Thank you for your interest in Nueva! We are pleased to continue our virtually paperless admissions process for the 2017-2018 season. Through Ravenna Solutions, our online admissions system, you can inquire, explore the application process, sign up for events and campus tours, fill out and submit application components, and monitor your application status. To access all of these features, click the "Apply Online" button below.

Ravenna Apply Button

Step 1: Create an account with Ravenna Solutions

To fill out online inquiry information and explore all of our online admission options, simply click "Apply Online," follow the prompts, then fill out the basic inquiry information required to "Add a Student" to your account. Creating an account does not commit you to applying, but you will be informed of upcoming events that will allow you to learn more about the school. You may choose to inquire first, and then create an online account when you are ready to apply.

Need help with Ravenna? Watch the tutorial below:


Step 2: Submit the Lower School Application Part 1 & the application fee of $90. To be considered for a reduced application fee, please contact us at

We must receive Part I of the application prior to your child testing on campus. If your child is testing off-campus, the application is due January 11, 2018. WISC V testing results can be submitted up to February 1, 2018 and WPPSI IV (under 6 years old) can be submitted up to February 8, 2018.

Age Requirements for year of entry:

  • Prekindergarten: 4 years old by September 1 (children born between June-September will follow a "rolling admissions process")
  • Kindergarten: 5 years old by September 1
  • First grade: 6 years old by September 1

PreK Only: Late birthday applicants (children born Feb-June 1)

Approximately half of the PreK class is offered enrollment in March, and the other half in early April in order to accommodate applicants who are not old enough to sit the Wechsler evaluation until late March. Students who receive wait pool letters in March will be reconsidered for the second round of offers mailed in April.

PreK Only: Rolling Admissions Process (children born June-Sept 1)

The large majority if not all of our PreK class will be offered admission in March and April. Our goal is to fill the PreK class by May 1. If we have space in the PreK class after late-April, we will accept PreK applications from children with birthdays from June to September 1. All families interested in Rolling Admissions for PreK, please contact us before proceeding with the scheduling of your child's IQ test or submitting the Nueva Application, 650-350-4528 or Do not submit an application in January or until you have made contact with our admissions office.

Step 3: Schedule a testing appointment for your child to sit either the Wechsler WPPSI-IV IQ Evaluation, (under six years old) or WISC-V Evaluation, (over six years old ).

For on-campus testing

The IQ evaluation is one of the first steps in our application process. Appointments are available on-campus from October 2017 through early February 2018. Scheduling of on-campus testing appointments are available via your Ravenna account. Please note that we have limited slots and they fill up rather quickly. The testing fee is $225. To be considered for a reduced testing fee, please contact us at You will need to submit Part 1 of your child's application before their on-campus test date or January 11, 2018 whichever date comes first.

To find out more about the Wechsler IQ Assessment please click here.

For off-campus testing

  • You can also make arrangements for your child to work with an off-campus licensed psychologist of your choice.
  • Please print, sign, and submit the Release Form to the administering psychologist. The testing results and narrative report must be submitted to the Admissions Office, directly from the psychologist, no later than February 1 for the WISC V or  February 8 for the WPPSI IV. Note: your child's application is still due January 11, 2018.
  • Please review and share our Guidelines to Submit Testing with the administering psychologist.
Step 4: Parent/Guardian Interview

The Parent/Guardian Interview is a chance for you to meet with a member of our Admissions Staff, ask any questions you may have, while also allowing us to get to know more about your child. Interviews typically range from 30-45 minutes.

Note: The Parent/Guardian Interview can only be scheduled once the  testing results and Parts I and II of the application have been submitted and reviewed by our Admissions Office. However, your interview can be scheduled before all supplemental application materials (i.e. teacher's recommendation, school records, etc) are submitted through Ravenna.

Students whose scores are within the range considered for admission (generally a full scale score of 130 or higher) are invited to continue in the admissions process.

Step 5: Schedule an Activity Session – PreK-4

Activity Sessions are scheduled through your Ravenna account once we have reviewed your child's application and test scores. You are given a code to be able to register.

The Activity Session is similar to a Nueva classroom setting, including group meeting time, age-appropriate activities in math, reading and writing, snack, and free play or collaborative design challenges. Activity Sessions take place between December and March. This is a chance for us to get to know your child, and see them in action with other applicants for the grade.

Step 6: Schedule a Campus Visit – Grades 2-4 Only.

Campus Visits are scheduled through your Ravenna account once you are given a code.

The Campus Visit is an opportunity for your child to experience "life at Nueva" by accompanying Nueva students through their school day, and engaging in class lessons and activities. Applicants visit in the grade they are currently in. Campus Visits take place between October and February.

Parent/Guardian Tea (optional)

During most Activity Sessions, parents/guardians are welcome to attend an Admissions Tea on campus with Nueva parent volunteers for additional Q & A. This is optional, and not a part of the admissions process. For applicant parents in Grades 2-4, we have 2 specially selected dates for you to attend a tea.

Step 7: Required Supplemental Materials

Student Evlaution Forms are completed and submitted to Nueva directly by the student's current teachers/counselor. Parents delegate the evaluation forms through the online Ravenna system. Teachers electronically submit forms through Ravenna.

Directions are provided through your Ravenna account for easy online submission from your child's school and current teacher. Please give the teachers plenty of time to complete these recommendations before January 11, 2018.

Forms are due by 5:00pm January 11, 2018

Supplemental Forms:

  • Confidential Student Evaluation Form (PreK-1)
  • Supplemental Confidential Student Evaluation (PreK-1)
  • Confidential Student Evaluation Form (Grades 2 - 8)
  • Transcript Release Form and Transcripts (Grades 1 - 8): We require the previous year's progress reports/grades, standardized test scores, and current grades when they become available. All materials should be uploaded to your child's Ravenna account.


The Admissions Office is always delighted to receive applications
well in advance of the deadline! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 650-350-4528,
or email

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