An Independent Day School for Grades 6-12

Freshman Year Timeline

  • Kick start your high school career
    • Work hard and to the best of your ability
    • Develop study skills and time management strategies that help foster success
    • Get involved in extracurricular activities you find interesting and fulfilling 

  • Meet with advisor to discuss courses to take throughout high school (February)
  • Attend class-wide meeting with CCO (February)
  • Encourage your parents/guardians to attend Roadmap Through High School program (January)

  • Optional: Research possible summer opportunities

  • Vacation and possible summer program


How to Raise an Adult
     by Julie Lythcott-Haims
•Colleges that Change Lives
     by Loren Pope and revised by Hilary Masell Oswald
Fiske Guide to Colleges
     by Edward B. Fiske
The Thinking Students Guide to Colleges
     by Andrew Roberts
Letting Go: A Parents Guide to Understanding the College Years
     by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger
The Gatekeepers
     by Jacques Steinberg
Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be
     by Frank Bruni
•The College Admissions Mystique
     by Bill Mayher

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.