Academic Support We Are Your Champions

Students Who are Known, Valued, and Championed, Will Thrive

Whether you’re navigating Middle School or Upper School challenges, we have a range of resources tailored just for you. We celebrate your unique learning journey and strive to ensure you feel supported and empowered.

The Academic Support experts work with students, teachers, and family to provide you with the best academic assistance.

Inclusive Support for Learning Differences
If you have documented learning differences or disabilities, our team is here to help with a Formal Education Plan (FEP). This personalized plan is developed collaboratively with you, your parents, and your teachers, ensuring a supportive and effective learning environment.

Formal Education Plan: Your Roadmap
Each FEP is unique, offering accommodations to meet your individual needs. These may include extended time on tests, note-taking assistance, and use of technology for written work. We ensure that your learning experience at Crystal is both accommodating and fulfilling.

Teacher Support and Advisory Programming
Remember to utilize your teachers' office hours for additional guidance. Our advisory programming also offers support to help you confidently navigate your academic journey.

Philosophy
“Crystal Springs Uplands School is committed to helping students achieve their full potential and thrive in a rigorous academic program. To fulfill this commitment we strive to maintain a supportive environment for all students, including those with learning differences.  We provide professional development and consultation with our faculty to help them identify learning issues and better serve the needs of students with identified learning differences and disabilities.  While our dedicated resources are limited, we provide direct support to students with learning differences through our Academic Resource Center.  We provide referrals to outside professionals for testing and additional support, and we provide reasonable accommodations for students with documented learning differences.”

[Crystal Springs Uplands School Board Statement, March 2007]

 


 

Middle School Programs


Study Skills Rotation: Building Essential Skills
These classes are designed to cater to the specific needs of your grade level, focusing on vital skills like time management, organization, and problem-solving. These are a cornerstone of our support system.
 

Upper School Programs


Peer Tutoring: Learning from Each Other
If you need help in a particular subject, you can be paired with a peer tutor who excels in that area. This program offers flexible scheduling to fit your needs and is a testament to our collaborative learning environment.

Tutorial Sessions: Targeted Group Support
These sessions provide small group support and are especially beneficial for short-term assistance with course content in subjects like English, Mathematics, and Science and executive functioning skills.

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    Tailored Educational Support

    Your potential is limitless, and academic support helps you realize it. Your journey through learning becomes manageable with the proper support, ensuring that you reach new heights of success and understanding.

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  • Emotional Support

    Challenges met with Compassion

    Personalized social-emotional support is offered to ensure you feel valued and understood at Crystal. Counselors are available during school hours for one-on-one sessions or small group discussions, creating a secure and supportive environment to share and learn.

    Parents are always welcome to contact us with concerns or discuss their child’s well-being.

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  • Mind Body Program

    Academic achievement throughPERSONAL GROWTH

    Integrating physical well-being with mental and emotional health, The Mind Body Program (MBP) enhances your academic experience. Emphasizing social-emotional learning further supports developing resilience, stress management skills, and a balanced lifestyle, contributing positively to their academic achievements and personal growth.
    Stay Centered

Academic Resources Team

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    Dot Kowal 

    Head of Upper School
  • Photo of Jess Dang

    Jess Dang 

    Head of Middle School
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    Amanda Carroll 

    MS Director of Academic Support
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    Allen Lyle 

    MS Director of Student Equity and Engagement
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    Alexis Nemer 

    US Director of Academic Support
  • Photo of Sarah Schorn

    Sarah Schorn 

    US Director of Student Equity and Engagement

This is the start of Your Journey

Contact

Admission Questions:  admission@crystal.org

Middle School

10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
650-645-1000

Upper School

400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010
650-342-4175
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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