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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
400 Uplands Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010
About Crystal Springs Uplands School...

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
60 responses
Average ACT
34
52 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
  • Snow day!!
    60%
  • Lip sync
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Pop Week
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    539
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 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
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $250,001
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $3,501
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $2,000,000
    National
    $184,700

    Crystal Springs Uplands School Reviews

    43 reviews
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    Warm community, however too many inexperienced, young teachers at new middle school. Very rigid, so if your student has an academic passion it will not be supported. They will have to take the same level classes regardless of where they could potentially test into. No CS until junior year--really Crystal? We live in Silicon Valley FTLOG! Math program in the middle school leaves A LOT to be desired if you have a bright, math loving/enthusiastic student.
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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.
    When I first joined Crystal, I thought it was more geared for those interested in an academic lifestyle, but as a recent graduate of the middle school, I have noticed that the Admissions Office is bringing in more social and athletic minded students, especially in the class of ‘23 and the class of ‘24. This caused me to change my mind. Student-athletes in these classes especially are almost all on outside sports teams, and even some are nationally ranked in their respective sports. Crystal also brought in a new athletic director for the upper school, someone who played professional basketball overseas. With all this in mind, it is evident that Crystal is attempting to change its reputation regarding athletics, as the programs, coaches, and athletes themselves are all improving. I strongly advise all prospective Crystal parents to keep in mind that by the time your child graduates high school, there is an extremely large chance that Crystal may also be known for its athletics.