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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.

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Lower School
PreK–4

Our Lower School is a haven for young gifted learners. Our intellectually engaging and creative program incorporates the powerful and joyful elements of early education: deep investigation, inquiry, play, kindness, friendship, community, and essential connections to the outdoors.

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Middle School
5–8

The middle school years are a time of excitement, in which students find their voice and discover how they can make an impact on the world. Teachers use projects, trips, and activities and clubs to make the middle school experience rich with academic and elective
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Upper School
9–12

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.

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Intersession Provides Upper School Students with an Experiential and Intellectual Feast

Intersession is a time for our Upper School students to engage in hands-on, interactive seminars and activities that are often not found in a typical high school classroom. Topics range from cake decorating and leather dyeing, to boxing and yoga, to American criminal law and the theory of change. We have spotlighted four Intersession opportunities our students took part in this week. 

Nueva Students Examine the World of Artificial Intelligence

For the third Upper School Roundtable event of the year, Roundtable organizers collaborated with the newly created Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force to host a panel discussion on artificial intelligence, automation, and the future of work.

Countdown to Culminations: Upper School Electives

This month, we’re spotlighting our winter electives culminations—evening events that showcase the projects and learning our students have been developing over the fall semester. Here's look at a few of our Upper School electives.

Student sings at the fall coffeehouse

Watch highlights from the Upper School Fall Coffeehouse; student and faculty acts ranged from music performances to stand-up comedy, a play reading to taiko drumming. 

On to the Next “Quest:” Nueva Celebrates 76 New Graduates from the Upper School

Over the last week of the school year, the class of 2019 celebrated and reflected on their time at Nueva. From the “Lifers” who attended the school since early in the Lower School, to the seniors’ sentimental songs and speeches, it all culminated on Sunday, June 9 with a joyful ceremony to commemorate the twelfth-graders’ achievements.