Last week, 66 Avenues student-athletes in soccer, volleyball, futsal, and basketball teams participated in a truly international Friendship Festival. Playing against nine international schools from Brazil and Paraguay, our athletes had a fantastic time building their new teams through friendly competition.
This semester, all Secondary Division students at Avenues were exposed to a framework for problem-solving in their High-Intensity Practice (HIP) Thinking classes. In order to put theoretical knowledge into practice, all students from grades 6 through 7 worked on a mini-project for three weeks.
Design 4 Impact is a student-run design-thinking startup created at Avenues New York in 2015. This month, D4i went global as São Paulo students lead a full-day design challenge, with 40 local students and six professional organizations.
5th grade students at Avenues extended their study of resources by visiting the incredible Iguaçu region. They talked to experts and explored parks, businesses, mines, and farms driven by sustainability. A highlight of the trip was a very wet and exhilarating boat ride under the falls!
Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent. In São Paulo we are lucky to have fantastic private schools, including Brazilian, bilingual, and international, but what are the differences between them?
Kindergarteners have been working hard on their organizational skills and caring for shared spaces around the school. They decided they needed help taking care of the second floor commons and made a special video!
This week, 10th graders finished reading Clarice Lispector's The Hour of the Star in the school garden. They examined narrative strategies used by the narrator Rodrigo S. M., explored the meaning behind the story’s thirteen titles and attempted to make sense of Macabéa’s tragic destiny.
When teaching is driven by the pursuit of passions, the student’s true voice emerges. At Avenues, students are empowered to pursue their passions and that is seen in every corner of their campus. Our Showcase program is one such example!
Andrew Williams, Director of Teaching and Learning
At Avenues our reason for existing is “to educate world-wise leaders uniquely equipped to understand and solve global-scale problems.” It follows, then, that our students must be future literate–that is, equipped with the capability to navigate an increasingly complex, interconnected, and uncertain world and, in so doing, inspired to forge adaptable global paths toward sustainable, regenerative futures.