At the core of our mission is academic excellence. The strength of our curriculum and teaching method is readily apparent in our students' many academic achievements, including national standardized test scores. Cross Schools students traditionally place two to three grades above their current level on standardized tests. Our advanced curriculum and low student to teacher ratio (10:1) allow students to progress through units of study with more success and at a faster pace. Cross students consistently place in the top levels in local, state and national academic challenges, and over 60% of our 4th through 7th grade students are Duke TIP scholars.
Students in 8th grade enroll in high school level courses in math, language arts, science and foreign language, allowing them to begin high school with up to four credits already secured.
Cross Schools graduates typically enroll in honors or AP level high school courses and enjoy acceptance at college of first choice, often entering college with credits qualifying them as sophomore status.