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Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now closed. We look forward to connecting in the fall about the next admissions season.

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 15, 2022
    Deadline to guarantee upper school parent/guardian interview—submitting Part II of the application and the application fee by this date will guarantee parents/guardians of 9th–12th grade applicants an interview
  • January 12, 2023
    Deadline for Ravenna application and all required documents
  • January 12, 2023
    For those applying for financial assistance, deadline for submission of Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)
  • February 3, 2023
    For those applying for financial assistance, 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

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:


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 here and here

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 assistance program, 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