LS mansion

The Lower School Mansion

Tours (Grades PreK-4)

We hope you will join us for a Lower School Parent/Guardian Tour on Tuesday mornings on the Hillsborough Campus. Ravenna online registration is required for attendance. 

Please create an account in Ravenna by clicking the button below. Once you choose the EXPLORE button, you will be able to register for a tour date of your choice through your account.

Lower School Tours are open to families who are interested in applying to Nueva's Lower School in the 2017-2018 admissions season. During the tour, prospective parents visit classrooms to observe Nueva teaching and learning in action. There is a brief overview of the Nueva curriculum and programs, and an opportunity to ask questions about the school and the admissions process. Please note that we have specific tour dates for parents applying to grades 2-4.

Open Houses (Grades PreK-1)

Lower School Open Houses are for families who are interested applying to PreK, Kindergarten, or First Grade (only) in the 2017-2018 admissions season. During the open house, prospective parents hear from Nueva faculty and parents about key programs in the Lower School, and how they benefit our youngest Nueva students. There is an opportunity to ask questions about the school and the admissions process, and take a brief campus tour. You can register for the Open House through your Ravenna account.

Come to Nueva Nights (All Grades)

Once you have created a Ravenna account, prospective parents can register for Nueva events that we hope will help you to know the Nueva community better. We have workshops and panels such as "What is Diversity at Nueva", "Life After Nueva", and "How to Apply for Financial Aid". Check your Ravenna Dashboard for updates.

Campus Visits (Grades 2-4 Only)

Students who apply and score in the range of the candidates considered for admission move forward in the application process, and are invited for a campus visit. This step is an opportunity for students to experience life at Nueva by accompanying Nueva students through their school day and engaging in typical class activities. Lower School applicants for grades 2-4 spend the day in the grade they are currently in. Students often have their campus visits before they attend an activity session. Campus visits are scheduled through Ravenna between October and mid-February.

Activity Sessions (PreK-Grade 4)

Students who apply and score in the range of candidates considered for admission are also scheduled for an activity session with other applicants in the same grade. The activity session is similar to a typical Nueva classroom, where children participate in age-appropriate group activities in math, writing, and reading. We always serve snack, and children have the opportunity to have free play (PreK-1) or work collaboratively on a design challenge (grades 2-4).  Activity sessions take place December through the end of February.

Find out more about Nueva's Lower School:
Lower School Academics
Nueva at a Glance
Tuition and Financial Awards





6565 Skyline Blvd.
Hillsborough, CA 94010





131 E. 28th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403



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