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10 TMW 1 24 Hero 26 TMW 1 24 DSC05228On Wednesday morning in the Lower School, our students were deeply engaged in reading, composing, illustrating, and problem solving.

Working individually and in groups, students in kindergarten through fourth grade were in full mid-week stride as they tackled new challenges, put finishing touches on their creations, and shared their learning with teachers and classmates.


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Fifth- and sixth-grade students and faculty gathered in the Hillsborough GCC on Friday, January 19, to celebrate a culmination of work they completed in the fall. One hallmark of the evening was how the arts were integrated across disciplines. From fifth-grade math projects to sixth-grade writing, students shared work that drew on skills, habits of mind, and content addressed in all of their classes.  

18 MLK Assemblies IMG 5068Over the past two weeks, Nueva's weekly assemblies in both Hillsborough and Bay Meadows honored the life and faith of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In Hillsborough, Social Justice and Equity Coordinator Alegria Barclay shared Dr. King’s words — “Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself” — to illustrate the importance of Dr. King’s relationship with God and how it compelled him to service.

11 NextGEN crazyAcross both campuses, feminism is an important issue to many of our students. Several years ago, Meera S. ('17) founded the Feminism Club and former middle school faculty member Carla Pugliese headed the Girls Leadership International (GLI) club. After Meera and Carla left to pursue their further learning goals, the clubs continued. This year, a new club was started at the middle school — NextGEN.

Daniel, a freshman at Nueva, shares his thoughts on Intersession

The seminar was called "How Does UPS Get Your Package to Its Destination on Time?" The three-day curriculum was taught by Keith Devlin of Stanford University and categorized as a course in Creative Math. A snippet from the class summary read as follows: "Many aspects of our lives are controlled by algorithms that make things faster, better, cheaper, more accurate, more efficient, more suited to our needs and desires..."



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