Welcome, New Students and Families!

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We want to offer a special welcome to all our new students and families! We had a great time at the New Student Orientation, and we are so excited to get to know you all more. In the hubbub of orientation and entering a new space, each of you still shine! We can’t wait to watch you become more and …

Kickin’ It at the Back to School Picnic

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We had a blast at this year’s Back to School Picnic! After an exciting New Student Orientation, the rest of the Crossroads community joined us for some fun in the sun (and oh, was it a beautiful day). Against a brick and blue sky background, we played cornhole, ring toss, and frisbee on the South Lawn. We chowed down on …

Can I Get a Signal? New Radio Tower Going Up

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Construction began last week on the replacement Radio Tower. Radio towers are fascinating structures that have played a crucial role in shaping the way we communicate and stay connected over long distances. They are not only engineering marvels but also symbols of the human desire to reach out and communicate with others across great distances. We’re so excited about this …

Crossroads fencing team 2023

Welcome Fencers!


Crossroads welcomed more than 150 people, ages 10-19, from nine states for a fencing tournament in May! This tournament was the final event for fencers to qualify for nationals, and the heat was on! Thanks so much to the Nike Community Impact Fund, which provided for equipment and program development, enabling us to partner with The Fencers Academy as an …

Crossroads class of 2023 in graduation gowns

Congrats Class of 2023!


We honor these 19 young people who are beautifully different. We have seen the ripple the class of 2023 has made in and outside of our community. We are so proud to celebrate this impressive class and we cannot wait to see what they do in the future. Thank you to our speakers, Jackson Turnage, Tate Morgan, Maya Fuller, and …

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 flavors, …

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 …

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!