An Independent Day School for Grades 6-12
Our students are what makes Crystal special, and they want to share their stories and experiences with you. This page was designed by them for you, the prospective family. Please take some time to get to know them. If you have any questions, you may reach out via email (askanambassador@csus.org). Please include the name of the Ambassador you would like to hear from, or send a general email and you will be connected with the student best equipped to answer your questions.

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  • Ainsley Jane

    Interests: Swimming, Science Courses, Global Trips, Crystal Tradition, Graphic Design

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 6th grade
    Hometown: Menlo Park, CA
    School attended before Crystal: La Entrada

    One of my favorite spots on campus is the Library (especially the fiction room), where I have so many great memories. I love eating lunch with my friends, pushing tables together and talking while eating great food from the cafe. I also enjoy studying and doing homework during office hours or free periods on the couches. Another reason I love the Library is of course, all the books. There is pretty much any book I could ever need or want for schoolwork and plenty to read for fun (especially lots in my favorite genre, dystopian fiction). 

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  • Alexandra

    Interests: Cross Country, Yearbook, Gryphon Gazette (school paper), Lacrosse, History, World Languages

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 6th Grade
    Hometown: San Mateo
    School attended before Crystal: The Carey School

    My favorite place on Crystal’s campus is an outdoor space we call the Commons-- a beautiful circular area right at the hub of the school. If you walk onto campus during a school day, you’ll likely see the area flooded with students of all grades studying together, eating lunch, laughing with friends, catching up with teachers, or even petting faculty members’ dogs. I find one of Crystal’s many assets to be its small, close-knit community and I love how the school has a space right at the heart of the campus where students are really able to connect with one another and just enjoy themselves.

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  • Anicia

    Interests: Volleyball, Polynesian Culture Club, Diversity, Photography, Literature

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 6th Grade
    Hometown: Pacifica 
    School attended Before Crystal: Ocean Shore School

    On a grade-wide retreat my freshmen year, my class traveled down to the redwoods where we were challenged to do a ropes course in our advisory groups. The last course was an individual walk across a tightrope 30 feet in the air between two trees. At first, everyone in the group was hesitant to participate. Miraculously, one by one we all made our way across the course. Every time a new person made it across, we erupted in cheers and encouraged one another despite just barely meeting. I remember when it was my turn to walk across the ladder, I was so excited with all my classmates cheering me on that I forgot to be scared. It’s a moment that I treasure because of how good it felt to be a part of a small, tight-knit community where everyone feels comfortable enough to take risks. 

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  • Austin

    Interests:
    Basketball, Tennis, Mock Trial, Madrigals (chorus), Student Government, Club Leadership (Social Entrepreneurship and Students for Social Justice), Restorative Justice

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 6th grade
    Hometown: Hillsborough
    School attended before Crystal: The Nueva School

    As an eighth grade ambassador, while sharing the reason I chose Crystal, I noted that “I loved all the extracurricular activities and all the other activities you could do at Crystal.” As a senior, this assertion still rings true. I have a wide array of interests, and Crystal ensured that I had the opportunity to explore them, both in Middle and High School. In Middle School, I engaged deeply in the Crystal environment performing as Donkey in our production of Shrek Jr., singing in the Middle School choir, and playing the bassoon in instrumentals, while simultaneously devoting time to four sports and student government. In High School, I’ve loved the camaraderie of the basketball and tennis teams, the dedication of the Student Government and the Mock Trial team, and the curiosity of fellow Social Justice Club members. Ever since I joined the Crystal community in sixth grade, Crystal has provided an environment for pursuing my interests among similarly enthusiastic peers.

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  • Bryce

    Interests: French, Graphic Design & Fine Arts, Yearbook & Clubs

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 6th grade
    Hometown: Atherton
    School attended before Crystal: La Entrada

    A “so Crystal” moment was when school went to distance-learning because of COVID-19. You would expect that students would be thrilled to not have to go to school, but that wasn’t the case. Everyone was distraught, mainly for two reasons. 

