The power of the written word is extraordinary, and the Nueva community is lucky to have a group of students who firmly believe in its power and the responsibilities that come with it.
Coronavirus Updates and Resources
School will be in session online from Monday, March 23 through the end of the school year.
In response to the Bay Area shelter-in-place order beginning March 17, 2020 and updated on April, 7, 2020, our campuses will be closed through the end of the school year. Click here to read the full announcement.
After learning about the rise in anti-Asian discrimination, Joshua K. wrote a song to remind us that we're "All the Same."
Rachel has been a trivia buff for many years, and she is sharing her love of knowledge with the Nueva community. Rachel recently hosted two trivia nights, one for Nueva seniors and the other for faculty and staff members.
Ask a student, teacher, or parent what makes Nueva so special and, more often than not, the answer you will hear is “The community.” This community has demonstrated in ways great and small what it means to come together during a time of great need to support one another, as well as the greater community around us.
Coming together as a community is critical in combating any kind of discrimination, particularly when it arises from fear and ignorance. As Asian American activist groups began to respond to this current manifestation of racism, I focused on new ways I could stand up for my community, against ignorant or hateful acts targeting Asian Americans.
Remote learning is putting a modern twist on recess! Nueva Middle School students are playing Boggle, dancing, listening to music, telling stories, and much more.
At Nueva, you can travel the world. From ancient Egypt and Mali to Suva, Fiji, we are constantly exploring. The fourth graders, on April 8, traveled back approximately 3,000 years ago to the School of Athens.
In honor of Earth Day 2020, Alegria Barclay, Aron Walker, Patrick Berger, and Tanja Srebotnjak organized a roundtable: “The World Post Covid-19: Opportunities for Social Justice and Environmental Resilience.”
Did you miss the One World: Together at Home concert? Here's your chance for another musical feast! Gather your family around our virtual stage and enjoy a community concert presented by the Menuhin-Dowling program.
Sophomore grade-level representative Andrew C. recognized the need to create connections between his sophomore peers and the senior class.
With its ability to transcend location and time, NuevaHacks had 350 participants from eight countries on 100 teams, a remarkable 250 percent increase in participants over last year’s event.
This year’s spring break presented unusual challenges for families across the nation and around the world, as parents simultaneously juggled working from home and homeschooling their children. The Nueva community hit the reset button as well, and quickly put a plan in place to offer a first-ever spring break program.
Upper School Spanish students recreate pieces of art by Hispanic artists, allowing them to participate in a creative, offline project.
Art is one of the disciplines that most heavily relies on materials. Nueva art teachers, faced with this challenge, have created engaging art projects for our students to work on in this new learning environment.
Nueva teachers from prekindergarten through twelfth grade have been learning by doing, adapting their curricula and utilizing digital technologies to bring their classes into an online space.
The eighth-grade writing class is another example of how Nueva teachers are thinking outside the box in order to add a splash of excitement and fun to remote learning. The graphic novel unit uses the Canvas platform, and our eighth graders are enjoying a different form of storytelling.
Through an interdisciplinary project, we launched a well-being survey to help students gather data about themselves for a project that integrates design thinking, data science, and systems thinking.
Our Nueva teachers have worked incredibly hard to bring the “Nueva Way” educational experience to our students across all divisions in this new remote learning space. Kindergarten teachers have not only approached remote learning as student-centered, they have also approached remote learning as parent-centered.
This week, our talented communications team videographer, Mitzi Mock, made an uplifting video that shares insights and health tips from some of our exceptional faculty and staff members.
On Monday, March 23, I spent about half of my day in Zoom classes with teachers and students. The three hours I spent in these classes were powerfully and prototypically Nuevan.
We all know how important it is to wash our hands. But did you know how fun it can be?
A few weeks ago, Upper School Journal Club members presented information about coronavirus to their peers and other attendees.
Before Nueva moved to remote learning, students in Lower and Middle Schools were learning about the importance of hand hygiene in their science classes.
Students in Min’s Upper School Chinese 5 class wrote letters to Wu Ming, deputy head nurse of the emergency department of Xi'an Daxing Hospital. The story of these letters made the Chinese news.
It is important to remember that "diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity. People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are not more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American” (Source: CDC). Please help stop rumors, fear-mongering, and discrimination from spreading by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.