The Nueva School, located in the Bay Area of Northern California and founded in 1967, is an internationally recognized independent PK-12 school serving gifted learners. The school is a three-time winner of the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, winner of the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program, appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, a co-founder of the Common Ground Speaker Series, sponsor of the Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his recent book That Used to Be Us in the chapter Average Is Over.
Nueva is a student-centered school known for its distinctive integrated studies, constructivist/project based learning, and its pioneering work in social emotional learning and design thinking. The school also offers specialist teachers in visual and performing arts, music, physical education, reading, math, science, technology, programming, engineering, entrepreneurship, social emotional learning, and design thinking. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.
The Nueva School seeks a middle school chemistry teacher for December, 2017-June, 2018. This STEM educator will teach lab science to our seventh-grade students. Additional responsibilities include advising students, offering a once-a-week academy (hour-and-a half enrichment-type course), and facilitating a weekly literature discussion club. This year’s book topic is Space Travel. The position also potentially includes traveling overnight with students to Yosemite and Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Teach expertly your course of study with the highest standards for each student
Convey enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry
Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving
Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction
Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves more than 700 students PK–11 and is expanding to 900+ students PK–12 over the next few years. The school occupies two campuses in the adjacent towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
A cons...tructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”