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On Sunday, February 26, Avenues held its first Ruckus Constructus, a school-wide family STEAM event created by Avenues faculty, parents and students. The turnout was overwhelming, with more than 1,200 people from the community in attendance and the building came to life with almost 50 hands-on sessions.  More...

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...

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 faculty.   More...

To help children better understand the origins of their food, the Yellow nursery classroom has been engaging in a food study curriculum.  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...

Recently, we welcomed celebrated author Grace Lin to join ELC and Lower Division students in the Black Box to read from her books, talk about what inspires her, how she creates her illustrations and how many of her stories are “true.”  More...

We celebrate opportunities to teach students basic cooking skills and talk with them about making healthy eating choices. Therefore, one of our camp themes this year was “Culinary Adventures,” offering children in the Starfish nursery class an opportunity to explore food through cooking.  More...

When planning an “exploration” for their students, Line Kristensen, head teacher of an English section of nursery, and her fellow educators find inspiration everywhere.   More...

Throughout the year, students in the Blue/LanSe nursery classrooms have been exploring growth and change in plant life. To help students learn even more about plants and how they grow and change, we took a field trip to the Battery Urban Farm.   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 spend half their day in a class conducted in English and half in a class conducted in either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese). In fall 2014, she went on to become the immersion coordinator for Chinese teachers in the Early Learning Center (nursery through kindergarten) and Lower Division (first through fifth grade).  More...