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.

Ravenna Apply Button

Step 1: Create an account with Ravenna Solutions

You may choose to inquire first, then 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 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: 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. We do not require IQ testing for the Upper School.

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


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

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