Avenues Speakers Series presents: Eric Furda

Eric Furda
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Avenues was honored to host Eric Furda, dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, in our Black Box Theater, where he spoke with our parents about the college admissions process. In particular, he stressed the importance of students identifying colleges that are the best "fit" and outlined strategies to help guide parents and students toward that goal.  More...

New Teachers

At the beginning of every school year, Avenues welcomes many new teachers to the school, and some returning teachers are in new positions with new responsibilities. To make sure no one gets lost in the shuffle, this is where we will introduce new teachers and staff members on OPEN for the next few weeks. More...

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The Third First Day

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In September, 2012, we rushed around the new Avenues campus sporting tee shirts that proclaimed “The First, First Day.” Now venerable, in our third year, Middle and Upper School students trooped into the Tenth Avenue building on September 3, hugging teachers and high fiving their “old friends” from last year. More...

Education as Provocation: Getting the Soul Out of Bed, Out of Her Deep Habitual Sleep

Last spring it was my great pleasure to introduce a speaker to the seventh grade: Ronald C Rosbottom, the Winifred L. Arms professor in the arts and humanities and professor of French and European studies at Amherst College, as well as the author of the recently published When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944. More...

Introducing the Extended Day Team

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The extended day program has been tirelessly working this summer on bringing our students the highest quality classes possible. Our team has sought out the most dynamic, creative and diverse group of teachers so every moment of our 14-week semester is fun and enriching. Some people may not know our highly talented roster of educators includes an Emmy award winner, one of the top-rated female chess players in the country or a reoccurring character on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire! More...