Nueva deeply embraces the humanities. Two recent events highlight Nueva’s commitment: The first Humanities Circle and a week-long Artist in Residence visit by acclaimed author Andrew Lam.
“We want our students to become engaged global citizens. That requires imagination, flexibility, resilience, the ability to get along with others, and a sense of humor. These are the compassionate creators and leaders who will build our future.”
Prince and Axl Rose. Scrunchies and crimped hair. A kaleidoscope of neon, sparkle, and rainbow Slinky toys. Last week’s Annual Benefit Auction was so rad even Marty McFly would travel Back to the Future just to be there.
The Silk Road curriculum sets students on an immersive journey across 7,000 miles and more than 2,500 years. It exemplifies Nueva’s commitment to interdisciplinary learning, as humanities, science, and writing are intertwined.
Lower School students were given the opportunity to conduct scientific experiments and test their own theories and results at a celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
This spring, members of the Nueva community traveled to Austin, Texas, to present at the ninth annual SXSW Edu® Conference & Festival. From student-designed inventions to innovative curriculum, our presenters showcased the success of Nueva’s Design Thinking program.
Record numbers of students joined winter basketball and soccer to play and learn by doing. Nueva’s K-8 Physical Education Teacher and Athletics Coordinator and three faculty coaches reflect on The Nueva Way in their successful 2019 season.
“Nueva’s Upper School winter varsity teams had their best season on record,” said Chris Wade, Interim PreK-12 Athletic Director.
Over 300 students, families, and faculty enjoyed an afternoon of math on Saturday, February 9 on Nueva’s San Mateo campus. In every corner, attendees celebrated mathematics, challenging themselves, working together, and making new friends.
On February 13, Nueva hosted a living San Francisco legend and LGBTQ+ icon, Armistead Maupin, who visited two English classes, and spoke to the entire Upper School at an afternoon assembly.