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    Robert De Niro Speaks at Avenues’ First Graduation
    “Know what’s going on in the world. You may not want to change the world, but you can’t make that decision if you’re not an informed observer.” Robert De Niro offers advice to Avenues first graduating class in his commencement speech, which you can view in full here: bit.ly/29yCSGF
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Collaboration can be really fun!

As part of their yearlong cumulative capstone, second grade students spent months creating model habitats. What was so impressive was that these models were the product of a collaboration formerly unseen in these children’s lives.  More...

Robert De Niro

On June 7, 2016, the 55 seniors in Avenues’ first graduating class were treated to a commencement speech by none other than Robert De Niro. He offered our college-bound graduates a wealth of excellent advice, encouraging them to stay informed, to continue to value collaboration, and even to embrace failure.  More...

Creating still-life drawings of the vegetables.

As part of the health and wellness unit last winter, the Cheng Se pre-K class embarked on a vegetable study that was brought to life through Jon J. Muth’s version of the popular fable Stone Soup.  More...

A student tests a kite at Liberty State Park.

Dozens of colorful kites rose into the clear, sunny skies over Liberty State Park on April 15 as the fifth grade spring STEAM project took wing. As 75 students watched their kites soar—and sometimes crash to the ground—they worked together in pairs to assess the direction of the wind and put their new knowledge of aerodynamics to work through experimentation and trial and error.  More...

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Spreaker Studio, accompanying app to Spreaker Podcast Radio, allows users to record and create their own podcasts and publish to the Spreaker podcast community.  More...

The jazz ensemble at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen's fundraiser.

Making community engagement more “normal” for Avenues students will be one of Brandon Bunt's primary goals as class president.  More...

Outside the General Assembly after the opening ceremonies.

On May 12 through 14, the Avenues Upper School Model United Nations Club participated in its second Global Classrooms International Model UN Conference (GCI), held here in New York. Over the course of two day-long sessions, and in between opening and closing ceremonies in the United Nations General Assembly, our 13 delegates joined more than 2,600 students from 174 schools worldwide to address pressing international issues. More...

In a kyaraben, or “character bento,” food is arranged and decorated in the form of a popular character.

In the Iron Chef Avenues minimester course, students had the opportunity to not only hone their cooking skills but also to think outside of the box, grocery shop on a budget, learn about different cultures, prepare food properly (and clean up!), practice public speaking, work collaboratively and engage in friendly competition. More...

Ms. Look held a Chinese Q&A students.

Attention all Alvin Ho and Ruby Lu fans—award-winning author Lenore Look recently visited the Lower Division! Lenore Look hosted multiple sessions for grades one through four, presenting to the Spanish immersion track in English, and the Chinese immersion track in English with a Chinese Q&A.  More...

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Students can use Spreaker Podcast Radio to access hundreds of podcasts, including live broadcasts. More...