Affording a Nueva Education

Ensuring that a Nueva education is accessible to gifted children from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds is a top priority. 

We have a need-blind admissions process, which means that a family's ability to pay full tuition is not a factor in our admissions decisions. Currently, more than $6 million in need-based assistance is provided to families annually, and that total continues to grow every year. 

Tuition Rates 2022–2023

Grade Tuition & Fees   Trips Total  
Prekindergarten   $33,210   ----       $33,210      
Kindergarten   $41,800   $40   $41,840  
First   $41,800   $100   $41,900  
Second   $41,800   $500   $42,300  
Third   $41,800   $500   $42,300  
Fourth   $41,800   $500   $42,300  
Fifth   $55,750*   $2,000   $57,350  
Sixth   $55,750*   $2,800   $58,550  
Seventh   $55,750*   $1,500   $57,250  
Eighth   $55,750*   $3,500   $59,250  
Ninth   $55,750**   $4,200   $59,950  
Tenth   $55,750**   $4,000   $59,750  
Eleventh   $55,750**   $2,200   $57,950  
Twelfth   $55,750**   $1,700         $57,450    

*Includes technology program fees and lunch. 
**Includes technology program fees, lunch, and Caltrain Go Pass.

Financial Assistance at Nueva

The overriding purpose of the Nueva financial assistance (FA) program is to enroll qualified students who would not be able to attend our school otherwise. Nueva is committed to developing students who make meaningful contributions to our diverse society. To fulfill this core mission, a diverse student body is essential. We seek to attract students who reflect the diversity of the Bay Area and a variety of perspectives, life experiences, interests, and talents, regardless of their economic circumstances.

Financial Assistance Process Checklist

The financial assistance application process is separate and distinct from the admissions application but follows a similar timeline. All families wishing to be considered for financial assistance must complete an application through School and Student Services (SSS). Nueva uses that information as the primary basis for determining the amount for which a family qualifies. 

The Nueva School's recipient code is 5473.

  1. Be prepared. Applying for financial assistance requires your family to complete your income taxes early—no later than February 3, 2023.
  2. Starting October 1, 2022, apply online with School and Student Services (SSS) and complete the Parents’ Financial Statement and a Household Budget by January 12, 2023.
  3. All required forms and records should be uploaded directly to SSS by February 3, 2023. All documents are required to receive financial assistance:
  • Completed 2021 federal income tax return. 
    Note: This is not required for returning families if submitted previously.
  • 2022 federal income tax return, including all pages, forms, and schedules.
    Note: See FAQs page for information about using a preliminary draft of your return.
  • All 2022 W-2 and 1099 forms.
  • November and December paystubs for each wage-earning parent or guardian.
  • IRS Form 4506, signed and dated.

Note: Awards do not automatically renew. Returning families must submit a financial assistance application each year.

Reduced IQ Assessment and Application Fees for Applicants

The process of applying for reduced fees is a separate process from applying for financial assistance. To request a reduced fee for on-campus evaluations, please complete the Reduced Fee Application Form. Visit Ravenna for information about application fee waivers. If you have any questions about reduced fees, please contact us at

Support Beyond Tuition

In order to enable full engagement in our wide range of school programs and activities, financial assistance helps to cover other non-tuition school-related costs. Families that receive financial assistance will automatically qualify for a similar level of assistance for many school-related expenses such as school-sponsored transportation, extended day, music programs, and school-mandated tutoring and evaluations.

For more information about our Financial Assistance Program, we encourage you to visit our FAQs page. 

Financial Assistance Key Dates 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Financial Assistance  Workshop *Sign up on Ravenna

Thursday, January 12, 2023
PFS applications due

Friday, February 3, 2023
Supplemental documents due

Friday, March 17, 2023
Admissions and FA decisions released at 4 p.m.

Friday, March 24, 2023
PreK–4 enrollment contracts and deposits due at 10 a.m.

Friday, March 24, 2023
Grades 5-12 enrollment contracts and deposits due at 12 noon

Questions? Contact us at

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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.

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."