Parents provide an obvious lion's share to our students through their emotional, financial and community support. Many parents choose to extend their support by volunteering their time at the school through various groups and projects. Every parent is a member of the Parents' Association which meets monthly at the school. The group of parents help represent each class' interests at North Cross and organize spirit building events like the Holiday Bonfire and Homecoming weekend Pep Rallies. They raise money through efforts like the Kroger Cares program, Amazon Smile, and the Uniform (Re)Sale at the beginning of the school year.
Friends of the Arts is a parent-volunteer group which holds fundraisers to support the arts at the school, most notably the Coffeehouse which last year rose over $6800. Through their efforts they've bought instruments for the music department, including a Baby Grand piano, supplies for studio and digital art, and camera equipment for Yearbook.
Athletics receives essential support through its parent-run Boosters Club. The group volunteers to time at swim meets, sell concessions at athletic events at "Raider Joe's," and sells North Cross branded sports gear through raidergear.org, as well as hosting several fundraisers throughout the year. Their support has given our student athletes new uniforms, equipment and transportation to contests.
Alumni are the largest group of individuals with a common history at North Cross. Their connection to the school keeps our history and our future celebrated. We enjoy hearing how our graduates, young and old, have made their ways in the world. Whether it's being named a top athlete, earning a MacArthur Genius Award, or adding another future Raider to the ranks, we welcome your news.
The School invites alumni to come back to the campus several times throughout the year, and individual class years often organize mini-reunions of their own. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is our newest, yet most popular alumni tradition: The Alumni Soccer Game. That evening alumni retire to the Head of School's house for food, celebration and conversation.
The alumni engagement we enjoy would not be possible without our volunteer Alumni Board. Through their efforts, accomplished alums receive recognition or their achievements and for service, casual local gatherings come together.
Support North Cross
What we do is immeasurable, and only gets better with the support of our generous community. Through annual efforts like the Annual Fund and Winter Gala and Auction, the school receives the necessary support to grow and maintain our robust programs that reach beyond the classroom. The school also offers help with making an planned gift or gifts of stock or other equities. Just contact Joanna Coleman, Director of Development, and she'll be happy to discuss your options. Some choices even benefit you! Win-win.
We simply can not be the school we strive to be without your help. Please consider a gift in any amount, at any time. It is always welcomed, always needed, and much appreciated.
Grandparents and Special Friends
North Cross itself is an extension of many families, so we appreciate the passion and guidance our students' extended families provide to them. Each winter we invite grandparents and special friends to come to the campus and meet with their Lower Schooler for a peek around their classrooms, a group activity, breakfast and a holiday choral program. It's an event that leaves no smile left behind.
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North Cross School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school founded in 1944 and governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.
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North Cross is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. North Cross School's Junior Kindergarten is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools who is recognized by the Board of Education pursuant to §22.1-19 of the Code of Virginia authorizes the Virginia Council for Private Education to accredit private nursery, preschool, elementary and secondary schools in Virginia.
North Cross is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, National Association for College Admission Counseling, and Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling, The Cum Laude Society and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.