Lower School Arts

Art is an important form of expression, ingenuity, and creativity. At the Lower School, students experience a diversified and professional arts program delivered in a way that is uniquely Nueva. 

Our programs in all arts disciplines are designed to preserve the creative dispositions in young Nueva students — a deep and uninhibited sensory exploration, a need to express themselves, and a passion for creating. Choice is a foundational principle of a Nueva education, and students select from a wide array of arts offerings.

Through the arts, we want our gifted learners to:

  • Follow their creativity and passions, seeing themselves as capable artists
  • Develop a lifelong passion to use the arts as a language of expression no matter what discipline they are working in
  • Maintain an undiluted desire to explore and create
  • Experience and interpret the vast world of historical and contemporary art

We invite you to explore the ways in which the arts are intrinsically woven into the student experience. 

Private Music Instruction

In addition to classroom music and choral instruction, Nueva students can participate in our outstanding instrumental-music program. Nationally recognized professional musicians from around the Bay Area offer individual instruction on many musical instruments and disciplines, including violin, piano, guitar, flute, drums, voice, and electric bass.

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Menuhin-Dowling Music Program

The Menuhin-Dowling Music program encourages students to deepen musical knowledge across disciplines, including theory, practice, and performance. Menuhin students make a significant commitment to the study of their instruments, receiving two lessons per week and performing on a regular basis with a focus on great master composers' music.

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