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We’re excited to introduce several new teachers and other staff members who will be joining us this fall. In addition, we’re highlighting returning teachers who will be occupying new positions at Avenues come autumn. More...

Students learning Singapore math, which uses mixed concepts and operations in problem sets.

A survey of numerous studies suggest three practice strategies that best promote long-term learning. More...

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HIP instructor Molly Rose Avila discusses Chekhov with students in an after-school seminar.

One of the great things about being in a school like Avenues is the chance to use New York City itself as a classroom. On Wednesday, September 21, a group of Avenues faculty, led by the High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing team, and 35 students did just that, attending a Roundabout Theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard. More...

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The kids found that each record could be manipulated to make different sounds.

Through their art and science curriculums, one group of pre-kindergartners has been exploring old technologies: light projectors, synthesizers and record players. More...

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Ninth and tenth graders interviewed some of our Spanish-speaking neighbors at the Hudson Guild Senior Center as part of a monologue project. Everyone had such a good time that the students decided to throw a salsa party and invite their new friends. More...

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In addition to our new faculty joining us in the fall, a number of our returning teachers are taking on new responsibilities. More...

Working up a sweat in an after-school program.

Recently, the developing field of cognitive science has deepened our understanding of the link between physical activity and cognitive ability. This research has revealed that time spent exercising complements time spent in academic classes, suggesting that both are necessary for optimal cognitive development. More...

The nursery students planted planted two kinds of kale, radishes, tomatoes and Swiss chard.

Throughout the year, students in the Blue/LanSe nursery classrooms have been exploring growth and change in plant life. To help students learn even more about plants and how they grow and change, we took a field trip to the Battery Urban Farm.  More...

In 2016, Avenues 10th graders spent months designing and building a “tiny house”—literally a house that cannot exceed 100 square feet—for the science nonprofit Black Rock Forest Consortium.

Are there any well-researched examples of rigorous project-based learning that tell us if this methodology adequately prepares students for advanced placement–type tests?  More...