Sign Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Parent-Teacher Conference Day at Crossroads College Preparatory School are Thursday, October 22, 2020 and Friday, October 23, 2020. At Crossroads, we believe these conferences are essential to learning. Please plan about an hour on that date to meet several of your child’s teachers to discuss progress for the year. Importance of Parent-Teacher Conferences Conferences will be held Thursday, October 22, …

Not Your Parents’ Reading List

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A frequent refrain you often hear from Sarah PW, Jason, and our faculty in the English department is “if you can read well and if you can write well, you can think well.” But reading well does not mean classroom reading lists must be exclusively filled with the classical canon that parents grew up with in their classrooms. Today, Crossroads’ …

Meg Corbett Remarks at the 2020 (UN)GALA

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On Saturday, February 22, members of the Crossroads school community gathered for the (UN)GALA, a community-wide party to support scholarships. Attendees heard from senior Meg Corbett, who reflected on Crossroads’ impact on her.  As a senior, I’ve spent many stressful weeks laboring over a college essay that would hopefully drop jaws and have the admissions offices click “accept.” In doing …

Theater Gives Students Voice as Professionals

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The Theater program at Crossroads, while always very strong in reputation and talent, increasingly provides students the opportunity to apply their talent in ways that go well beyond performance. In fact, many students have so much skill behind the curtain that they are taking on leadership roles and autonomy in areas such as playwriting, directing, costume design, lighting design, and …

Class of 2020 College Acceptances to Date

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The Class of 2020 has received a hefty round of early college acceptances. Congratulations to all of our seniors! Barnard College Belmont University Claflin University Coastal Carolina University Colorado School of Mines Cornell College Creighton University DePaul University Dillard University Drury University Eckerd College Grambling State University Hampton University Illinois College Iowa State University Jackson State University Knox College Lake …

2019 Fall Sports Wrap-Up

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Crossroads Athletics Director Bob Beatrice shares a wrap-up of an impressive season for the Current:   Girls’ Volleyball The 2019 volleyball season was a total success for the Current. We accomplished many of our goals for all 3 high school teams, and 28 girls were able to have fun, learn, improve, and work together. The C/JV team played a strong …

New Staff Profile: Celeste Chappuis

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New Staff Profile: Celeste Chappuis Celeste Chappuis has worked in independent and parochial schools throughout St. Louis for decades, but notes that she’s always been drawn to Crossroads, its authenticity, and the way it builds community. “The sayings that you see on the walls here aren’t just sayings,” she notes. “Everyone has a voice, a place, and something to contribute, and the …

College Counseling Aligns with Crossroads Values

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At Crossroads, we often say “small is an asset,” and that our size encourages authentic relationships between students and our faculty. For college counseling, knowing our students – their talents, and their aspirations – makes the process of finding the right college and navigating the application process less stressful and more personal. Led by Becky Ford Haffner, Crossroads’ college counseling …

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New Faculty Spotlight: Mike Rust

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This spring, after a recent retirement from 27 years of teaching, new mathematics teacher Mike Rust was tutoring students and felt the call back to teaching. “It made me really miss working with students,” Mike adds. “I was looking for a small school setting and I heard about the opening at Crossroads. It felt as though the stars were aligned.” …

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New Faculty Spotlight: Marschnee Strong

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In just her first days as Crossroads’ new music teacher, Marschnee Strong was approached by students sharing their music experiences with her, including instruments played and compositions written. She even heard from a number of faculty about their work as performers. “It’s clear to me that we’re a very creative community,” she says. Marschnee received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees …