The Nueva School has remained true to its mission to meet the needs of students with high potential, and to cultivate and serve intellectually and creatively gifted learners.

In considering students for admission, we look for evidence of:

  • intellectual curiosity and engagement
  • independent thought and depth of ideas
  • creativity and flexibility in approach to problem solving
  • divergent and critical thinking
  • ability to listen to, build on, and contribute ideas

Part of the admissions process for Grades PreK-8 includes submitting the results of an IQ evaluation. The Nueva School currently accepts the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV) for children under six years old, and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V) for children six years old and older.

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