Nueva Summer


Thank you for joining us for

Nueva Summer 2018!


Thank you to all of the campers, families, and lead teachers that participated in Nueva Summer 2018!

Next summer, our Lower and Middle School Expedition programs will return to our Bay Meadows campus. We will have more information later in the fall and hope to open the applications process in January 2019.

Thank you so much for your interest in our program and we hope you have an incredible school year!

– The Nueva Summer Team

The Nueva Approach

Nueva teachers encourage intellectual depth and rigor, hold high expectations for students, and help each child grow to his or her potential. Student achievement and learning goals come directly from the school's mission and vision statements and its motto:

"Learn by doing, learn by caring."

These guide all aspects of the school community, including program development and setting student-achievement goals. Learning goals are attained in classrooms, on playing fields, in the Forts, in the Cafe, and within all areas of our community.

Camp Information

All of our camps run Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Before and after care will be available to campers at all grade levels. Before-care begins at 8:00 am and after-care ends at 6:00 pm. 


The Nueva School
San Mateo Campus
131 E 28th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in joining the Nueva Summer Team? Submit a resume with cover letter and list of references to Nueva Summer:

Pricing & Tuition Information

2018 Nueva Expedition Pricing

Nueva Expedition: $730

We do offer financial award to support access to our programs during the summer.

If you would like to apply for financial award for Nueva Summer 2018, please download, complete, and email this form to:

Lunch Service

Lunch is served each day and is included in tuition. Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options are available. Nueva is a nut-free campus. For more information about our lunch services and campus policy, go to Our Campuses.

How to Apply for Nueva Summer 

If you are a student applying from another school, you can
apply to Nueva Summer using one of two options.


Option 1: Proof of 90th Percentile

Families may apply for Nueva Summer by submitting proof of the student's 90th percentile score on one of the approved standardized tests. Test results may be submitted to Campsite as a PDF or .JPEG document at the time of enrollment.

Option 2: Letter of Recommendation and Recent Report Card

Applicants may alternately submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator of the student's current school. Letters of recommendation may be submitted through this form. Applicants who apply with a letter of recommendation must also include a copy of the student's most recent report card. Report cards may be submitted to Campsite as a PDF or .JPEG document at the time of enrollment. 


Nueva Summer 2018 FAQ's

When does registration open?

We anticipate opening registration for Nueva Summer 2018 in March.  We will be in touch regarding the specific times, dates, and procedures for enrollment.

Who teaches at Nueva Summer?

Nueva Summer strives to hire talented professionals from a rich variety of backgrounds. This summer, nearly our entire staff will be comprised of Nueva teachers and highly-experienced and qualified educators.

Are Nueva Summer programs available to students who do not attend Nueva?

Yes, Nueva Summer programs are open to all students! Programs are designed to challenge and stimulate young minds.

Does the camp curriculum change every week?

This summer our Lower School Expedition program will consist of two weeks of unique programming. Our Middle and Upper School Expedition programs will provide four weeks of unique offerings.

Is lunch provided?

Yes, lunch is included in camp tuition.

Do you have an extended care program?

Before and after-care are available every day, Monday through Friday. Before-care begins at 8:00 am and after-care ends at 6:00 pm. For more information about enrollment in the Nueva Summer extended care program, please contact We do not offer extended care on a drop-in basis.

What is your cancellation policy?

We understand that summer plans can change, and we do our best to accommodate. All cancellations made prior to May 1 are fully refunded the cost of tuition and charged a $25 cancellation fee. From May 1 to June 1, the full cost of tuition is refunded $200 less each week. After June 1, refunds are not given for cancellations. 

To cancel your Nueva Summer program, please call Jim Morrison, Director of Nueva Summer at 650-350-4555. 

Can I change my registration once it has been made?

This summer, our ability to make changes will depend on the availability of alternate programs. To inquire about schedule changes, you will need to contact

How old must my child be to register?

Children must be entering the grade of the program for which they are applying. For example, to be eligible for a first-grade camp, your child must be entering first grade in September 2018. 

Does Nueva Summer offer financial award?

Yes. For more information about the financial award application process, please contact