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Festival de Primavera 2017Each year, Spanish-immersion students in the Lower Division and Early Learning Center participate in the Festival de Primavera. Enjoy highlights from this year’s event! ... See MoreSee Less
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Avenues: The World School added 3 new photos.These pre-K students have fun playing an exciting phonics game that is (secretly) helping them learn how to read. The best part? It can be played at home too! bit.ly/2rVfoAW ... See MoreSee Less
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In the the 2016–2017 academic year, the Lower Division curriculum formally introduced coding and programming as a “fourth” language, in addition to English and Spanish or Mandarin in the dual-immersion program. The goal of this new initiative is for Avenues students to be able to “speak” code and understand why coding is an important 21st-century skill.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Coding, Lower Division, STEAM, STEM, Technology
In many households there is an imbalance between fostering reading and fostering math. The most important or successful way of fostering quantitative thinking at home is to permeate it in students’ daily lives.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Lower Division, Math, Middle Grades Program, STEAM, STEM
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.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Coding, Early Learning Center, Engineering, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten, STEAM, STEM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Enjoy some of our favorite blog posts and videos from 2016.
'Tags: 'Arts, Early Learning Center, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, STEAM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, World Course
Avenues upper grade students designed and built a “tiny house”—literally a house that cannot exceed 100 square feet—for the science nonprofit Black Rock Forest Consortium.
'Tags: 'Interdisciplinary, Project-Based Learning, Science, STEAM, STEM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, Videos
Dozens of colorful kites rose into the clear, sunny skies over Liberty State Park on April 15 as the fifth grade spring STEAM project took wing. As 75 students watched their kites soar—and sometimes crash to the ground—they worked together in pairs to assess the direction of the wind and put their new knowledge of aerodynamics to work through experimentation and trial and error.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Art, Arts, Design, Engineering, Interdisciplinary, Lower Division, Math, Project-Based Learning, Science, STEAM, Technology
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
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.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Coding, Early Learning Center, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Music, STEAM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Inspired by the vertical garden of Lincoln Center and other places, Upper School science teacher Steven Carpenter decided to offer a fifth-term elective in which students created such a wall at Avenues.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Art, Arts, Engineering, Math, Project-Based Learning, Science, STEAM, STEM, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
We’re excited to introduce several new teachers who are joining us this fall. In addition, we’re highlighting returning teachers who are occupying new positions at Avenues.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Community Engagement, Faculty, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program, Music, New Faculty 2015, Science, Spanish, STEAM, STEM, Teacher Bio, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, 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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