An Independent Day School for Grades 6-12

Building Community

Because we believe that the Crystal experience includes the parents and guardians of our students, we have created many opportunities for them to get involved and engaged with the Crystal community.
 
All parents and guardians are members of the Crystal Family Association (CFA) whose mission is to build a strong and inclusive community at Crystal. The CFA connects parents and guardians by hosting events throughout the year, organizing community service opportunities, and promoting parent education series.
 
In addition to the CFA, parents and guardians may also join the Gryphon Club or the Arts Collective. The Gryphon Club builds school spirit by supporting Crystal athletes, promoting Crystal gear and organizing for the annual athletics banquet and golf tournament. The Arts Collective provides support to the various arts performances, concerts and the annual Arts Festival.
 
As do most independent schools, Crystal relies on the generous investment of volunteer time and financial resources from our families. The Crystal Fund, Crystal’s annual giving program, helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating each student. The CFA hosts the Gryphon Gala event to raise funds to support the Faculty Recruitment and Retention Fund and the Financial Aid Fund.

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  • Annual CFA Fundraiser

    The Gryphon Gala is the Crystal Family Association’s annual community-wide fundraiser that brings together parents, guardians, alumni, faculty/staff and friends of Crystal to support the Faculty Recruitment and Retention Fund and the Financial Aid Fund. Gala themes have included The 50s, Great Gatsby, The Crystals (Oscar-themed awards event), and Crystal Palooza Music Festival. The Gala is a Crystal tradition and a great way to get involved whether volunteering or attending the event.
  • Family & Friends Day

    Family and friends of current students are invited to attend a full day of classes to experience a day in a life of a Crystal student. Crystal welcomes parents/guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles to attend classes alongside their students to observe and participate in their learning.
  • Golf Tournament

    The Doc Ingersoll Memorial Golf Tournament is organized by the Gryphon Club and is a wonderful way for past and present members of the Crystal community to come together to support the school.

    Royal “Doc” Ingersoll was a member of the Crystal faculty for 21 years. He was an extraordinary teacher, mentor and coach as well as a passionate golfer. This tournament honors his commitment to education, both in athletics and academics, and provides an opportunity for families to build connections and community.
  • Middle School Parent/Child Night

    Once a year, the Crystal Family Association organizes a Parent/Child Night for all Middle School students and their parents. This special night offers Middle School families a chance to connect and enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment.
  • School-wide Events

    Crystal families are invited to many other events throughout the year including Homecoming, Family Fun Day, theater productions, musical concerts, Lunar New Year Banquet, Diwali Celebration, Fine Arts Festival and Commencement.
  • Senior Luncheon

    The Senior Luncheon is organized by parents of the junior class to serve a special luncheon for seniors and their parents in May. This is a Crystal tradition and a wonderful way to celebrate our Seniors and their families before graduation.

  • Speaker Series

    Crystal parents and guardians are invited to attend the Common Ground Speaker Series free of charge which is presented by a coalition of Bay Area schools that have joined together to enhance parent education in our communities. Its goal is to bring nationally recognized speakers to our school communities. Crystal is a founding member of the Common Ground group, which is supported by the Crystal Family Association.
  • Spring Breakfast

    The Spring Breakfast is an event organized by the Crystal Family Association in May in conjunction with its last meeting of the year. The event includes a guest speaker and the parents/guardians vote on the following year’s CFA leadership team.
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.