    First, everybody was sad that they wouldn’t see their peers and teachers. We missed out on the forty-five second side conversations with people between classes, talking with people from other grades in the lunch line, and just being a part of the community. I personally missed seeing my English teacher in the gym after school and having conversations with her about everything but academics. The faculty really bond with all of the students, and I know everyone wanted those in-person interactions.

    Second, everyone was upset that we weren’t going to learn together. Crystal students have a passion for learning, and we knew we wouldn’t have the same classroom experience and were afraid that we wouldn’t be able to participate well via Zoom. This proved not to be true at all, and distance-learning was a huge success. The fact that Crystal was able to succeed at a distance-learning really shows how strong and tight-knit a community we are.

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  • Caroline

    Interests: Crü, Dance, Student Government, Yearbook, Mock Trial

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 7th Grade
    Hometown:  Burlingame
    School attended before Crystal: Burlingame Intermediate School, Franklin Elementary School

    My favorite place on campus is definitely the tech booth in the theater! It’s where we program and control all of the lighting, sound, and projection elements for productions at Crystal. I've been doing technical theatre or "Crü" at Crystal since 7th grade, and now I'm a lighting designer for productions like our US Spring Musical. Crü is completely student-run, so we design lights, sound, scenic elements, and props for all of our shows. My favorite part of lighting design is that I'm also a dancer, so I get to design the lighting for my own dance pieces in our annual Evening of Dance. I love the unique opportunities Crystal provides for student creativity and leadership!


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  • Charlotte

    Interests: Lacrosse, Soccer, Sailing, Peer Tutoring, English and History

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 6th grade
    Hometown: Atherton
    School attended before Crystal: The Phillips Brooks School

    A moment that was “so Crystal” to me was during the inaugural season of Crystal Lacrosse. We played an epic game against a Varsity team when we were still a JV team. It was a battle. Varsity rules are slightly different, with the actual game time being longer, so this was a big adjustment for our team. We ended up losing, just barely, but when we came off the field, everyone was cheering and shouting. It had been our best game of the season by far, one of the best examples of our teamwork and perseverance and also an example of how far we could still go. Only a few months into Crystal Lacrosse as a program, we had successfully held our own against, and really challenged, a serious opponent. This moment stands out to me as “so Crystal” because of the joy we had in overcoming a challenge. The pride and happiness of playing together and the awesome feeling of giving it our all against a tough opponent made me so proud to be a Gryphon. 

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  • Darena

    Interests: Humanities, Art, Diversity & Inclusion 

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 10th Grade
    Hometown: Hillsborough 
    School attended before Crystal: Notre Dame Belmont

    My favorite thing about Crystal is the school’s amazing community. Having moved around and attended many schools, I can definitely say that the classmates you’ll find at Crystal come from so many backgrounds and are some of the most excited to get to know you. The faculty members at Crystal are always willing to support you and the school’s extracurriculars allow so many opportunities for interactions across grades. Even after just one year at the school, I’ve seen that Crystal’s community has made it not only a great choice for academic challenge, but also for making long-lasting connections. 

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  • Drew

    Interests: Tennis, Student Government, History Courses, and Photography

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 6th Grade
    Hometown: San Mateo
    School attended before Crystal: Baywood Elementary

    My favorite spot on campus has to be the Commons. The stone steps and wooden tables allow for anyone to sit down and be with their friends. Whether it’s having a delicious lunch, studying for an upcoming test, or waiting to be picked up after school, the Commons is Crystal’s social center, and some of my favorite memories outside of the classroom have been formed there. For example, on the last day of school this past year, people just kept pouring into the commons to celebrate the start of summer and be with their classmates one last time. Eventually, we had what seemed like almost a third of the grade standing around one wooden table where there was a speaker playing music. We were all singing together and enjoying our last moments as Sophomores. From the lasting memories or the simple interactions, the Commons allows for the Crystal community to be together. 

