Thank you for your interest in Nueva! Through Ravenna Solutions, our online admissions system, you can sign up for events, fill out and submit application components, and monitor your application status. To access all of these features, click the "Apply Online" button below.

Ravenna Apply Button

Step 1: Create an account with Ravenna Solutions

You may choose to inquire first, and create an online account when you are ready to apply.

Need help with Ravenna? Watch the tutorial below:


Step 2: Submit Part I & application fee of $90. To be considered for a reduced application fee, please contact us at

We must receive Part I prior to testing on campus.

Step 3: Wechsler (WISC-V) IQ Evaluation
  • Appointments are available on campus from October to February. 
  • You are able to schedule on-campus testing through your Ravenna account.
  • There is a testing fee of $225. To be considered for a reduced testing fee, please contact us.
  • Submit Part I of your child's application before their on-campus test date or the application deadline, whichever date comes first.

Off-campus Evaluation

  • Alternatively, you can select to complete the IQ evaluation off-campus with a licensed psychologist of your choice. The psychologist must submit the Release Form directly to the Admissions Office, no later than 5:00 pm, February 1. Your child's application due date remains unchanged.
  • Please review and share our Guidelines to Submit Testing form with the administering psychologist.
Step 4: Schedule Campus Visit and Activity Session
Campus Visit

The campus visit is an opportunity for your child to experience "life at Nueva" by accompanying Nueva students through their school day.  Applicants to grades 6-8 will complete a math and creative writing sample in our Admissions Office during their visit.

Activity Session

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. Grade 5 applicants will complete a math and writing sample during the Activity Session.

Note: Campus Visits and Activity Sessions are scheduled after testing results and Part I of the application have been submitted and reviewed by our admissions Office. You are given a code to register.

Step 5: Parent/Guardian Interview 

Meet with our Admissions Staff, ask questions, and allow us to learn more about your child. Interviews typically range from 30-45 minutes

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

Step 6 : Submit Middle School Student Portion

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

  • Student Questionnaire
  • Submit My Page! An open-ended opportunity for your child to express their passions. Here is a quick how to guide.
  • Student Graded Writing Sample from your child's current school that includes comments, or grades, from his/her teacher. Please submit a sample from the current school year.
Step 7: Submit the Required Supplemental Materials

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. Please give the teachers plenty of time to complete these recommendations before the application deadline.

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

  • Confidential Principal or Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Transcript Release Form and Transcripts (1- 8): We require the previous year's progress reports/grades, standardized test scores, and the current grades when they become available. All materials should be uploaded to Ravenna


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 650-350-4528,
or email

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.




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