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Avenues: The World School shared Hudson Guild's post.The fifth graders had a wonderful time visiting Fulton Senior Center for Avenues and Hudson Guild's Community Day! ... See MoreSee Less
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The group of Avenues students attending the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival grows every year: bit.ly/2jAN4To ... See MoreSee Less
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'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
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.
'Tags: '4th Grade, Immersion, Lower Division, Spanish, Teacher Video, Video, World Course
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.
'Tags: 'Avenues Speakers Series, Character, Upper Grades Program, Video
When planning an “exploration” for their students, Line Kristensen, head teacher of an English section of nursery, and her fellow educators find inspiration everywhere.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Nursery, Teacher Video, Video
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.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 9th Grade, Community, Community Engagement, Spanish, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
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.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Pre-kindergarten, Teacher Video, Video
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. […]
'Tags: '12th Grade, Students, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
On June 7, 2016, the 55 seniors in Avenues’ first graduating class were treated to a commencement speech by none other than Robert De Niro. He offered our college-bound graduates a wealth of excellent advice, encouraging them to stay informed, to continue to value collaboration, and even to embrace failure.
'Tags: '12th Grade, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair has spent years studying the effects of digital technology on our families. In a culture where kids have the option to text—and half of them say they prefer it to talking—what is being lost?
'Tags: 'Avenues Speakers Series, Technology, Video
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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...
Nelsa Cotte will join Avenues as a head teacher in the Spanish immersion program for pre-kindergarten. In the immersion classes, nursery through grade one, children... More...
Rosalyn McCaine is a dedicated artist who has served as an art teacher in the Lower Division Spanish immersion classes since she first joined Avenues in 2012. She brings... More...
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