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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
About Crystal Springs Uplands School...
Address
400 Uplands Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010
Telephone
(650) 342-4175
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
January 10
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$46,780
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid
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 Springs Uplands School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1460
48 responses
Average ACT
34
39 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Snow day!!
    58%
  • Lip sync
    25%
  • Pop Week
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    539
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.Take our survey

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    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Area Feel
    Rural
    Median Household Income
    $238,750
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,952
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $2,000,001
    National
    $184,700

    Crystal Springs Uplands School Reviews

    30 reviews
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    Crystal prepares students for college!

    The only major downside is that I wish that there was more racial/ethnic diversity. There are only a few African-American students, roughly 5% of the entire school population, and it can be extremely isolating. Additionally, it has also been hard for me due to the fact that I am transitioning to male and as much as the school is trying to support me and understand, I think there is still A LOT of work to be done in regards to supporting LGBT(+) students.

    With that said, the academics are world-class. It definitely gives (and gave) me an advantage in testing, access to higher-level education, study skills, and essay writing.

    To those who are looking to apply, the biggest advice I would give is: Don't be afraid of the cost. The school gives excellent financial aid to those who truly need it.
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    This is an magnificent school! I am a current student at Crystal and just finished my first year in the sixth grade. The community is rich and enthusiastic and the academic program is rigorous and challenging. So far, I have had no cons to this school whatsoever.
    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.