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Partner Walks in Small World
  • Learning

In the Avenues Small World program for 2- and 3-year-old students, the children take partner walks with a teacher and one peer in the neighborhood as part of our regular spring curriculum. These walks encourage curiosity, friendship and adventure!

  • Early Education
  • Small World
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Os Primeiros Design | Final Design Challenge

At Avenues, students are challenged to solve real-life problems through design thinking. This year, 10th grade students developed sustainable solutions to make Avenues São Paulo a zero-waste campus. Watch our video to see high-impact learning in action

  • Learning
Designing and Building an Island in 8th Grade Spanish
  • Learning

As part of of their “City Life” topic, students in the Spanish 8D class worked on a hands-on project, “My City Life.” In collaboration with the iLab, students were to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces, paying particular attention to physical, cultural and social identities.

  • 8th Grade
  • Arts
  • iLab
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Project-based Learning
  • Spanish
  • Upper Division
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Avenues: The People Speak
  • Learning

This year, student were tasked with created their own version of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History project, in which Dr. Zinn planned events with famous actors performing primary documents written by the kinds of ordinary people that have acted throughout history to organize movements for greater liberty, equality and democracy. 

  • History
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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Cognition, Language Immersion and Literacy

At Avenues, all children learn a second language through immersion. In this article, Cristine Conforti, head of the Brazilian Program and Anne Baldisseri, head of Primary Division, explain how language immersion for young children can drive remarkable cognitive leaps in literacy.

  • Learning
Why It’s Important to Read Books Not Everyone Likes
  • Learning

The American Library Association recently released their list of the top 10 books that were challenged in 2017 – and I must admit, a lot of those that made the list are some books I really enjoyed. More importantly, many of the books that made those lists are incredibly popular with our students.

  • Library
  • Literacy
  • Lower Division
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Social Justice
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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