On Friday, April 26, the Lower and Middle School community gathered together to celebrate the beginning of construction on the Hillsborough Campus in grand Nueva style! Head of School Diane Rosenberg and Board Chair Bruce Cozadd ceremoniously broke ground near the cafe to the cheers of students, faculty, and staff, while the Nueva steel drum band played medleys from their recent performance at Disneyland. From here, it's full speed ahead until we fully "Realize the Potential" of our dreams for Nueva.
"We are sure that all members of the community will be positively impacted by these improvements," said Nueva fourth-grader Dashiell H. "And we cannot wait for the extensions to the cafe, I-Lab, and Humanities Center!" continued Ella B., fourth grade. "We hope that these structures shall be as strong as the Ancient Greeks who used the Golden Ratio to great effect!"
All Lower and Middle School students, faculty, and staff then gathered on the field to spell out the Nueva "spirit logo," and launch colorful confetti in celebration of the new buildings and programs that will be possible when construction is completed over the next year.
"We are now facing a moment of great opportunity and urgency for Nueva," said Board Chair Bruce Cozadd. "This $100 million campaign is a direct investment in the students, faculty, and facilities that bring us together, providing us with the resources to enhance the student experience today and secure our future."
Since 1967, Nueva has offered an innovative and award-winning learning experience specifically designed to meet the needs of gifted learners. By creating an inspirational community-based environment, Nueva seeks to unlock the passions, purpose, and potential in each student while inspiring a lifelong love of learning. Our unique constructivist program directs intellectual growth and development through integrated curricula, guided by experienced faculty with subject-area expertise.
"Nueva is my second home, a lot of my best moments and memories come from this school," said Nueva middle school student council vice president and seventh-grader Mirabelle H. "Just when I thought Nueva couldn't get any better, here we are broadening our campus. I'm so thrilled about the growth and future of this school!"
The groundbreaking of this new construction is Phase 1 of a two-phase Capital Campaign, and is possible thanks to the generous leadership donors in our community. While we are so fortunate to break ground, we still have funds to raise to reach our goal and full potential. Thank you to each and every family for their flexibility and understanding as we reroute ourselves toward the future. Onward to the new Nueva, and all the excitement and opportunity that it holds!
To learn more about the "Realize the Potential" Capital Campaign, click here.