Welcome to New Highland Academy!
Happy New Year! The holidays are over and our school is bustling with activity as we continue in the winter season. We are engaged in science investigations, mathematical problems, literacy in English and Spanish, and arts learning in the visual and performing arts. Second and third-graders are busy creating a new mosaic mural with the help of local artist Fernando Hernandez on the theme of resilience. Our older students are mentoring kids on the playground through the Playworks organization as Junior Coaches and our teachers are engaged in collaborative inquiry around a problem of practice relating to Academic Discussion with the Mills Teacher Scholars program.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest staff member, dance teacher Mirah Moriarty! Ms. Mirah brings with her a passion for teaching and a wealth of experience in dance exploration, performance, and instruction. Check out one of the projects she co-founded here!
Who are the New Highland Hawks?
Our students are creative thinkers, effective communicators and compassionate citizens. They attain academic excellence and powerful thinking skills. Our students communicate effectively through oral and written English and Spanish, among other languages, and a variety of arts and technological media. Our students are happy, compassionate citizens who possess strong social and emotional skills and confidence in their own capacity to learn and achieve.
New Highland Academy is a model Arts Learning Anchor School, an Alameda County Office of Education arts initiative. Our teachers have a wide variety of experience in the arts and participate in ongoing professional development geared towards integrating the arts throughout all curricular content areas. Many teachers are bilingual in English and Spanish (and more)! We have a dedicated Visual Arts classroom and a Visual Arts Specialist teacher where students engage in weekly arts instruction, which ranges from painting, drawing, and printmaking to ceramics and digital media. In addition, we partner with Luna Dance Institute to provide dance instruction to all grade levels and integrate dance into other learning areas. We also have instrumental and voice music instruction, and a garden too!
Interested in learning more about what we do? Want to volunteer in our classrooms? Call our office at (510) 729-7723 to schedule a visit!
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