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The Nueva School
CAIS Membership status: Full

Street/Mailing Address:
6565 Skyline Boulevard
Hillsborough, CA 94010-6299
Web site:

Descriptive Category:
Coeducational Day School
Grade Levels:
Day Only
San Francisco City
South Bay/San Jose
School Description:
The Nueva School, a nationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves approximately 965 students PK–12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties in the Bay Area of Northern California. A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”