An independent day school for grades 6-12


Applying for the 2021-22 School Year

Thank you for your interest in Crystal for the 2021-2022 school year. As you consider our school, we want you to know that we acknowledge and understand the many uncertainties caused by the global health crisis, from exam cancellations to changes in schools' grading policies.

As you begin the application process, we want to assure you that you will not be penalized nor disadvantaged in the review of your application if your school has moved to a pass/fail system for the spring of 2020. Crystal will continue to review all pieces in the application in the context of these unprecedented times. We are in this together and we look forward to working with you.

Again, we appreciate your interest in Crystal and we are excited to get to know you and your family during the coming admission season.

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.

Learn. Live. Thrive!

Crystal Springs Uplands School is known for its small, supportive environment and its big ideas. We encourage independence and community, experimentation and cooperation, intellectual inquiry and school spirit.

Diversity adds to the richness of the CSUS experience and enlivens the educational aims of the school.

CSUS, as an institution, feels strongly that economics should not deter great students from attending our school. 21% of our student population receives need-based financial aid each year.

Please make time to come to an Open House, ask questions of our students and parents, and learn about our school. We hope you will attend a sporting event, theatrical performance, or Homecoming to really get a feel for our community.

Choosing the appropriate learning environment can be an exciting process.  We believe there should be a good match between the school and the student, so be yourself, ask questions, and enjoy this adventure.

Thank you for your interest in Crystal Springs Uplands School and we look forward to seeing you on campus!

Admission Contact Info

Middle School Admission Office
10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
Direct line:  (650) 645-1011

Upper School Admission Office
400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010
Direct line:  (650) 375-5411


Admission Office

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Aaron Whitmore

    Aaron Whitmore 

    Director of Admission
    (650) 342-4175 x1517
  • Photo of Akeem Layne

    Akeem Layne 

    Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid
    (650) 342-4175 x1053
  • Photo of Linda Vang

    Linda Vang 

    MS Admission Assistant
    (650) 342-4175 x1011
  • Photo of Mai Xia Vang

    Mai Xia Vang 

    US Admission Assistant
    (650) 342-4175 x1511
  • Photo of Maurice Willis

    Maurice "Reese" Willis 

    Associate Director of Admission, Assoc. Dir. of MS Crystal FIRST
    (650) 342-4175 x1019

List of 1 items.

  • Core Values

    We Celebrate Scholarship
    The foundation of Crystal is academic excellence.

    We Seek Growth Challenges
    Our culture says try it.
    We Foster Kindness & Inclusion
    Crystal is a caring and diverse community.

    We Strive for Balance
    A holistic approach to well-being is integral to our mission.

    We Engage with Enthusiasm
    With unbounded spirit, we give our best effort every day and pay it forward to our community.

    We Lead with Humility
    Being grateful and open-minded, we pursue lifelong learning.

List of 2 items.

  • Diversity Statement

    Crystal Springs Uplands School is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community. Such a community values and celebrates individual differences and ensures that each individual's unique background and perspective can inform and enrich the educational experience for all. In seeking to create and sustain a community that reflects the diversity of the Bay Area, we provide a dynamic learning environment and strive to prepare students for the world in which they live. Our curriculum exposes students to myriad viewpoints and experiences that challenge and broaden their perspectives. CSUS believes that students, parents, faculty, staff, administration and trustees with inclusive perspectives and attitudes make our school a place of respect and compassion in which all members thrive and feel supported.
  • Non-Discriminatory Policy

    Crystal Springs Uplands School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national and ethnic origin to all 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, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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