By Anouschka B. '22: This year’s new tenth-grade biology project—“Deep Dive”—is certainly one for the history books, with students creating projects ranging from desserts filled with clouds of chocolate mousse and oozing raspberry coulis to Zoom-made music videos.
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.
Quest, a signature Nueva program in the Upper School, is a journey of self-discovery, perseverance, and growth as students explore their own paths to purpose. This year, with all routines thoroughly disrupted, we had an opportunity to innovate how to celebrate Quest.
The power of the written word is extraordinary, and the Nueva community is lucky to have a group of students who firmly believe in its power and the responsibilities that come with it.
Upper School Spanish teacher Francisco Becerra recently invited two guest speakers into his Spanish 401 class, both of whom shared stories from their lives related to units of study the students have completed this year.
Twenty-one Upper School Students, faculty and staff members participated in the WRC’s Poetry Aloud on Wednesday afternoon, a virtual poetry reading bursting with creativity.
With its ability to transcend location and time, NuevaHacks had 350 participants from eight countries on 100 teams, a remarkable 250 percent increase in participants over last year’s event.
Sophomore grade-level representative Andrew C. recognized the need to create connections between his sophomore peers and the senior class.
Upper School Spanish students recreate pieces of art by Hispanic artists, allowing them to participate in a creative, offline project.
Through an interdisciplinary project, we launched a well-being survey to help students gather data about themselves for a project that integrates design thinking, data science, and systems thinking.