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    Festival de Primavera 2017
    Each 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!
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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
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Archive for ‘steam’

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.  More...

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.   More...

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...

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...