Upper school students play tug-o-war on the lawn outside of Nueva's San Mateo campus

Frequently Asked Questions

When does registration open?

Registration is now open! 

Are the summer programs available to students who do not attend Nueva?

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

What is the application process if my child attends a different school?

Campers applying from outside of Nueva must include one of the two form options in their camp application:

  • Option 1: Recent standardized test scores
    We look for students who have scored in the 90th percentile on any recent standardized test. A .jpeg or .PDF document must be uploaded to Moment at the time of application.
  • Option 2: One letter of recommendation and a recent school report card
    Please have your child's teacher use this Google Form to submit their teacher recommendation. The deadline to submit teacher recommendations is Monday, March 25. In addition to the teacher recommendation, you must submit a .jpeg or .PDF copy of your child's recent report card through the Moment platform at the time of application. 

Except for the teacher letter of recommendation, all documents must be uploaded into Moment, our online registration platform, at the time of application. We will not accept WISC scores for our summer program. 

Where is Nueva Summer located?

Camp is hosted at Nueva's upper school campus, located at 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA. For printed driving directions and additional public transportation information, please visit our Transportation page.

Who teaches at Nueva Summer?

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

Does the camp curriculum change every week?

Yes, this summer we are offering unique experiences each week for all three divisions.

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 summer@nuevaschool.org. 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 email summer@nuevaschool.org.

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 summer@nuevaschool.org.

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 2019. 

Does Nueva Summer offer financial awards?

Yes. For more information about the financial award application process, please contact fasummer@nuevaschool.org.

What is the late policy for aftercare?

There is no charge the first time a parent is late (up to 15 minutes.)


  • $10 for the first 15 minutes
  • $25 for up to 30 minutes
  • $45 for up to 45 minutes
  • $60 for up to 60 minutes 

Repeated late pick-ups may result in revocation of access to after care service(s).


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

Expedition Times
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Begins at 8:00 am

Ends at 6:00 pm