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Welcome to The Nueva School! We are excited for you to learn more about all that Nueva has to offer.

Nueva is a dynamic community committed to educating gifted learners from pre-kindergarten through high school. Our mission is to inspire passion for lifelong learning, foster social and emotional acuity, and develop the imaginative mind. 

As a community that values curiosity, compassion, inclusion, diversity, innovation, and authentic learning experiences, Nueva students embrace intellectual, social, and academic challenges. With the support of our exceptional faculty, they also find comfort in knowing they have a safe space to ask questions, make mistakes, and enjoy the journey of learning. 

We are eager to help you understand the limitless possibilities of a Nueva education and encourage you to continue exploring our website to learn more about our community and the admissions process. Better yet, come visit us in person! Throughout the admissions season we will offer opportunities to spend time on our beautiful Hillsborough and San Mateo campuses where you will meet all parts of our community, from faculty to students to current parents to the admissions team. 

We look forward to partnering with you as you search for the right school community for your family. 

The Nueva Admissions Team

Important Admissions Dates

  • September 1, 2022
    Applications open through Ravenna. Check for registration deadlines for optional events
  • November 1, 2022
    Deadline to guarantee upper school parent/guardian interview—submitting Part I of the application and the application fee by this date will guarantee parents/guardians of 9th–12th grade applicants an interview
  • January 6, 2023
    For those applying for financial awards, deadline for submission of Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)
  • January 12, 2023
    Deadline for Ravenna application and all required documents
  • February 3, 2023
    For those applying for financial awards, deadline to submit all supplemental documents
  • March 17, 2023
    Admissions decision notification for all grades
  • March 24, 2023
    Deadline to submit admissions decision reply for all grades

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.

Get in touch! 




Lower and Middle School: 
(650) 350-4528

Upper School:
(650) 235-7119

Si necesita ayuda en español, comuníquese con Lupe Ruiz, asociada de admisiones: 
lruiz@nuevaschool.org o

We invite you to learn more about Nueva directly from our Mavericks in the videos below:



Meet the Admissions Team

Taryn Grogan
Director of Enrollment and Strategic Engagement
All Divisions
(650) 350-4525
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Melanie León
Director of Admissions
All Divisions

Email Melanie

Juliana Fitts
Associate Director of Admissions
Middle School
(650) 350-4527
Email Juliana

Elise Maar
Associate Director of Admissions
Upper School

Email Elise

Ariana Bickham
Assistant Director of Admissions 
Lower/Middle School
Email Ariana

Emily Fedor
Admissions Associate 
Upper School

Email Emily

Lupe Ruiz
Admissions Associate 
Lower/Middle School
Email Lupe

The Nueva School is a member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA) and Bay Area Independent High Schools (BAIHS). Please review our Principles of Good Practice

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

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 accordance with the requirements set forth in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Nueva School provides this notice of nondiscrimination and states that Nueva School does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. Questions concerning Title IX may be referred to the School’s Title IX Coordinator whose contact information is below or to the Office for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Education. 

Title IX Coordinator:
Scott Bowers, Director of Human Resources 
131 E. 28th Street, San Mateo, CA 94403 
(650) 235-7172, sbowers@nuevaschool.org