Crossroads School, Inc. was founded in 1977 by Carol Garnett, a Masters Level Special Education teacher. After twenty-three years of service, Ms. Garnett retired and Dr. Gila Arnoni stepped
in as the Head of School. Motivated by her wish to meet the needs of as many students as possible, in 2004 Dr. Arnoni applied for and was granted a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit designation
and created a Board of Directors. To this day, Dr. Arnoni upholds Ms. Garnett’s belief that students with learning differences will flourish when provided with personalized curriculum,
continuous encouragement, a low teacher to student ratio, flexibility, a rewards system and creative teaching methods.
Dr. Arnoni, an alumni parent, holds a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology and a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology. Dr. Arnoni has over two decades of experience in
education, research and program development. Under her leadership, Crossroads School has continued to thrive, with a steady increase in enrollment, the purchase of additional property and the
development of a Twice Exceptional Program and High School. Today, the school is a leader in the specialized education of students with learning differences.
Crossroads School, Inc. prepares students with Learning Differences (K-12th grades) to integrate into a conventional school or college by facilitating maximum academic and
social potential in an emotionally safe and supportive environment.
Prepare students to mainstream into a traditional school setting.
Maintain a low teacher to student ratio of 1:8 in Elementary and Middle school and 1:10 in High School.
Effectively address social and executive functioning challenges resulting from learning differences.
Place emphasis on personal growth and development.
Use a personalized, multi-level, multi-sensory teaching method, which allows students to learn at their own pace.
Incorporate field trips as an integral part of our education program.
Promote learning through positive reinforcement.
Teach Twice Exceptional students in a manner that promotes their unique educational needs.