Thank you for including The Nueva School in your school search. Nueva is a constructivist school for gifted and high-ability children from prekindergarten to high school, emphasizing integrated studies, creative arts, social-emotional learning, and design thinking. It is also a community that values curiosity, inclusion, diversity, innovation, discovery, and authentic learning experiences.


We are celebrating our 50th anniversary, and during these years, Nueva has remained committed to its original mission: to inspire a passion for lifelong learning, foster social and emotional acuity, and develop a student's imaginative mind. Our students take intellectual, social, and academic risks and find comfort in knowing they have a safe space to ask questions, make mistakes, and enjoy the journey of learning with like-minded peers. 

Nueva has grown in number, facilities, and programs over the last three years. We opened our San Mateo Upper School campus in August 2014, and this past spring we graduated our first seniors. We are also growing our lower and middle school programs and offerings, and both campuses underwent beautiful classroom renovations to enhance a stimulating learning environment.

With such growth, we are excited to welcome you to our 2017-2018 admission season starting September 1, 2017. Through our admissions events, such as the Parent Tours and Open Houses, you will witness the joy of learning in a Nueva classroom and understand the philosophy of a gifted education. I encourage you to complete the inquiry process and create an online account through our web-based application system, Ravenna Solutions. Through your account, you will be able to receive notices of Nueva admission events and deadlines, schedule visits and meetings, and track your progress toward application completion. Please click the "Apply Online" button to create your account. You will be able to register for fall admissions events after September 1.

For an overview of the admission process and important event dates, please visit the How to Visit and How to Apply pages.

If you have any questions about our program or process, email our office at or call us at (650) 350-4528. Should you choose to communicate with a team member directly, visit our Meet the Staff page for contact information.

For general information about Bay Area Independent Schools, you may also find the website helpful.

Thank you again for considering Nueva and all the best for a rewarding school search.

Kind regards,

Taryn Grogan
Director of Admissions



6565 Skyline Blvd.
Hillsborough, CA 94010





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



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