Visit and Apply to the Lower School (Grades PreK–4)

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now closed. We look forward to connecting in the fall about the next admissions season.

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. 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. 


Age requirements for year of entry:

  • First Round pre-kindergarten*: 4 years old by January 26 
  • Late-birthday pre-kindergarten*: turns 4 years old between January 27–May 30
  • Kindergarten: 5 years old by September 1
  • First grade: 6 years old by September 1 

*Approximately half of the preK class is offered enrollment in March, and the other half in early April. Students who receive wait pool letters in March will be reconsidered for the second round of offers mailed in April. 

How to Explore and Visit Nueva

  • Explore Nueva virtually!

    • Through virtual tours, videos, and firsthand testimonials from community members, you will experience the joy of learning in a Nueva classroom.
  • Virtual Program Preview

  • Optional campus tour 

    • To get a glimpse of our community in action, parents/guardians can join one of our admissions team members and Parent Ambassadors on a tour of our lower school campus in Hillsborough. These tours are an optional step in our application process and tour availability is limited. Registration through Ravenna is required for attendance. 
  • Optional virtual office hours

    • Connect with one of our lower school admissions team members to learn more about the application process. Registration through Ravenna is required for attendance. 
  • Optional events (all grades)

    • 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 diversity at Nueva, life after Nueva, and financial assistance. Check your Ravenna dashboard for updates and more information.

Application Process

Application and Supplemental Materials Deadline: January 12, 2023 

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 Lupe Ruiz, asociada de admisiones, o llame al 650-350-4524.


Apply for Financial Assistance

Nueva uses the School and Student Services (SSS) platform to process all applications for tuition financial assistance. The Parents’ Financial Statement is due January 12, 2023. The supplemental documents for Financial Assistance are due February 3, 2023.

Find out more about Nueva's lower school

Lower School Admissions Contacts

Taryn Grogan
Director of Enrollment and Strategic Engagement
Email Taryn

Lupe Ruiz
Admissions Associate
Email Lupe

Melanie León
Director of Admissions
Email Melanie

Andrea Hart
Associate Director of Admissions, LS
Email Andrea

Ariana Bickham
Assistant Director of Admissions, LS/MS
Email Ariana