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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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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.  More...

“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 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.  More...

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.   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 a sunny day in late October, the pre-K Goldfish class headed out hand-in-hand from Avenues to view some art.   More...

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In a kindergarten art class, the students and I talked about how to mix brown from red, yellow, blue and white. Then I gave them a cup and challenged them to mix their own skin color.  More...

One of the great things about being in a school like Avenues is the chance to use New York City itself as a classroom. On Wednesday, September 21, a group of Avenues faculty, led by the High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing team, and 35 students did just that, attending a Roundabout Theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard.  More...

Through their art and science curriculums, one group of pre-kindergartners has been exploring old technologies: light projectors, synthesizers and record players.  More...