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Community Members Reflect on Nueva Filipino Arts and Culture Event

More than 50 members of the Filipino affinity group gathered on the San Mateo campus for Nueva's first-ever Filipino Arts and Culture Event in March. The event showcased Filipino dance, writing, fabric art, and more. We invited four members of the Nueva Filipino community to reflect on their experiences at this event.

In Conversation: Kayla and Jeremy

Introducing our new video series, In Conversation, featuring candid conversations between members of the Nueva community. In our premiere episode, Kayla L. ’26 sits down with science teacher Jeremy Jacquot.

Mavericks Making Waves: March 2024

Mavericks Making Waves is our latest roundup of exceptional student and faculty accomplishments and activities happening beyond Nueva's walls. 

Five Questions for...Anna Lyon, Middle School Writing Teacher

After college, Anna Lyon quickly realized that she found life outside the classroom to be incredibly dull. She vowed to spend the rest of her life in schools, a promise she has kept by teaching middle school English since 2017. In her free time, Anna enjoys quilting, listening to audiobooks, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. Get to know her as part of our "Five Questions For" series.

Snapshots: Lower School

On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, the Lower School halls were alive with the sounds of music and laughter. As part of Spirit Week, students dressed in their coziest pajamas and carried beloved stuffed animals. Throughout the Hillsborough campus, Lower School students could be found doing acrobatic movements, creating innovative LED art, getting lost in the world of books, and more. Join us on a walk through the Lower School!

Five Questions for...Sharmistha Ghosh, Fourth Grade Teacher

Fourth grade teacher Sharmistha Ghosh joined Nueva in fall 2023. She is committed to igniting the joy of learning in her students, allowing them to make sense of the world around them through creative and resilient problem solving, and to discover their own unique and authentic selves. 

Lee Fertig

Head of School

"Nueva is more than just a school for gifted learners. It’s more than just a place where students focus on design thinking and social emotional learning. It’s a beloved community, inclusive and compassionate, collectively embracing diverse perspectives and empowering everyone to make choices that benefit the world."

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