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Middle school student band performs at talent show.
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Nueva is an independent PreK-12 school where gifted learners discover and develop their passions, and learn to make choices that positively and profoundly impact the world.

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Diane Rosenberg

Head of School

“We want our students to become engaged global citizens. That requires imagination, flexibility, resilience, the ability to get along with others, and a sense of humor. These are the compassionate creators and leaders who will build our future.”

Nueva News

On to the Next “Quest:” Nueva Celebrates 76 New Graduates from the Upper School

Over the last week of the school year, the class of 2019 celebrated and reflected on their time at Nueva. From the “Lifers” who attended the school since early in the Lower School, to the seniors’ sentimental songs and speeches, it all culminated on Sunday, June 9 with a joyful ceremony to commemorate the twelfth-graders’ achievements. 

Nueva PreK Scientists Learn the Periodic Table

It all started with a question: “Why is the ocean so salty?” Which led to another question: “What is salt?” What could have ended there with a simple explanation turned into a months-long study this spring for the inquisitive four and five-year olds in the Nueva PreK class where they learned about the elements that make up our bodies and the world around us.

Nueva Inspires Changemakers and Community Helpers

At Nueva, gifted learners are encouraged to learn by doing, learn by caring, and to explore their passions inside and outside the classroom. It is this empathic spirit that has inspired students to take action to help make their communities and the world a better place.

students perform play

In “Ocean Plastic Paradise,” sea animals navigate the perils of a habitat overrun with discarded plastic. Written and performed by Laraine Ray’s Kindergarten class, the film is the culmination of months examining the effects of plastic pollution in the sea.

Travel Brings a World of Understanding

From early April to the end of May, students from grades 1 through 12 are travelers as Nueva’s Trips program provides a perspective beyond classroom life.

Love of Learning on Display at Eighth Grade Recital Night

A bicycle-powered blender, a mixed media art portfolio, a time management app, a moving song about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida – Creativity and variety were on display at this year’s Recital Night on Thursday, April 11 when Nueva eighth-graders presented their inspiring and meaningful year-long projects to teachers, parents, and peers.