Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Programs

Engage in a Community of Support Throughout Your School Experience

To foster personal growth and deepen their understanding of the society around them, students engage in authentic community service through various initiatives and clubs. Whether serving the homeless or celebrating cultural events like Diwali and Lunar New Year, students are immersed in diverse experiences that shape their worldview. Dive deeper into the programs and discover the support and opportunities that await.

Crystal FIRST

The power of community ensures you and your family feel genuinely supported and valued. Crystal FIRST upholds this commitment with a proactive approach to equity and access in independent school education.

The Crystal FIRST program is tailored to provide resources and enrichment for students who aspire to be the first in their families to attend college, as we understand that students from traditionally underrepresented communities face unique challenges.

Peninsula Bridge

Rising seventh and eighth grade students from the San Mateo-Foster City school district come to the Crystal campus to engage in dynamic and challenging Math, Language Arts, and Science courses for a five-week program. Students take electives that range from coding to improv, work in small advisory groups, and venture out on college and career-focused field trips.

Beyond the classroom, students are mentored by a passionate team of high school and college-aged teaching assistants, many of whom are Crystal students. These TAs serve as relatable role models who make education both fun and cool.

Crystal Springs Uplands School is a proud partner of Peninsula Bridge, a non-profit, educational access program nearly twenty years old.


  • Diversity Committee
  • Keep it Real
  • Asian Culture Club
  • Polynesian Club
  • Women Driving Change
  • MS & US Gay-Straight Alliance
  • LGBTQ Affinity Group
  • Latine Affinity Space
  • Black Student Union
  • NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference
  • 9th Grade Diversity Day
  • MLK, Women’s History, and Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Assemblies, Black History Month, Women Driving Change Annual Conference, Diwali, Lunar New Year, and Holi Celebrations

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Middle School

10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002

Upper School

400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010
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