An Independent Day School for Grades 6-12

How to Apply

We are actively seeking engaged and compassionate students who are involved in the classroom and in the community; students who are athletes, artists, performers, activists and thinkers.

Getting Started

Step One: Ravenna
  • Create an account with Ravenna, a web-based application system used by many Bay Area independent schools. If you already have an account you may use the same log-in information.
Step Two: Get to know Crystal!
  • Admission Info Session: We strongly recommend that your first step is to register for a virtual information session. In 30 minutes, we will walk you through our mission and core values, the admission process, introduce you to members of the Admission team, and answer any questions you may have. This event is for parents only.
  • Campus Tour: Once you have completed an Info Session, we invite you to register for a live virtual campus tour hosted by our student Crystal Ambassadors.
  • Connect with Crystal Series: Formerly known as Open Houses, we have broken these events up to be more targeted, so you can experience important aspects of our School.
Step Three: APPLY!
  • Once you submit your preliminary application, you will have access to:
    • Schedule your student’s interview
    • Track your submitted application forms
    • Register for the Proctored Writing Sample
Step Four: Complete your Application by January 6, 2022
  • All required forms must be received by the due date
  • Admission acceptance letters and Financial Aid decision letters will be mailed on March 17, 2022, and all decisions will be made available via Ravenna on March 18, 2022.
If any part of the application process poses a financial hardship for your family, please contact Ken Considine, our Director of Financial Aid, at

Community Safety

Our students are back on campus and we want to keep them and the rest of our community safe. Therefore, we have limited the number of opportunities to visit our campus in-person this admission season. Please note that anyone who comes to an in-person admission event will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from within 72 hours of the start of the event. We have worked hard to make even more of our process and program accessible online, and we look forward to seeing you on Zoom or in-person soon. Please check out our Instagram and viewbook to learn more about Crystal.
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.