Nurtured Support fully ourselves

Enter with a Spark, Leave Ignited

When you step onto the Middle School campus, you feel a vibrant energy that's hard to miss. Middle School can be a challenge, but at Crystal, understanding, caring friends and teachers will champion you to become your very best self. It's a great place to start building your future.

Be Challenged, Be Supported
The vibrant learning environment pushes you to tackle challenges and celebrates your academic successes. You're part of a community that loves learning and adapting, making it an excellent place to grow. Here, you meet students full of potential like you, and we celebrate each other. You are not alone on this journey of academics and self-discovery. Your peers, teachers, and community are here to support and encourage you.

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    Clubs in the Middle School

A Place for Curious Minds
The academic programs offer diverse options that allow you to study with friendly and curious classmates who are as interested in the topics as you are. There is a culture of cooperation and collaboration, with everyone working towards a common goal of academic excellence. The lessons are designed to transform your learning experience and encourage you to think critically and creatively. Crystal is also committed to fostering strong connections between students and faculty, making this a place where your passions can flourish.
Get ready to be your best self in a world as diverse and inclusive as the school you’re joining.

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  • Culture of Try It

    A culture of try it

    Every interest is valued, and every pursuit is an opportunity to explore, learn, and grow. You are empowered to try it at Crystal—to delve into diverse opportunities and activities within a dynamic, safe learning environment.
    Explore your Options

Challenged & Championed

Explore the Crystal Campus

Open, airy, and modern, this campus embraces the spirit of Crystal.

Our Middle School leadership team

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    Jess Dang 

    Head of Middle School
  • Photo of Allen Lyle

    Allen Lyle 

    MS Director of Student Equity and Engagement
  • Photo of Meena Tahiliani

    Meena Tahiliani 

    MS Director of Teaching & Learning
  • Photo of Blake Traeger

    Blake Traeger 

    MS Program Manager
  • Photo of Amanda Carroll

    Amanda Carroll 

    MS Director of Academic Support
  • Photo of Kirsten Smith

    Kirsten Smith 

    MS Director of Student Counseling
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    Chris Wade 

    Associate Director of Athletics
  • Photo of Maurice Willis

    Maurice Willis 

    Associate Director of Admission, Assoc. Dir. of MS Crystal FIRST
  • Photo of Lizbet Cruz

    Lizbet Cruz 

    MS Assistant

Middle School FAQs

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  • Will I have a homeroom teacher?

    As a middle school student, you are assigned a dedicated advisor for the year who will serve as your go-to support system. You will have advisory meetings twice weekly, providing valuable one-on-one time for personalized guidance. The intentional design of small advisory groups ensures that you can foster meaningful relationships with your advisor, creating a supportive and encouraging environment for your overall growth and success.
  • How much homework is there?

    Homework gives students a meaningful opportunity to practice, apply, or preview content. In middle school, students should expect to spend an average of 45 minutes per week per subject on homework in 6th grade, 60 minutes per week per subject in 7th grade, and 90 minutes per week per subject in 8th grade.
  • Why are sports practices during the school day?

    To ensure balance in your daily schedule, athletics are scheduled either after lunch or during the final period of the academic day, with some games potentially extending after regular school hours. This ensures that both your academic responsibilities and athletic pursuits are accommodated.

This is the start of Your Journey


Admission Questions:

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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