Crossroads Academy is a school of tradition – annual traditions and events that draw our community together and become a part of the children’s experience. These are some of our annual traditions
Back-To-School Night (September)
Back-to-School Night (for parents only) is an annual fall event when parents are invited to come to school to experience first-hand our engaging and unique program. Parents attend classes and teachers present their curriculum and address parents’ questions, including expectations for homework. All parents are encouraged to attend this important event—not to be missed!
Photo Day (September)
Students have their pictures taken during the fall trimester to capture special Crossroads memories. Individual and class pictures, which are taken on our beautiful north campus, are available for purchase. There is a photo retake day for those students who are absent on Photo Day. Students are expected to follow Crossroads dress code on Photo and retake days.
Grandparents Day (October)
Grandparents are very special members of the Crossroads community. We encourage parents to share contact information with us so that grandparents can be invited to special events such as Grandparents Day, which is typically the Friday before Columbus Day. Because this is not the best time for all, grandparents are also warmly invited to attend the Holiday Performance and/or the Spring Musical. In addition, Crossroads is pleased to make a private appointment with any visiting grandparent for a tour, a cup of coffee, or a classroom visit. Any grandparent can be put on the Weekly News e-mail list by contacting the Office Manager.
Holiday Performance (December)
The evening Holiday Performance is a festive, all-school celebration of the Christmas and Hanukkah traditions through music, drama, and dance. Information about the program will be included in the Weekly News.
Shakespeare Festival (April)
The Shakespeare Festival celebrates the works of William Shakespeare while closely simulating the life and times of Elizabethan England. The day’s events consist of the fifth grade’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as fencing, singing, the making of potpourri, and a mock trial for Macbeth.
Yearbook Dedication (June)
Each year in the spring, our eighth grade students dedicate the yearbook to special members of our community. Members of our graduating class create our yearbook.
Spring Musical (June)
Each year, as the culmination of our music and drama programs, all Middle School students (with voluntary participation from Lower School students) produce an outstanding musical theater production. Parental support for this program is critical to its success. For parental convenience and planning purposes, rehearsal times are communicated to parents well in advance.
Field Day (June)
Occurring late in the spring, this event is planned by the physical education teacher with the assistance of the faculty. Cooperative games are the focus of the day. Younger students are paired with older students to encourage cross-grade play and community building.
Graduation Activities (June)
Graduation is the culmination of the Crossroads experience. It speaks to our academic program, community, and the deep relationships that form over the years. Eighth grade students graduate from the School the afternoon prior to the Move-Up Ceremony. Everyone is invited to attend this beautiful event that includes student speeches, music, thanks, and farewells. It is followed by a luncheon for graduates, their families, and the faculty.
Move-Up Ceremony (June)
Our Move-Up Ceremony is an all-school event attended by faculty, staff, parents, grandparents and friends. In this joyful ceremony, kindergarten through seventh grade students move-up to the next grade. Speeches, ribbons, and musical performances are presented at this memorable occasion.