Upper School Application Process

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Happy upper school students do a team building exercise on a field trip
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Thank you for your interest in Nueva! Through Ravenna Solutions, our online admissions system, you can inquire, sign up for events, fill out and submit application components, and check your application status.

To access all of these features, click the "Apply Online" button below.

Apply Online

How to Inquire and Apply using Ravenna

Step 1: Create an account with Ravenna Solutions

Create a Ravenna Account to register for a tour, other admissions event, and/or to apply.  


Step 2: Submit Part I & application fee of $90.

To be considered for a reduced application fee, please contact us at admissions@nuevaschool.org.

Note: We require that you submit Part I of the Application and the application fee prior to scheduling a campus visit.


Step 3: Schedule the Campus Visit and Student Interview

The campus visit is an opportunity for students to experience "life at Nueva" by accompanying Nueva students through their school day. Applicants will also complete their student interview with one of our faculty or admissions staff members.


Step 4: Schedule the Parent/Guardian Interview and Student Activity Session

The Parent/Guardian Interview is an opportunity to meet with one of our Admissions Staff, ask any questions, and allow us to learn more about your child. Interviews typically range from 30-60 minutes.

The Activity Session is similar to a Nueva classroom setting. Students engage in a fun ice-breaker, followed by a creative and collaborative group project and presentation. 

Note: Interviews and Activity Sessions are scheduled after Part I and II of the application have been submitted and reviewed by our Admissions Office. You are given a code to register.


Step 5: Submit Upper School Application Part III – Student Information and My Page

Due by 5:00 pm, on the application deadline.

The My Page is an open-ended opportunity for your child to express their passions. Here is a quick how to guide.


Step 6: Submit the Required Supplemental Materials

Supplemental forms are due by 5:00 pm, on the application deadline:

Student Evaluation forms are completed and submitted to Nueva directly by the student's current teachers/counselor. Parents delegate evaluation forms through Ravenna. Teachers electronically submit forms through Ravenna.

  • Confidential English Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Confidential Math Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Confidential Principal or Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Transcript Request Form and Transcripts: We require the previous year's progress reports/grades, standardized test scores, and current grades when they become available. All materials should be uploaded to your student's Ravenna account.


Step 7: Submit ISEE/SSAT Testing

We require scores from one of the tests below. Students should take their test between October and January. Tests results submitted after January 31, will not be accepted. 

  • Secondary School Admission Test - SSAT (Nueva's code is 5440)
  • Independent School Entrance Exam - ISEE (Nueva's code is 051176)

Note: We do not require IQ testing for the Upper School.

The Admissions Office is always delighted to receive applications
well in advance of the deadline!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 650-235-7119,
or email admissions@nuevaschool.org

The Nueva School is a member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA) and Bay Area Independent High Schools (BAIHS).


Please review our Principles of Good Practice.

Upper School Key Dates


October 2018–January 2019 
ISEE or SSAT Testing
Results Due by February 1

Thursday, January 10, 2019 
Applications and
Supplemental Documents Due

Friday, January 11, 2019 
Financial Award Applications Due

Friday, February 8, 2019
Supplemental Financial Award Documents Due

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Decision Letters Mailed

Friday, March 22, 2019
Decisions Uploaded to Ravenna at 4:00 pm

Friday, March 29, 2019
Enrollment Contracts & Deposit Due at 12 Noon

Questions? Contact us
admissions@nuevaschool.org

Upper School
Admissions Contacts


Taryn Grogan
Director of Admissions
650-350-4525
Email Taryn

 

Davion Fleming
Associate Director of
Admissions,
Upper School
650-235-7199
Email Davion

 

Sade Ojuola
Assistant Director of Admissions
650-235-7165
Email Sade

 

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Nicki Williams
Admissions Assistant,
Upper School
650-235-7119
Email Nicki

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process all applications for tuition financial awards. 

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