• Our 4th graders put on a great variety show yesterday!hellip
    • From handmade banjos and electric skateboards to grant writing upperhellip
    • These students are all wonderful! avenuesnyc

    Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.

    These middle grades students learned the ins and outs of the theater world and got to know some of the people behind the scenes of Broadway productions: bit.ly/2tplOJe
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    Avenues: The World School added 3 new photos.

    How can teachers prevent a student from thinking he or she is “just not a math person”? One math teacher discusses her efforts to reduce math anxiety in the classroom: bit.ly/2twKPSb
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Brian Kaufman

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Humanities Teacher for the Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Avenues: The World School

The science and World Course teachers for two 6th grade sections have teamed up for an exciting project that combines increased knowledge about the New York water system with community engagement and design thinking!   More...

As the culmination of our unit on "The Dream, Identity, and Immigration," 8th graders continued their exploration of the role the “American Dream” and identity play in the lives of immigrants by conducting interviews and producing a podcast outlining the subjects’ experiences as immigrants.  More...

For more than a month, the eighth graders worked in their World Course, English, science and art classes to form political parties and research and develop party platforms on issues of their choosing.   More...

With the presidential election in full swing, the Middle School has caught the politics bug! The "Political Junkies" club staged a mock election last month, during which the entire Middle School got to have their first experience voting. We hope we've created lifelong voters!  More...

Avenues seventh graders have been busy learning about the Industrial Revolution in their World Course class, and were lucky enough early in January to have a visit from one of our Artists-in-Residence to help immerse them in the themes of industrialization in a more kinesthetic manner.  More...

We were given the incredible opportunity in our seventh and eighth grade assembly on earlier this month of screening ELLIS, a new 14-minute film directed by the French artist JR. The film, shot in the abandoned hospital building on Ellis Island, is narrated by Robert De Niro, who tells the story of an immigrant who comes through the island but finds himself stopped just short of the dream of reaching the shores of Manhattan.  More...