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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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For the second year in a row, the 4th grade chorus was off to give a special Lunar New Year performance for Chinese seniors at the Hudson Guild – a unique form of community engagement spearheaded by Lower Division music teacher Mimi Hsu.
'Tags: '4th Grade, Community Engagement, Immersion, Language, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, Music
At Avenues we believe technology can be a great aid in education, from our iLab, where we teach design, programming and engineering, to the 1+1 laptop and tablet program we use with our students. The devices our children use are powerful on their own; but what enhances their inherent value is the enormous range of […]
'Tags: 'App of the Week, Music, Technology
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
Brendan Dolan is the instrumental music instructor for the Upper Division. Previously, he'd worked as a private and group instructor for children ages five through 18 in classical, pop and Irish music on piano, flute, tin whistle, drums and guitar.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Faculty, Middle Grades Program, Music, Teacher Bio, Teacher Video, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Mark Mollica joins Avenues as an instrumental music teacher in the Lower Division, working with grade five.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Faculty, Lower Division, Music, Teacher Bio
This winter, the installation of a work of art at Avenues became a source of inspiration for our teachers and students. In response to the addition of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 528B to the school’s art collection, our 11th and 12th grade STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) teaching team designed an interdisciplinary project for their students.
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'Tags: '11th Grade, 12th Grade, Art, Arts, Engineering, Math, Music, Science, STEAM, STEM, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
Two years ago, the sixth grade vocal class at Avenues sang the famous civil rights anthem “Nobody Turn Me Around” for the Middle School Martin Luther King Day assembly. Rather than teaching them an existing arrangement of the song, I created a sketch of a new one and began working with them on developing the arrangement.
'Tags: '6th Grade, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Music, Upper Division
“Botswana has only two million people—in a country the size of Texas,” Andy Taylor explains. “It’s one of the least populated countries in the world. That’s because it is right smack-dab in the middle of the Kalahari Desert.” Mr. Taylor is speaking to an audience composed mainly of students, who sit huddled on the floor […]
'Tags: 'Arts, Early Learning Center, Global, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Music, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
This February, the Avenues arts department kicked off their first Middle School cabaret. Seventh and eighth grade students sang tunes from Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy and many others.
'Tags: '7th Grade, 8th Grade, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Music, Theater, Upper Division
During last year’s “Blues, Jazz and Hip-Hop” Minimester class, jazz legend Larry Coryell came by to play a few songs and impart wisdom from his long career.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Music, Upper Division, Video
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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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