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The Rabbits walking through Richard Serra’s Through.

Over the course of this entire school year, the Silver Cats and Rabbits pre-kindergarten classes took a journey into the world of art, in which they practiced looking at (and making) sculptures, paintings, collages and assemblages. By learning about some of the different ways visual artists express themselves, the children were able to experiment meaningfully with self-expression themselves and take their own creativity more seriously. More...

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Avenues’ first graduation was the culmination of many years of hard work. The following video playlist captures this joyful occasion, from the procession to student speeches to that beautiful moment when the new graduates toss their hats in the air. Congratulations to the class of 2016! We wish these 55 incredible young people all the best in college and beyond. […] More...

Helping to water the plants in the rooftop garden.

This summer, we welcomed our youngest campers to our signature language immersion camp in a new half-day nursery program for three-year-olds. The theme of the first camp session was urban gardening, which students explored by not only planting and maintaining their own urban garden, but also by learning target language vocabulary related to growing and planting and doing crafts that focused on insects and gardening. More...

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We're excited to introduce several new teachers who will be joining us in the fall. In addition, we're highlighting returning teachers who will be occupying new positions at Avenues come autumn.  More...

The investigation relied upon many primary resources from the period.

History students at Avenues grapple with a daunting set of questions every day upon arriving to class: how do we make sense of the past, and how does studying the past help us better understand our own times? How do historians and history students generate knowledge and narrative? More...

Sending some mail!

For the pre-K's neighborhood unit, we take walking trips that allow us to gauge the children’s interests, since they change from year to year. This year’s class seemed to be interested in the post office, especially because we had been writing letters and sending mail to Ms. Schulman with her designated mailbox in our classroom. More...

The builders work on a project.

Independent learning is encouraged with even our youngest students, and this spring the kindergarten classes participated in an independent study on self-expression through the arts. More...

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...