Founded in 1991 by Mary Beth Klee, Crossroads Academy is an independent, coeducational day school for students in kindergarten through grade eight. Crossroads sequential, classic curriculum is based on the Core Knowledge philosophy as developed by E.D. Hirsch, and on the Core Virtues Program, a character education program created by its founder. According to Head of School Jean Behnke, “Our practices and our campus support our engaging and experienced faculty in delivering these two programs to our student body. Upon graduation, our students attend the finest public and private high schools in New England.”
In 2004, Crossroads was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), whose visiting committee noted, “Students at Crossroads Academy appear happy to be there…[they are] actively engaged in their work with a sense of fun, respect, curiosity, and enthusiasm.”
Crossroads enrolls over 120 students from within a 50-mile radius. Students are drawn from numerous Upper Valley communities including Lyme, Hanover, Canaan, Orford, Lebanon, Piermont, Monroe, Grantham, Enfield, Grafton, and Warren in New Hampshire, and Norwich, Thetford, Fairlee, Topsham, White River Junction, Vershire, and Woodstock in Vermont.