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Nueva at a Glance
Get to know Nueva at a glance by learning some facts and figures about our people and programs.


Athletics
Emphasizing student growth, success, and team building, the Nueva athletics program offers students an opportunity to create connections and build skills in a supportive environment.


Clubs
From affinity groups and shared-interest clubs to writing and STEM groups and fitness-oriented clubs, Nueva students hone their leadership skills by joining or creating a club that's right for them.


Financial Awards
Nueva is proud to have a need-blind admissions process, meaning students are admitted regardless of their financial need.


THRIVE
THRIVE is a program created to specifically support students and families who have been historically underrepresented in our independent school community.


Testing Authorization & Release
Part of the admissions process for grades preK–8 includes submitting the results of an IQ evaluation.


Explore Our Course Offerings
Nueva students do real work as authors, artists, inventors, explorers, athletes, and mathematicians. Dive into our course offerings to see all of possibilities our students have.


Our Campuses
We are one school community with two campuses, Hillsborough for preK–8th grade and San Mateo for 9–12.

Sample Schedules

Want to see what a typical week looks like for a Nueva student? Click the images below to explore a sample schedule for each division.

Kindergarten
6th Grade
9th Grade

Cross-Divisional Information and Offerings

Nueva News

Waltzing into the Victorian Era

On the final day of the fall semester you could hear the sounds of a waltz, smell freshly-baked crumpets, and see a top hat—or three!—in room 1109 of the San Mateo campus. 

Catching Up with . . . Betsy Madden

Betsy Madden, upper school physics teacher, is in her second year at Nueva. In this conversation we learn about Betsy’s time working for the Red Cross and how teaching has provided a place for her interests and experiences to be put into practice. 

Stories of Faith, Part 3

It is the time of year when multiple faiths celebrate and contemplate a range of holidays and holy days. In honor of the many people within our Nueva community who practice a faith, we invited upper school students and faculty to share their stories of faith as a way to elevate and recognize the many identities and beliefs that shape who we are.

Stories of Faith, Part 2

We are entering the time of year when multiple faiths celebrate and contemplate a range of holidays and holy days. In honor of the many people within our Nueva community who practice a faith, we invited upper school students and faculty to share their stories of faith as a way to elevate and recognize the many identities and beliefs that shape who we are.

Get a Peek at Campus Life and Hear from Students

If you haven't yet seen the video we shared with grandparents and special friends during our welcome program on Nov. 19, we invite you to get watch the video linked below to get a peek at campus life and student experiences and hear reflections on from students on their fall semesters.

Catching Up with . . . Jonathan Quick

Jonathan Quick, in his second year at Nueva, teaches upper school English and is the ninth-grade co-dean. In this conversation, we hear about Jonathan’s unique path to Nueva, the importance of reading with his family, and his love of National Parks.

Stories of Faith, Part 1

We are entering the time of year when multiple faiths celebrate and contemplate a range of holidays and holy days. In honor of the many people within our Nueva community who practice a faith, we invited upper school students and faculty to share their stories of faith as a way to elevate and recognize the many identities and beliefs that shape who we are.