College Counseling

The college search process is a great gift. It is a time for self-reflection, planning, and dreaming. It is a time of great exploration like none other in a student's life. During this process, students take stock of their talents, experiences, and growth and begin to chart a new future. 

Nueva's College Counseling Team comprises industry experts prepared to advise and guide Upper School students through the college decision-making process. We believe in helping students get to where they need to be, one step at a time.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Meet the College Counseling Team

Information for Colleges

Nueva opened its doors to gifted students in 1967, and in 2013 expanded our PreK–8 program to include high school students. Nueva students have a spark: an unmistakable passion for learning evident as they pursue self-directed, in-depth Quest projects, start clubs that match their interests (e.g., robotics, debate), and take college-level courses. They possess a boundless love of learning, collaborate effectively and joyfully, think outside the box and make connections across disciplines, and dive deeply and passionately into their interests. 

Our curriculum is designed to be transformative, offering advanced academics, integrated studies, rich arts and athletic programs, and a focus on wellness.

Nueva is known for:

  • Distinctive student-driven, inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies
  • Constructivist, collaborative, project-based learning
  • Pioneering work in:
    • Social-emotional learning
    • Design Thinking and engineering.

We invite you to visit. Meet our wonderful students and witness our inspiring program firsthand.

Please contact Erika Rojas, Nueva’s College Counseling Operations Manager,
at (650) 235-7100, erojas@nuevaschool.org, to schedule a visit.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

 

Helpful Information for Students & Parents

Nueva's College Counseling Handbook provides grade-by-grade information on what to expect from the college preparation process. 

Download the Handbook

Testing Dates

Find ACT and SAT testing dates and information by visiting the links below:

ACT

SAT

Matriculation 

See a combined list of acceptances and matriculation for the Classes of 2017 and 2018 here.

School Profile