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One of the great things about being in a school like Avenues is the chance to use New York City itself as a classroom. On Wednesday, September 21, a group of Avenues faculty, led by the High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing team, and 35 students did just that, attending a Roundabout Theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard.  More...

This fall, we welcome Erin Finn-Welch back as a program coordinator for the High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing in the middle grades program.  More...

In fall 2016, Avenues welcomes Carlene Bauer as a High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing teacher in the Upper Division. The HIP writing program, now in its second year at Avenues, is based on the belief that the best strategy for cultivating lasting skill in a discipline is to pair sustained effort with appropriate coaching. Students are asked to spend focused time throughout the week writing on a variety of prompts and questions designed to promote cognitive flexibility and build fluency and confidence in writing.  More...

Molly Rose Ávila joins Avenues in fall 2016 as a High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing teacher in the Upper Division. The HIP writing program, now in its second year at Avenues, is based on the belief that the best strategy for cultivating lasting skill in a discipline is to pair sustained effort with appropriate coaching.   More...

On February 4, students in the Middle and Upper Schools were recognized for their "superior talent and achievement" in writing. Four students in grades 7–8 and 13 students in grades 9–12 won nearly 20 awards for their writing in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the country.  More...

One of the founding goals of the HIP writing program is creating a community where strong writing is shared and celebrated. In the week leading up to the winter break, 7–8 grade students were able to take their thoughts about audience out of the conceptual and face a real audience of their peers at an “open mic” reading.  More...

Through a new program we call HIP (High Intensity Practice), Middle and Upper School students at Avenues write with quiet purpose on a variety of prompts and questions.  More...

Avenues students had the opportunity to connect their summer reading with real-life author engagement in September when the writer Tobias Wolff delivered a talk to the Upper School.  More...

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The referee blows the game’s last whistle and the party has begun—Germany has just won the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. A few minutes later Phillip Lahm, the captain of Germany’s national team receives the World Cup and lifts it up into the deep blue Brazilian sky. Emotions felt in the stadium could not be more polarized than they are now.   More...

We have been running our IT in Education series on YouTube for three weeks now. If you haven’t yet seen the series, which uses footage from a workshop we held last year on this topic, today is a great day to dive in. Even if you have watched some or all of the previous episodes, today’s chapter is particularly interesting. Today, Randy Bass from Georgetown University talks about writing as a social act and the ways in which  More...

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