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

A Message to Families Applying to Nueva in 2020–2021:

Nueva recognizes that applying to an independent school is a process that is often times difficult to manage. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place order, we understand you have likely experienced hardship and stress navigating your lives in our “new normal,” let alone the future of your child’s education.

Please know we are committed to working with your family during the upcoming season to address all of your questions and needs. We are currently reimagining our admissions process to reflect the current times and to ensure you become familiar with Nueva’s program, culture, and community. 

Continue to explore our website to learn about the school and our programs (both on-campus and while in distance learning). Please see our Remote Learning Plan here. We will begin the fall 2020 admissions season September 1 and will announce new opportunities to learn more about Nueva soon. Until then, you are welcome to complete an online inquiry by creating an account through our online application system, Ravenna Solutions. Starting in the fall, you will be able to register for admissions events, apply, and track your progress toward application completion. Just click the "Apply Online" button to create your account.

If you have any questions about our program or process, email our office at admissions@nuevaschool.org.

We are in this together. 

We look forward to being a resource to you as you embark on your independent school journey.

Warm regards,

Taryn Grogan
Director of Admissions

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. Nueva is 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. 

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.

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 
Email Kim

Juliana Fitts, Middle School Associate Director of Admissions

Juliana Fitts
Associate Director of Admissions
Middle School
Email Juliana

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
Email Lupe

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.