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  • Emily

    Interests: Visual Arts, Student Government, Club Leadership (Asian Culture Club, Crystal Visual Arts), Student Publications

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 6th grade
    Hometown: Hillsborough
    School attended before Crystal: Spring Valley Elementary School

    It was my first year in the Upper School’s Student Government and while I was beyond excited to begin my involvement in representing the student body, I was also extremely nervous to meet new upperclassmen and have to take on new responsibilities. I soon realized that there was nothing I needed to worry about- the upperclassmen made me feel so comfortable and I felt at home immediately. We laughed, ate, and bonded over stories and games. I immediately realized that running for Student Government was the right decision. They showed me their diligence on the first day, already getting down to the dirty business of planning their goals for the year. Ever since that retreat, I looked up to my peers in Student Government for their hard work and determination. It filled me with a new sense of respect and inspired me to work even harder that year as well. I was reminded of how welcoming and friendly the Crystal community could be, and connected me with upperclassmen that I otherwise wouldn’t have gotten to know. Since then, I’ve been in Student Government for three consecutive years and am currently on Exec, the part of Student Government responsible for the whole student body— and I can thank the first retreat for my motivation to pursue it!


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  • Ila

    Interests: Theatre and Performing Arts, Mock Trial, Science, Spirit Committee 

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 6th Grade

    Hometown: Hillsborough 

    School attended before Crystal: The Carey School, The Speyer Legacy School (NYC)

    I fell in love with Crystal after attending the Fine Arts Festival in 4th grade. I remember walking into the back of the crowded theater during Evening of Dance and being amazed by the wide range of talent in the student choreographed pieces! Choosing a school with a community that celebrates my love of the performing arts was extremely important to me, and while watching how every audience member cheered on the upperclassmen during their final Crystal performances, I knew I wanted to perform in the Evening of Dance and be one of those seniors one day. 

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  • Isabella

    Interests: Volleyball, Mock Trial, Piano, Flute

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 6th grade
    Hometown: Burlingame
    School attended before Crystal: Roosevelt Elementary School

    My favorite place on campus is the instrumentals room. It's a little hidden, on the lower level of the Uplands building and outside the history classrooms. It's a little chaotic, with huge instruments in their cases lying all around, chairs and stands taking up most of the room, and people bustling in and out of the soundproof practice rooms trying not to be late for class. Dr. Mishkit is always there, practicing his saxophone, or flute, or clarinet, or piano. It's always open, whether early in the morning to a free period to lunch to late after school. During class rehearsals, the instrumentals room is the place with the most noise, the most chaos, the most yelling (in a good way), the most frustration, but also the most triumph. It’s the place behind the scenes where the music comes together, before it is performed in the theater. As grand as the theater is, the instrumentals room, with all the spit on the floor from past ensembles, scribbles on the board of rhythms we just can't get down, and random pages of sheet music lying around, is the place where it all falls apart and all comes together. 

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  • Jack

    Interests: Gryphon Gazette, Model UN, Math, History, Student Government, Soccer, XC

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 6th Grade
    Hometown: Menlo Park
    School attended before Crystal: Phillips Brooks School, American Overseas School of Rome, The Dalton School

    There are so many amazing things about Crystal, and some of my favorites include my deeply enriching and intellectually rigorous classes; the joy and enthusiasm that the entire faculty and student body feels about our awesome Crystal traditions; the close and authentic friendships I have with my amazing group of friends who all have diverse interests, backgrounds, and talents, and who inspire me every day in so many ways; and the friendly yet competitive fun that we have on the pitch during our lunchtime soccer games. However, if I had to choose one favorite thing about Crystal, it would be the close relationships I feel so fortunate to have with all of my teachers. I love learning from them during class and through our readings and assignments, and I especially appreciate the time I have spent with every one of them during office hours. It is during this dedicated one-on-one time that I have had the opportunity to get to know each teacher more as a person, as well as to deepen my learning in every subject and broaden my curiosity about their specific fields of interest and more. I have been so impressed and inspired by the incredible dedication, support, and commitment I have felt - and which I know the whole student body feels - from the outstanding Crystal faculty, and I will be forever grateful to every one of my teachers for their warmth, intellect, and passion.

