Poetry Out Loud 2024

Zoe ConnerUncategorized

Every year, the Crossroads English department sponsors our school’s participation in a national competition in the memorization and recitation of poetry called Poetry Out Loud. Every child participates. Simply reciting the poem correctly is a success, but we also compete and name a single winner from each grade who performs at an all-school assembly; from this competition, we will select a school winner who competes in the …

Recording 50 Years (50th Feature)

Zoe ConnerUncategorized

It started, as some things do, in a storage room. In the quiet, emptiness of winter break, they were unearthed from the mustiest, darkest basement storage room: enormous bins chock full of Crossroads’ internal and external media and communications archives. Piles and piles of literary magazines, theatre programs, yellowing newspapers, and original, genuine typewritter-typed, school bulletins and home communications. Today, …

Happy 50th to Our Dear Community: A Message from Mark and Sarah

Zoe ConnerUncategorized

Happy 50th to Our Dear Crossroads Community! Throughout 2024, we will celebrate, look back, and plan our next steps forward. If you have not returned to Crossroads for some time, this is the year for a visit! We want to see photos from your days at Crossroads and hear your stories, and we want to learn more about what you …

All School Ice Skating

Zoe ConnerUncategorized

This beloved all school tradition is a perfect way to glide into Winter Break! Every year, we wrap up a week of challenging upper school finals and middle school projects with the joy of ice skating together at Steiner Rink in Forest Park. We also celebrated our second 5th Day Exhibition the morning before ice skating. After a quarter of …

Academic Success & Innovative Learning: A Message from Mark & Sarah

Zoe ConnerUncategorized

We have two weeks until winter break, and each week seems to grow more busy as we approach the end of the semester. Our ninth graders are preparing for their first round of exams, and while our faculty does an exceptional job of getting them ready, some nervousness and worry remain. Using togetherness as an antidote, StuCo (Student Government) has …

Historic AMC Four-Way Tie

Zoe ConnerUncategorized

On November 8, 2023, most of our high schoolers sat for the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) through the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). This Competition was first administered in 2950, and leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. The goal of this test is to help America’s educators identify talent and foster a …

Announcing SSAT Optional Admissions

Zoe ConnerUncategorized

We see your whole child, not just a test score. We are proud to announce that the admissions process at Crossroads College Prep is test optional. Don’t miss your chance to apply now: 9th grade applications are due this Friday, December 8! All other applications are due January 9. Click this image in our bio to apply now! Since 2020, …

Grateful for Gratitude Gathering

Zoe ConnerUncategorized

We love to open up our building to our extended Crossroads community: family, friends, and alums alike! This weekend, we all came together for an incredible afternoon of feasting, fun, and gratitude for each other and the space we share. We spent a chilly afternoon enjoying time with each other: playing games, sipping hot chocolate, and sharing our favorite Crossroads …

Kim Johnson @ Crossroads

Zoe ConnerUncategorized

Our partnership with The Novel Neighbor has been one of the highlights of this semester. Today, Kim Johnson, critically acclaimed YA author, visited us for an author talk and to sign copies of her newest novel, Invisible Son, a powerful work on social justice, identity, and race set in Portland as the pandemic rolls in and George Floyd is murdered. …

13th Annual Turducken

Zoe ConnerUncategorized

This year’s Turducken was certainly something to squawk about! It was our lucky number 13th Turducken, and the first Turducken we sat in our mixed grade level, faculty, and staff Houses.  Turducken is a potluck feast at Crossroads for students, faculty, and staff named after the iconic dish “Turducken” – a chicken inside of a duck inside of a turkey!  …