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Learning Beyond Boundaries: Teaching through Projects at Avenues
  • Learning
Jennette Mullaney

“The teachers help us learn, but we also help ourselves learn,” explains Ava, a 6th grader who is working with her team to combat pollution in the Hudson River.

  • 6th Grade
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Project-based Learning
  • science
  • STEAM
  • Upper Division
  • World Course
Avenues Law Review Begins Its Speaker Series
  • Learning
Ron Widelec, Upper Grades History Teacher

This year, several students proposed a new law review club for Avenues. This club is a place for students to discuss the U.S. Constitution its various interpretations, current and historical Supreme Court cases and their implications for our society.

  • After School
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Learning to Program and Fly Drones
  • Learning
Yumi Nakanishi, Technology Integrator

Students in the CodeXploration club, a coding club for middle grades students, first started to program and fly CoDrones last fall.

  • 4th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Coding
  • Middle Grades Program
  • STEM
Chinese and Food
  • Learning
Spencer Baron, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

When it comes to having fun learning Chinese, there is no better topic than food.

  • 10th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Computational Thinking in 1st Grade
  • Learning
Jacob Goren, Technology Integrator

Computational thinking is a mindset – a way of thinking about problem-solving, system creation and human behavior.

  • 1st Grade
  • creative computing
  • Lower Division
  • STEAM
  • STEM
Read Aloud and Change the World
  • Learning
Alia Methven and Olivia Chase

Over the course of two days this winter, Avenues celebrated World Read Aloud Day! Across the New York campus, each division engaged in a myriad of activities and classroom exchanges to celebrate the power of reading. 

  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Early Learning Center
  • Kindergarten
  • Library
  • Literacy
  • Lower Division
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Nursery
  • Pre-Kindergarten
Music Connects Small World and Upper Division Students
  • Learning
Rita Truong, Small World Co-Director

This year in the Avenues Small World program for 2-year-olds, the children enjoy regular visits from Upper Division music students. These visits are special because of the way they connect students both big and little in an engaging and memorable way that incorporates music, dance and sensory experiences.

  • Music
  • Small World
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
HIP Thinking: A Reintroduction
  • Learning
Brady Smith, High Intensity Practice (HIP) Thinking Instructor

Change is an essential part of Avenues’ DNA, and nowhere is this more true than in the High Intensity Practice (HIP) program, which has evolved enormously in just three short years.

  • 10th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • HIP Thinking
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Chapter Books in Pre-K
  • Learning
Robert Davis, Co-head Pre-K Teacher

Chapter book “read-alouds” are an important part of the Gold room curriculum. Every year the teachers choose a few different books that we think will fit with our classes.

  • Early Learning Center
  • Literacy
  • Pre-Kindergarten
An Interdisciplinary Project Connects Avenues 2nd Graders to Students in Nepal
  • Learning
Rosalyn McCaine, Lower Division Art Teacher

Our 2nd grade students have been taking part in an amazing global art collaboration, much of it completed in their immersion art class. A program called Crossroads has joined Avenues New York, Jan Kath gallery and Kelsang Primary School in Kathmandu, Nepal, in a year-long carpet-design and pen-pal partnership.

  • 2nd Grade
  • Art
  • Arts
  • Global
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Lower Division
  • Project-based Learning