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Thank you for including The Nueva School in your school search.

Nueva is a constructivist school for gifted and high-ability learners from prekindergarten to high school, emphasizing integrated studies, creative arts, social-emotional learning, and design thinking. It is also a community that values curiosity, inclusion, diversity, innovation, discovery, and authentic learning experiences.

For over 50 years Nueva has remained committed to its original mission: to inspire a passion for lifelong learning, foster social and emotional acuity, and develop a student's imaginative mind. Our students take intellectual, social, and academic risks and find comfort in knowing they have a safe space to ask questions, make mistakes, and enjoy the journey of learning. 

Nueva has grown in number, facilities, and programs in recent years. We opened our Upper School campus in August 2014, and have nearly 900 PreK–12 students across our Hillsborough and San Mateo campuses. With planned renovations for both campuses, we continue to create beautiful and stimulating learning environments. We are excited to welcome you to our campus to learn more about our community.

You are encouraged to visit us during the 2019–2020 admissions season, starting September 1, 2019. Through our admissions events, such as Parent Tours, PreK-1 Previews, and Open Houses, you will witness the joy of learning in a Nueva classroom and understand the philosophy of a gifted education. Through a campus visit, students will experience a true connection with like-minded peers and understand the "Nueva Way" — engaging, passionate, and limitless learning. To register for these opportunities, please complete the inquiry process and create an account through our online application system, Ravenna Solutions. You will be able to register for additional admissions events, apply and track your progress toward application completion. Just click the "Apply Online" button to create your account. Registration for events begin September 1.

For an overview of the admissions process and important event dates, please visit the Visit & Inquire and Apply Online pages.

If you have any questions about our program or process, email our office at admissions@nuevaschool.org or call us at 650-350-4528.

Si necesita ayuda en español, comuníquese con Lupe Ruiz, Asociada de Admisiones, lruiz@nuevaschool.org o llame al 650-350-4524.

For general information about Bay Area Independent Schools, you may also find the www.issfba.org website helpful.

Thank you again for considering Nueva, and all the best for a rewarding school search.

Kind regards,

Taryn Grogan
Director of Admissions

Admissions Office

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Lower and Middle School: (650) 350-4528
Upper School:
(650) 235-7119
Fax: (650) 348-3642

Mailing Addresses

Lower and Middle School
6565 Skyline Boulevard, Hillsborough, CA 94010

Upper School
131 E 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

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Meet the Admissions Team

Taryn Grogan
Director of Admissions
All Divisions
(650) 350-4525
Email Taryn

Kim Overton, Lower School Associate Director of Admissions

Kim Overton
Associate Director of Admissions
Lower School 
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Juliana Fitts, Middle School Associate Director of Admissions

Juliana Fitts
Associate Director of Admissions
Middle School
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Davion Fleming, Upper School Associate Director of Admissions

Davion Fleming
Associate Director of Admissions
Upper School
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Sade Ojuola, Middle/Upper School Assistant Director of Admissions

Sade Ojuola
Assistant Director of Admissions
Middle/Upper School
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Jamika McNally
Admissions Assistant 
Upper School
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Ariana Bickham, Lower/Middle School Admissions Assistant

Ariana Bickham
Admissions Assistant Lower/Middle School
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Lupe Ruiz, Lower/Middle School Admissions Assistant

Lupe Ruiz
Admissions Associate Lower/Middle School
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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.