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 admissions process, sign up for events and campus tours, fill out and submit application components, and 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 complete our online process 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, then create an online account when you are ready to apply.

Need help with Ravenna? Watch the tutorial below:


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

We require that you submit Part I of the Application and the application fee prior to scheduling a campus visit.

Step 3: Schedule the Campus Visit and Student Interview

The half-day campus visit is an opportunity for students to experience "life at Nueva" by accompanying Nueva students through their school day and engaging in class lessons and activities. Applicants visit classes in the grade to which they are applying, and will complete their student interview with one of our faculty or admissions staff.

Step 4: Submit Upper School Application Part II – Parent/Guardian Information

We require that you submit Part II of the Application prior to scheduling the Parent Interview and Student Activity Session.

Step 5: Schedule the Parent/Guardian Interview and Student Activity Session

The Parent/Guardian Interview is a half-hour meeting with one of our admissions staff. It is an opportunity for you to ask questions and for the admissions team to learn more about your child.

The Student Activity Session is composed of a fun ice-breaker, followed by a creative and collaborative group project and presentation. These sessions typically last 3 hours and take place on weekends in January and February.

Parent/Guardian Tea (optional) - During the Student Activity Session parents/guardians are welcome to attend a Parent/Guardian Tea on campus with Nueva parent volunteers for additional Q & A. This is optional, and not a part of the admissions process.

Step 6: Submit Upper School Application Part III – Student Information

Due by 5:00 pm, January 11, 2018

My Page!
The My Page! portion of Part III is an open-ended opportunity for your child to express whatever best captures their passions, and will tell us more about them. Here is a quick how to guide.

Step 7: Submit the Required Supplemental Materials

Directions for easy online submission are provided through your Ravenna account.
Due by 5:00 pm, January 11, 2018:

Student Recommendation Forms
Recommendation forms should be completed and submitted to Nueva directly by the student's current teachers/counselor. Teachers submit forms through the online Ravenna system.

  • Confidential English Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Confidential Math Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Confidential Principal or Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Transcript Request Form: 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 student's Ravenna account.
Step 8: Submit ISEE/SSAT Testing

We require scores from one of the tests below. Please note, in order for the results to arrive in time to support the Nueva application, students should take the test between October 2017 and January 2018. Tests results submitted after February 2, will not be accepted. We do not require IQ testing for the Upper School.

  • Secondary School Admission Test - SSAT (Nueva's code is 5440)
  • Independent School Entrance Exam - ISEE (Nueva's code is 051176)


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 650-235-7119,
or email

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