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    Intercultural Comedy with Jesse Appell
    “Intercultural comedian” Jesse Appell of Laughbeijing and the US-China Comedy Center guides Avenues students through an improv class – entirely in Chinese – and discusses why comedy is an act of cultural exchange: bit.ly/2lrYGWC
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It all started with a simple conversation about kindness back in September. With a new configuration of students, and some students brand new to Avenues, it was important to establish a classroom community of inclusivity and respect. We first created a list of classroom rules – child-generated ideas that everyone agreed on to help keep our bodies, our classroom and our school safe and happy.  More...

Making community engagement more “normal” for Avenues students will be one of Brandon Bunt's primary goals as class president.   More...

On Community Engagement Day this past April, 12 Avenues Lower School families chose to spend their cold and crisp Saturday morning at the Hudson Guild Fulton Center garden. The Fulton Community Center helps to keep Senior Chelsea residents (“55 and better”) healthy, active and engaged through a range of educational, recreational and wellness-related activities.  More...

Fatima Ptackek, class of 2018, discusses her experience working with UN Women, the United Nations entity responsible for gender equality.  More...

On the Friday before Halloween, Lower School students enjoyed a special afternoon assembly.   More...

Neil Ginsberg joined Avenues in the fall of 2013 as a Middle and Upper School vocal music teacher. In this short interview, Neil talks about collaborating with his young musicians and working in an environment that encourages risk taking.  More...

Learning goes beyond the classroom. On November 17, Sarah Davies from Avenues New York and Austin Volz from Avenues Beijing, with a group of National Geographic Explorers and educators from Chinese International School Hangzhou, Greentown School Hangzhou and Chenshan School, set out walking from Hangzhou, China. We planned to walk for a total of approximately 50 miles (80 km) over five days. Thus began the first Planetwalk Learning Journey Design Conference.  More...

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.”  More...

“Wo Jiao Sophia, Wo Shi Shi Yi Nian Ji (My name is Sophia, and I’m an 11th grader),” Sophia introduced herself in Chinese. All the third grade students looked at her with their eyes wide, wondering how she could speak Chinese as well as if it were her native language.  More...

Saying “thank you” can be one of the best ways to learn.  More...