The Nueva School, located in the San Francisco Bay Area and founded in 1967, is a nationally recognized independent school serving gifted and talented students. The school is a three-time winner of the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, and winner of the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, as well as the Presidential Award for Teaching. Recently, the school was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his 2011 book That Used to Be Us, in the chapter "Average Is Over."
Nueva is a student-centered progressive school emphasizing integrated studies, STEM, creative arts, and social-emotional learning. The school offers a constructivist program with project-based learning and special-area teachers in visual art, reading, math, science, music, physical education, technology, and social-emotional learning. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. We believe in great teachers and in helping people learn and grow. Teachers and staff are supported both financially and through formative evaluation to continue their professional development.
Nueva's Middle and Lower School campuses are located in Hillsborough, CA, just off highway 280. The thirty-three acre Hillsborough campus includes a design lab, media lab, library, café, organic garden, and extensive wooded areas. Nueva employees commute from San Francisco, communities throughout the Peninsula, and the East and North Bay. Nueva's Upper School is located on the Bay Meadows campus in San Mateo. Opened in 2014, the Bay Meadows campus is a state-of-the-art education facility and was custom-designed for our 21st century high school program needs.
Applicants for teaching jobs need a minimum of three years lead teaching experience, to be conversant with current educational and child development research, and to have some experience with gifted students.