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, Ayaka Okawa.

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.

Timeline with Key Dates

Open House Registration and Online Application will be available starting in early September.

October 2018
Sat., Oct. 13:  Open House (pre-register on Ravenna)
   •Middle School:  9:45 am – 12:30 pm
   •Middle School:  2:30-5:15 pm

November 2018

Nov. 1:  Start date to submit transcript, confidentiality, and recommendation forms to current school

Sat., Nov. 3:  Open House  (pre-register on Ravenna)

   •Upper School:  9:45 am – 12:30 pm
   •Middle School:   2:30-5:15 pm

December 2018
Sun., Dec. 2:  Open House  (pre-register on Ravenna)
   •Middle School:  9:30 am – 12:15 pm
   •Upper School:   2:00-4:45 pm

Dec. 6:  Financial Aid Info Session, 6:30-8:30 pm
Dec. 8:  ISEE test (MS & US Paper), 8 am – 2 pm (pre-registration required)
Dec. 8:  Financial Aid Info. Session, 8:30-10:30 am, US campus

January 2019
Jan. 8: Workshop to complete SSS form (new families), 5:30-8:30 pm
Jan. 10:  Application and Financial Aid deadline (new families)
Jan. 12:  ISEE test (US Online), 8 am – 12 pm and 1:30-4 pm (pre-registration required)

February 2019
Feb. 1:  Admission testing should be completed by this date
Feb. 13:  SSS tax forms and other info. deadline (mail or upload to SSS)

March 2019
Mar. 21:  Admission & Financial Aid decision letters mailed
Mar. 29:    
   •12:00 pm, Enrollment contract and deposit due
   •12:00 pm, Financial Aid contract due (for those receiving financial aid)

Admission Checklist

List of 8 items.

Crystal Springs Uplands School


General: (650) 342-4175 | info@csus.org
Admission Inquiries: admission@csus.org
Middle School
10 Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 342-4175 x1000
Upper School
400 Uplands Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010
(650) 342-4175