Strive for Balance Creative Minded

Shape Your Artistic Identity

Embrace self-expression over perfection. This is a philosophy at the heart of Crystal’s Arts Department. The visual and performing arts offer a journey of exploration and depth through a progressive and experiential curriculum. Whether starting or aiming to advance your skills, the arts community at Crystal encourages you to dive in and ‘TRY IT.’

Developing Artistic Growth
In the vibrant Ethel Barnes Porter studio arts building, envision yourself nurtured in well-equipped and inspiring spaces as you embark on your creative journey. Here, you can delve into various media, from the tactile joy of ceramics to the intricate details of graphic design. The emphasis on hands-on learning, guidance from skilled instructors, and insights from visiting artists ensure your artistic growth is both deep and broad.

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  • 75%

    of Students Participate in the Arts

Theater and Storytelling
Step into the dynamic theater community, where you learn to act and immerse yourself in storytelling. The diverse curriculum caters to all interests and skill levels, from stage combat to playwriting. The inclusive environment here means everyone can explore, create, and perform.

Music and Dance Opportunity
Offering diverse ensembles and music and dance performance opportunities is integral to Crystal's arts program. Whether you're harmonizing in a chorus, mastering an instrument, or expressing yourself through dance, there's a place for you to shine. Each discipline, from jazz to classical, modern dance to ballet, is taught with a focus on technical skills and personal expression.

The Fine Arts Department at Crystal is a community that values and cultivates artistic expression in all its forms. You're encouraged to find your unique voice and share it confidently here. Join Crystal and be part of an art program where your creativity is developed and celebrated.

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  • Upcoming Events

    Join us at our upcoming events

    Find upcoming shows, concerts, exhibitions, and workshops. Here is your invitation to our thriving creative community showcasing our students' talents and passions.
    Don't miss a show

Spotlight on Talent

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
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