The article below originally appeared in the Foster City Patch and is being reprinted with permission.

The Nueva School in Hillsborough has announced a partnership for its new high school with the College of San Mateo.

The new high school, announced earlier this fall, will open August 2013 in facilities on the College of San Mateo campus. The partnership arrangement offers dedicated academic facilities for the high school in a building immediately adjacent to CSM’s College Center building at the heart of the campus.

Students will benefit from the “rich academic environment” and resources of the College of San Mateo campus while still enjoying the cohesiveness of a more intimate high school community, Nueva School officials said in a statement this week.

The location of the College of San Mateo is also situated halfway between and just minutes from both the Nueva School’s preK-8 campus in Hillsborough and the future site of the new high school at Bay Meadows in San Mateo.

“We are thrilled with this opportunity to partner with the College of San Mateo,” Diane Rosenberg, Executive Director of The Nueva School, said in a statement.

“CSM’s commitment to educational innovation and the communities of San Mateo County is exceptionally well aligned with Nueva’s and this setting is highly complementary to the college-like atmosphere we hope to create for the new high school. We look forward to developing this partnership with CSM as we continue to grow the high school program.”

“We are pleased to work with The Nueva School,” Michael Claire, President of College of San Mateo, said in a statement.

“We believe that this partnership will be beneficial to both the College and to The Nueva School. We are pleased to host the inaugural high school class and we look forward to working with their school officials to ensure a successful academic year.”

The new high school program will offer a variety of mentorship and internship opportunities with local companies, nonprofits, research institutions, and schools. Classroom curricula will allow for differentiated learning, advanced topics, and independent research.

Nueva is currently accepting applications for grades preK-9 and anticipates a freshmen class of 75-100 students starting at the CSM site next fall.

The school is hosting the last Information Session of the 2013-14 admissions season on Jan. 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. This event is for prospective high-school students and their parents. RSVP is required and events have been filling up in advance. Please contact Admissions at, tel. 650-350-4528 or see the school’s website for more information: