Affording a Nueva Education

Nueva has always been committed to the belief that a community of diverse voices and perspectives provides the best possible conditions for learning. We seek to attract students who reflect the diversity of the Bay Area and a variety of life experiences, interests, and talents, regardless of their economic circumstances.


Financial Assistance at Nueva

There is no way around it: a Nueva education is a significant financial investment. This is why the overriding purpose of our financial assistance program is to ensure that Nueva is affordable for every family. We admit students without regard for their family’s ability to pay full tuition, and we meet 100 percent of their demonstrated financial need. And we meet that need with grants, not loans.

Below, you will find recent financial assistance data, as well as information about the process of applying for assistance and our tuition rates for the current 2023–24 school year.

Current Data

At a Glance

18%: percentage of  students receiving  financial assistance

Students Receiving Assistance

Distribution of percentage of financial assistance received among the 167 Nueva students receiving assistance in 2023–24

Applying for Financial Assistance

We understand that the financial assistance application process can feel challenging at times. You might have questions about how it works, what information you’ll need to share, and what documents are required. The admissions team is here to help, and we want to hear from you. 

Financial Assistance Scenarios

Representative samples of financial assistance provided to Nueva families

  Family A Family B Family C Family D

Children in Tuition-Based Schools


2 1 2
Family’s Annual Income



$305,000 $575,000
Family’s Total Assets

$33,000 $175,000
Nueva Financial Assistance, Per Child


$59,280 $31,140 $21,367

Family’s Tuition Payment, Per Child


$1,500 $30,840 $40,613
Percentage of Tuition Covered by Nueva Financial Assistance


97.5% 50.2% 34.5%

Tuition Rates 2023–24

Grade Tuition & Fees Trips Total
Pre-kindergarten $34,550 ---- $34,550   
Kindergarten $43,480 $40 $43,520
1st $43,480 $100 $43,580
2nd–4th $43,480 $500 $43,980
5th–8th (Middle School) $57,980 $2,800 $60,780
9th–12th (Upper School) $57,980 $4,000 $61,980

Financial Assistance Key Dates 

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Financial Assistance Workshop (register through Ravenna)

Friday, February 2, 2024
Financial Assistance application (and all supporting documents) due in Clarity.

Friday, March 15, 2024
Admissions and Financial Assistance decisions released at 4 p.m.

Friday, March 22, 2024
Enrollment contracts and deposits for the 2024-25 school year due at 12 p.m.

Questions? Contact us at

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Recursos de Clarity en español: 

Drew Willoughby

Class of 2009

"In 2008, my family was among about 10 percent of Nueva families whose primary earner lost their job in the wake of the financial crisis. If not for donors that fund financial assistance at Nueva, I would not have been able to finish my schooling here. I want thank them, both for my own time at Nueva, and on behalf of all those students who may not yet be able to understand the profound impact donors have on their lives. I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend this school, and am grateful to be a part of this community every day."

The Nueva School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Nueva does not discriminate on the basis of these factors in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial assistance program, or athletic and other school-administered programs.