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Students come to NuVu because they see all of the ways in which the future can be better than the present and because they're excited to lead the way.

Students come to NuVu because they're looking for an environment that focuses on individual growth, not labels and grades.

Students come to NuVu because they're tired of assignments that focus on memorization and don't feel meaningful.

If you are between the ages of 13 to 18, self-motivated, inquisitive about the world around you and interested in collaborating to solve meaningful problems, then you may be a good fit for NuVu.

We have a 4-step admissions process that’s structured to help you learn more about NuVu and decide whether you’ll thrive in our dynamic and creative environment.

Step 1 Inquiry

Contact Karen Sutton, NuVu’s Director of Operations, by email at or by phone at (617) 945-7716. A follow-up Zoom or phone call with the prospective family will be promptly arranged.

Step 2 Get to Know NuVu

In response to all inquiries, an introductory meeting is scheduled with all prospective families. Interested parents and students meet with Karen Sutton for 30-60 minutes. These meetings cover general information about NuVu and our unique and diverse school curriculum and culture.

Step 3 Interview

Interviews and conversations with both students and parents/guardians helps us learn more about your interest in NuVu, provide more information about all aspects of our school, and to ensure that a student is a good fit to NuVu

Step 4 Apply + Notification

Required application forms are sent to the candidate following the interview. Completed application forms are due by March 1. A formal letter of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the family on March 10.


There are many ways to afford NuVu, including financial aid and scholarships. Our goal is for every qualified and motivated applicant to have the opportunity to consider attending NuVu, and we work closely with each family to try to achieve that goal.

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.

$46,000 Full year
$23,000 Semester

Tuition includes expert coaching, individualized academic advising and support, as well as custom maker supplies for all studios. Students will collaborate with peers, be supported by NuVu faculty, and have full access to the NuVu online learning management system, NuFolio.

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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. Financial aid considerations do 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 Karen Sutton ( for more information.

For the first time, the focus was not on my dyslexia, but my creativity, problem solving ability, and most importantly, my ideas.
Pierre Belizaire
Thank you for your extraordinary skills in designing a program that has a real impact on your students and enables them to become the best they can be! Tinna will be starting at Northeastern this fall, and her time at NuVu has truly made a meaningful difference to her and shaped who she has become.
Alumni Parent
In a regular school, working hard had a limit or a goal of getting a grade. At NuVu, there is not a limit to how hard you can work. There is no A+ and the work is done. You can always work harder and make your projects better.
Stefano Pagani
When I was younger, I didn’t love school because I was dyslexic. Learning information to recite back or be tested wasn’t the best way to learn because I didn’t retain the information. The hands-on classes at NuVu allow me to retain the information better because it is put into a meaningful real-world context.
Natalie Ferry