HB Mansion Front Jan2017


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The Lower School (preK-grade 4) is located in "the Mansion," on the lower part of campus, while the Middle School (grades 5-8) is located across the upper end of campus in the Hillside Learning Complex. The campus contains two playgrounds, a track and sports field, art studios, science labs, a gymnasium, a library, a media lab, the Innovation Lab, a garden, and a cafeteria.


HB fortsArea Jan2017Over the years, Nueva faculty and alumni have lovingly referred to the Mansion as a central part of the Nueva experience. It houses the preK through fourth grade classes, and includes an art room, ballroom, kitchen, first aid area, and some administrative offices. The grounds around the Mansion provide children with an abundance of play areas -- a big favorite being the forts -- and a garden for students to work and learn in. Many concerts and other special events take place in the Mansion's Ballroom. The Mansion is the school's historic heart.


The Hillside Learning ComplexThe Hillside Learning Complex -- with a gold-level LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design) certification from the US Green Building Council -- predominantly houses the Middle School and administrative offices, but serves students of every grade level. Embodying the key features of progressive education, it includes a PreK-8 library, media lab, grades 5-8 classrooms, the Café, the Innovation Lab for science, engineering, and art projects, and a central outdoor plaza that serves as a gathering space.


Hillside Learning ComplexOpened in 2007, this facility was designed specifically to support Nueva's integrated, multidisciplinary curriculum and meet the needs of high-ability learners. As flexibility was a priority, nearly every wall is moveable to allow for re-combining of spaces to address various learning needs. Attractive adjoining patios and abundant glass brings the outdoors inside, creating free-flowing spaces and sparking interactions across grade levels. Built on principles of environmental sustainability, the facility itself is a teaching tool.


Hillside Learning ComplexThe complex's buildings are designed to minimize impact on the school's natural setting while maximizing multiple benefits derived from the native ecology, including wind for ventilation and cooling, sun for heating and energy generation, and rain for irrigation and fire prevention. Spaces and systems are designed to support Nueva's spirit of creative interaction while promoting a strong understanding of environmental stewardship.



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