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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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This winter, inspired by our mission statement’s pledge to graduate students who are “confident because they excel in a particular passion,” the teachers in the Lower Division tested out a new approach to homework called SPARK. For one month, instead of math worksheets, mandatory reading minutes and writing assignments, students were asked to use their homework time to explore and study a personal passion.  More...

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Imagine if your typically peaceful day at Avenues was suddenly interrupted by the discovery that a horrible crime had been committed. Much to your surprise, the chief of the newly formed Avenues Department of Investigation then tells you that it would be up to you and your team of forensic scientists to collect the proper evidence and make sure the correct suspect could be brought to justice. This is exactly the scenario that the Avenues 5th graders encountered in science class this fall.  More...

Because first graders had been studying friendship as part of their World Course curriculum, we thought a wonderful way of combining this study with the writing skills they were working to learn would be to engage in a “Book on Friendship” project, in which students could become authors of their very own books.  More...

The World Peace Game is a hands-on, week-long political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community while thinking about over 50 economic, social and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war.  More...

The Holy Apostle Church is home to New York City’s largest soup kitchen and is located only three blocks away from Avenues, making it an ideal place to begin our work investigating resources within the context of the community.   More...

Enjoy some of our favorite blog posts and videos from 2016.  More...

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...

The 27 Avenues faculty and staff members who will be traveling with students during this year's Global Journeys programs gathered for an intensive two-day training retreat.  More...

Students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in their Spanish-immersion classes. It is a time to celebrate the histories and cultures of Americans whose families came from Spanish-speaking countries and it is also a time to remember the many ways that Hispanic Americans help shape the United States.  More...