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For Students by Students: First Graders Redesign Classroom Library

It started with a simple question: “If we—the first grade class of Clever Cheetah Cubs—were to redesign our classroom library, what would it look like?” To answer this question, students in Emily Mitchell and Alexandra Holterman’s class embarked on a design thinking project, which culminated in a fully redesigned classroom library.

Students Share Why Coming Out Has Been So Important to Them

Observed annually on October 11, National Coming Out Day is a day to celebrate coming out and to raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community. This year, we invited middle and upper school students to share why coming out has been important in the development of their identities. 

Catching Up with . . . Diana Friedman

We sat down with kindergarten teacher Diana Friedman for a discussion about what makes Nueva a special place to teach, Diana’s memories of her own kindergarten teacher, and what is happening in our kindergarten classrooms.

How to Care for an Adolescent in the Year 2021

In Amber Carpenter’s upper school creative writing class, students have been exploring flash storytelling. They wrote three vignettes or fragments that provided instructions on how to care for an adolescent in the year 2021.

Celebrating Latina Heritage

For Hispanic Heritage Month, we invited three Latina faculty members in our Nueva community—Paloma Hernandez, Ana Cecilia Alvarez, and Karla Ortiz—to reflect on the question: What do you want to celebrate about your Latina heritage?

Lee Fertig

Head of School

"Nueva is more than just a school for gifted learners. It’s more than just a place where students focus on design thinking and social emotional learning. It’s a beloved community, inclusive and compassionate, collectively embracing diverse perspectives and empowering everyone to make choices that benefit the world."
 

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