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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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“Everything I do in China, whether it’s buying vegetables or telling jokes, is a form of cultural exchange,” Jesse Appell told Avenues students during his visit last November. Based in Beijing for the past four years, Jesse has forged a career as a cultural intermediary between China and America.   More...

“Everyone needs people who support and believe in them,” repeats Hyisheem Calier – musician, entrepreneur and social worker – in this powerful speech to Avenues upper grades students.   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...

In this brief video interview, head teacher of a Spanish section of fourth grade, Joseph D’Annibale, touches upon some of the many advantages of multilingualism in schools.  More...

During a recent visit, Paralympian and author Bonnie St. John shared her inspiring story and gave a powerful speech on bias, informed empathy and how to be an ally.  More...

When planning an “exploration” for their students, Line Kristensen, head teacher of an English section of nursery, and her fellow educators find inspiration everywhere.   More...

Ninth and tenth graders interviewed some of our Spanish-speaking neighbors at the Hudson Guild Senior Center as part of a monologue project. Everyone had such a good time that the students decided to throw a salsa party and invite their new friends.  More...

In this video, pre-K teacher Elaine Lee discusses her classroom culture and the engaging projects—such as creating a post office—through which her students make critical discoveries about the world around them.  More...

Avenues’ first graduation was the culmination of many years of hard work. The following video playlist captures this joyful occasion, from the procession to student speeches to that beautiful moment when the new graduates toss their hats in the air. Congratulations to the class of 2016! We wish these 55 incredible young people all the best in college and beyond. […]  More...