Crossroads Academy to cut ribbon on middle school

The Crossroads Academy charter school in Downtown will christen its new middle school facility at 1011 Central on Wednesday morning, and you are invited to the ceremony.

The Crossroads Academy will officially open its new Middle School building at 1011 Central with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony, and you and your colleagues are invited to attend.
The event will begin with a brief program at 8:30 a.m. at Quality Hill Playhouse (303 West 10 St). Guests will then walk to 1011
Central at 8:45 for the Ribbon Cutting, followed by student-led building tours.
During the construction project, 1011 Central was transformed from a former office space into a 21st Century Middle School and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)-based facility, according to Executive Director Dean Johnson. The building now features fifth grade classrooms, Middle School Learning Studios, Science Labs, Visual Arts Studios, Performing Arts Studio, multiple Common Areas and Study Rooms along with a Multipurpose Room.
“This is a huge milestone for Crossroads Academy, and we want to share this day with all of you who have been essential to our success,” Johnson said. ” I hope you and your colleagues can join us.”
Downtown Kansas City companies involved with the construction project at 1011 Central included:
  • BNIM Architects
  • McCownGordon Construction (general contractor)
  • MC Realty (project manager)

Thanks to this new facility, Kansas City’s Downtown charter school now has a full and complete campus with buildings at 1015 Central (K – 4th grade classrooms) and the adjacent 1011 Central. Crossroads Academy currently serves 280 students in grades K – 7th. At its full capacity, the school will grow to serve nearly 400 students in grades K – 8th

For more information about the Crossroads Academy or about Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting, visit the school’s website at