Crystal Springs Uplands School

Founded in 1952, Crystal Springs Uplands School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on the San Francisco peninsula. Serving grades 6-12 on two campuses, CSUS provides an intimate, collaborative community that encourages students to pursue their passions, explore new interests, build confidence, develop compassion and thrive in an environment of academic excellence.

Our student body reflects CSUS’s strong commitment to cultural, social and socioeconomic diversity. Fifty-five percent of the student community identifies as students of color. Our generous financial aid program annually awards over $4M in grants to 23% of the student body.

Diversity Statement: Crystal Springs Uplands School is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community. Such a community values and celebrates individual differences and ensures that each individual's unique background and perspective can inform and enrich the educational experience for all. In seeking to create and sustain a community that reflects the diversity of the Bay Area, we provide a dynamic learning environment and strive to prepare students for the world in which they live. Our curriculum exposes students to myriad viewpoints and experiences that challenge and broaden their perspectives. CSUS believes that students, parents/guardians, faculty, staff, administration and trustees with inclusive perspectives and attitudes make our school a place of respect and compassion in which all members belong and thrive.

By the Numbers:


540 total enrollment

219 Middle School (grades 6-8)

321 Upper School (grades 9-12)

Average class size:  14

9:1 student:teacher ratio

55% students of color


80+ faculty members

70% with advanced degrees
Financial AidOver $4 million allocated to 23% of student body

Non-discriminatory policy: Crystal Springs Uplands School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.



Organization Name: Crystal Springs Uplands School
Address 1: 400 Uplands Drive
Address 2:
City, State, Zip: Hillsborough, California  94010
Type: Private
Number of Students: 540
Lowest Grade: 6
Highest Grade: 12


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