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  • Jasmyn

    Interests: Languages, Cross Country/Track, Reading, School Newspaper

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 6th Grade
    Hometown: Hillsborough
    School attended before Crystal: South Hillsborough

    One moment that was “so Crystal” was when I went into the math hub during my free period to ask a quick question about something on the previous night’s homework. Before I knew it, I had been in there for an hour because my teacher and I had gone off on a tangent about an advanced topic that wasn’t even part of Crystal’s curriculum. As my free period turned into office hours, more students had trickled in and just sat there, listening. Although they came to ask questions of their own and the topic was not related to our curriculum, they stayed because they were interested in it. This is one of the things that makes Crystal so special; the students genuinely love to learn, and I notice it every day I’m at school.

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  • Kate

    Interests: Speech and Debate, Tennis, STEM, Crü, Spanish

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 6th grade
    Hometown: San Mateo
    School attended before Crystal: The Carey School

    I chose Crystal because, when I visited during the admission process, everyone seemed so comfortable being who they were, and not sticking to one passion or stereotype. At Crystal, you can be the tennis player who started playing when they were 9, or in 9th grade. You can be the friend coming from robotics practice to cheer that person on at Senior Night, or be in San Jose winning a debate tournament. Everyone here pursues their genuine interests, and Crystal gives us the resources we need to do so. This past year, I elected to take two science courses, and the independence and trust that defines my Crystal experience makes coming to school a reason to get up in the morning rather than once again hit the snooze button.

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  • Kayla

    Interests: Volleyball, Model UN, Lacrosse, Soccer

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 9th grade
    Hometown: Burlingame
    School attended before Crystal: Crocker Middle School

    My favorite tradition at Crystal would be the game we play in the spring called Elimination. I love how the entire student body comes together to participate in friendly competition. Nothing makes your day better than advancing to the next round! As the game goes on it’s really fun to see the way the grades come together as people have to stick together to prevent being eliminated. My favorite part might be the excitement and animosity that occurs when you eliminate someone, or get eliminated by a close friend. Elimination is a really fun way to spice things up towards the end of the year, especially when finals are approaching and students are looking for balance.

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  • Malyka

    Interests: Basketball, Volleyball, Biomedical Research Club, Singing

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 6th grade
    Hometown: Union City
    School attended before Crystal: Belmont Oaks Academy

    Some of my fondest memories at Crystal have definitely been with the basketball team. I play on the varsity team and sometimes we played with fewer players when the other team had a full bench. That said, we laughed until our stomachs hurt, played with a lot of heart, and never lost pride. The team was a great opportunity for me to get to know the upperclassmen, especially when I was a freshman. I wasn't expecting to make such close friends, but I really do consider us a family. The upperclassmen created a new tradition this past year where they got to dress up the underclassmen on gameday in ridiculous costumes. I was a Christmas tree and my best friend was Santa. I wore a green table cloth and had Christmas lights strung across my body, while she wore a felt beard and a wreath around her neck. I am really excited to continue this tradition next year and make more memories. 

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  • Mason

    Interests: Mock Trial, Creative Writing, Basketball, DEI Work

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 6th grade
    Hometown: San Mateo
    School attended before Crystal: The Carey School

    My favorite thing about Crystal is the small, tight knit community. Throughout my time at Crystal, I’ve developed relationships with teachers who have never and never will teach me. Everyone knows each other which makes it easy to build connections with not only students and teachers, but faculty and staff as well. I’m proud to say that Chef Antonio and myself talk every single day when I see him in the cafeteria. A community as open and fluid as this is wonderful and it’s been an honor to be here for the last 6 years.

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  • Max

    Interests: Swimming, Crü, Student Government, Mock Trial

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 9th grade
    Hometown: San Carlos
    School attended before Crystal: San Carlos Charter

    I chose Crystal because when I first visited, the teachers and students were excited and engaged. I really noticed how happy the students were and the teachers were kind and thoughtful. Crystal just had a special spark that I didn't feel at other schools. I also chose Crystal because I went to a small K-8 charter school with only 36 people in a grade and I liked that Crystal has a small class size of 90 students in a grade and an average of 14 students per classroom. This small size allows the teachers to really get to know the students, and the students to really get to know each other. Ultimately, these bonds are what make Crystal memorable. 

