An independent day school for grades 6-12

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Crystal's Statement in Support of Black Lives and Commitment to Anti-Racism

Crystal does not tolerate racial injustice of any kind; Crystal affirms the diversity of people, ideas and experiences within our community; and Crystal knows that the best way to truly grow is to engage with one another in ways that might get messy.

Specifically, Crystal Springs Uplands School believes that Black Lives Matter. We view this moment as an important call to action for our institution and entire community.

We are unwavering in our commitment to growth as a community. We acknowledge that our history as a predominately white institution impacts the experiences of Black and other traditionally underrepresented People of Color in our Crystal and broader communities. We know it is imperative to listen deeply, reflect rigorously, and accept mistakes humbly. We know we have more work to do as a school to examine and interrupt all forms of oppression, including racism in our community and beyond.

Our Commitment & Values

Crystal Springs Uplands School is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community. Such a community values and celebrates individual differences and ensures that each individual's unique background and perspective can inform and enrich the educational experience for all. In seeking to create and sustain a community that reflects the diversity of the Bay Area, we provide a dynamic learning environment and strive to prepare students for the world in which they live. Our curriculum exposes students to myriad viewpoints and experiences that challenge and broaden their perspectives. CSUS believes that students, parents/guardians, faculty, staff, administration and trustees with inclusive perspectives and attitudes make our school a place of respect and compassion in which all members belong and thrive.

Community Norms

  • Be fully present
  • Share the air  
  • Speak from your own experience
  • Assume good intentions; own impact
  • Acknowledge the value of diverse perspectives
  • Work toward mutual understanding, not agreement
  • Lean into discomfort
  • Be willing to ask questions

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  • Non-Discriminatory Policy

    Crystal Springs Uplands School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Contact Info.

For more information about our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs, please contact Tait Wade, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, (650) 342-4175 x1589.

Crystal Springs Uplands School

General: (650) 342-4175 |
Admission Inquiries:
Middle School
10 Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 645-1000
Upper School
400 Uplands Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010
(650) 342-4175