The Nueva School officially opened its Bay Meadows campus in San Mateo in August 2014. It is home to the Upper School division (grades 9-12), which was established in 2013 to re-envision the traditional high school experience and address the unique needs of 21st century students. The Upper School is the latest addition to the 47-year-old Nueva School, whose Lower and Middle School divisions are located on a 33-acre campus in the nearby community of Hillsborough.

The new 2.75 acre Nueva campus, designed by the architectural firm Leddy Maytum Stacy, is located within Bay Meadows, a transit-oriented mixed-use development that repurposes a former horse racing track. A commuter train station and commercial district are within a 10-minute walk to the west. Our Transportation Management Plan promotes public transit, bus, carpool, and bicycle use. Students are not allowed to drive to school except with special permission. In our first semester at Bay Meadows, over 50% of the students and faculty reported using public transit or bicycles to commute to school.


Watch a video of the Bay Meadows campus ribbon-cutting ceremony

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See photos from the Grand Opening ceremony

A “Green” Campus

Designed to use 65% less energy than a typical high school and targeting LEED for Schools Gold certification, the transit-oriented campus is conceived as a “living laboratory” that will inspire student research into low-carbon, resource-efficient learning and living. Rooftop organic gardens, learning landscapes, and a variety of bio-climatic design strategies anchor students in a strong sense of place and connect them to the rhythms of nature.

Within its first six months of opening, the Nueva Bay Meadows campus received sustainability awards from the city and county of San Mateo and has been recognized by CalTrain for the Go Pass program (read more).

In spring of 2015, the Bay Meadows campus received a Green Building Award from Sustainable San Mateo.  See highlights from the project in this video.

The Details:
131 E 28th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403
ph. 650 235 7100

Campus Opening News:
Nueva and the new Bay Meadows campus were featured in
San Mateo Daily Journal
San Jose Mercury News
Peninsula Moves (CalTrain)



6565 Skyline Blvd.
Hillsborough, CA 94010





131 E. 28th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403



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