* Head’s Note
As we conclude our twenty-fifth anniversary year and begin our next quarter century, I wanted to take a moment to thank our entire community for making the 2016-17 school year so successful! Over the last twelve months, Crossroads has grown significantly in ways that are too numerous to mention, and none of these exciting areas of growth would have been possible without the incredible support of our community and the hard work of many.
I often think of a school’s growth paralleling that of a human, with developmental stages such as childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Neuroscientists will tell you that the human brain isn’t fully developed until the age of twenty-five and now that our school has reached this particular milestone, I am especially excited for what the next phase of our development will bring. With our high academic standards and meaningful character education program, excellent faculty and staff working with talented students, an engaged and supportive board, strong enrollment and annual giving, ever-increasing partnerships in the community, and our amazing parents and grandparents, Crossroads is poised for many great things in the years to come. It is an exciting journey that we are on, and I am grateful you are part of it.
Here’s wishing you and your family all the best for a restful, enjoyable, and fun-filled June, July, and August. We will miss spending the days with our students over the next few months but already look forward to welcoming our next classes of kindergartners through eighth graders back to our campus in the fall. Have a wonderful summer!
Crossroads Academy Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration
On October 21, we warmly welcomed Crossroads community members to celebrate twenty-five years of Strong Minds, Kind Hearts!
In September 1991, Crossroads Academy opened its doors–dedicated to the proposition that little people can think big thoughts and have a lot of fun doing it. In its first years as a K-3 day school, Crossroads had 15 students and 5 teachers in the basement of a church. Today, the school’s K-8 program has over 130 students on its beautiful 140-acre campus. Crossroads Academy is a model school with nationally ranked and award-winning students and faculty.
Crossroads proudly celebrated twenty-five years of “Strong Minds and Kind Hearts” with an all-day series of events on our campus. The festivities took place throughout the day with students and faculty participating in community service projects, activities, and games. Then at 4:00 pm, the wider Crossroads community was invited to join us to continue the celebration with a school-wide parade and ringing of our school bell. Afterward, we moved to the gym for our main program, beginning with welcoming remarks and a keynote address by Crossroads founder Dr. Mary Beth Klee. We enjoyed the singing of our new school song “Strong Minds, Kind Hearts,” videotaped and congratulations presentations, and of course, birthday cake! Our celebration concluded with social time and refreshments hosted by the Crossroads Board of Trustees.
Thanks to all who attended and contributed to make our school’s twenty-fifth birthday so memorable!
About Crossroads Academy
Crossroads Academy is a coeducational, independent day school in Lyme, NH, serving students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
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