Fifth grader Raya I. shares her reflections on travel week, taking readers through the history of the Pueblo people and the activities and lessons she and her classmates engaged in to better understand their rich culture and heritage.
The Nueva experience extends beyond the classroom. Our students engage in after-school enrichment courses, publish their own magazines and newspapers, and participate in educational internship opportunities.
Throughout the year, Nueva offers a variety of fun and engaging programs to extend learning beyond the classroom and foster a spirit of lifelong learning for all participants.
Beginning in their earliest years at Nueva, students have an opportunity to take on leadership roles throughout the school.
Nowhere is Nueva's motto, "Learn by Doing, Learn by Caring" more apparent than through the myriad of student leadership opportunities.
Imagine being in a (Zoom) room with some of the most successful and influential sports management professionals, getting to absorb the knowledge and insights they have to share. That’s exactly what the audience experienced at the upper school Nueva Sports Management Club’s first-ever conference, “Sports in 2021: An Inside View.”
Next week, Nueva middle and upper school students will be transported around the world via Zoom, as they meet with an array of experts to explore museums, cuisine, history, and current events. We “sat down” with a few of grade-level deans for a roundtable discussion about their hopes for trips week and the programs they are most looking forward to. We also learn about the intentionality behind planning the week's itineraries to ensure we preserve the values of this important part of the Nueva experience.
Upper school student council arts representative Tomo recently launched the Nueva Art Collection, a place to share, explore, and document all of the artistic talent and creativity of the Nueva community. Judith Worrall caught up with him about the creation of this virtual art gallery.
While FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team captain Lucy D. was building the chassis, build team lead James T. was working on the flywheel launcher, Jason C. was busy creating the intake, and Howard L. and Anton P. were building the wobble arm. This was life for the Sharkbytes, who worked together remotely to design, build, and program a robot for the 2020–21 FTC competition.
For the final week of Women's History Month, senior Isabelle A. shares what it means to her to be a woman in STEM and how she feels empowered to support and advocate for inclusive change in STEM fields.
Purposeful and immersive travel is a cornerstone of the Nueva experience. The places we go, the people we meet, and the way we reflect on our experiences as an entire community reaffirms and develops our understanding of the world. The current trip planning team—led by Dean of Student Life Hillary Freeman, Eighth-grade Dean Cynthia Kosut, and Lower School Division Head Megan Terra—and the grade-level deans have taken on the challenge of “traveling” during a pandemic.
An exciting new addition to the school schedule this year for all divisions is the inaugural Humanities Fair, which will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 14. Parent organizers Sarah Ordódy, Margaret Lynch, and Essy Nickolova have been working with Interim Humanities Director Jennifer Paull to bring this event—designed to promote the excitement, depth, and breadth in Nueva humanities teaching—to our community.
"You are a motivator, a positive force, and an inspiration to us all. Thank you for setting the bar so high and for bringing such HOPE and deep empathy to this community.”
Imagine receiving this appreciation message . . . how would you feel? Valued? Appreciated? Loved? All of the above? The special sentiments above were written during Kindness Week, a tradition that Director of Social Justice and Equity Alegria Barclay started four years ago with the help of then Kindness Club President Anna Sandell ’18.