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  • The entire Crystal student body participated in a memorable field trip to the de Young Museum in 1979 to see the world-famous King Tut exhibit, which included the iconic burial mask pictured above.

    An Encounter with King Tut

    The entire Crystal student body participated in a memorable field trip to the de Young Museum in 1979 to see the world-famous King Tut exhibit, which included the iconic burial mask pictured above.

    In 1979, the first exhibit of items from Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb toured the country. Newspaper and magazine articles appeared all spring and summer. 
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  • Jones Gulch, a September Tradition

    Right after Labor Day in the 1970s and 80s, the entire school climbed onto buses and rode up to the Jones Gulch YMCA Camp above La Honda for our annual back-to-school retreat.
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  • More About the Uplands Mansion

    Deb Hunt literally wrote the book on the historic Uplands Mansion, the centerpiece of the Upper School campus and first permanent home for Crystal.
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  • “Of Uniforms and Socks”

    Students in uniforms in 1967

    Alumni Storyteller Deb Hunt recalls the early days of school uniforms, a tradition that was both loved and despised, as well as an opportunity for creative rebellion. Read on for more history and images.


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  • The Senior Song at Commencement

    An image of members of the Class of 1998 performing their senior song

    Alumni Storyteller, Deb Hunt, remembers the tradition of the senior song at graduation ceremonies over the decades. Read on for more.
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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 Crystal historian and former librarian Deb Hunt.
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.