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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. 
 

 


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Identity Unraveled

Inspired by all the conversations she's had as equity and inclusion representative on student council, senior Fiona T. recently launched a new podcast, Identity Unraveled

Fifth-Grade Travel Week: A Deep-Dive Into Pueblo Culture

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. 

2021 Trips Week Deans’ Roundtable

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.

An Inside Look at the New Nueva Art Collection

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.  

Remotely Together: Sharkbytes Build a Robot in a Remote Environment

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.

STEMinism is a Movement

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.

Nueva Travel Week 2021 Seeks to Bring the World to Our Doorstep

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.

The Spark That Ignites a Passion: Nueva to Host First Humanities Fair on March 14

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.