As an alum, you are part of the larger, inclusive, and engaged Nueva community across the globe, dedicated to fostering lifelong learning and community.

Link-Up with LinkedIn!

Show your Maverick pride and add Nueva to the education section of your profile. Stay up-to-date on alumni events, and foster long-term relationships with fellow alums, students, faculty, and parents.

Four easy steps, and it takes less than one minute!

  1. From your personal profile, go to "Education"
  2. Click the edit icon on the right
  3. Type "The Nueva School" and you'll see the drop-down option with the new logo
  4. Hit save!

Stay Connected

Welcome to Your Alumni Association! We are over 2,000 strong, and include middle and upper school alumni, alumni parents, and alumni grandparents.


Connect with Students

Current students would love to work with and learn from you. Share your story! Come back as a guest speaker for a class, club, quest, or recital project. How has Nueva made you the person you are today?

Please update your profile on LinkedIn and get in touch with Alumni Relations!

Get Involved

How would you like to engage with the Nueva community?

  • Share your expertise, passion, or experience from your adult life with a Nueva class or a club!

  • Mentor a student during their Quest project, or offer an internship to a Nueva student!

  • Find Nueva friends via LinkedIn or Facebook, or in-person at a regional event or class reunion!

  • Share a story through a contribution  to the alumni newsletter!

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Reconnect with friends and faculty at Nueva
Calling All Alumni Parents!

We invite you to reconnect with the Nueva community. Join us as a volunteer, a mentor, or as a guest of Nueva’s biannual alumni parent gatherings. Our alum parent events are hosted on either of the two campuses, and provide an opportunity to tour the new facilities while connecting with faculty and friends.

Contact Alumni Relations to make sure we have your most current contact information, or to help plan our next gathering.

Grab a coffee on us! Grab three Nueva alumni and send your receipt to alumni@nuevaschool.org
Calling all Nueva alumni! Get together three or more of your friends and send us the receipt
Join the #NuevaNosh program! We will reimburse your coffee or meal when you get together with three or more Nueva alumni

#NuevaNosh: Grab a Coffee On Us

We want to treat you and your fellow alums to a meal or coffee!

Nueva will pay for your coffee or meal when you dine with three or more Nueva alumni. To qualify, take a picture of all alumni at your event and send it to the alumni office along with a copy of your restaurant receipt for reimbursement*. We will mail you a refund for the meal and post your picture on social media and in the alumni newsletter.

*$50 maximum. Limit one submission per alumni per year.


Alumni in Nueva News

Nueva Connection Challenge!

Chris Garber, eighth-grade Class of ’08, has launched the Nueva Connection Challenge! — a friendly competition to see which class can create the most new alumni connections. 

Doshisha anniversary

For Nueva students studying Japanese, “Doshisha” has a special meaning. This is especially true for the more than 500 students who over the years have participated in the exchange program that has grown from one high school to four middle and high schools in and around Kyoto.

Laena Wilder

When Laena Wilder was 10 years old, a walk down San Francisco’s Market Street with her Nueva art teacher Barbara Marino and her best friend set fire to a passion that would drive the rest of her life.

Alumni Lee Holtzman poses with a lemur

“My years at Nueva were the best three years of my intellectual life,” upper school teacher and eighth-grade class of 2001 alum Lee Holtzman said. “Ever since I left Nueva, it was always the biggest part of me. Which is odd because I was only here for three years.” After only one week at the school, Lee identified the need for Nueva to expand from a PreK–8 school to PreK–12. “The end of my first week at Nueva (I started in sixth grade, so I was eleven), I went into the Head of School’s office, sat down, and said ‘You need to start a high school, because I need to go there!’”

Judee Brasesco and her two grandsons

Judee Brasesco has the unique perspective of seeing how Nueva shaped two generations of students in her family. When she learned about the Nueva School in the 1970s, she had two school-aged children, Jill Brasesco Thomsen (’77 sixth-grade graduate) and J.D. Brasesco (’80 sixth-grade graduate). Last spring, Judee’s oldest grandsons, Scott Brasesco ’18 and Chip Thomsen ’18, graduated from Nueva, and her youngest grandson, Jack B., is now an eleventh grader at Nueva.  

 Andrew Lam and his parents in a city

When Andrew Lam (eighth grade,’01) visited the Upper School with his father last year, he was thrilled to see learning in progress. “There was stuff all over the floor,” he said. “An intentional mess of art and science projects where kids were learning and exploring.” He was happy to see that the culture of exploration and the freedom to make and learn from mistakes were still part of the school he loved so much.