An independent day school for grades 6-12

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  • The Magic of Christmas Programs in the Mansion

    A chorus of girls descending the Mansion Staircase singing “Angels We Have Heard On High,” during the 1964 Christmas Program. This was an annual tradition for several decades.

    Deb Hunt, Alumni Storyteller, remembers lovely Christmas Programs in the Mansion as a favorite annual arts tradition from the 1950s to early 90s. As an example, the Class of 1965 so fondly recalled their days of singing on the Mansion stairs, they proudly reprised their version of “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” during their 50th Reunion.
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  • A Tradition of Service and Giving

    Deb Hunt found this archival photo of Chris Larsen ‘95 (facing the camera) and classmates participating in a "Hunger Banquet."

    Alumni Storyteller Deb Hunt remembers different community service traditions over the decades. Click headline for more, and share your stories and photos with Also, join our Alumni Facebook Group for weekly “throwback” postings by Deb.
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Our fabulous retired librarian and historian, Deb Hunt, leads us on a walk down Crystal's memory lane. Don’t hesitate to contact her on Facebook with photos, remembrances, and questions.

Mansion History

The Uplands Mansion (Upper School campus)
In 1911, the original owner of the Uplands mansion, Templeton Crocker, commissioned renowned SF architect Willis Polk to design the home as a wedding present for his new bride. Find out more about the Mansion's history written by CSUS historian and former librarian Deb Hunt.

Crystal Springs Uplands School

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Middle School
10 Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 645-1000
Upper School
400 Uplands Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010
(650) 342-4175