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Crossroads Academy

Crossroads Academy is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Kindergarten through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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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.


At Crossroads Academy, we believe that even small children are ready to explore big ideas. We know that by doing so they will develop a curiosity about the world around them and a desire to be lifelong learners. We begin by inviting our kindergarteners to explore the seven continents, the human body, and plant anatomy. By Middle School our students are exploring India’s independence from imperial rule, reading great works of literature, and performing complicated scientific experiments with real world applications. Along with instruction in the basics: reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, geography, art and music, our students learn about character.

With an intentional focus to integrate “content and character,” our students develop both “performance traits,” those that support strong performance, and “character traits,” those that support strong, honest, and healthy relationships. Through this approach, our students develop a remarkable balance between mind and heart. Our students have coined the phrase, “Strong Minds, Kind Hearts” to capture the essence of their aspirations. Detailed course descriptions can be found by following the links on our “teacher pages” on our website.

Mission Statement

Crossroads Academy is an independent, coeducational, K-8 day school committed to academic excellence and moral integrity. We inspire our students to love learning, act honorably, and contribute actively to intellectual, cultural, and civic life.

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Academic Calendar: Trimester

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 122
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 11
1 8
2 13
3 12
4 18
5 19
6 17
7 14
8 10

Crossroads Academy's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Crossroads Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 8 : 1
Gender 38% Male / 62% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 80%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 16%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

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