An independent day school for grades 6-12

Getting Started

We encourage applicants and their families to learn more about Crystal. The first step is to create an account with Ravenna, a web-based application system used by many Bay Area independent schools. If you need a fee waiver for the Ravenna application, please contact our Director of Financial Aid, Mieke Tonn.

Once you have created the account, you will be able to request information, register for an Open House, arrange a Campus Visit, access the required forms for the application process, and see all of your application forms that have been submitted. 

Steps to Get Started:
  1. Create an account with Ravenna*
  2. Complete the Student Profile
  3. Find Crystal Springs Uplands School in the school directory
    1. Click “Explore” to register for an Open House
    2. Click “Apply” to start the application process
*If you already have an account with Ravenna, please use the same login information. There is no need to create another account.

Key Dates & Timeline

Open House Registration and Online Application will be available on September 1.

October 2016
Oct. 15:  Open House
     Middle School:  9:45 AM – 12:30 PM
     Upper School:   1:45 - 4:30 PM

November 2016
Nov. 1Start date to submit transcript, confidentiality, and recommendation forms to current school
Nov. 5:  Open House

December 2016
Dec. 1:  Financial Aid Workshop, 7:00 PM
Dec. 4:  Open House
Dec. 10:  Lower/Middle/Upper level ISEE Test at CSUS (pre-registration required)

January 2017
Jan. 7:  Upper level ISEE test at CSUS (pre-registration required)
Jan. 12:  Application and Financial Aid deadline

February 2017
Feb. 1:  Admission testing should be completed by this date
Feb. 12:  Financial Aid tax forms deadline (mail to SSS)

March 2017        
Mar. 16:  Admission & Financial Aid decision letters mailed
Mar. 24:    
     •12:00 PM  Enrollment contract and deposit due
     •12:00 PM  Financial Aid contracts due (for those receiving financial aid)

Admission Checklist

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