We Believe

Our Mission

Fostering the joyful pursuit of intellectual, social, and emotional expansion through a challenging curriculum that nourishes highly capable middle school students to develop identity, self-empowerment, and community.

Our Vision

Inspiring lifelong learning for a more compassionate, engaged world.

Our Values

NOVA has identified four values that anchor the relationships and programs that support students and NOVA's vision and mission.

Connection

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

Commitment

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.

Intention

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.

Joy

We celebrate and delight in learning and discovery.

  • Inspiring curiosity and growth.
  • Linking intellectual challenge to satisfaction, purpose, and joy.