During the heyday of Crystal Springs School for Girls, there were a number of annual traditions that revolved around holidays. In October, of course, the big event was Halloween. For years, the exciting part for seniors was not the costumes, but decorating the Mansion and sleeping overnight in the Head of School’s office and the student lounge (now called the Mansion Conference Room) afterward.
The Uplands Mansion (Upper School campus) In 1911, the original owner of the Uplands mansion, Templeton Crocker, commissioned renowned SF architect Willis Polk to design the home as a wedding present for his new bride. Find out more about the Mansion's history written by CSUS historian and former librarian Deb Hunt.