Thank you for your interest in Nueva! We are pleased to continue our virtually paperless admissions process for the 2016-2017 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.
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 Lower School Application & application fee of $90
We must receive an application prior to testing on campus. If testing off-campus, you may submit testing results with your appliction, due January 12, 2017.
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 of our PreK class will be offered admission in March and April. 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 an appointment for your child to sit the Wechsler (WPPSI-IV) IQ Evaluation (or WISC-V evaluation if they are six years or older)
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 3, 2017. Your child's application is still due January 12, 2017.
- Please review our Guidelines to Submit Testing.
Step 4: Parent/Guardian Interview
The Parent/Guardian Interview is a half-hour meeting with the Admissions Staff. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, and for the Admissions Team to learn more about your child.
If your child is testing on campus, your interview will take place during the time of testing. If your child is testing off campus, we will schedule your interview once your application and testing have been received. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding your child's test results, and whether you should proceed with submitting an application.
Student's 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
The Activity Session is similar to a Nueva classroom setting, including group meeting time, age-appropriate group activities in math, reading and writing, snack, and free play or collaborative design challenges - depending on the grade. Activity Sessions take place between December and March.
Step 6: Schedule a Campus Visit – Grades 2-4 Only.
Visits are scheduled through your Ravenna account.
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 mid-February.
Parent/Guardian Tea (optional)
During the Activity Session, 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.
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 12.
Forms are due by 5:00pm January 12, 2017
- 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!
The Nueva School is a member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA) and Bay Area Independent High Schools (BAIHS).
Please review our Principles of Good Practice.