Nueva peer coaches help students in Mandarin, writing, computer science, chemistry, physics and math.
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.
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.
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.
The link to the December 13 story "Seniors Set the Tone for Communication around Postsecondary Plans" has been corrected.
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.
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.
Students in an Upper School history class experienced archival work firsthand, exploring rare, special collections preserved at Stanford's largest library.
At the Upper School math symposiums, students enjoy a taste of the mathematician life: the opportunity to pursue and present different approaches to juicy math problems.
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.