12 Summer2017Slideshow DSC01654The 2018 Nueva Summer program is now open for application to all Bay Area families interested in enriching, academic deep dives for the students entering grades 1­–12.  

The Lower School Expedition program, featuring interdisciplinary explorations of both unknown mysteries and the fascinating connections between the human and natural world, is nearly full. A handful of spaces remain.

Director of Nueva Summer, Jim Morrison said, “Last summer, students, families, and teachers raved about the Expedition experience. The opportunity the program presents to create a community of inquiry, play, and authentic exploration was inspiring for everyone involved.”

The Middle School Expedition program offers courses, led by Nueva teachers and visiting faculty, designed to support and build upon the diverse interests of middle school students.  With classes in writing, mathematical explorations, humanities, and STEAM, campers can customize their experience each week.

“We tried to create a structure in which campers could sign up for a full day of humanities — or writing-based deep-dives, or spend the morning in Mock Trial and the afternoon exploring fractals or robotics,” Jim said.  “Our teachers are excited to share fresh ideas and their incredibly authentic enthusiasm with campers this July!”

This summer, Upper School Expedition has expanded to four weeks and has the following options across subject areas for campers entering grades 9–12.

Vital Dialogues: Explorations of Self Across Difference (Week One: 7/2–6)

Jake Fauver, US Science of Mind Instructor, School Counselor

Alison Williams, Equity & Social Justice Associate Teacher

Through the one-week deep dive, campers will have the opportunity to develop a critical consciousness about ourselves, our community, and the world we live in.

Cold War Part One: Truman to Johnson (July 913)

Brian Cropper, Upper School History Teacher 

Arta Khakpour, Upper School History Teacher

The theme of the first week will be containment and deterrence as we focus on the nuclear standoff, arms races, and proxy wars of the 50s and 60s.

Cold War Part Two: Nixon to Reagan (July 1620)

Brian Cropper, Upper School History Teacher 

Arta Khakpour, Upper School History Teacher

The theme of the second week will be diplomacy and the global balance of power, as we investigate the complex statecraft of the 70s, 80s, and early 90s.

Water: The Art, History, and Science behind Our Most Precious Resource (July 2327)

Jamie Biondi, Upper School English Teacher
Veena Krishnan, Upper School Math & Science Teacher
Ramki Kalyanaraman, Professor, Department of Materials Science & Eng. and Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng., University of Tennessee

During our week-long interdisciplinary deep-dive, students will explore artistic representations of water and use hands-on experimentation in physics and chemistry to uncover the scientific properties of water that underlie these representations — all with the goal of fostering appreciation and understanding of this essential resource.

To learn more about all of Nueva Summer’s programs and to apply, please visit: http://summer.nuevaschool.org/


April 18, 2018 



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