An independent day school for grades 6-12

Global Initiatives

Understanding the Rapidly Changing World

Whether it’s peering into the depths of a volcano in Nicaragua, leading classes in Namibia, or listening to a human rights expert speak about challenges facing contemporary China, students at Crystal have myriad opportunities for learning about the world beyond its borders.
The Global Initiatives program provides educational and experiential learning opportunities for students both at home and abroad. Through the Global Speaker Series, short-term study trips, bilateral exchange partnerships, international internships, and study away opportunities, students can learn about and experience life in diverse cultures while integrating closely with the academic curriculum.

Global Trips 2019-20

Each year, Crystal offers global experiential learning opportunities for its students. In recent years, students traveled to China, France, Peru, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, India, Spain, Morocco, Germany, Zambia, and Botswana. Some excursions are tied to curriculum with the Berlin (Germany)/Washington, D.C. trip specifically linked to the Power of Memory course. Many of the trips have service components, guided historical inquiries, robust people-to-people exchanges, and cultural activities.

Middle School 2019-20
•Quebec, Costa Rica, and Iceland (Shanghai cancelled)

Upper School 2019-20
•Les Beaux, Marseilles & Paris
•Power of Memory History Elective: Berlin & Washington, D.C.
•Science Field Research to Honduras
•(China cancelled)
•Asheville Shakespeare Festival

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