Our Counseling Team is excited to advise and guide Nueva Upper School Students on this excellent adventure. We believe the college search process is a great gift: time for self-reflection, planning, and dreaming. It is a time of great exploration like none other in a student’s life: to take stock of talents, experiences and growth while beginning to chart a new future. We believe in helping students get there, one step at a time.

For Colleges

Nueva opened its doors to gifted students in 1967, and in 2013 expanded our PreK-8 program to include the Upper School.

Nueva is known for:

  • Distinctive student-driven, inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies
  • Constructivist, collaborative, project-based learning
  • Pioneering work in:
    • Social-emotional learning
    • Design thinking and engineering.

Our curriculum is designed to be transformative, offering advanced academics, integrated studies, rich arts and athletic programs, and a focus on wellness.

Nueva students have that spark: an unmistakable passion for learning evident as they pursue self-directed, in-depth Quest projects, start clubs that match their interests (eg, robotics, debate team), and take college-level courses. They:

  • Possess a boundless love of learning
  • Collaborate effectively and joyfully
  • Think outside the box and make connections across disciplines
  • Dive deeply and passionately into their interests

Project Showcase

Please click on the pictures below to enjoy Nueva's experiential learning.

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Students pursue passions as part of the Quest program.


This is math? Students took their theoretical knowledge of parabolas and designed  cookers that boiled water.

We invite you to come meet our wonderful students and witness our inspiring program first-hand. Please contact Erika Rojas, Nueva’s College Counseling Operations Manager at (650) 235-7100,, to schedule a visit. Click on the links at right for more details about Nueva.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!
At a Glance

Class of 2018: 79
Class of 2019: 76
Class of 2020: 91
Class of 2021: 99

Nueva CEEB/ACT Code: 051213

For Colleges
For Students & Parents
Meet the College Counseling Team

Patricia F. Goldsmith
Dean of College Counseling
(650) 235-7100

Paul Gallagher
Associate Dean of College Counseling
(650) 235-7100

Davion Fleming
Assistant Dean of College Counseling & Associate Director of Admissions

Erika Rojas
College Counseling Operations Manager
(650) 235-7100



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