A voyage to the Galapagos Islands! The publication of a new student book on environmental sustainability! Journalism awards aplenty! It's our latest roundup of exceptional student and faculty accomplishments beyond Nueva's walls.
Nueva students learn by doing. They construct knowledge through hands-on engagement. As experts in project-based learning, teachers guide authentic and purposeful investigations that enable discovery while building the skills students need to be successful.
At the Nueva Upper School, the students’ experience is at the center of everything we do. We nourish their love of learning by providing each student unparalleled opportunity to chart their own pathway through high school. With support from advisors, students select from more than 100 electives that satisfy graduation requirements and allow them to dive deeply into exciting subjects.
In both academies and electives, an abundance of choices for students range across subject areas, from math, science, technology, art, sports, drama, singing, writing, music, and humanities to even crafts and games!
Nueva Quest gives students the unique opportunity to pursue their own interests throughout their four years of high school. Students may elect to pursue one field of study over four years or to frame and complete a series of different Quests, each taking one or more years. Quest is an opportunity for students to practice Design Thinking in action by crafting personal in-depth inquiry in a self-selected area of evolving passion or pursuing deep questions.
Nueva Afterschool Enrichment is available to all San Francisco Bay Area K-8 students. Taught by a mix of Nueva faculty and Bay Area specialists, Nueva Enrichment offers students the opportunity to take a deep dive into a specialized area of study. During Enrichment, students pursue an activity they are passionate about outside of school hours.
No previous experience is required to join any of Nueva's Enrichment classes. We welcome both curious beginners and students with pre-established passion!
Extended Day is offered to Nueva students who wish to attend After-Care or Homework Club before our 4:30pm enrichment offerings. It is offered during all school days and staff development days. The program operates from 7:30-8:20am before school and from 3:30-6:00pm after school on school days.
Last week, Nueva hosted another successful Innovative Learning Conference! Members of the Nueva community share their reflections on what they learned and the sparks they're taking back to the classroom and beyond.
Meet Tanja Srebotnjak, Nueva’s first Director of Environmental Citizenship. How will her work support our future environmental stewards? Hear from Tanja herself! She describes what her new role and Nueva’s forthcoming environmental center will mean for our students.
Elizabeth Rossini, Director of Teaching and Learning, talks about one aspect of how we approach curriculum at Nueva: leveraging the power of using the same questions across grades and disciplines to deepen student learning.
Grace Voorhis, parent, former board member, and champion of Nueva's mission and values, shares her thoughts on the "Five things I wish I knew about Nueva when I joined the community."
A violinist on the European concert circuit! Student work celebrated by the scientific community! A debate team on fire! Our new monthly roundup celebrates exceptional student and faculty accomplishments beyond Nueva's walls.
It's a challenge for any school to showcase what is happening in the next room, let alone at other grade levels and divisions. Assembly is designed to open the doors to the many classrooms on our Hillsborough campus and allow conversations to flourish between students, faculty, and staff.
At senior retreat, students bare their souls and set their intentions for final year and beyond.
Welcome to our first installment of “Meet a Maverick,” a new series of stories introducing you to the mavericks making waves in the Nueva community. First up, Elizabeth Rossini, Nueva’s new Director of Teaching and Learning.