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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: Create an account with Ravenna, a web-based application system used by many Bay Area independent schools. If you already have an account from this year, or a previous year, you may use the same log-in information.

Step Two: Although not required, we strongly recommend you sign up for an Admission Info Session. In 30 minutes, we will walk you through how the process will look virtually, as well as introduce you to members of the Admission team, hear an update from our Head of School and more. To sign-up, please register here.

Step Three: Once you have your account set-up and have an overview of the process, in Ravenna you may:
  • Register for one of our “Connect with Crystal” events
  • Submit your preliminary application which will allow you to:
    • Schedule your student’s interview
    • Access the required forms for the application process
    • Track your submitted application forms 
If any part of the application process poses a financial hardship for your family, please contact Ken Considine, our Director of Financial Aid, at


The application deadline was on January 7, 2021. If you are interested in submitting a late application, please contact the Admission Office ( for further information. 

Create an account with Ravenna (or log in to your existing one, and “Explore” Crystal)

Next: Attend an Admission Info Session

Then: Register for the first event in our “Connect with Crystal” series through Ravenna

After: Register for the second event in our “Connect with Crystal” series

Meanwhile: Check out our website, as well as our Instagram and viewbook

Once you’ve applied: Schedule your student’s interview

Finally, before January 7: Complete your application!

Admission decision letters and Financial Aid decision letters will be mailed on March 19, 2021 and will also be made available on Ravenna.
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.