The Nueva School

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The Nueva School
Hillsborough, CA, USA
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) none
Established 1967
Head of School Diane Rosenberg
Staff homepage =
Faculty 65
48 full-time, 17 part-time
Enrollment 475
Average class size 18
Student to teacher ratio 7:1
Campus 33 acres (130,000 m2)
Color(s) Royal Blue, White
Athletics Soccer, Flag football, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Softball, Track and Field
Mascot The Wave

The Nueva School is a Pre-K through Grade 12 private school in Hillsborough, CA & San Mateo, CA. Nueva was founded in 1967 by Karen Stone McCown.

The school was originally located in Menlo Park, CA but now is located on the site of the former W. H. Crocker Skyfarm mansion, which was purchased and donated to the school by the late W. Clement Stone. The school moved to the mansion in 1971.[1]

The remodeled mansion houses the lower school, grades pre-K to 4, and classes for grades 5 to 8 are located in modern buildings elsewhere on the main campus. The main building where classes for the upper school are held is called the J building. Other campus buildings include a gymnasium/performance space, science labs, a library, a cafeteria, and a research and design space known as the "iLab" (abbreviated form of Innovation Lab). The Nueva School's upper field includes a track and two soccer goals, as well as a scoreboard that was installed in 2013.

A high school is being built as part of the Bay Meadows development in San Mateo.[2] The ninth graders are temporarily using the College of San Mateo for facilities, and they will move to the Bay Meadows campus when the building has been completed.

The Nueva School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges[3] and the California Association of Independent Schools.[4]

Notable Curriculum[edit]

The school's music program was designed, in part, by Sir Yehudi Menuhin working with Dr. Genevieve Fitzmaurice. The school's mathematics program owes much of its approach to the vision of Mary Laycock. The school's Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum was developed in large part by Janice Toben.