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The Nueva School Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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  1. "A great place to experiment, grow, and create. Can be hard to find work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility in designing curriculum. Respectful and enthusiastic students, dedicated faculty

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult for full time employees


  2. "Debate Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Debate Instructor in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Debate Instructor in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nueva School part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great students, supportive environment

    Cons

    Changes are slow to take hold, bureaucracy is heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing- Keep it up!

  3. "A Good Place to Teach"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Hillsborough, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Hillsborough, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Nueva School (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great students and colleagues;
    Great freedom to create curriculum;
     Great support for professional development

    Cons

    Balancing work life and home life is tough

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and search for ways for students and faculty to achieve better work-life balance


  4. "Nueva School Administrative Assitant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Nueva School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community.
    Friendly parents.
    Amazing coworkers.
    Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    A fair amount of extra work.
    Some high pressure situations.
    Little transparency on decisions.

    Advice to Management

    More well defined job roles and a look towards work life balance would be helpful for the work community.


  5. "Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Hillsborough, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Hillsborough, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nueva School part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love the people and the kids and parents!

    Cons

    Beautiful campus, but too many class for too few spaces. Some teachers have no real "home"

    Advice to Management

    Fix the Cons :)


  6. "Great teacher community, administration doesn't fight for their teachers"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Hillsborough, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Hillsborough, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Nueva School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    teacher community, beautiful campus, brilliant kids, supportive parents

    Cons

    administration doesn't value teachers, high teacher turnover, resource allocation questionable

    Advice to Management

    Start fighting for your teachers. Teacher turnover is sky-high, and in order to retain excellent teachers you must first learn how to appreciate them and pay them accordingly!


  7. "Stimulating place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Nueva School full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Kind and engaged people - teachers, administration, parents, and the kids! You can always find some one to bounce off an idea, talk about some research, or a new teaching strategy.

    Cons

    Definitely a growth mindset, what can we do better - always something else to do, to try something new - sometimes hard to have work life balance. Wish more kids had access to he faculty and curriculum.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for ways to support employees who are new parents, taking care of aging parents, looking for affordable housing. Give more regular feedback - people at Nueva are doing extraordinary things and they need to be acknowledged and thanked.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great school - poorly run."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at The Nueva School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful kids - hard working and dedicated.

    Cons

    Very poor communication from administrators.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsborough, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsborough, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Super facilities, structure. A wonderful I-Lab for dabbling in innovative hands on projects.

    Cons

    show-offs. Do not know the value of teaching or the child inside all the gifted kids. These are not prodigies, they are children. Treat them as such.

    Advice to Management

    Hire your associate teachers (interns) thoughtfully. I have heard them whining about kids and their behavior. It was very upsetting that an adult in charge of these wonderful kids has so much disgust towards them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Nueva School full-time

    Pros

    You meet some great people, and some very talented students

    Cons

    No one seems to know what is going on or make any decisions.


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