Saeed Arida

NuVu is a full-time innovation school for middle and high school students. NuVu’s pedagogy is based on the architectural Studio model and geared around multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects. We teach students how to navigate the messiness of the creative process, from inception to completion by prototyping and testing.

So, what makes us different? 

No Courses: Instead, we have studios. Around 12 students work closely with their 2 Coaches on solving big (and small) open-ended problems. 

No Subjects: Instead, everything is fused together. Students find themselves moving between a studio that requires them to design a telepresence robot to another that requires them to re-imagine Boston with a cable car system. 

No Classrooms: Instead, we have an open space that changes all the time to adapt to the needs of every studio.  

No One-Hour Schedule: Instead, students spend two weeks from 9am-3pm solving one problem.  

No Grades: Instead, we have portfolios that document students' design decisions and show their final products.