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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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“Everything I do in China, whether it’s buying vegetables or telling jokes, is a form of cultural exchange,” Jesse Appell told Avenues students during his visit last November. Based in Beijing for the past four years, Jesse has forged a career as a cultural intermediary between China and America.   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...

Avenues welcomed 23 students and three faculty members from Shenzhen’s Mingde Experimental School, who are doing a six-week college tour throughout the United States. The visit was designed to introduce the Mingde School to our educational model and provide Avenues students with an opportunity to socialize with Chinese students their own age.  More...

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...

Michael Maccarone first joined Avenues in 2012 as a science teacher and curriculum specialist for the upper grades program, a role in which he has remained since.  More...

Sally Kent first joined Avenues in 2012 as the science curriculum specialist for the middle grades program and Lower Division while teaching middle grades science. In addition, in fall 2015 she became the STEAM cohort leader for the middle grades program. This fall, we are glad to welcome her back as an associate head of administration for grades six through 12.  More...

In fall 2016, Avenues welcomes Spencer Baron as a Chinese teacher in the Upper Division, teaching grades 9-12.   More...

In 2014, Stephanie Shore joined Avenues as an Upper School World Course teacher, a role she has remained in since. The World Course of global studies, which runs through the curriculum beginning in the nursery class and continuing through 12th grade, infuses a series of topics throughout the Avenues curriculum to ensure every student obtains a global vision. In the upper grades program, the World Course is offered as a series of electives in subjects such as demography, environmental sustainability, economic trade, world religions and more.  More...

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...

In fall 2016, Avenues welcomes Carlene Bauer as a High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing teacher in the Upper Division. The HIP writing program, now in its second year at Avenues, is based on the belief that the best strategy for cultivating lasting skill in a discipline is to pair sustained effort with appropriate coaching. Students are asked to spend focused time throughout the week writing on a variety of prompts and questions designed to promote cognitive flexibility and build fluency and confidence in writing.  More...