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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Crystal's 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 be uncomfortable.

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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.

 

CRYSTAL

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Planning Framework

CRYSTAL SPRINGS UPLANDS SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

Through transformative teaching and meaningful connections, we empower kind, curious learners to thrive together.


Core Value

WE CELEBRATE SCHOLARSHIP 
The foundation of Crystal is 
academic excellence.

DEI Guiding Principle

WE BELIEVE all forms of diversity — including experience, identity, and perspective —
are fundamental to academic excellence.

Core Value

WE SEEK GROWTH CHALLENGES
Our culture says try it.

DEI Guiding Principle

WE CHALLENGE assumptions, 
engage across differences, and expect continual
learning and growth.

Core Value

WE FOSTER KINDNESS & INCLUSION
Crystal is a caring and diverse community.

DEI Guiding Principle

WE HONOR the value each person
brings to our community, and we confront
injustice, which harms us all.

Core Value

WE STRIVE FOR BALANCE
A holistic approach to well-being is
integral to our mission.

DEI Guiding Principle

WE PRIORITIZE care and
connection so that each of us can
authentically thrive.
 

Core Value

WE ENGAGE WITH ENTHUSIASM
With unbounded spirit, we give our best effort
every day and pay it forward to our community.

DEI Guiding Principle

WE EMBRACE new challenges with
curiosity, patience, and willingness to
experience discomfort.

Core Value

WE LEAD WITH HUMILITY
Being grateful and open-minded,
we pursue lifelong learning.

DEI Guiding Principle

WE LISTEN deeply, reflect genuinely,
and own mistakes humbly.


DEI Strategic Plan Objectives

List of 4 items.

  • 1

    Enhance innovative, inclusive curriculum and pedagogy to further elevate the academic experience
  • 2

    Develop resources and programming to build and expand our capacity to foster kindness and inclusion
  • 3

    Implement best practices across recruitment, admission, and retention to ensure the growth and success of all community members
  • 4

    Assess progress regularly to measure impact and promote accountability

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

List of 1 items.

  • 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.
Nondiscriminatory Policy: Crystal Springs Uplands School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the 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, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.