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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    C
The Nueva School is a top rated, private school located in Hillsborough, CA. It has 605 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 4 to 1.
Address
6565 Skyline Blvd
Hillsborough, CA 94010
Telephone
(650) 350-4600

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

The Nueva School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1490
41 responses
Average ACT
34
43 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Annual international trips
    31%
  • Annual trips
    12%
  • Arts culmination
    12%
  • Middle school musical
    12%
  • US trips to explore issues like immigration.
    12%
  • 6th grade field trip to DC
    8%
  • Book fair
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
605
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$238,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,952
National
$949
Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$184,700
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The Nueva School Reviews

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The main appeal of the Upper Nueva School is the quality of education. A remarkably low teacher-to-student ratio ensures that each student receives a personalized, tailored, and accessible educational plan with a well-defined expectation of success.

Beyond this, students have vast educational freedom. People have access to an extensive library, couches or isolated workspaces, and peer help. Outside of midterm and finals week, I complete my homework at school more often than not.

The main drawback is that the administration tries too hard to differentiate us from similar schools. For example, during finals week, the administration took 25 minutes to unravel a massive yarn ball- literally- and connect it to 400+ student. When people tried to chat with friends, we were shut up. When introverts reached for their phones, stern faculty yanked them away. We do something like this every Monday.

A remarkable school in terms of education, but the administration is downright terrible.
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This school is awesome! They give you a lot of freedom while learning a lot. They help prepare you while making classes and acitivites fun. No busy work for homework, all homework helps you grasp the material. Also the teachers are amazing and students are amazing. We go on school trips, starting at Peru, Costa Rica then trips in America. And the first year they want you to get a grasp of the content so you don't have grades that go in the college transcript.
Student since Pre-K and have loved most everything at Nueva. My favorite thing is the class sizes. I love being able to connect with my teachers for projects and ask questions both in and out of class. You really get to create a rapport with both your faculty and your class. I know everyone in my grade by name and feel I could talk with anyone. On the downside, at least with my experience in the Middle school, there isn't much prep for high school. Despite moving into the Upper school, I still found it challenging to catch on with the workload and the concept of grades as grades are never used and homework isn't ever enforced in the middle school. I have friends that never turned in anything in the middle school and were able to get away with it because of the culture of the school. Because of this, it was much harder to keep up grades for them as they had to learn how to manage their time and convince themselves that the homework was worth doing. Love some, dislike others.