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.
Director of Environmental Citizenship Sarah Koning kicked off a three-year composting study in fall 2022. Because composting is part of the pre-kindergarten curriculum, Sarah had the idea of offering an Upper School Soil Health class that partnered with the preK students to develop ideas for this system.
An impressive lineup of workshops, led by students, faculty, and outside guests, punctuated the annual Upper School Martin Luther King, Jr. programming. The workshops centered around the theme for this year, developed by Upper School Equity and Inclusion Coordinator Steven Mathis: courageous conversations and community building.
On January 11 and 12, Head of School Lee Fertig delivered his "State of Nueva" presentation for the community. Lee invited parents, students, alumni, and faculty to offer their reflections immediately following the presentation.
Mavericks Making Waves is our latest roundup of exceptional student and faculty accomplishments and activities happening beyond Nueva's walls.
Hosted each year following winter break, Intersession is a verifiable feast of intellectually stimulating, rich, experiential introductions to a variety of subjects and fields. Parent and professional facilitators offer hundreds of sessions covering a broad spectrum of topics around the arts, athletics and movement, cooking, humanities, environmental citizenship, design thinking, philosophy, business, science, math, and more.
Take a look at a sampling of some of the sessions offered in each division.
Danielle Lawrence teaches Intro to Drawing, Intro to Art and Fabrication, and Advanced Studio Art in the Upper School. She received a B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute and an M.F.A. from Mills College.
As someone interested in the humanities and social sciences, I have taken many history courses at Nueva. My Capitalism and the Apocalypse course—which I am taking this semester—is truly stunning, as it exemplifies the subtle interconnectedness of all of these courses, and how history is an ever changing-field.
Ten Nueva seniors reflect on our teachers’ lasting impact on their lives.
"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."