The Nueva School

  • Nueva is a child-centered, prekindergarten eighth grade, progressive school emphasizing integrated studies, creative arts, and social-emotional learning.
  • The Nueva School creates a dynamic educational model to enable gifted children to learn how to make choices that will benefit the world.
  • Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the child's imaginative mind.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
National Association for the Gifted
California Association for the Gifted
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1967
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010

Student Body

Total Students889 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeThe Nueva School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers152 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size17 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 10
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions DirectorTaryn Grogan
Admissions AssociateKim Overton
Endowment Size$9.6 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryDiving,
FencingFlag Football,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Nueva is a child-centered, prekindergarten eighth grade, progressive school emphasizing integrated studies, creative arts, and social-emotional learning. The Nueva School creates a dynamic educational model to enable gifted children to learn how to make choices that will benefit the world. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the child's imaginative mind.

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