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 starting in early September.

October 2017
Sat., Oct. 14:  Open House
     Upper School:  9:45 AM – 12:30 PM
     Middle School:   3:00 - 5:45 PM

November 2017
Nov. 1Start date to submit transcript, confidentiality, and recommendation forms to current school
Sat., Nov. 4:  Open House
     Middle School:  9:45 AM – 12:30 PM
     Middle School:   2:30 - 5:15 PM
Sun., Nov. 5:  Open House
     Upper School:  2:00 - 4:45 PM
Nov. 30:  Financial Aid Info Session, 7:00 PM

December 2017
Sun., Dec. 3:  Open House
     Middle School:  9:30 AM – 12:15 PM
     Upper School:   2:00 - 4:45 PM
Dec. 9:  Lower/Middle/Upper level ISEE Test at CSUS (pre-registration required)
Dec. 9:  Financial Aid Info. Session, 9:00 AM, US campus, Library

January 2018
Jan. 6:  Upper level ISEE test at CSUS (pre-registration required)
Jan. 11:  Application and Financial Aid deadline

February 2018
Feb. 1:  Admission testing should be completed by this date
Feb. 14:  Financial Aid tax forms deadline (mail or upload to SSS)

March 2018
Mar. 15:  Admission & Financial Aid decision letters mailed
Mar. 23:    
     •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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Crystal Springs Uplands School

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