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For the third annual Awareness Day at Avenues, students were given the opportunity to deeply examine issues of class and privilege with honesty and respect.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Awareness Day, Character, School Culture, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, Videos
During a recent visit, Paralympian and author Bonnie St. John shared her inspiring story and gave a powerful speech on bias, informed empathy and how to be an ally.
'Tags: 'Avenues Speakers Series, Character, Upper Grades Program, Video
Avenues parent Nancy Lublin discusses how to design kid-friendly volunteer campaigns and how one shocking text message sparked a reimagined approach to the crisis hotline.
'Tags: 'Avenues Speakers Series, Character, Technology, Video
The students are passionate about raising awareness around the inequalities faced by girls worldwide.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Character, Community Engagement, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Fostering the leadership skills of our young women—including nurturing a sense of ambition, courage and vision—is another way for Avenues to invest in our community’s future.
'Tags: '10th Grade, Character, Community Engagement, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
On the morning of Sunday, May 17, eight Upper School ninth-grade students and their chaperones, Mr. Misler and Ms. Ahye, met at the southeast corner of Central Park as they prepared to walk in the 30th annual AIDS Walk NYC. This was the third year Avenues has participated in the AIDS Walk.
'Tags: '9th Grade, AIDS Walk, Character, Community Engagement, QSA, Students, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Avenues was honored to host an evening with Tony Wagner, Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab. At his lecture to our community, he spoke about preparing students for an “Innovation Economy.”
'Tags: 'Character, College, Construction, Curriculum, Global, Open Thinking, School Culture, Tony Wagner, World Course
Saying “thank you” can be one of the best ways to learn.
'Tags: 'Character, Community Engagement, Early Learning Center, Humanities, Middle Grades Program, School Culture, Students, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
When June rolls around, it tends to bring transitions: the end of an academic year, the beginning of summer and sometimes the closing of a larger chapter, as today, June 10, is for you.
'Tags: '8th Grade, Character, Middle Grades Program, School Culture, Upper Division
When I was in third grade, I performed in a New York State speaking competition in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. What this entailed, as best as I can remember, was two things: memorizing and reciting a snippet of one of Dr. King’s speeches; and, after donning a blue blazer and a pair of gray dress slacks, having my mom choke me with a too tightly cinched tie.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Character, Middle Grades Program, School Culture, Upper Division
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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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