& Benefits

Nueva is proud to offer a robust compensation and benefits program for our employees, and our offerings are consistent with the school’s strategic framework: Renew, Belong, Innovate. We invite to you explore what we offer below.

Health and Wellness

Nueva is proud to offer free health, dental, and vision insurance to full-time employees. Nueva provides additional benefit support for employees with dependents (spouse and/or children) by covering a substantial portion of the monthly premiums. 

Health Insurance

Nueva offers a wide variety of health insurance coverages to meet the needs of our beloved faculty and staff. Below are just some of the plans an employee may choose from:

Blue Shield PPO Plans
Blue Shield HMO Plans
Kaiser HMO Plans


Dental and Vision Insurance

In addition to health insurance, Nueva offers fully covered dental and vision insurance.

Delta Dental
Ameritas Vision (VSP Network)
Ameritas Vision (EyeMed Network)




Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Nueva provides all employees access to its EAP. In partnership with Magellan Health, employees have access to confidential services at free or low cost. 

Sick Time
Faculty earn 10 sick days per year. Year-round staff earn 12 sick days per year. Sick time is prorated on full-time equivalency.

Benefit Spotlight: Lunch Program

While school is in session, employees are provided lunch on both campuses. Our lunch program offers a variety of options to meet our community’s dietary needs. It's not uncommon to find salmon, samosas, sandwiches, and tacos! In addition, we offer a salad and sandwich bar. Like coffee? We do, too! Coffee is available to  faculty and staff every morning.

Financial Wellness

Financial wellness means more than only offering competitive pay. To Nueva, it means helping plan and support for the other aspects of life too. Whether it’s retirement planning, career growth, or caring for a newborn, Nueva’s offerings are bountiful.

Competitive Pay

As part of our effort to recruit and retain high-performing employees who shape and deliver on Nueva’s mission, we have adopted competitive salary matrices for faculty and staff.

Faculty Salary Matrix

Staff Salary Range Matrix

Retirement Planning

Nueva helps employees meet their retirement goals through Roth or traditional 403(b) retirement plans sponsored by the school. Nueva recognizes the importance of planning for your future and matches employees’ contributions as indicated below:

  • Years 1–3
    50% matching up to 3.5% of salary
  • Years 4 and up
    100% matching up to 7% of salary

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Nueva offers eligible employees enrollment in pre-tax Medical FSA and Dependent Care FSA programs. These programs help with costs associated with medical bills, co-pays, child care, and more. In recognition of the importance to these programs, Nueva matches employee FSA contributions to both programs as indicated below:

  • Years 1–3
    50% matching up to the federal limit
  • Years 4 and up
    100% matching up to the federal limit


Nueva, in partnership with MetLife, offers a wide variety of supplemental insurance plans from which employees may select at a minimal pre-negotiated group rate. These plans include:

Life & AD&D
Long-Term Metlife Disability
Critical Illness
Indemnity Insurance
Pet Insurance
Accident Insurance
Voluntary Life (Employee, Spouse, and Children)


Benefit Spotlight: Tuition Remission

Faculty and staff who have children enrolled at Nueva receive a discount on annual tuition. Part-time faculty and staff are eligible for a prorated discount as well!

Work-Life Balance

Equally important to our time at work is our time away. Our time-off benefits are designed to provide a meaningful work-life balance for everyone.

School Breaks

Nueva has five weeks of breaks during the school year. 

Faculty members are off during these breaks. Staff members have 8–10 paid non-work days per year that occur during the five school-break weeks.



Faculty and 10-month staff receive up to 10 paid holidays per year.

Nueva’s 12-month staff receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.


Other Time Off

Personal Time
All employees receive up to 3 days annually.

Faculty members receive a summer break that is approximately eight weeks long, from mid-June through mid-August.

Staff members receive vacation based on years of service and full-time equivalency.

  • Years 1–3: 10 days per year
  • Years 4–5: 15 days per year
  • Years 6 and up: 20 days per year

Benefit Spotlight: Paid Parental Leave

Welcoming a new baby to your family can be a stressful time. Nueva takes the financial stress away by offering up to 12 weeks of paid time off to new moms and dads.

Commuter Benefits

Lessening our impact on the environment while making it easier for employees to get to work is just part of what Nueva does to take care of its employees.

Hillsborough Campus

Employees primarily based at our Hillsborough Campus are offered a subsidy for their commute with BART. We offer a free shuttle between our campus and the Millbrae BART station to employees, too!


A photo of the Nueva Bay Meadows campus during the evening. The image feels satisfying, like returning home after a long day.

San Mateo Campus

Employees primarily based at our San Mateo Campus are provided with a free Caltrain GoPass. With our Upper School campus just one block from the Hillsdale Caltrain station, it is common for employees to run into colleagues and students on their way into work.


Benefit Spotlight: EV Charging

For employees who drive an electric-powered vehicle, we offer EV charging stations on both campuses.

Nueva Extras

Oh soooo Nueva! Expect our offerings to continue to grow, enrich, and reflect the community we are.

Professional Development

Employees are regularly offered professional development opportunities. It is common to travel and learn at national conferences, earn certificates, and more.

Flu Shots

Our Health Department works in partnership with a local clinic to provide free onsite flu shot clinics for our faculty and staff.

Employee Tuition Support

All employees are eligible for a $15,000 lifetime benefit of reimbursement for education completed during their tenure. 

Onsite Yoga Classes

Are you an inner yogi? Try one of our yoga classes, available to employees weekly. 

Affinity Groups

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to participate in the various affinity groups offered on campus. These groups provide a welcoming and inclusive environment, fostering a sense of belonging among participants. 

Onsite Fitness

Students aren't the only ones able to exercise on campus! Employees are welcome to hike the Hillsborough campus trails and use the San Mateo campus weight room.


Carpool Finder

Nueva offers a convenient carpool finder on our internal website to assist employees looking to carpool.

Technology and Software

All employees are provided the latest technology and software so they may do their best work.

Benefit Spotlight: Community

Arguably one of the best benefits of joining Nueva is being a part of our engaging community. We are a community of people from many racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and we gather together often. Additionally, Nueva hosts many annual events and international conferences. Even our Parent Association joins in on the fun by hosting regular events, delivering gifts, and sharing thanks with Espresso Bars, Boba Teas, Acai bowls, and more!