Upper School students had immersive learning experiences on the Costa Rica and American Studies trips, studying everything from conservation to scientific research and immigration to electoral politics.

JoshFor Upper School student Josh R., music is the lens through which he experiences life and navigates the world.

“I’ve been doing it for my whole life,” Josh said. “Music gives me a sense of connection with myself. I think it’s a really connective tissue between social movements and personal feelings.”

150 pi TEDxA team of nine Nueva Upper School students, their faculty sponsor, and five event-day volunteers hosted an inspiring TEDx program for approximately 80 participants in the Nueva Hillsborough Library last Saturday.

A group of Nueva students visited Japan last month to gain a greater understanding of the culture and language as part of the first Upper School exchange trip.

For the 10-day trip, Nueva partnered with two Doshisha high schools: Kori and International, and the 11 Nueva students were assigned homestays.

“The model of ‘learn by doing’ is exemplified in the trips,” ninth-grade dean Hillary Freeman said. “Students are thrust into environments that are relatively unknown, but they are thoroughly prepared by their education at Nueva to experience the wonder of travel.”

web zack chromanUS student Zack C. was recently accepted into a yearlong math research program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he will be studying algebraic geometry with some combinatorial geometry involved.

“It seemed like something that was built for me,” the tenth grader said. “It works well because this program in particular was a way of applying high-level math.”



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