WEB Intersession video screenshot v2Hear about Intersession from students who were there.A time for interdisciplinary exploration between semesters. Over the course of two weeks in January, students select from dozens of courses taught by real-world experts who are passionate about their subjects. Students attend ​​multiple sessions for each course and participate in culminating field trips.

Nueva’s commitment to the joy of learning underpins Intersession: courses offered are beyond the usual academic disciplines. They allow students time to dive deeply, to create, collaborate, and take initiative in topics that they choose.

Program Offerings

Seminars  Grades 910

Deep-dive elective courses that meet for 2 hours a day, for 3 days.
6 hours per course

Activities  Grades 910

Stand-alone lectures, panel discussions, or interactive experiences.
90-minute sessions

Intensives – Grade 11

Interactive retreat-style workshops, either on or off-campus that meet for 5 hours a day, for 3 days.
15 hours per course

Job Shadows Grade 11

Off-campus observational opportunities that meet for 5–8 hours a day, for 1–3 days.
Up to 24 hours per course

Field Trips All Grades

Off-campus group immersion activities. 
5–8 hours

Off-Campus

Field Trips

Design Inspiration Tour
Contemporary Jewish Museum
NEAT exhibit and workshop
Autodesk Design Gallery

Original Research
Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab
SRI International

Intensives

Zoo Labs Music Studio Accelerator
Studio Music

The Crucible
TIG Welding
Blacksmithing

Bay Area Glass Institute
Glass Blowing Retreat

Job Shadows

Genentech
A Peek at a Local Giant

thredUP, Inc.
Fashion Entrepreneurship from Concept to Completion

California Supreme Court and the California Attorney General's Office
A Day in the Life of a Supreme Court Judge

and more...

Experts

Commander Todd Cimicata
Navy National Security Affairs Fellow, The Hoover Institution
Stanford University


Captain Noel Gonzalez

Commanding Officer
USS Cheyenne (2012)
2016 Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow
SRI International


Alexander Fishkin

Legal Counsel
Google


Gary Staab

Freelance Sculptor
National Geographical Society
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Carnegie Museum of Natural History


Dr. Alison Nordt

Program Manager, Near Infrared Camera, James Webb Space Telescope
Lockheed Martin

 

 

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Additional Resources

GRADES PK-8

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6565 Skyline Blvd.
Hillsborough, CA 94010

650-350-4600

GRADES 9-12

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131 E. 28th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403

650-235-7100