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  • Michael

    Interests: Debate, Dance, Transportation, Model UN, History

    Class Year: 2021
    Joined Crystal: 9th grade
    Hometown: San Francisco
    School attended before Crystal: St. Gabriel School

    A recent "That's so Crystal" moment that comes to mind is the dialogue after the "Simpsons" assembly with writer Mike Reiss. I enjoyed listening to intellectual, complex—and perhaps most importantly—varied conversations and opinions. The opinions varied from “I loved it” to “It was too much for me.” Even though the humor of the assembly was controversial and some people disliked it, what mattered was that conversations and opinions instantly flowed after the assembly. It was an example of how truly wonderful the Crystal community is, that even in the face of differing opinions or interpretations, a rich and educational dialogue was present.

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  • Nicholas

    Interests: Photography, Diversity at Crystal, Traditions, Clubs

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 9th Grade
    Hometown: Daly City
    School attended before Crystal: Presidio Hill School

    I chose Crystal because it was the right fit for me and my family. From the moment we set foot onto campus we felt welcomed. I was excited for all the experiences and opportunities Crystal offers that I would want to join. Crystal has given me the tools to pursue any passion of mine and pushed me to do so as well. Now, I love working in the darkroom to develop film and doing homework in the library. These are my favorite spots on campus because of how unique to Crystal they are. 

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  • Sophia

    Interests: Soccer, Lacrosse, P.E, Spanish, English, Transition to Crystal

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 9th grade
    Hometown: San Carlos
    School attended before Crystal: San Carlos Charter

    I chose Crystal because I found a community as soon as I stepped foot on campus. As a visitor, I was very shy and scared to meet anyone new. The entire application process was daunting and I didn't want to seem like an outsider when I toured the school. When I visited Crystal in eighth grade I didn't know what to expect, but I certainly didn't expect to find the welcoming and inclusive community that I have loved since day one. Even as a visitor, I was treated like a real part of the community and I could tell that the students I toured with both wanted to be at Crystal and wanted me to be there, too. During my interview, the teacher made the hard questions seem effortless and I immediately felt a connection with her. Every time I pass her in the halls she has time to talk, and I am now in her advisory because of the connection we made on day one. I love the community and kindness that I have encountered at Crystal and all of the other unique things Crystal has to offer.

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  • Patrick

    Interests: Tennis, Reading, Games, Graphic Design

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 9th Grade
    Hometown: Hillsborough
    School attended before Crystal: South Elementary School, Crocker Middle School.

    A moment for me that was “so Crystal” was my 9th grade Lip Sync. It was my first Lip Sync at Crystal, and it was an incredible experience. It was so much fun to participate in, and seeing everybody work together and get so into their dances was really cool. The teachers’ dance performance was also extremely impressive, and it showed me how much the teachers at Crystal really cared about the students and the school in general. Being a part of Lip Sync exemplified how great the atmosphere at Crystal is with everybody joining together, students and staff combined. It really embodied what I’ve learned to see as the Crystal spirit and community, as a whole, and I was grateful to be a part of it, and can’t wait for the next one.

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  • Syna

    Interests: Mock Trial, Plays/Musicals, Dance, Student Government, French, Crystal Productions

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 9th grade
    Hometown: Hillsborough
    School attended before Crystal: Burlingame Intermediate School 

    The theater is my favorite place on the Crystal campus. It’s a large room where voices echo as students speak on the stage, where school productions come to life, and where I first discovered my passions for acting and public speaking. Whether you are performing on the stage, managing the lights and sound behind the scenes, or sitting in the audience, I love that the theater is a place where you can feel the warmth and support of the Crystal community. Some of my favorite memories have taken place in the theater: walking into my first rehearsal, staying on campus late at night during tech week, and bowing with the cast and crü at the end of a performance. I’ve seen dancers showcase their pieces during Evening of Dance and students work together to tackle tough trivia questions during our annual Knowledge Bowl. The theater is a place where different talents and backgrounds become intertwined as people come together to share their interests with a larger audience. 

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  • Reza

    Interests: Neurology Club, Chemistry Club, Science Courses

    Class Year: 2022
    Joined Crystal: 9th grade
    Hometown: Pacifica
    School attended before Crystal: Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School

    I chose Crystal because I wanted to go to a school where I could be both challenged and championed. A place where the people around me would help motivate me to be my best self and reach my maximum potential. Crystal is a school that has created an inclusive community which allows me to be myself and pursue what I am passionate about. It’s a place where I have been able to discover what my true passions are and has given me the ability to advance and continue to challenge myself in the topics of my choice. I also chose Crystal because of the enthusiasm that the teachers bring. While visiting, I distinctly remember the enthusiasm the teachers displayed while teaching the material and answering questions.

