An independent day school for grades 6-12

Crystal is Expanding!

As the school increases enrollment over the next few years, we are seeking qualified teachers in all disciplines for both our Middle and Upper Schools. The most successful teachers here have the following qualities:
  • They find joy working with young people
  • They are passionate about their discipline
  • They love collaborating with colleagues
  • They employ technology purposefully in their teaching practice
  • They are lifelong learners
  • They have co-curricular interests that they share with students
If you are interested in working in a collegial, student-centered school, please send a cover letter and resume to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School at employment@csus.org.
1. Wonderfully engaging students who love to learn
2. Passionate and highly respected faculty who build caring relationships with students
3. A professional and “best practice oriented” environment.
4. Supportive Parents who partner with teachers to support students, and who will even occasionally bring you breakfast
5. Likeminded colleagues who are team players.
6. A robust professional growth fund that supports teachers in their practice
7. Generous benefits, including faculty awards, continuing education and sabbaticals
8. Tremendous access to high and low tech educational resources
9. Beautiful and thoughtfully-designed campus and facilities
10. An environment balanced between high academic standards and human development

Current Job Openings

If you are interested in a current opening, please send a cover letter and resumé to Christy Dillon, Assistant Head of School at employment@csus.org.

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  • Middle School Drama/Dance Teacher

    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a coeducational independent day school in Hillsborough, California serving students in grades 6-12 on two campuses is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, dynamic, and collaborative  full-time middle school teacher to teach drama and dance at its new campus in Belmont, California. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of middle school teaching experience, knowledge of the middle level learner, and interest in being part of a dynamic group of teachers who will be part of our upcoming middle school expansion.

    More specifically, we are looking for candidates who are middle school centric, that is, candidates who:
    • Love working with middle school-aged children
    • Possess demonstrated success/effectiveness with 11-13 year olds
    • Are able to differentiate and teach to multiple learning styles
    • Have a sense of playfulness and are eager to collaborate with a grade-level team
    • Have experience with meaningful tech integration for this generation of learners
    • See connections between disciplines for cross-curricular lessons
    • Are excited to work with students outside of the classroom by leading an advisory
    • Have sponsored clubs, coached a sport and/or lead local/international trips
    • Incorporate teaching practices and curriculum development, which are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive and competent

    We are also looking for candidates who:
    • Can direct both plays and musicals
    • Have experience both directing shows and teaching classes, including acting and dance
    • Have some experience in technical theater
    • Possess a college degree in a related discipline
    • Have 3-5 years of teaching experience
    • Will serve as an advisor to a group of students, proctors one study hall period per week, and attend faculty meetings, school assemblies and community events as scheduled
  • Middle School Physical Science Teacher


    Crystal Springs Uplands School, a coeducational independent day School in Hillsborough, California serving students in grades 6-12 is seeking a motivated, experienced and skilled individual to teach physical science at its new middle school location in Belmont, California. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of middle school teaching experience, knowledge of the middle level learner, and interest in being part of a dynamic group of teachers who will be part of our upcoming middle school expansion.

    More specifically, we are looking for candidates who are middle school centric, that is, candidates who:
    • Love working with middle school-aged children and possess demonstrated success/effectiveness with 11-13 year olds
    • Are organized, energetic individuals who appreciate the enthusiasm and energy of middle school students and are willing to reflect on and make changes to their practice and curriculum.
    • Are able to differentiate and teach to multiple learning styles
    • Have a sense of playfulness and are eager to collaborate with a grade-level team
    • Have experience with meaningful technology integration for this generation of learners
    • See connections between disciplines for cross-curricular lessons
    • Are excited to work with students outside of the classroom by leading an advisory
    • Have sponsored clubs, coached a sport and/or lead local/international trips
    • Incorporate teaching practices and curriculum development, which are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive and competent
    We are also looking for candidates who:  
    • Possess a depth of knowledge of physical science
    • Experience teaching some math
    • Appreciate teaching from multiple perspectives and points of view
    • Possess a college degree in science or relevant discipline
    • Have demonstrated experience with hands-on, project-based learning
    • Are open to learning and trying new technology tools
    • Are organized, energetic individuals who have a willingness to reflect on and make changes to their practice and curricula and are committed to professional growth both in and outside the content area

Meet Our Teachers

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  • Faculty Spotlight: Leandro Garcia-Fulle, Spanish Teacher

    Assistant Head of School Christy Dillon features Leandro Garcia-Fulle, who has been teaching Spanish language and literature classes at Crystal for 26 years. Read on to learn more about this passionate educator.
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Employment at CSUS


When looking for teachers, CSUS tends to give preference to those applicants who have demonstrated excellence both teaching to and understanding the needs of young people at the various stages of adolescent development. We look for faculty who are passionate about and have expertise in their discipline, employ technology appropriately, and are excited about collaborating with colleagues. CSUS thrives because of the great reputation of our teachers; when looking for new faculty, we seek those qualities that produce great teaching while igniting the thrill of learning in young people.

Reciprocally, CSUS supports its faculty and staff through a dynamic professional development program, including research grants, travel grants, assistance with the pursuit of advanced degrees and certification programs, membership in professional organizations and a variety of school-wide professional development opportunities. CSUS offers a generous compilation of medical and dental benefits, teaching awards, and sabbaticals. The school assists with the medical coverage of dependents and partners/spouses, and participates in the TIAA program of retirement benefits.

One of the best reasons to consider employment at CSUS is the collegial environment. CSUS teachers and staff see themselves as part of a community of learners, supporting one another and assisting one another along our journeys. The students and parents, who we see as partners in our work, are also part of this community. Because of our culture of caring, CSUS students are motivated and eager to discover the world, both inside and outside the classroom. Guided by dedicated and skillful teachers, they leave prepared for college and beyond.

The hiring process typically begins in January but we encourage applicants to contact us at anytime during the academic year. The hiring process usually begins with phone interviews followed by on-campus visits with sample class lessons and in-person interviews, and finally reference and background checks. CSUS often interviews potential candidates at the annual NAIS conference and at local job fairs. Interested candidates should contact the school with a resume and cover letter describing their interest and area(s) of expertise, and include a list of references.

CSUS is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants, and encourages candidates of color to apply. CSUS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other condition made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and other conditions of employment