An independent day school for grades 6-12

Your Future is Bright

Crystal kids have one thing in common: They come to school fired up to be here. Paired with brilliant, bold, invested faculty, our students are encouraged to take risks, explore the world, and inspire each other. We take the time to ask each of our students, 'What excites you?" When students discover and pursue what makes them tick and are supported by people who believe in them, magic happens.

I am thrilled to be the new Head of Crystal Springs Uplands School. Every day, I am inspired by the students and teachers who make up the seven-year Crystal journey.  I invite you to delve deeply into this website and come visit us in person to experience the magic of Crystal firsthand.  Our people -- students, faculty, parents and alumni alike -- are what make us who we are and I encourage you to reach out to them to hear about the impact Crystal has had on their lives.  We hope you enter our school with a spark and leave ignited.


Kelly Sortino
Head of School

Crystal’s Core Values

We Celebrate Scholarship
The foundation of Crystal is academic excellence.

We Seek Growth Challenges
Our culture says try it.
We Foster Kindness & Inclusion
Crystal is a caring and diverse community.

We Strive for Balance
A holistic approach to well-being is integral to our mission.

We Engage with Enthusiasm
With unbounded spirit, we give our best effort every day and pay it forward to our community.

We Lead with Humility
Being grateful and open-minded, we pursue lifelong learning.

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  • Mission

    At CSUS, we inspire motivated learners to lead meaningful lives in a rapidly changing world. Our intimate, collaborative community encourages students to pursue passions, explore new interests, build confidence, develop compassion and thrive in an environment of academic excellence.

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