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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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Enjoy some of our favorite blog posts and videos from 2016.  More...

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.   More...

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.   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...

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...

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.   More...

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.   More...

Learn more about new teachers who will be joining us in the fall, and see which returning teachers will have new responsibilities.   More...

As scientists, we are passionate about our discipline. As educators, conveying our passion for the subject is essential; but our goals are much bigger than that. We want our students to be confident lifelong learners of science, regardless of their future career choices.  More...

Meet more of the new teachers who will be joining us in the fall, and see which current teachers will be taking on new roles.   More...