Friends of Nova

Nova’s 18th Animation Showcase


Nova’s Animation Department is very excited to announce our 18th Annual Animation Showcase, “The Fancy Hour” featuring fancy and fabulous animations by Nova High’s Animation students. 

  • Monday June 17th

  • The show will screen twice, once at 6:15 and once at 7pm

  • It’s at the Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave 98122)

  • $5-15 suggested donation, no one turned away

    See you there!


Nova in the News

(We’re celebrating the work, stories and contributions of Nova students, teachers and staff. Do you have exciting Nova news to share? Send it our way! )

Nova’s 2nd Annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony


Nova Project High School students raised the Trans Flag and Philly Pride Flag to recognize the origins of the LGBTQ+ movement at its 2nd Annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony on Thursday, June 6th.

Student remarks:  “Thank you for coming to the Nova Projects 2nd annual pride flag raising, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. This year we have put up the Trans Flag and the Philly Pride flag to recognize the origins of the LGBTQ+ movement, which was started by courageous queer and trans people of color.

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“We are celebrating 50 years of Pride, of revolution, and of fighting for our rights. There are many ways to celebrate and get involved.  We have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go, so while you’re celebrating at Volunteer Park, Trans Pride, or Pridefest, also try and get involved in activism in any way you can.”

In honor  of Pride Month, the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, our LGBTQ+ youth and the adults who support them, please consider a donation to Nova High School:

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Naramore Art Contest Winners

Nova artists were awarded prizes in the Naramore Art Contest currently on exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum through May 26th. Our students will be honored at the awards ceremony on May 3rd:

  •  Bella Daly for Untitled 1 - 1st place Drawing

  • Hanna Frink for Untitled - 2nd place Mixed Media

  • Joseph Wiwakan for Untitled 1 - 3rd place for Mixed Media

Nova’s Principal, Mark Perry, and Vice Principal Eyva Winet, were recently interviewed by the hosts at Channel Q, a national radio station, about Nova’s past, present and future.


Nova High School student Ellric Smith’s play entitled The End of the World is Brought to You by… was selected by the ACT Theater to be performed at the Young Playwrights Festival.

Congratulations Ellric!  

Azura Tyabji shares what it's like to be a Nova High School student with the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors.

Azura Tyabji, Seattle Youth Poet Laureate and 2018 Nova graduate was named a national ambassador for the National Youth Poet Laureate Competition.

Azura performed at the National Commencement at the Library of Congress April 4, 2019 in Washington, DC.

The 464-seat Auditorium Arvedi was designed around the sound of the instruments. For the recordings, every light bulb in the hall was unscrewed to eliminate a faint buzzing sound. Credit: Isabella de Maddalena for The New York Times

The 464-seat Auditorium Arvedi was designed around the sound of the instruments. For the recordings, every light bulb in the hall was unscrewed to eliminate a faint buzzing sound. Credit: Isabella de Maddalena for The New York Times

Max Paradiso, reporter and Nova alum recently wrote an article featured in the New York Times about preserving the sounds of Stradivarius violins by quieting the town of Cremona, Italy.  

Max is a freelance reporter, award-winning author and part-time gelato eater. Mostly foreign affairs, human rights, Iran, Europe and wine. You can learn more about his work here.

What’s Nova?

Nova High School is an exceptional Seattle Public School. Nova provides a high quality, individualized education for high school students seeking an alternative experience.

As parents and guardians, we have seen first-hand how Nova ignites intrinsic motivation and builds personal efficacy in young people.

All kinds of students thrive at Nova because it is a student-centered and relationship-based education.

Learn more about Nova High School >


Nova's 15th animation showcase 'Luminescent Slime Garden' Premiered June 2016 at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle.

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Our Mission:


The Friends of Nova (FON) are parents and guardians dedicated to supporting Nova High School students, teachers, staff and families. We do this through volunteering, raising funds, community advocacy, and educational opportunities. 

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We hope you’ll join us!

Enroll your student at Nova.

Sign up for the weekly Friends of Nova newsletter.

Come to a Friends of Nova meeting or event.

Volunteer to support students, teachers and staff.

Donate to the Friends of Nova. Your contribution goes directly to students, staff and teachers.

Contact us if you have questions or want to learn more.

What’s happening at Nova?

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transfer today!

Because Nova is a Seattle Public Schools service school, currently enrolled high school students can transfer to Nova at any time during the year. 

High school and prospective 9th grade students can also register for the upcoming year.  Learn More >

Nova High School is a stimulating learning community that welcomes, integrates, challenges, and supports students of ALL backgrounds, identities, and abilities to become their best selves.
— - Erin, Parent & FON Volunteer
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