Tuition, Financial Awards, and the Sunshine Fund
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 $5.5 million in need-based awards is given to families annually.
Tuition Rates 2020–2021
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*Includes technology program fees and lunch.
**Includes technology program fees, lunch, and Caltrain Go Pass.
How to Apply for a Financial Award
Nueva uses the School and Student Services (SSS) platform to
process all applications for tuition financial awards.
The Nueva School's recipient code is 5473
- Be prepared. Applying for financial awards requires your family to complete your income taxes by early February.
- Apply online with School and Student Services (SSS) and complete the Parents’ Financial Statement and a Household Budget by January 8, 2021.
- All required forms and records should be uploaded directly to SSS by February 1-5, 2021. All documents are required to receive a financial award:
- 2020 Federal Income Tax Return, including all pages, forms, and schedules.
Note: See Admissions FAQ for information about using a preliminary draft of your return.
- Your completed 2019 Federal Income Tax Return.
Note: This is not required for returning families if submitted previously.
- All 2020 W-2 and 1099 forms.
- November and December paystubs for each wage-earning parent or guardian.
- IRS Form 4506, signed and dated.
Note: Returning families need to submit a financial award application each year since awards do not automatically renew.
Reduced IQ Testing and Application Fees for Applicants
The process of applying for reduced fees is a separate process from applying for a Financial Award. To request a reduced fee for the application or on-campus testing, please complete the Reduced Fee Application Form. If you have any questions about reduced fees, please contact us at email@example.com.
Financial Award Workshop for Families
Below you will find the video and the materials shared during our Financial Award Workshop. The video highlights the financial award process and requirements, and how financial award decisions are made. Essential paperwork is reviewed as well as frequently asked questions.
Additional Financial Awards for Enrolled Students
In order to enable full engagement in our wide range of school programs and activities, Nueva also offers awards 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 awards for participation in school programs. More information about Nueva’s financial awards program can be found as printable PDFs below.
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Financial Award Key Dates
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Financial Award Workshop *Sign up on Ravenna
Friday, January 8, 2021
PFS Applications Due
Monday, February 1 -Friday, February 5, 2021
Supplemental Documents Due
Friday, February 19, 2021
FA Re-enrollment Contracts & Awards Released
Friday, February 26, 2021
FA Re-enrollment Contracts and Deposits Due
Thursday, March 19, 2021
Decision and Financial Award Letters Mailed
Friday, March 20, 2021
Financial Award Decision Emails Sent at 4:00 pm
Thursday, March 25, 2021
PreK-4 Enrollment Contracts and Deposits Due at 10:00 am
Friday, March 26, 2021
Grades 5-12 Enrollment Contracts and Deposits Due at 12 noon
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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.
"In 2008, my family was among about 10% of Nueva families whose primary earner lost their job in the wake of the financial crisis. If not for donors that fund financial awards at Nueva, I would not have been able to finish my schooling here. I want thank them, both for my own time at Nueva, and on behalf of all those students who may not yet be able to understand the profound impact donors have on their lives. I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend this school, and am grateful to be a part of this community every day."
When Nueva Mandarin teachers Weixia Han, Tina Zhang, Min Larson and Jamie Gao learned about food relief organization Heart of Dinner, they immediately knew they wanted their students to get involved with the initiative.
In the new fall 2020 elective “Colors of Nature,” seventh- and eighth-grade students explored the notion that people of color have different access to and privileges in the natural world. Through class discussions and creative journals, students reflected on how environmentalism and racism are intertwined. Eighth-grader Jax C. shares an introduction, and three students—Anika G., Kayla L., and Anjuli M.—reflect on their experience in this course.
Viewing the world with an artist’s eye. Creating projects rooted in empathy. Empowering students with iteration and innovation.
Throughout the past year, I-Lab engineer and Hillsborough shop manager Christine Braun has been a fixture on the Hillsborough campus, using the I-Lab as her home base while teaching, leading, and planning for design thinking-related initiatives. She is also a lit club facilitator for a seventh- and eighth-grade lit club.
This morning Upper School Division Head Liza Raynal and Tom Dorrance, upper school history teacher, led an all-division meeting to respond to yesterday’s events. They both presented reflections on what happened and affirmations of what we value as an institution, most notably democracy. Read on for a transcript of Tom’s speech.
Intersession, hosted each year since the upper school’s inception during the first week following winter break, is a time for upper school students—and, new this year, lower and middle school students, as well—to engage in interdisciplinary exploration with real-world experts. Many alumni often share that intersession was a favorite time for them during their tenure at Nueva.
Even in a year that has been anything but typical, students had hundreds of intersession courses from which to choose, ranging from cooking and art to politics and computer science to improv acting and juggling, and so much more.
This fall, we asked many Mavericks in our community about what it has been like for them during this pandemic. As 2020 comes to a close, we wanted to share a sneak peek of their answers. Be on the lookout for the next issue of Nueva Magazine, where we’ll share even more of our Mavericks on the Street responses!
Over the course of the last nine months, everyone in our community has worked tirelessly to ensure that we continue to offer the academic program and community experience our students and families love about Nueva. One team that has worked particularly hard, and entirely behind the scenes, is the Facilities and Operations Team. In this season of thanks, we are so very grateful to Director of Facilities and Operations Steve Osbourne and his entire team, spanning both campuses, for their efforts to allow us the safe return we have had over the past few months.
Following his recent reelection to the California state legislature, Assemblymember Rob Bonta commemorated Filipino American History Month at an event organized by Nueva’s Filipino Club. Bonta shared how his identity as a Filipino American influenced his political career, which has been devoted to promoting social justice, inclusion, equity, and opportunity. As I listened to Assemblymember Bonta share his perspective on what it means to be Filipino, I reflected on my own Filipino identity.
“Good afternoon, Lisa. I’m so glad we could take a break from painting to join this kindergarten class.”
So began Paul’s and Rashida’s kindergarten class just before Thanksgiving break, one that took students all the way back to 15th century Florence to meet Leonardo da Vinci (Paul) and Mona Lisa (Rashida).