CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF FOSTERING MIDDLE SCHOOLERS TO LEARN AND GROW.
NOVA is a special place: It’s vibrant. It’s enriching. It’s safe. It’s joyful.
When you walk through NOVA Middle School, you’ll notice a buzz in the air. Students debate big ideas. Teachers and students explore captivating concepts, lobbing questions back and forth. Meanwhile, the jazz band rehearses while other students collaborate on a science experiment, compose their pieces for a poetry slam, or practice the lines for a play in Spanish that they wrote themselves.
Students learn as much about themselves every day as they do in the classroom by leaning on the skills they learn through our social-emotional wellness curriculum. At NOVA, they’re successfully navigating the big challenges of early adolescence as they prepare to become young adults.
Fostering the joyful pursuit of intellectual, social, and emotional expansion through a challenging curriculum that nourishes highly capable students to develop identity, self-empowerment, and community.
Inspiring lifelong learning for a more compassionate, engaged world.
We embrace the power of care, compassion, and relationships
Valuing individuality, diversity, and shared experiences.
Fostering self-awareness, community, and a global perspective.
Cultivating social and emotional health through a safe and supportive environment
We are passionately devoted to our work.
Nurturing a sense of responsibility, personal investment, and ownership of learning.
Engaging fully in our interactions and with our content
We design experiences based on expertise and reflection.
Utilizing emerging best practices for highly capable early adolescents.
Maximizing opportunities for students to deeply explore content.
Practicing communication that is clear, direct, consistent, and timely.
We celebrate and delight in learning and discovery.
Inspiring curiosity and growth.
Linking intellectual challenge to satisfaction, purpose, and joy.
Diversity & Inclusion
"The complex, interconnected global environment in which NOVA students will live as adults requires that NOVA Middle School provide a community in which a wide range of views, life experience, cultural backgrounds, ethical, economic, ethnic, religious and political views are evident and honored. NOVA students have an opportunity to develop a range of communication skills that will contribute to greater understanding of a diverse and changing world.”