Welcome to Crossroads Elementary School

Crossroads is the only year-round school in the district, with a 45-days-on, 15-days-off schedule. Montessori education encourages children to learn through their own natural curiosity about the world, and trained teachers provide an environment that guides each child’s natural drive to learn. With a hands-on approach in the classroom, students learn new concepts and develop critical thinking skills. Students also benefit from the consistency of having the same teacher for two or three years. Learn more ...

Challenged, Trusted and Successful


Science forms a central component of our curriculum. Crossroads-Science offers an exemplary program of standards-based education with a focus on inquiry-based teaching strategies. 


Montessori is an approach to education with the fundamental belief that a child learns best within a social environment which supports and respects each individual's unique development.


Crossroads is one of two elementaries operating on a year-round calendar. Research indicates most students' performance matches those of traditional calendars while some show marked increases.

School Profile

Our Principal

Celeste Carty is the principal of Crossroads Elementary Science and Montessori. In 2006, Carty was named the Science and Mathematics Principal of the Year by the Minnesota Elementary Principals' Association. She can be reached at celeste.carty@spps.org.

Contact Us

Crossroads Elementary
543 Front Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55117
Phone: (651) 767-8540

Attendance Line: (651) 744-4513

Transportation Line: (651) 744-4577

Fax Line: (651) 312-9003

Office hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


School hours: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.


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