A Global Community
North Cross prides itself on being a globally-oriented academic community. Students become global citizens not only by learning about the world beyond their backyards but also by personal interaction with people from various backgrounds. Our international student population enriches the cultural experiences available at North Cross and makes international exposure much more than taking a Global Studies Certificate course or a family trip to a foreign country.
Our students from ages 3 through grade 12 include almost 600 bright minds from many backgrounds including students from 15 different countries. We are an inclusive community who enjoys and welcomes differing perspectives, celebrates what makes each of us unique and who believes that a community that is more representative of the world at large helps prepare all of our students to make positive and thoughtful contributions to their communities when they leave. With two campuses in Shanghai, China and a sister school in Mendoza, Argentina, our students are able to exchange ideas (and passport stamps) with their counterparts on another continent.
The Horace G. Fralin Program for Global Studies encourages intellectual and personal growth through travel abroad, guest lectures and a curated set of curriculum requirements. Students who complete this program in the Upper School receive a Global Studies diploma in addition to their North Cross diploma during Commencement.
One hundred percent of North Cross students graduate and all attend a college or university prepared to succeed. Our students are fully engaged in a variety of enriching academic, athletic, and artistic endeavors and they achieve because they have been challenged, encouraged, and instructed throughout their time with our experienced faculty and staff. After they receive their diploma, every North Cross graduate goes to a college or university prepared to succeed.
We offer 18 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and 39 of our students this past year were honored as AP Scholars. AP courses include: English Literature and composition; English Literature; Calculus AB; Calculus BC; Computer Science A; Computer Science Principles; Statistics; Latin; Spanish Language and Culture; French; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Comparative Government and Politics; Human Geography; US History; World History; and Studio Art 2-D Design.
Many of our students are enrolled in and will earn a Global Studies Scholar designation on their diploma from the Horace G. Fralin Program for Global Studies. In this exceptional program, students take required courses, attend seminars and lectures, write papers and reflections, experience foreign travel, and meet with faculty regularly to discuss global issues. Those who have an eye for engineering and design can also follow our STEM Certificate track where students take a number of required courses, participate in co-curricular STEM activities (like Coding or Robotics Clubs) and complete their senior year with a Capstone Research Project and presentation.
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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 School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid or employment policies, or any other programs administered by the School. For more information, read our Inclusivity Statement.
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.