Lower School News

Meet a Maverick: Mila B., Grade 4
Mitzi Mock

Fourth grader Mila B. wants the world to know that women can do anything men can do. As part of a recent assignment on social justice poetry, she channeled her frustration about persistent sexism in our world into a piece entitled Free as a Horse. Earlier this year, she performed that piece in front of her classmates before giving a presentation on an architectural design for her dream sports facility—an athletics club designed with women athletes in mind. Read more about the curriculum in this week’s story: Fourth Grade Project Melds Math and Social Justice.

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Fourth grader Mila B.

Young poet Mila B. wants the world to know that women can do anything men can do. Through her writing, she takes on the issue of persistent sexism in our world.

Grade 1 is Grateful!

In this time of Thanksgiving, first graders are building on their social-emotional learning (SEL) by taking on a 21-day gratitude journal challenge.

Members of Nueva's operations and kitchen staff

Lower School students explore the true meaning of community by meeting the people of Nueva who work beyond the classroom. At the same time, they learn the tenants of being kind, courageous, and engaged.

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.

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.