If you have had a chance to poke around our studio-based world, you have gotten the sense that NuVu is an exciting and challenging place where students use their skills, character, and knowledge within the design process to build authentic solutions that impact the world. If you are between the ages of 13 to 18, self-motivated, inquisitive about the world around you, and interested in collaborating to solve challenges, then you may be a good fit for NuVu.

We have a 4-step admissions process that’s structured to help you get to know NuVu and identify if you’re the type of student who will thrive in our dynamic and creative environment.

Step 1 Inquiry

By contacting nuvu@nuvustudio.org or calling 617-945-7716, inquiries are accepted and responded to promptly. Contact information is added to NuVu’s contact list and a follow up zoom or phone call is arranged with the prospective family.

Step 2 Meeting: Get to Know NuVu

In response to all inquiries, an introductory meeting is scheduled with all prospective families. Interested parents and students meet with the Director of Operations for 30 minutes to an hour. These meetings cover general information about NuVu and our unique and diverse school curriculum and culture.

Step 3 Interview: Get to Know the Student

An interview is a required part of the admission process. This meeting with the prospective student and parent is an opportunity to fully understand why there is an interest in enrollment, discuss the level of creativity and passions of the student, and share any achievements, projects or activities that reflect the students’ interests. The interview also provides a deeper dive into NuVu studio themes and curriculum by including additional NuVu faculty. At least one parent or guardian should accompany the applicant but occasionally the interviews may be conducted separately.

Step 4 Apply + Notification

Required application forms are sent to the candidate, following the interview. Once the forms have been received, a formal letter of acceptance or rejection is sent to the family.

Tuition & Financial Aid

A NuVu education is a powerful and life-changing investment in your child’s future. When you look at the tuition numbers, don’t make the mistake of assuming that NuVu is out of reach for your family. If your child is motivated and ready to engage fully in the innovation, design, creative, and thinking opportunities NuVu has to offer — and if you are ready to invest in a deep partnership to prepare your child for college and the world beyond — we encourage you to inquire. There are many ways to afford NuVu, including financial aid and scholarships, and we are here to help every qualified applicant find their way.
Applicants may be awarded tuition assistance based on family need and availability of financial aid funds. Applications are reviewed monthly with determination made generally within 2 - 3 weeks of receipt. All information in this application is confidential.

Tuition for 2020-21 School Year

$41,500 Full year
$20,750 Semester
$14,500 Trimester
Students may choose to enroll in a 12-week trimester, 18-week semester, or full-year. Tuition is an all-inclusive amount which includes expert coaching, individualized academic advising and support, as well as custom maker kits for all studios. Students attend studios virtually and follow the daily academic schedule. Students will collaborate with other students, be supported by NuVu faculty, and have full access to the NuVu online learning management system, Nufolio.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is awarded to students based on both the student's merit and their family's financial need. About 33% of our independent families receive a level of aid each year. The Financial Aid process is separate from the Admission process and the Financial Aid application must be re-submitted each year. A family's ability to pay NuVu’s tuition, and their application for financial aid, does not influence admission decisions in any way.
Although NuVu does expect that families will consider all available resources before requesting tuition assistance, we recognize that affordability is an important issue and work with each individual family carefully and thoughtfully. Contact ksutton@nuvustudio.org for more information.
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