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Crossroads School

Private | K-10 | 54 students

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Posted August 31, 2014

There are kids out there that this school is a great fit for, however, the school director is so focused on getting the money for her new school building that she will tell you whatever you want to hear to get your tuition money, and then you are trapped (unless you can pay two school tuitions). If your child has a behavior related learning difference, either in combination with other learning differences, or not, then this school may be a good fit for you. It worked for us for a while, however, they tried to fit my child in the same box as the other kids, and we aren't dealing with any behavior issues. Most of the teachers are fantastic. Some were not, and some subjects were done totally online while the instructor looked at his Facebook account, due to his inability to manage the behavior. Crossroads claims to help kids bridge back into a regular school environment, and the reality, for us, is that I, as the mom, did most of that. While I will always value the interaction we had with some of the teachers and staff, be very cautious about anything you are told during the "sales pitch." I wish I could have talked directly with the faculty and staff and skipped the director.
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Posted August 1, 2014

So sad, this school destroyed my son's confidence and self esteem temporarily. He has ADHD, never had any behavioral problems, and academically was always in the highest classes in his previous wonderful public school. I was misinformed by the director, Gila Arnoni, on how this school would be such a good fit in helping him with his ADHD and learning challenges. His teacher was completely disengaged and did not communicate at all about what they were doing, so absolutely no link between school and home, which is paramount. NO parental involvement. He began copying behavioral problems in his class, and academically being taught a year behind of what he was capable of. The effect of Crossroads on my son has taken 6 months to undo, as I withdrew him as every professional I consulted with said I needed to do. Wish I could give my email to any concerned parent. Luckily, he has caught up academically, is back to my happy, well adjusted son, and has worked through with his play therapist all of the horrible behaviors that he had learned and observed. Please do your research and observe, and talk to as many professionals as you can if you even consider Crossroads.
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Posted May 29, 2014

The sullen, depressed boy we brought to Crossroads School at the beginning of the 3rd grade has made monumental progress academically, emotionally and socially in his time there. When he was evaluated for learning differences at the beginning of the 3rd grade the assessment was depressing. The doctor told us as parents not to expect that he would ever read on grade level or write with any clarity. Math scores were very low. Crossroads School totally changed our outlook. They helped our son to achieve his full potential. This year I got regular updates from him on the books he read in class. He likes to write book reports. Not only has his writing improved, but he has a newfound love of math, especially algebra. He is so confident in his math skills that he told me high school algebra would be No problem . My son just graduated from the 8th grade with A's and B's and got accepted to a large private high school. He now talks about going to college and studying engineering and math. This school has a wonderful program and excellent teachers. I highly recommend this school for kids with ADHD, Dyslexia, Social issues and other learning differences.
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Posted December 1, 2013

Perhaps very good for certain children who are responsive to their "method," yet as a former parent, I would never had sent my daughter to this school, knowing that they literally group the children together, as all "special needs children," and at meetings called my child a behavioral problem. Since we left this school 1 1/2 yeas ago, she is doing so well in a mainstreamed environment, yet was doing horribly at Crossroads. There was never any curiosity on their part as to why she was not responding, doing well, or suddenly having behavioral problems. Just be careful, and interview in DETAIL, observe the classes, and ask as many question with guidance as you can think of, before you send your child to this school. As I said, very good for some children, but not all.
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Posted November 21, 2013

This school provides individualized curriculum and teaching for kids with learning differences. The teachers and staff are experts in learning and attention issues. My son has attended the school from 3rd grade to 8th grade. He has gained in self esteem, social skills, self advocacy skills and academic success. Crossroads School has given my son the tools to succeed in school and we are so grateful.
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Posted September 26, 2013

As a parent, you want the best for your child - and it is a huge challenge when your child has "different" learning needs. Traditional school settings could not accommodate and other private schools could not understand how to help my child succeed. Then we found Crossroads...and it has made all of the difference, not just in providing a challenging academic environment, but with teachers, staff and leadership that help students learn social, organizational, and life skills to help them transition to traditional schools when they are ready. Teachers know each student, and how to customize a learning approach that works for each student. The committment of the teachers, staff and director are inspirational. The school is small, about 70 students, and private - so all fundraising is done by the staff and parents - which we happily do, since there is no other school in the city like Crossroads. At the end of the day, my child is happy, has more self-confidence and is better prepared to meet the challenges ahead. At Crossroads they are "Proud of Our Differences"...and that, in turn, makes all of the difference!
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Posted October 15, 2008

This school is a hidden gem; I wouldn't have known it existed if I hadn't been referred by another highly reputable private school also speciales in teaching children with learning differences. My son is now a 4th year student (08-09) and through a combination of Crossroads School, its director, and dedicated teachers, along with two local therapists, my son has made a miraculous turn around this year. Through our 7-year journey of seeking answers, we have finally found a unique combination of help for my son who is Dyslexic, Dysgraphic and has a processing deficiency, I could not be happier with this great school, and more importantly, my son LIKES Crossroads. He feels safe, and is academically and emotionally supported. He went from being shunned by his friends in 2nd Gr. public school to being (in his words) 'one of the popular kids.' I highly recommend Crossroads School.
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Posted September 23, 2004

Our son had problems in public middle school. He was in the Gifted & Talented Program and would not do his homework and almost flunked 6th grade. He tested well and thought he could get by. Our psychologist recommended Crossroads School because they could give him special attention. Our son has ADHD but we don't allow that as an excuse. We sent him to Crossroads for 7th grade. At first he went back to his old habits. We had meetings with the director and teachers and worked out a plan and he finally turned himself around. From February on he made all A's. 8th grade has started well. Crossroads teachers work very close with each student and send home a report daily on each class. Parents are required to sign the reports everyday. The school teaches students organization, responsibility, and consequences besides school work. They build self esteem. They are great!
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 31%
Black 4% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 0%
Hispanic 4% 51%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 2:45pm
School Leader's name
  • Gila Arnoni, Ph.D.
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  • (713) 977-0010

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