A Long-Standing History

The Nueva School moved to its current campus in Hillsborough in 1971. The site is home to one of the historic Crocker Mansions commissioned by a descendant of Charles Crocker, a founding investor of the Central Pacific Railroad.

The Crocker Mansion became central to Nueva's Lower School PreK–4 classrooms, and the surrounding grounds continue to provide children with an abundance of play areas, including the vegetable garden and the forts. The Mansion's ballroom is often used for dance and music classes and school gatherings. 

The Hillside Learning Complex opened its doors in Hillsborough in 2007, becoming Nueva's Middle School campus and the school's first LEED Gold Certified building. 

In 2014 Nueva expanded again, this time to the site of the former Bay Meadows horse racetrack in San Mateo. 



Campus Visits

We welcome visitors to both of our campuses. Prior to scheduling your campus visit, please review our Nueva Visitor Policy (updated March 29, 2023)

Admissions Tours

Families interested in applying to Nueva should visit our admissions page to learn more about campus tours. 

Informational/Educator Visits & Tours

We welcome educators, researchers, and other academic practitioners to our campuses. These tours are scheduled in advance and are available when school is in session from September through the end of April.

If you would like to visit, please click here to complete our Educator, Researcher, and Academic Practitioner Tour Request Form

We will do our best to accommodate your request. For other questions regarding visiting as a researcher, please contact us at visit@nuevaschool.org or 650-350-4600.

Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design

Leader in Energy and Environmental Design Award Logo

Nueva's Hillside Learning Complex in Hillsborough and the San Mateo campus are both LEED Gold certified. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is recognized by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED elements include natural ventilation and lighting, integrated indoor-outdoor environments, renewable and recyclable building materials, reintroduction of local and lost ecosystems and habitats, integrated instructional elements, radiant slab heating, and potable water conservation. 

The design and operation of both campuses promote responsible environmental practices to reduce pollution and energy consumption through proactive transportation demand management programs, environmental education, and recycling and waste management.