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The 2021–2022 admissions season is now open.

We recognize applying to an independent school in the midst of an international pandemic can feel daunting and complex. Please know we are committed to working with your family during the season to address your questions and needs. We have redesigned our admissions process to reflect the current times and to ensure that you become familiar with Nueva's program, culture, and community in an informative and safe manner.

You are encouraged to begin your exploration of Nueva with our self-directed virtual tour! On your tour, you will hear directly from students and faculty, experience classes in action, and see our beautiful Hillsborough and San Mateo campuses. Stay long and visit often! Prospective families will also have the opportunity to attend live virtual tours, program previews, information sessions, and other optional events. Continue to explore our website to learn about the school and our programs.

The 2021–2022 admissions season has begun. You are now welcome to complete an online inquiry by creating an account through our online application system, Ravenna Solutions and explore Nueva virtually. Through Ravenna, you will be able to register for admissions events, apply, and track your progress toward application completion. Just click the "Apply Online" button to get started!

We are in this together and we look forward to being a resource to you as you embark on your independent school journey.

Warm regards,

Elise Maar
Interim Director of Admissions, PreK–12

Taryn Grogan
Director of Enrollment and Strategic Engagement

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

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

Click here for the September 2021 issue of the admissions newsletter.

Get in touch! 



Lower and Middle School: 
(650) 350-4528

Upper School:
(650) 235-7119


Meet the Admissions Team

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

Elise Maar
Interim Director of Admissions, PreK–12
All Divisions

Email Elise

Kim Overton
Associate Director of Admissions
Lower School
(650) 350-4526
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Juliana Fitts
Associate Director of Admissions
Middle School
(650) 350-4527
Email Juliana

Jamika McNally
Assistant Director of Admissions 
Middle/Upper School
Email Jamika

Ariana Bickham
Admissions Associate 
Lower/Middle School
Email Ariana

Lupe Ruiz
Admissions Associate 
Lower/Middle School
Email Lupe

Matthew Oakland
Admissions Associate 

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Emily Walters
Admissions Associate 
Upper 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.

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,