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Alumni Relations


Welcome, Alumni!

As a Nueva student, you experienced a transformative education, where you developed a deep appreciation for the relationships you made with your teachers and peers, and one where your creativity was nurtured and your curiosity ignited. The Nueva School Alumni Association (NSAA) is a diverse global community of over 2,000, and the bonds, memories and experiences transcend time.
 
The NSAA seeks to reach, serve and engage all alumni to foster a lifelong connection to Nueva, and we invite you to make your way home to the Hillsborough or San Mateo campuses any time! Throughout the year you can look forward to Alumni Reunion Weekend, local and regional alumni events, and the opportunity to join us for campus activities, athletic competitions, performances and recitals, and more. Be sure to also connect with the alumni association on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
 
If you'd like to get more involved in supporting the work of the Alumni Association, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumni@nuevaschool.org or 650-350-4562.
 

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CONTACT THE ALUMNI OFFICE
 
Diana Chamorro
Director of Alumni, Parents of Alumni & Grandparents

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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.