From the Head of School

Headshot of Diane Rosenberg, Head of School


At Nueva, we know gifted learners.

Gifted learners want to know how and why. They constantly wonder and ask, and seemingly cannot quench their thirst for knowledge. They think big: they want to design, to build, and to test. They fall in love with topics and ideas, and are driven to investigate. They experience the world in complex ways and often have sensitivities that run deep. They are all this and so much more. While they share some characteristics and behaviors, gifted learners defy categorization.

When they arrive at Nueva, they learn quickly, no matter their age, that they can be themselves. Their gifts are embraced, their voices heard. They never have to quiet their questions or hide their passion for learning.

We meet their specialized needs through our unique, dynamic educational model, based on more than 50 years of expertise serving gifted learners. Their education is not detached from life; life beyond the classroom is integral to understanding. Our hallmark features include distinctive inquiry-based, interdisciplinary studies, a constructivist project-based approach, pioneering curricula in Social-Emotional Learning, the first precollegiate Design Thinking program in the country, and our Social Justice, Equity & Inclusion program, now in its fourth year.

The Nueva experience guides our PreK–12 students to become flexible thinkers, designers, mathematicians, artists, scientists, friends, and citizens of our community and far beyond. We’re growing gifted learners to be problem solvers today. At Nueva, our students learn to make choices that will benefit the world.

A Nueva education has never been more relevant or important for gifted learners and for our world. Nueva graduates know knowledge is theirs for the taking, and that their ideas and creations are meaningful and will have impact, no matter what their pursuits. Our students are empowered global citizens, and they fill us with optimism and excitement for the future.

The Nueva experience comes to life most authentically through expression. We welcome your visit so you can experience firsthand our motto: “Learn by Doing, Learn by Caring.”

Diane Rosenberg
Head of School
 

Administration

 Diane Rosenberg  Head of School   
 Terry Lee Associate Head of School 
 Megan Terra Lower School Division Head 
 Liza Raynal Middle School Division Head 
 Stephen Dunn Upper School Division Head 
 Taryn Grogan Director of Admissions 
 Robbie Klein Director of Institutional Advancement 
 Gavin Bradley Director of College Counseling 

Board Committees

Board Task Forces

School Committees
& Task Forces

Capital Campaign

Committee on Trustees

Marketing & Communications

Endowment

Finance

Bridge Experience Task Force

Environmental Citizenship Task Force

Global Citizenship Task Force

Nutrition Task Force

Strategic Plan Oversight

Innovative Learning Conference

Internship Task Force

Advancement

Buildings and Grounds

 

 

 

Parent Leadership Opportunities

At Nueva, parent involvement is truly unique. Parents are not just engaged — through their creative ideas and initiative, they have taken typical school events and made them thrilling for students, faculty, and families alike.”

— Arvind Sharma, former NPA Co-President

Learn How to Get Involved

Officers of the Board of Trustees

Bruce Cozadd
Chair

Kathleen Donohue
Vice Chair

Gerald Risk
Vice Chair and Treasurer

Mara Wallace
Secretary

Trustees

Kat Alfond
Susan Barnes
Derrick Bolton
Janet Cheston
Hoon Cho
David Cowan
Bonnie Fought
Robert Frank
Vernon C. Grigg III
Art Heidrich
Zack Herlick
Rick Holmstrom
Mary Hynes
James Isaacs
Karla Jurvetson
Puja Kaul
Joe Kraus
Leon Kuan
Terry Lee – Ex officio
Kevin Lynch
Zod Nazem
Karen Pace
Kristina Phipps
Buffy Poon — Ex officio
Diane Rosenberg
— Ex officio
Rie Rubin
Michelle Sandberg
Jody Sievers
KR Sridhar
Marc Tarpenning
Donna Wingate — Ex officio
Marie Yuann — Ex officio

Perspectives

"Perspectives" is a monthly interview profile of leaders within the Nueva community.

Bruce Cozadd poses in front of some stairs.

Welcome to our "Perspectives" column, a chance to hear from Nueva's leaders. For this installment, we sat down with Bruce Cozadd, Chair of Nueva’s Board of Trustees. Learn about Bruce, Nueva’s Board Committees and Task Forces, and how you can get involved.

The three NPA co-presidents pose.

Welcome to our "Perspectives" column, a chance to hear from Nueva leaders in their own voices. In this installation, meet Marie Yuann, Buffy Poon, and Arvind Sharma, Co-Presidents of the Nueva Parents Association (NPA). While Marie represents the Lower School (PreK–4), Buffy the Middle School (5–8), and Arvind the Upper School (9–12), these three dedicated parents work collaboratively across the entire school.