Diversity is Fundamental to Academic Excellence

Value and Celebrate Individual Differences and Perspectives

In efforts to create and sustain a community that reflects the diversity of the Bay Area, we provide a dynamic learning environment to prepare students for the world in which they live. We expose students to a curriculum with many viewpoints and experiences that challenge and broaden their outlook. Faculty, staff, administration, trustees, parents/guardians, and students with inclusive perspectives and attitudes make our school a place of respect and compassion where all members belong and thrive.

Dedication to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is deeply interwoven within our core values and mission. We enhance academic excellence through the richness of varied experiences, identities, and perspectives. We encourage students to seek growth challenges in their academic pursuits, challenge their assumptions, and engage in differences. Through this comprehensive framework, we guide students in a manner that ensures they are prepared for a diverse and interconnected world.

Commitment to Anti-Racism

Crystal does not tolerate racial injustice of any kind; Crystal affirms the diversity of people, ideas, and experiences within our community; and Crystal knows that the best way to truly grow is to engage with one another in ways that might be uncomfortable.

DEI Strategic Plan Framework

Crystal Core Value:
DEI Guiding Principle:

We Celebrate Scholarship

The foundation of Crystal is academic excellence.

We Believe...

all forms of diversity — including experience, identity, and perspective — are fundamental to academic excellence.

We Seek Growth Challenges

Our culture says try it.

We Challenge...

assumptions, engage across differences, and expect continual learning and growth.

We Foster Kindness & Inclusion

Crystal is a caring and diverse community.

We Honor...

the value each person brings to our community, and we confront injustice, which harms us all.

We Strive For Balance

A holistic approach to well-being is integral to our mission.

We Prioritize...

care and connection so that each of us can authentically thrive.

We Engage With Enthusiasm

With unbounded spirit, we give our best effort every day and pay it forward to our community.

We Embrace...

new challenges with curiosity, patience, and willingness to experience discomfort.

We Lead With Humility

Being grateful and open-minded, we pursue lifelong learning.

We Listen...

deeply, reflect genuinely, and own mistakes humbly.

DEI Strategic Plan Objectives

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    Enhance innovative, inclusive curriculum and pedagogy to further elevate the academic experience.

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    Develop resources and programming to build and expand our capacity to foster kindness and inclusion.

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    Implement best practices across recruitment, admission, and retention to ensure the growth and success of all community members.

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    Assess progress regularly to measure impact and promote accountability.

DEI - Journey Onward

This is the start of Your Journey


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Middle School

10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002

Upper School

400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010
Nondiscriminatory Policy: Crystal Springs Uplands School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the 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, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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