An independent day school for grades 6-12


We are excited that you have taken the first step to learn more about applying to Crystal. In many ways, this will not be a typical admission season. While we wish we could meet you in person at fairs, Open Houses, or at your school, safety is our #1 priority. We have worked diligently to adapt our usual events and gatherings to the virtual world while ensuring you get to know us and we get to know you -- even though it may only be through a screen.

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. We want to highlight two important pieces that may be weighing on you. First, your student will not be penalized nor disadvantaged if your school moved to a pass/fail system for the spring of 2020. Secondly, we will not require admission testing for the 2020-2021 admission season. Crystal will not make assumptions nor will we evaluate an applicant differently if grades are pass/fail, or if testing is not submitted. For more on our test-optional policy, please click here.

We encourage you to take the time to explore our website and learn more about our Middle School and Upper School Academic Programs, as well as our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming. We hope you will get to know our students, and peruse our viewbook. We will be offering Admission Info Sessions every week to answer any questions you may have about the application process. We will also offer events throughout the fall and winter focused on various aspects of our academic and extracurricular programs, including the opportunity to hear from our Deans of Students, Division Heads, Head of School, our wonderful students, and current parents/guardians. 

To stay up to date with all of our offerings, we encourage you to create a Ravenna account. 

We are in this together, and we look forward to working with you this season!

The Crystal Admission and Financial Aid Team

Admission Office

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Aaron Whitmore

    Aaron Whitmore 

    Director of Admission
  • Photo of Ken Considine

    Ken Considine 

    Dir. of Financial Aid, Computer & Data Science Dept. Head and teacher, Scheduler
  • Photo of Oriana Isaacson

    Oriana Isaacson 

    Associate Director of Admission & Financial Aid
  • Photo of Akeem Layne

    Akeem Layne 

    Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid
  • Photo of Linda Vang

    Linda Vang 

    MS Admission Assistant
  • Photo of Mai Xia Vang

    Mai Xia Vang 

    US Admission Assistant
  • Photo of Maurice Willis

    Maurice "Reese" Willis 

    Associate Director of Admission, Assoc. Dir. of MS Crystal FIRST

Learn. Live. Thrive!

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


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  • 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