An independent day school for grades 6-12
Life @ CSUS

Events

In addition to the many academic and extracurricular activities on campus, the school hosts events throughout the year for the entire CSUS community.
Popular fine arts events include Great Performances, the Middle School and Upper School drama productions and musicals, Holiday Program, and the Fine Arts Festival. Through the Gryphon Club, the Athletics department hosts the Doc Ingersoll Memorial Golf Tournament each fall.

The Gryphon Gala (formerly "Madcap") is the major fundraiser sponsored by the Parent Association that directly benefits the school's incredible faculty, students and staff. The CSUS Recruitment and Retention Fund, which provides service awards, sabbaticals and other incentives to recruit and retain the very best educators. Grandparents and special friends are invited each year to Family & Friends Day to join students in classrooms.

Alums return each year for the Alumni Reunion held in the Uplands Mansion, but they can also join long-time teacher and now Alumni Liaison John Draper at his popular Drinks with Draper gatherings held in the SF Bay Area and in other regions throughout the U.S.

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  • Golf Tournament

    The Doc Ingersoll Memorial Golf Tournament is organized by the Gryphon Club and is a wonderful way for past and present members of the Crystal community to come together to support the school.

    Royal “Doc” Ingersoll was a member of the CSUS faculty for 21 years. He was an extraordinary teacher, mentor and coach as well as a passionate golfer. This tournament honors his commitment to education, both in athletics and academics, and allows the school to enhance the educational experience for all students.
  • Annual Fundraiser

    The Gryphon Gala is the Parent Association's annual community-wide auction fundraiser that brings together parents, alumni, students, staff and friends of CSUS to support the CSUS Recruitment and Retention Fund as well as financial assistance programs for students. It has had many themes including a 50’s Diner motif, a Safari to Africa and even a Spelling Bee competition. The Gala is a CSUS tradition and a great way to get involved whether volunteering to help or showing your support by attending the event.
  • Family & Friends Day

    Family and Friends of current students are invited to attend a normal day of classes. While many families invite a grandparent, aunt or uncle to visit, some parents take the opportunity to see a typical day in action. There are no special performances or meetings, and families are asked to RSVP for this event.
  • Parent/Student Nights

    Twice a year, the Parent Association organizes either a Father/Daughter, Mother/Daughter, Father/Son, or Mother Son Night. One event is held in the fall and the other is held in the spring. Based upon a theme, these events offer parents and their students a chance to enjoy an evening of fun.

  • School-wide events

    Parents are invited to many other events throughout the year including Homecoming, Food, Folks & Fun, theater productions, musical concerts, Family & Friends Day, Lunar New Year, Diwali Celebration, Fine Arts Festival, the GryFUN Run, and Commencement.
  • Senior Luncheon

    The Senior Luncheon is organized by parents of the junior class to serve a special luncheon for seniors and their parents in May (following the awards assembly). Seniors are also given a commemorative gift.

  • Speaker Series

    Parents are invited to attend the Common Ground Speaker Series which is presented by a coalition of Bay Area schools that have joined together to enhance parent education in our communities. Its goal is to bring nationally recognized speakers to our school communities.CSUS was a founding member of the Common Ground group, which is supported by our Parent Association.
  • Spring Luncheon

    The Spring Luncheon chairs oversee the theme and execution of the PA's traditional May Luncheon coinciding with the final Parent Association meeting of the school year.

  • Alumni Events

    CSUS Alumni events, held throughout the year, offer our alumni the opportunity to renew friendships and explore ways to stay connected with Crystal. Some events are an annual cocktail party in Palo Alto, "Margaritas in the Mansion," regional events across the continental U.S., and the popular Alumni Networking Event. Past networking events focused on "Food, Wine, and Sustainability" and Entrepreneurship.

  • Community Service

    Crystal Springs Uplands School takes pride in making connections and contributing meaningfully to the world that surrounds us. In addition to grade level service learning days, there are school-wide opportunities to help the community at large. From Rebuilding Together to Habitat for Humanity to Family Community Service days, there are ample service opportunities for students and their families.