An independent day school for grades 6-12

Getting Started

We encourage applicants and their families to learn more about Crystal. The first step is to create an account with Ravenna, a web-based application system used by many Bay Area independent schools.

Once you have created the account, you will be able to request information, register for an Open House, arrange a Campus Visit, access the required forms for the application process, and see all of your application forms that have been submitted. 

Steps to Get Started:
  1. Create an account with Ravenna*
  2. Complete the Student Profile
  3. Find Crystal Springs Uplands School in the school directory
    1. Click “Explore” to register for an Open House
    2. Click “Apply” to start the application process
If any part of the application process poses a financial hardship for your family, please contact our Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Ayaka Okawa, for assistance.

*If you already have an account with Ravenna, please use the same login information. There is no need to create another account.

We are excited that you are interested in learning more about Crystal! Our application deadline has passed. Please email our office ( if you are interested in applying for the 2020-2021 school year.

Key Dates

October 2019
Oct. 5:  Admission Open Houses - Middle School
(pre-register on Ravenna)

November 2019
Nov. 1:  Start date to submit transcript, confidentiality, and recommendation forms to current school
Nov. 2:  Admission Open Houses - Middle School, Upper School
(pre-register on Ravenna)

December 2019
Dec. 5:  Financial Assistance Info Session 1                                                                            
Dec. 8:  Admission Open Houses - Middle School, Upper School
(pre-register on Ravenna)
Dec. 14:  ISEE test on US campus
(pre-registration required)
Dec. 14: Financial Assistance Info Session 2

January 2020
Jan. 7: Financial Aid Info Session 1 for New Families
Jan 9: Application and Financial Aid deadline (new families)
Jan. 9: Financial Aid Info Session 2 for New Families

February 2020
Feb. 1:  Admission testing should be completed by this date
Feb. 14:  SSS tax forms and other info. deadline (mail or upload to SSS)

March 2020
March 19: Admission & Financial Aid decision letters mailed
March 24: Admission Welcome Week
March 27: Enrollment contract and deposit due 12:00 pm

Admission Checklist

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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