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NOVA School's Vision & Mission in Action: 

NOVA School creates the optimal middle school growth environment for highly capable and exceptionally motivated students at the time when children's rapid growth often defines their future paths.  

Intellectual, social and emotional development of students is cultivated by in-depth academic exploration, participation in activities, frequent projects requiring teamwork with peers and adults, and valuing independent, creative and critical thought.  

NOVA's positive environment is stimulating and challenging, while also feeling safe for students as they experience accelerated growth emotionally, physically and intellectually. In this setting NOVA students can feel more comfortable taking calculated risks by pursuing new subjects, activities and athletics. These experiences promote the confidence, creativity and resilience necessary to deliver life-long positive impact in a rapidly changing world. 

With an exceptional faculty, staff and a network of individual, business and organizational volunteers, NOVA educates students not only in a wide set of academic competencies, but also how to apply lessons in real-world applications. The curriculum provides the fact-based and critical thinking foundations necessary to succeed in high school and college honors programs, standardized testing, as well as both private and public sector professional work. The school's emphasis on ethics, compassion and contributing to the world instills the awareness necessary to succeed with positive impact in a global marketplace of ideas.  

Diversity within the school community is core to the learning experience, where different ideas, values, and beliefs based on various geographic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds are important additions to academic and social learning. 

NOVA's mission is exemplified by its graduates, who have attended the nation’s best universities and work in a plethora of diverse areas, including law, medicine, education, entertainment, animation, non-profit, and technology.



NOVA School Non-Discrimination Policy 

The NOVA School Association believes that every person has the right to educational and workplace surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is the NOVA School Association’s policy that no person will be subjected to unlawful discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. NOVA School’s non-discrimination policy applies to all facets of its administration."