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    "We took a 6th grade project from New York (building a weather station), and the 6th grade students in Uganda showed us they could do it, too—no problem. That’s when I thought, heck, this might really work,” says Julia Higdon, research scientist at Avenues: The World School. So Project Hello World teamed up with Avenues to learn from children in remote places, and how to bring high-quality education to children who have no or only limited access to traditional schooling. Want to find out more? We are talking about it at SXSWedu on March 9: bit.ly/2dqSrx9 ... See MoreSee Less

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Rita Truong

For the past five years, Rita Truong has been the head teacher in the Yellow room of the Avenues Early Learning Center. She is a proud member of the Avenues founding faculty.  More...

Anamaria Correa

AnaMaria is responsible for supporting the practice, protocol and intentionality in community engagement as well as facilitating and informing practices and awareness around access, equity, race and diversity. More...


In this brief video interview, head teacher of a Spanish section of fourth grade, Joseph D’Annibale, touches upon some of the many advantages of multilingualism in schools. More...

Brendan Dolan

Brendan Dolan is the instrumental music instructor for the Upper Division. Previously, he'd worked as a private and group instructor for children ages five through 18 in classical, pop and Irish music on piano, flute, tin whistle, drums and guitar. More...

Line Kristensen on Meaningful Exploration in Nursery   YouTube

When planning an “exploration” for their students, Line Kristensen, head teacher of an English section of nursery, and her fellow educators find inspiration everywhere.  More...


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...


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


Ivan Cestero has been with Avenues from early days of 2011. He now teaches 11th and 12th grade electives in entrepreneurship and innovation in the World Course while overseeing the school's first student-run startup, Design4Impact, as part of the Mastery Program. More...

Elaine Lee V4   YouTube

In this video, pre-K teacher Elaine Lee discusses her classroom culture and the engaging projects—such as creating a post office—through which her students make critical discoveries about the world around them. More...

Raina Crawford

Raina Crawford will join Avenues as a head teacher for fourth grade. She comes to us from Greenwich Academy (Greenwich, CT), where she has been a teaching intern for second and fourth grade for the last two years, collaborating with team teachers to plan and implement daily curriculum and More...