and nurture kindness, dedication, and joy for learning. …

Happy National Volunteer Month!

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Since April is National Volunteer Month, we want to give a special shoutout to our dedicated volunteers who are essential to our school community. We extend deep gratitude to our UNGALA committee and volunteers, the Crossroads Family Organization, the Board of Trustees, our campus beautification volunteers, the Crossroads Student Council, and every single one of our students and faculty, all …

History Whiz Louisa

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Congratulations to junior Louisa Blackmoore for placing 2nd in today’s Missouri History Day competition. She also earned the women’s history prize for her performance of “Hedy Lamarr: Bombshell, Inventor, or Both?” Louisa began her work during her Mastery Learning Project this spring and will be proceeding to the National History Day competition next month in College Park, Maryland. We are …

Civitas and Crossroads

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Our entire middle school recently participated in a Model United Nations Conference hosted by Civitas. We’re proud to share a founder: Arthur Lieber! Arthur co-founded Crossroads and served as teacher and head of school for many years. He has dedicated his career to educating students about global issues and the US political system. Stay tuned for Arthur’s return to teaching …

Awards Day 2024

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The year coming to an end means it’s time to recognize students who have gone above and beyond what their classes and extracurriculars asked of them. From STEM to sports to practical and performing arts, these students exemplify what it means to be Crossroadian: hardworking, kind, wise, and a thoughtful community member. All of our students astound us, and these …

Reflections from Former Head, Billy Handmaker

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I was blessed to be the head of Crossroads School/Crossroads College Prep for 15 years, then head of a school in New Mexico for seven years, and I’m now finishing my 6th year as head of a school in San Antonio, Texas. My wife and I were also fortunate to have our older son attend Crossroads for two years. What …