• 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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Daniel Mendel

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

It was nearly two years ago now that a small group of soon-to-be birders set out on a mission: to learn as much as they could about birding (otherwise known as "bird-watching") in the short window of time after the sun rises and the school day begins.   More...

From the artwork to the poetry, the photography to the humor, each and every detail present in issue VII contributes to an impeccable display of interdisciplinary teamwork.  More...

On October 2, a group of 13 visited the Dodge Poetry Festival, a biennial four-day celebration of the art form in Newark, NJ. A smaller group of students attended the festival two years ago, but this year's group had more than doubled in size, proof of Avenues students' ever-growing interest in the written and spoken word.  More...

On February 4, students in the Middle and Upper Schools were recognized for their "superior talent and achievement" in writing. Four students in grades 7–8 and 13 students in grades 9–12 won nearly 20 awards for their writing in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the country.  More...

This summer, The Highliner offered Upper School students the chance to learn the ins and outs of writing for a publication. Students attended twice-weekly video conferences with Mr. Mendel as they studied and engaged in journalistic and creative writing. The program culminated with an exclusive summer issue, available in hard-copy print, as well as a pdf version.  More...

Early this fall, a team of 25 Upper School students assembled on the eighth floor to produce a new student-led publication for the Avenues Upper School community. What they had in mind was the production of a school newspaper; after all, most high schools have a newspaper, and the team felt their peers deserved a reliable news source to report on various activities around the school.  More...

This summer, 20 Upper School students participated in a groundbreaking online writing program to help them continue to improve their writing throughout the summer. After working last year with students in the writing center and getting a better feel for their needs, I developed the program late last spring. Initially, the idea was for students and teachers to correspond as pen pals throughout the summer.   More...

In late May, Sam Roberts of the New York Times met with Upper School students interested in revitalizing the school newspaper. Over 30 students had the unique privilege of joining an open discussion with Mr. Roberts as he provided advice and insights on high school newspapers and the field of journalism at large.  More...