Crystal Springs Uplands School is probably best known for a powerful and innovative academic program, a rich array of co-curricular offerings, an expert and dedicated faculty, and graduates who boast an almost embarrassing range of talent and achievement. Our facilities also garner plenty of laudatory attention, particularly now that the lush, historic Upper School campus in Hillsborough has been joined by the newly completed, 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Middle School campus in nearby Belmont.
But I encourage you to look deeper — to consider institutional ambition that cannot be measured or understood by extravagant SAT scores, rarefied college acceptance lists, a gorgeous setting, or an innovative curriculum, all of which are abundantly manifest at Crystal. A truly excellent education stretches well beyond the metrics of middle or high school and seeks to instill more intangible goals: passionate curiosity, creativity, balance, determination, open-mindedness, and as old-fashioned as it may sound, an authentic investment in making our world a better place.
If reading this welcome message is part of your research into this school, I hope you delve deeply into the rest of the site. I hope you talk to current parents and students; I hope you can meet Crystal alumni and ask them to reflect on how their Crystal lessons have served as life lessons. But most of all, I hope you visit us. What is impressive on the website is compelling in person.
With warm regards,Dan MillerInterim Head of School