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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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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...

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.  More...

Mark Mollica joins Avenues as an instrumental music teacher in the Lower Division, working with grade five.  More...

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.  More...

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.   More...

“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 […]  More...

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.  More...

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.   More...

Toca Band is a creative app that encourages kids to discover and explore music in a fun, kid-appropriate way through original and engaging characters.  More...

Avenues students had the opportunity to watch another of artist Sol LeWitt’s works come to life as a new drawing took shape on a wall in Food, the school dining hall. At the unveiling ceremony, parents, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the arrival of Wall Drawing 528B with a series of talks on the significance of LeWitt’s work and how his creative process connects to students’ studies.   More...