Press & Awards

The Nueva School is a three-time winner of the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, winner of the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program, appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, a co-founder of the Common Ground Speaker Series, sponsor of the Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”

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Press & Publications


Insights Team, Forbes. May 2019. AI Goes to High School.

Peninsula Press

Lily Barnett, Peninsula Press. May 2019. Design-thinking trickling into elementary school classrooms. 

South Bay Accent Magazine

Brandon Yu, South Bay Accent Magazine. February/March 2019. South Bay private schools put the A in STEAM.

Daily Mail

Staff, April 2019. Student success: Stephanie is a student at The Nueva School in California and earned her ticket through founding her school's community service club 

San Francisco Business Times

Alex Barreira, San Francisco Business Times. March 2019. These are the best private high schools in the Bay Area. 

Bay Meadows Blog

Editorial Team, Bay Meadows Blog. December 2018. Community Winter Gathering Sparkles

Los Altos Town Crier

Waldbusser, Samantha. December 2018. Los Altos Hills teen reflects on time in Morocco, cultural values


Patch News Desk. December 2018. Inspired To Give, San Mateo Teen Wins Congressional App Challenge

The Mercury News

Deruy, Emily. November 2018. Bay Area students take top 3 spots in national science competition

PR Newswire

Society for Science & the Public. October 2018. Middle School Student Develops Novel Solar Panel System; Wins $25,000 Top Award in the National Broadcom MASTERS Competition.

Stanford Magazine

Foster, Christine. September 2018. 
Radical Collaboration: How a design thinker inspired a community to save her life.

The Mercury News

Sciacca, Annie. September 2018. Hundreds of Bay Area students named National Merit Scholars semifinalists; see the list

South Bay Accent Magazine

Fancher, Lou. August 2018. 
Edible Lessons: How students learn to play an active role in creating healthy school lunches.

The San Mateo Daily Journal

Austin Walsh, Daily Journal Staff, March 2018. "It's been super eye-opening:" San Mateo high school students design products for social good

The Mercury News

Kinney, Aaron. October 2014. San Mateo: The Nueva School debuts Bay Meadows Campus

The Mercury News

Gonzales, Neil. September 2010. Hillsborough school wins prestigious national award

The Mercury News

The Mercury Newsroom. May 2008. Eco-friendly Hillsborough school honored


Certificates & Awards

Logo for Western Association of Schools and Colleges


Member of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)


Winner of the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability

Leader in Energy and Environmental Design Award Logo


Certified Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Logo for the Ashoka Changemaker School Award


Appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School

Macintosh Apple Logo


Recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and Distinguished School of Technology

Logo for the National Merit Recognition Award


2017 National Merit Recognition 

School of Excellence Award Logo


Three-time winner of the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award

California Association of Independent Schools Logo


Member of California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)