Join us

to celebrate

at Nueva

March 26, from
Noon to 4 pm

An afternoon of presentations, hands-on workshops, and performances, for Nueva students from preK to 12th grade and their families.

San Mateo Campus

In the Writing & Research Center (WRC) and neighboring classrooms. Don’t miss the Book Fair pop-up shop on the first floor.

Welcome Message

Head of school Lee Fertig shares our excitement for the Nueva Humanities Fair.

Something for everyone


unique sessions

Topics of interest for preK to 12th grade!

Interactive presentations

Guided discussions

Hands-on workshops

Live music & poetry readings

Book Fair & Spirit Store pop-up shops


special guests


Student-led sessions


community members sharing passions

Ready to plan your afternoon? View the schedule and session descriptions.

Guest speakers

Whether they’ve written smash hits for Disney and Broadway, won awards for literary criticism, performed at Carnegie and Town Hall, or given life to a magical raccoon spirit, our special guests will make you want to sing, dance, think, and create as we celebrate the essential role the humanities play in our lives.

Musical Theater

Robert Lopez

Keynote: What Do You Do With A BA in English?


Khalid Birdsong

Cartooning for Graphic Novels and Comic Strips


Edward Arron & Jeewon Park

Nueva Classical Music Club Presents: Mozart meets Beethoven


Seth Lerer

From Beowulf to Shakespeare: English Past, Present and Future

Learning by doing & caring

Discover your new thing or dive deeper into a passion with one of the many hands-on creative workshops and guided discussions around important topics.

Design your own illuminated letter

Learn the keys to respectful public discourse

“Steal” ideas and materials to make art

Learn a new language in an hour: ASL

The 5 Ws: Learn to write like a journalist

Find the balance between can/should

Turn poetry into dramatic play

Shine a light on bias in criminal justice

Create & photograph a miniature scene

Build your own book, fill it with your ideas

Art as therapy: writing & collage

Ask a lawyer: Problem-solving panel

This is just a small sampling of the sessions.

Have an hour or two to volunteer?

Like all Nueva community events, we could not do this without parent and student volunteers .