Grades 1–4

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Thank you for your interest in Nueva! Through Ravenna, our online admissions system, you can sign up for events, fill out and submit application components, and monitor your application status. Don’t worry – by creating a profile for your student, you are not yet committing to apply, and you will gain access to explore all of our events.

Start by clicking the "Apply Online" button below. 


How to Explore and Visit Nueva

  • Virtual Program Preview

    • The optional virtual Program Preview is for families interested in applying for the 2024–25 school year. This event provides prospective parents/guardians a glimpse into life at Nueva with presentations by our faculty and our leadership team. 
    • The Virtual Program Preview is held in October.
    • RSVP is required; please login to Ravenna to register.
  • Visiting Campus 

    • While we are unable to offer tours to families with a child apply to grades 1–4 in the early fall, parents may visit campus during their child's Activity Session and a brief tour with current parents will be included. 
  • Virtual Office Hours

    • We know applying to an independent school can get a little overwhelming with many events and steps.
    • Optional office hours are hosted by the Admissions Team monthly from September to December. Open to parents/guardians, this is an opportunity to connect with a member of the Admissions Team to clarify any questions you have about the application process.
  • Additional Optional Events

    • We invite prospective families to register for optional admissions events to learn about the Nueva community. We offer workshops and panels covering topics such as student life, giftedness, equity & inclusion, and financial assistance. Check your Ravenna dashboard for updates and more information.

Application Process

Application and Supplemental Materials Deadline: January 9, 2025

Click on each step for more details.


The Admissions Office appreciates and is always delighted to receive applications well in advance of the deadline! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 650-350-4528, or email

Si necesita ayuda en español, comuníquese con Melanie León, directora de admisiones, o llame al 650-235-7111.


Apply for Financial Assistance

Nueva uses the Clarity platform to process all applications for tuition financial assistance. The financial assistance application and supplemental documents are due February 4, 2025.

Find out more about Nueva's lower school

Lower School Admissions Contacts

Melanie León
Director of Admissions
Email Melanie

Maggie Loft
Admissions Assistant
Email Maggie

Andrea Hart
Associate Director of Admissions
Email Andrea

Ariana Bickham
Assistant Director of Admissions
Email Ariana

Lupe Ruiz
Admissions Associate
Email Lupe