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Avenues: The World School added 3 new photos.By incorporating creative computing into the Lower Division curriculum, Avenues students will learn to “speak” code and understand why it is an important skill: bit.ly/2oNgXPz ... See MoreSee Less
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Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.On May 3, Avenues 11th- and 12th-grade students are hosting a symposium centered around the question, "What factors have prolonged the Syrian conflict?" All are welcome to the event, which features guest speakers from the United Nations, UNICEF and other organizations. Sign up here: bit.ly/2piOrbD ... See MoreSee Less
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Art historian Meredith Mowder kicked off the 9th grade students’ return from spring break with the first of a series of four mini art history lectures on modern art.
'Tags: '9th Grade, Art, artist-in-residence, Arts, Humanities, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Our middle grades Chinese-speaking students celebrated Lunar New Year and the Lantern Festival in February. In Chinese class, students not only learned about the do’s and dont’s for the Lunar New Year, but also about how those who celebrate start to prepare for this holiday seven days before the Chinese New Year’s Eve, and continue to celebrate the holiday until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Art, Arts, Language, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program
This February, 15 Upper Division Avenues artists were recognized for their “superior talent and achievement” in visual art and awarded Scholastic Art Awards. The Scholastic Art Awards represent the most comprehensive national assessment of the creative spirit among American teens.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Art, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
We wanted to give students an opportunity to represent their emotions artistically. We decided to do a clay portrait project, in which the children formed their own faces out of clay. This activity fostered language development, fine motor skill development, collaboration, eye-hand coordination and cultural and body awareness.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Early Learning Center, Nursery, World Course
“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.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Arts, Immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, World Course
On Thursday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m., we were delighted to bring the sounds of Hollywood (if not the climate) to New York during a performance in the Black Box Theater.
'Tags: '8th Grade, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Music, Upper Division
In October, students in the middle grades HIP writing program read about the secret life of Gus the theater cat in T.S. Eliot’s poem of the same name, then imagined their own versions of what kind of secret life their pet would have. The lesson set the scene for an optional field trip to see Cats on Broadway, and on Tuesday, November 1, more than 135 Avenues students, teachers and parents attended the evening show of the musical.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Arts, HIP Writing, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
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.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Arts, English, Humanities, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
On a sunny day in late October, the pre-K Goldfish class headed out hand-in-hand from Avenues to view some art.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Early Learning Center, Pre-kindergarten
Enjoy some of our favorite blog posts and videos from 2016.
'Tags: 'Arts, Early Learning Center, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, STEAM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, World Course
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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... 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... More...
Angela Ji Xu first joined Avenues in fall 2012 as the head teacher in a Chinese section of kindergarten (in the immersion classes, nursery through grade three, children... More...
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