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Avenues: The World School added 3 new photos.By incorporating creative computing into the Lower Division curriculum, Avenues students will learn to “speak” code and understand why it is an important skill: bit.ly/2oNgXPz ... See MoreSee Less
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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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The 5th grade Palms class embraced the idea of interconnectedness when they put their anecdotal writing unit into action. Students weaved their best anecdotal pieces into pen pal letters that were sent around the world.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Global, Literacy, Lower Division, School Culture
For the third annual Awareness Day at Avenues, students were given the opportunity to deeply examine issues of class and privilege with honesty and respect.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Awareness Day, Character, School Culture, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, Videos
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.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Pre-kindergarten, School Culture
Making community engagement more “normal” for Avenues students will be one of Brandon Bunt's primary goals as class president.
'Tags: '11th Grade, Community Engagement, School Culture, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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.
'Tags: 'Community, Community Engagement, School Culture
Fatima Ptackek, class of 2018, discusses her experience working with UN Women, the United Nations entity responsible for gender equality.
'Tags: 'Middle Grades Program, School Culture, Students, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
On the Friday before Halloween, Lower School students enjoyed a special afternoon assembly.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Lower Division, School Culture
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.
'Tags: 'Middle Grades Program, Music, School Culture, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, World Course
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.
'Tags: 'Global, Mandarin Chinese, School Culture, World Course
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.”
'Tags: 'Character, College, Construction, Curriculum, Global, Open Thinking, School Culture, Tony Wagner, World Course
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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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