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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    C+
Address
400 Uplands Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010
Telephone
(650) 342-4175
Website
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Applying

Application Deadline
January 12
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,430
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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From Crystal Springs Uplands School

Crystal kids have one thing in common: they come to school fired up to be here. Paired with brilliant, bold, and invested faculty, our students are encouraged to take risks, explore the world, and inspire each other. We take the time to ask each of our students, "What excites you?" When students discover and pursue what makes them tick and are supported by people who believe in them, magic happens.

Crystal is growing! We are expanding enrollment for the 2017-18 school year with twice the number of seats in 6th and 9th grade. It's a great time to apply and become a Gryphon!

Crystal Springs Uplands School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1440
36 responses
Average ACT
34
28 responses

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  • Snow day!!
    67%
  • Lip sync
    33%

Students

Diversity
A
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Students
350
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
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Clubs & Activities

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$216,292
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,483
National
$949
Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$184,700

Crystal Springs Uplands School Reviews

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Pros:
Admissions does an excelllent job in identifying respectful, kind and mature students. Faculty and teachers are positive , warm and wonderful to our children. Campus facilities are beautiful. We have been happy with English curriculum.
Cons:
This is not an academic school. The 6th grade math and science curriculum very disappointing. They do not support STEM focused students. The problem solving class is a joke. Very talented math students are forced to sit with kids that just struggle with adding and subtracting negative numbers (yes, 6th grade folks.). Let’s throw some poorly written word problems that are convoluted at best and say, “see we challenge all.” Word to Crystal math curriculum development team. They are world -renowned problem solving curricula out there. Use the tried and true versus creating your own because your word problems would never fly with a math PHD or a math competition writer. An academic school- Crystal is not.
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We have 2 high schoolers at Crystal - one of whom also attended middle school. Overall, we love Crystal! Yes, as expected, the academics (and teachers) are terrific. But two additional things stand out. First, the emphasis on the whole child. There is a true growth mindset at this school; the annual health/wellness classes are comprehensive and sometimes intense; the fine arts curriculum is wonderful; the daily schedule is organized so kids can catch their breath, see teachers, and decompress; the emphasis on diversity are supported through thoughtful panel discussions, school trips, guest speakers, student exchange programs, advisory discussions, etc. The other pleasant surprise has been the down to earth, and genuinely kind school community. This is not a snobby or flashy school. There is diversity Crystal and it's celebrated. Kids are kind and respect each other. It truly is a warm, welcoming community.
Our daughter has attended Crystal since 6th grade and is now a current Sophomore. We have been so happy with Crystal for several reasons. First and foremost, Crystal goes far beyond textbook teaching. The students learn to be critical thinkers, they are pushed to think well beyond the surface and engage in Socratic discussions. All the students are very bright, yet Crystal administrators do a great job at curbing a competitive atmosphere. That’s why they don’t have class rankings. They also don’t have AP classes, just Honors classes, so the teachers aren’t confined to teach to the test. Sports are much better over the last few years as they recruit more athletes and they have invested in great facilities. There is no bullying in this school, it’s cool to be smart. Most students get into top colleges, so that says a lot about Crystals reputation. This is not the school for student who require a lot of structure. This is a great environment for self motivated kids.