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The International Schools’ Assessment at Avenues
Andy Williams, Global Director of Teaching and Learning

At Avenues, we use three forms of assessment: summative, formative and standardized. Together, this assessment system allows us to evaluate multiple aspects of school and curriculum quality, and student growth. The International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) is the standardized test Avenues has chosen to assist in evaluating school quality across multiple campuses over time.

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Sampa Summer Seminar
Avenues São Paulo Creative Team

For seven days, Avenues Secondary Division students went off schedule and immersed themselves in the city of São Paulo for project-based learning. Some visited banks, others explored the Mercadão, while others headed out to neighboring communities. Their learnings culminated in a powerful showcase and an exciting start to the new semester.

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Pracinha Initiative
Avenues São Paulo Creative Team

Last semester, Avenues São Paulo adopted three nearby green spaces for caretaking and community-building. “It has a lot to do with building agency in children… so children actually feel they can change the world around them.

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Avenues ShowCase #3
Avenues São Paulo Creative Team

At our most recent student showcase, our talented calligrapher, Alice made ink dance on the page!

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Avenues New York and São Paulo Students Collaborate on Policy
Evan Glazer, Head of School, Avenues New York

This past December, Avenues New York  launched Winter Seminar, a weeklong opportunity for middle grades students to investigate academic topics from a fresh perspective in half-day courses. I had a chance to offer a course that week that intentionally connected New York and São Paulo students to address social and cultural issues in our communities.

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4th Grade's World of Shadows
Avenues São Paulo Creative Team

“I discovered my students were interested in shadows,” Ms. Moura, who teaches visual arts in the Primary Division, encouraged her students to explore interesting materials and the properties of light, while deepening their understanding of perception and imagination.
 

 
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Avenues ShowCase #2
Avenues São Paulo Creative Team

At our last student SHOWCASE, 7th and 8th graders got into the indie rock spirit and sang Vance Joy’s “Riptide.” They were a hit–especially with our pre-K students.

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A Day in Nursery and Pre-K
Daniela Pannuti, Associate Division Head

The educational philosophy of the early childhood years at Avenues is based on an underlying respect for the individual child. With this in mind, we provide an environment rich in opportunities for each child to grow in their understanding of language and how to work and play with others.

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Meet Sylvia Guimarães
Avenues São Paulo Creative Team

Sylvia Guimarães has joined Avenues São Paulo as director of community engagement. Sylvia has extensive experience in education outreach, non-profit management, and social justice initiatives, especially in regards to literacy.

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Meet Ryan Sawtell
Avenues São Paulo Creative Team

Ryan Sawtell joins Avenues São Paulo as a lead World Course educator for Os Primeiros. In August he will join the full faculty to teach Mastery in the Secondary Division. Most recently, Ryan worked at Harlem Village Academies High, where he taught teaching Theory of Knowledge, Spanish, and European Art and Architecture. In this role he collaborated across academic departments to develop learner-centered curricula that link content knowledge and skills with relevant local and global issues.  

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