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 2021-2022 school year.


•Admission Open Houses

•Admission Open Houses
•Submit transcript, confidentiality, and recommendation forms to current school

•Admission Open Houses
•Financial Assistance Info Session

•Financial Assistance Info Session
•Application and Financial Aid deadline

•Admission testing should be completed
•SSS tax forms and other Financial Aid info. application are due

•Admission & Financial Aid decision letters mailed
•Admission Welcome Week
•Enrollment contract and deposit due 12:00 pm

Application dates for the 2021-22 school year will be posted in August 2020.

Admission Checklist

List of 8 items.

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