Middle School News

Meet a Maverick: Reid D., Grade 6
Mitzi Mock

Meet sixth grader Reid D.: rapper, actor, and Nueva maverick. He has an insatiable passion for music. Last semester, he received the class assignment of his dreams, courtesy of his humanities teacher, Gary Kaplan. Inspired by the hip-hop-driven Broadway musical Hamilton, Gary invited students to simulate a debate between Federalists and Anti-Federalists in the form of a rap battle.

Hear more about Reid’s passion for music, and listen to his rap performance—the Federalist Papers are no match for this mic drop!



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Reid D. grade 6

Hamilton fans, listen up! The Federalist Papers are no match for this mic drop. Watch rapper and sixth grader Reid D. run rhymes around our founding fathers.

Countdown to Culminations: Middle School Electives

As December rolls around, the Middle and Upper School divisions celebrate a tradition that is core to our culture: culminations. These evening events showcase the depth and breadth of student work. 

Sixth grade student displays her favorite word on a whiteboard

Over the course of the year, sixth graders dissect the etymology of words and closely examine word choice in the texts they read and the writing they produce. Their writing teachers asked them to share their favorite words in this short video. What's your favorite word?

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.