Upper School Application Process
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. To access all of these features, click the "Apply Online" button below. You may also click here to download an upper school application checklist.
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 complete the Reduced Fee Application form and return to email@example.com.
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 Virtual Student Interview
The student interview is an opportunity for our faculty or admissions staff members to learn more about your child from their perspective. No preparation is needed for the interview.
Step 4: Schedule Virtual Parent/Guardian Interview, Activity Session, and Joint Writing Activity
Virtual Parent Guardian Interview
The Virtual Parent Interview is a chance for you to meet with a member of our Admissions Team or Faculty. It is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, while also allowing us to get to know more about your child and family. Interviews typically range from 20-25 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: We require that you submit Part II of the application prior to scheduling your parent interview and student activity session.
Joint Writing Assessment
A group of peninsula schools 6–12 are working together proctoring a joint writing assessment. These schools have coordinated to allow students who apply to any of these schools to only have to do the writing sample once. Please do not register for a Proctored Writing Sample session at more than one school or for more than one session at the same school as we have limited spaces for applicants. Students may only take the Proctored Writing Sample once.
Note: The SSAT/ISEE will not be accepted for Middle School (grades 6–8) and Upper School (grades 9–12)
Step 5: Submit Upper School Application Part III – Student Information and My Page
Due by 5:00 p.m., 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 p.m., 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.
Note: We do not require IQ testing for the Upper School. However, previous evaluations and/or test scores may be submitted to our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Si necesita ayuda en español, comuníquese con Lupe Ruiz, Asociada de Admisiones, firstname.lastname@example.org o llame al 650-350-4524.
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.
Apply for a Financial Award
Nueva uses the School and Student Services (SSS) platform to
process all applications for tuition financial awards.
Upper School Key Dates
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Supplemental Documents Due
Friday, January 7, 2022
Financial Award Applications Due
Friday, February 4, 2022
Supplemental Financial Award Documents Due
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Decision Letters Mailed
Friday, March 18, 2022
Decisions Uploaded to Ravenna at 4:00 pm
Friday, March 25, 2022
Enrollment Contracts & Deposit Due at 12 Noon
Questions? Contact us
Recibir ayuda: email@example.com o llame al 650-350-4524