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  • Timmy

    Interests: Baseball, Gryphon Business Club, The Fall Play, and 
    Environmental Science

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 6th Grade
    Hometown: San Mateo
    School attended before Crystal: The Carey School

    A “that’s so Crystal moment” for me is when one of my best friends volunteered to coach my 8th grade JV basketball team when our coach couldn't make it to the game. We were playing our school rival, and naturally, this game meant a lot, not only to the players on the team, but also my friend. Our team got off to a rough start, and unfortunately, we were down twenty points at the end of the first half. Our new coach stepped up to the challenge and rallied us with enthusiasm. He helped our team come back from the huge deficit by subbing all of our players in based on their strengths, allowing our team to work as a whole. He knew much more about basketball than all of us and used this knowledge to coach us during our attempt to come back and win the game. He would pick our heads up if we missed a shot, and cheered his heart out if we made one. On the back of his kindness and enthusiasm, we only lost the game by two points. His willingness to step up as a leader, while fostering kindness and inclusion, perfectly embodied the typical Crystal student who comes to this truly incredible place to learn and thrive. 

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  • Riya

    Interests: Diversity Committee, History Courses, Criminal Justice, International Relations, Model UN Team

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 7th Grade
    Hometown: Redwood City
    School attended before Crystal: Stratford School

    I love the language classes in the Upper School for a variety of reasons: cultural studies, engaged teachers who love what they do, and the charming Mansion classrooms. Our language hubs and classes are on the second and third floors of the Crystal Mansion (which has a lovely painted ceiling in the lower level gender-neutral bathroom, I might add). Spanish classes involved getting my steps in when rushing to get to class on the top floor. I’d be rewarded with a beautiful view of the campus and surrounding areas seen from our classrooms. The tight-knit and cozy learning atmosphere has allowed me to learn about languages and cultures, and also get to know teachers who I would never cross otherwise. I regularly have very basic conversations with a French teacher in French despite being a Spanish student, catch up with my seventh grade Spanish teacher to practice my speaking skills, or listen to my peers practice their Mandarin monologues.

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  • Tristyn

    Interests: Graphic and Sound Design, Entrepreneurship, Drama, Cross Country/Track

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 9th Grade
    Hometown: Half Moon Bay
    School attended before Crystal: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School

    Although there are many great locations on campus, my favorite place has to be the Library. Whether it's to meet up with a friend for a game of chess or a long study session in one of the private booths, there are many great uses for the Library. Even before I was a student at Crystal, I remember going into the Library while waiting for my sister to get out of classes one day. I was amazed by the selection of books and charmed by the quiet social scene in the back. I took notice of how the students talking quietly were respectful to those studying on the other side of the room. The head librarian, Mrs.Geriak, greeted me with a smile as I looked through the shelves of books and asked if I needed any help. The whole positive scene in the Library really stuck with me so when I came to Crystal it became my most frequent spot to visit. For me and the many other fans of the Library, it is one of the many locations that makes up Crystal’s wonderful campus.

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  • Tyler

    Interests: Cross Country, Track, Graphic Design, Community Service

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Joined Crystal: 9th Grade
    Hometown: Los Altos
    School attended before Crystal: Bowman School

    I chose Crystal Springs because of the energy and community that I saw on campus during my visit day. As soon as I arrived, I was welcomed and actually surprised by the friendliness and easygoing atmosphere. I was initially startled to see that everyone left their computers, phones, headphones, and backpacks out in the Commons without a worry, but I soon realized that it was only because of the mutual trust on our campus that this could happen, and I really appreciate that. Honestly, I was really nervous touring to a new school where I didn’t know anyone, yet after my very first class I knew that Crystal was somewhere that I would love to attend! Crystal allows me to engage myself, work hard, and to be comfortable around both my teachers and students. 
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.