Founded in 1952, Crystal Springs Uplands School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on the San Francisco peninsula. Serving grades 6-12 on two campuses, Crystal provides an intimate, collaborative community that encourages students to pursue their passions, explore new interests, build confidence, develop compassion and thrive in an environment of academic excellence.
With a 20% admit rate, Crystal enrolls 566 students from 101 elementary schools, 62 middle schools and five (5) high schools. Our student body reflects Crystal’s strong commitment to cultural, social and socioeconomic diversity. Six (6%) of the student body are first-generation-to-college students. Over half of the student body identifies as students of color, including 35% Asian, 23% multi-racial, 5% Latinx, 2% Black or African-American. Our generous financial aid program annually awards over $5M in grants to 20% of the student body. See complete 2021-22 School Profile
Crystal is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the National Association of Independent Schools and People of Color in Independent Schools, among others.