Middle School (Grades 5–8)

Visit and

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. 


How to Explore and Visit Nueva

  • Program Previews

    • Our optional on campus Program Previews are for families interested in applying for the 2024–25 school year. The Program Preview provides prospective applicants and their parents/guardians a glimpse into life at Nueva. This is a unique opportunity to experience Nueva's teaching and learning and hear directly from current members of our community. The event will include demo lessons, presentations, and lively panels.
    • Program Previews are held in October and November.
    • Registration for the optional Program Preview is required through Ravenna.
  • Campus Tours

    • We are excited for families to see our community in action! Come join us in Hillsborough for an optional tour of our middle school campus given by a community member. These tours are offered from mid-September to mid-December.
    • Parents/guardians may register for this visit only after Part I of the application is submitted and processed. Space is limited—register soon!
  • Virtual Office Hours

    • We know applying to an independent school can get a little overwhelming with many events, steps, and chances to learn more about the community. Our team is here to support you and your family.
    • These 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 (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 student life, giftedness, equity & inclusion, life after Nueva, and financial assistance. Check your Ravenna dashboard for updates and more information.

Application Process

Application and Supplemental Materials Deadline: January 9, 2024

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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 admissions@nuevaschool.org

Si necesita ayuda en español, comuníquese con Melanie León, directora de admisiones, mleon@nuevaschool.org 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 and supplemental documents are due February 2, 2024.

Find out more about Nueva's middle school

Middle School Admissions Contacts

Melanie León
Director of Admissions
Email Melanie

Maggie Loft
Admissions Assistant
Email Maggie

Dunja Solari
Associate Director of Admissions
Email Dunja

Ariana Bickham
Assistant Director of Admissions
Email Ariana

Lupe Ruiz
Admissions Associate
Email Lupe