- Listing Type: Private Schools
- Residency: Day
- Type: Private, Gifted
- Grades Offered: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
- Country: United States
- High School Admission Test: Not Required
- Tuition Day: $48,300
- Enrollment: 50
- Special Needs Served: Learning Differences
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
NuVu Innovation School is a full-time school in Cambridge, Massachusetts for students in grades 8-12 who are excited to think creatively and address real-world problems through hands-on design.
A Decade of Studio-Based Learning
For the past 10 years, NuVu has been doing things differently. At NuVu, instead of taking six or seven different courses at once, students immerse themselves in one interdisciplinary studio at a time. A student might spend the first four weeks of the year designing a piece of wearable technology that will be shown at Boston Fashion Week and the next four weeks creating a short documentary film about the ethics of artificial intelligence.
Expert Coaches & MentorsNuVu students have direct access to and build connections with Coaches and leading experts from MIT and Harvard. These mentors bring rigor to the students’ process by providing daily feedback, challenging them to think in new ways, and encouraging iteration.
Student-Directed, Real-World LearningReal-world studio topics such as Designing During a Crisis and Shelter X Change give students a voice and make their work relevant in the world in which they live. Using their creative skills, students come up with ideas and develop projects of interest that aim to improve the lives of others in their community.
Engaging StudiosEach studio is designed around timely topics that connect fields and disciplines. Working on open-ended problems, students deepen their critical thinking skills, express their creativity, and engage in a learning process built on hands-on exploration.
Deep Technical SkillsAll learning at NuVu is hands-on. With direct access to the “Garage,” our multi-faceted fabrication shop, students are able to bring their ideas to life using the latest digital tools, materials and resources. By the time they graduate, NuVu students have developed a wide array of technical skills that can be applied directly to industry and workplace experiences.
Dynamic Online PlatformNuFolio is NuVu’s in-house digital platform and collaboration tool that connects students to one another and to a network of experts and coaches. Designed to support the studio process, NuFolio makes student learning visible by bringing their ideas, prototypes, reflections and presentations to the forefront. NuFolio allows students and teachers to collaborate inside and outside the studio through a shared workspace, supporting iterative design and a culture of innovation.
Small & Personalized StudiosWorking in small studios focused on a common topic, students feel a shared sense of purpose through their collaborative work and are able to build strong social connections with their peers. Our 6:1 student to coach ratio ensures that students have access to plenty of individual support while developing their projects.