The Crossroads School is a public, tuition-free charter middle school operated by Living Classrooms Foundation on its East Harbor Campus through a contract with the Baltimore City Public School System. The school, which opened its doors in September 2002, draws students from five East Baltimore elementary schools, and currently serves 150 students in 6th through 8th grades. These students come from poverty stricken neighborhoods, where each of the surrounding middle schools is on the “reconstitution eligible” list for schools that are in danger of being reorganized by the Maryland State Department of Education. Of our current student population, more than 90% are Title I students, and are therefore eligible for free or reduced lunches.
The Crossroads School prides itself on being a “school of choice” whereby students, families, and teachers choose to be a part of the Crossroads educational community. The curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of reading, writing, and math with a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach. Technology, cooperative learning, critical thinking, and real-world application of knowledge are also considered to be fundamental to the core curriculum.
With continued community support, this effective school can continue to benefit the lives of our students and provide a meaningful, enriching alternative to low-performing area schools.
Percentage of Crossroads’ student population come from economically disadvantaged families.
Percentile – Crossroads 8th grade student ranking on the 2017 PARCC Math Assessment.
The Crossroads School Advisory Board
Contact: Carla Yeago
The Crossroads School
802 S. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21231