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BVVOlfSgRCCs9OoVNWNFg thumb 2ddNueva speech and debate teacher Les Phillips recently won the National Speech & Debate Association’s (NSDA) Seven Diamond Award, an honor bestowed upon only 50 coaches in the Association's 92-year history. The award recognizes both longevity and productivity, and is based on a point system, wherein a coach receives one point for every ten merit points earned by their students. A first diamond is earned when a coach receives 1,500 points, and additional diamonds are earned at specific intervals and for predetermined point totals.

12 Summer2017Slideshow DSC01654The 2018 Nueva Summer program is now open for application to all Bay Area families interested in enriching, academic deep dives for the students entering grades 1­–12.  

The Lower School Expedition program, featuring interdisciplinary explorations of both unknown mysteries and the fascinating connections between the human and natural world, is nearly full. A handful of spaces remain.

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“Creating the Future,” theTEDxYouth@TheNuevaSchool event, was held at Bay Meadows on Sunday, March 25. Six presenters shared perspectives on the future of medicine, big data, healthcare, artificial intelligence, astrophysics, and animal rights with approximately 75 attendees.

Screen Shot 2018 04 02 at 2.39.50 PMAt Nueva, when students see a problem or a need, they invent a solution. Now in its second year, Invention Studio began as an outgrowth of I-Lab teacher Connie Liu's Design Engineering for Social Good course. It allows students to use design thinking and engineering skills to create empathy-based solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing our society today. Invention Studio is Nueva pedagogy at its best — student-centered learning that gives students the opportunity to use both design thinking and social-emotional learning skills in a real-life setting, to solve real-world issues.

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On Saturday, March 24, Nueva families, trustees, leadership, faculty, and staff gathered at the Annual Benefit Auction to raise funds for student financial aid. The evening's festivities, themed “Beyond the Yellow Brick Road,” celebrated an important Nueva tradition of coming together as a community to support meaningful fundraising for the school.



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