Expanding opportunities is in Nueva’s identity. The Nueva community strives to make education for the gifted child possible--and therefore affordable--for families from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Nueva is proud to have a need-blind admissions process, meaning students are admitted regardless of their financial need. Currently, more than $4 million in need-based aid is given to families annually.

Tuition Rates 2018 - 2019
Grade Tuition & Fees Trips Total
Prekindergarten $28,245 ---- $28,245
Kindergarten $35,555 $40 $35,595
First Grade $35,555 $100 $35,655
Second Grade $35,555 $500 $36,055
Third Grade $35,555 $500 $36,055
Fourth Grade $35,555 $500 $36,055
Fifth Grade $43,080 $2,000 $45,080
Sixth Grade $44,180* $3,000 $47,180
Seventh Grade $44,180* $1,700 $45,880
Eighth Grade $44,195* $5,500 $49,695
Ninth Grade  $46,945* $4,000 $50,945
Tenth Grade  $46,945* $4,000 $50,945
Eleventh Grade  $46,945* $2,500 $49,445
Twelfth Grade  $46,945* $1,700 $48,645

*Includes technology program fees. 

Tuition at Nueva includes our grade level trips, 1:1 laptop program, calculators, and books. In the Lower and Middle schools, tuition also supports after-school computer science and Design Thinking classes. In the Upper school, tuition includes lunch, a Caltrain pass, standardized test prep materials and discounted test prep courses.

How to Apply for a Financial Award 

The Nueva School's recipient code is 5473

  What to Expect

  1. Be prepared. Applying for financial assistance requires your family to complete your income taxes by early February.
  2. Apply online with School and Student Services (SSS) and complete the Parents’ Financial Statement and a Household Budget by January 11, 2019.
  3. Submit the following items by February 1, 2019. We are not able to finalize an award offer until we have them.
    1. 2018 Federal Income Tax Return (including all pages, forms, and schedules). [See FAQ about initially using a preliminary draft of your return]
    2. Your completed 2017 Federal Income Tax Return. [Not required for returning families if submitted previously]
    3. All 2018 W-2 and 1099 forms.
    4. November and December paystubs for each wage-earning parent or guardian.
    5. IRS Form 4506-T, signed and dated.

Additional Information

  1. All required forms and records should be uploaded directly to SSS.
  2. Returning families need to submit a financial award application each year since awards do not automatically renew.

Reduced fees for Application or IQ Evaluation

The process of applying for reduced fees is a separate process from applying for a Financial Award. If you have any questions about reduced fees, please contact us.

Additional Financial Support for Enrolled Students

In order to enable full engagement in our wide range of school programs and activities, Nueva also offers assistance with selected additional school-related expenses. Students receiving tuition financial awards may apply for an award from The Sunshine Fund, Alumni Trip Fund, and/or Nueva Parents Association Social Fund. These programs provide limited financial support for participation in school programs. More information about Nueva’s financial awards program can be found below.


More from the Admissions Office

Affording an Education at The Nueva School

Financial Assistance Programs at Nueva

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Award Process Checklist

Contact Us 


Statement of Non-Discrimination
The Nueva School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Nueva does not discriminate on the basis of these factors in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial award programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.



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