Crossroads School South Africa

Crossroads School South Africa

Crossroads School was established in 1966, by a Speech and Language Therapist whose own daughter had learning difficulties.

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Since there were no existing facilities for children of average intellectual ability but with specific learning problems, she and an Occupational therapist, together with a teacher, answered a need in South African education and established Crossroads as one of the first remedial schools in Johannesburg.

The Crossroads Trust was formed with a Board of Trustees and opened its doors in an old building in Parktown.  In 1977 Crossroads School established itself in Victory Park with an enrollment of 80 children.

Crossroads School has grown steadily during its forty-five year history with enrollment presently at 233 students and employing a full time staff of 50 .

The physical site has evolved considerably as well. At present the buildings comprise 25 Classrooms, 20 Therapy Rooms, Hall, Library, Computer Room, Sports facilities, a Technology Room and a beautiful Art Studio.

The school admits children from all over Johannesburg and is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa.

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Admission Process and Fees

The Admission process

If you would like to apply for admittance of your child to Crossroads School, please complete the Inquiry Form and attach the latest assessment reports (i.e. the Psychological, Speech, Occupational Therapy and Scholastic or Remedial assessments), as well as the last school report and proof of payment of the non-refundable administration fee of R1000. This charge is payable with submission of documentation for your child’s considered application.

This is a prerequisite for enrolment at Crossroads School. These can be emailed to barbara-ann@crossroadsschool.co.za or faxed to 011 888 7415.

Once we are in possession of all the documentation, we will ascertain, from the reports, whether Crossroads is the correct placement for your child.

External Assessments Guide

If no testing has been done, please see the “External Assessment Guide” in order to find who you can book an assessment with.

In the middle of the year we have a clearer idea of how many children will be returning to mainstream education, and therefore how many places we will have available for new enrolments. In the meantime, all suitable applications are placed on a waiting list until we are able to confirm placement. We are able to start offering places by September each year, for admission in the following January.

Parent Visit and Interview:
Both parents will be invited to meet with the Principal, who will discuss the application further and explain how Crossroads School operates. The Principal will also give a tour of the school.
After you have been offered a place you will meet with the Administrator, Mrs Anne Saunders, who will give you enrolment forms, and go through them with you. Once the forms have been completed and returned to Crossroads, together with the R15000.00 non-refundable enrolment fee, your child’s place is secured.

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Enrolment Pack:
• Personal Particulars
• Financial Admittance Form
• Method of Payment of School Fees Form
• Financial Clearance Certificate from previous school
• Birth Certificate
• My School Card Application
• Prospectus

Pupil Visit:
Towards the end of the year we hold a New Pupil Orientation, to which the parents and their children are invited. After an introductory talk by the Principal in the Hall, the pupils disperse to their new classes for a more in-depth talk by their teachers.

Pupils and parents are then free to wander around and familiarise themselves with the School.

The Second Hand Uniform Shop will be open.

Contact us

Phone: 011 782-5378

Fax: 011 888-7415

Cell no: 078 277 7383
(for use on School outings or sports matches)

E-Mail: crossxrd@mweb.co.za

Postal Address
P O Box 87432
Houghton
2041

Banking Details
Crossroads Trust
Nedbank – Killarney
Branch Code: 191605
Account Number: 1916002587
Ref: Name of your child

Physical Address
2nd Avenue
Victory Park

GPS Co-ordinates
S 26.08.262
E 28.00.190
or
26˚ 08’ 15’’ S
28˚ 00’ 12’’ E

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