Visit and Apply to the Upper School (Grades 9–12)

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. 


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.
  • Program Previews

    • Our campus Program Previews are for families interested in applying for the 2023–2024 school year. Applicants participate in mini-lessons while parents learn about our curriculum and programs. The event concludes with a student panel, which will provide your family with additional insight into our Nueva classrooms and community.
    • Registration for the optional Program Preview is required through Ravenna.
  • Optional campus tour

    • Get a glimpse of our community in action! Join one of our student ambassadors on a tour of our upper school campus. Families can register on Ravenna for this optional visit only after Part I of the application is submitted.
  • 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.

Important Note: 

Entrance testing is not required and not accepted

  • Nueva does not require nor accept the ISEE/SSAT exam results as part of the application process. 
  • IQ testing is also not required for admission to the Upper School. However, previous IQ assessments and/or test scores may be submitted to our office via email at If submitted, these documents will be reviewed only if a more clear picture of the applicant’s learning profile would be helpful to the reading committee.

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 middle school

Upper School Admissions Contacts

Taryn Grogan
Director of Enrollment and Strategic Engagement
Email Taryn

Melanie León
Director of Admissions
Email Melanie

Elise Maar
Associate Director of Admissions, US
Email Elise

Emily Fedor
Admissions Associate, US
Email Emily