Beyond athletics, students have many areas in which to express and develop their interests. From Model United Nations to tutoring young children at a nearby church, students are encouraged to look beyond their school's walls for experience and skills. In the early winter, grade 8-12 students have a day-long Symposium where local artists, scientists, and everyone in between are brought to present "mini-courses" in their field of expertise.
Yearbook and Journalism might take a trip to New York City to learn about the latest advances. Students might decide to spend a spring break in China or France with faculty chaperones. Middle Schoolers sort through boxes of robot parts before tackling the latest First Robotics competition. In a nutshell, North Cross recognizes that there are many places that can be called "classrooms," and we encourage our students to explore them all.
In the summer, upper schoolers can apply to one of many internships at local businesses or organizations. Past opportunities have included work at Mill Mountain Theatre; Novozymes Biological, Inc.; Roanoke County; Woods & Rogers Law Firm; Punch Boutique and The Science Museum of Western Virginia, to name a few.
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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.