Avenues: The World School is committed to the study of art, design and culture as part of every student’s education. Instruction in the visual arts & design and performing arts teaches vital skills that help students express their ideas about themselves and the world around them. Talented and experienced teaching artists provide an exciting, comprehensive program of study in the following disciplines: visual arts, design & engineering, instrumental music, vocal music and theater.

At Avenues, we consider every student an artist capable of making creative connections between a wide variety of art forms and their academic disciplines. From our youngest artists in the Early Learning Center to our oldest in the high school, our Avenues artists learn self-awareness while appreciating the talent of their peers.Students develop skills and techniques that transfer into all of their creative endeavors at school and in life.Divergent thinking, perseverance, and real-time problem solving are woven into the arts curriculum to support students as they stretch themselves and expand their understanding of who they are and what is possible.

Kate Howard, Director of Visual Art

Kate graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in English and sculpture and spent a year studying at École des Beaux Arts in Lacoste, France. She received an M.F.A. in sculpture from the Yale School of Art and was the recipient of the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship. She has also received an NYFA grant for her video work. Kate joined Avenues in fall 2012.