Avenues has developed, in partnership with Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex, a program of instructional, recreational and athletic experiences that is safe, age-appropriate, challenging and fun. The Avenues physical education program includes:
Chelsea Piers is the country’s premier amateur sports destination, offering an unrivaled combination of athletic facilities and experienced, professional instructors in 20 different sports. Situated on four historic Hudson River piers, just blocks from Avenues’ Chelsea campus, the 28-acre waterfront sports complex includes six separate state-of-the-art athletic training venues—The Golf Club; 300 New York Bowling Center; The Sports Center; Bluestreak Training Center; Sky Rink; and The Field House. Chelsea Piers provides the ideal campus for Avenues to build its dynamic athletic program.
Avenues is proud to be affiliated with Chelsea Piers. We share a strong commitment to sports and fitness as a way to promote a strong school community of children who are fit and eager to learn and grow.
December 13, 2017
Our final project for the "Dating and Meeting People" unit was to recreate a Chinese dating show in a comedic and non-gendered way. Each student had to create several videos describing varying facets of themselves and interview before the panel of possible matches—the other students.
December 8, 2017
Yayoi Kusama Festival of Life show was such a special experience for our pre-K students as they wandered through her “infinity rooms.” The first room in the show is an immersive experience for everyone who visits, and our 4 and 5-year-olds really seemed to connect with it.
December 5, 2017
Last week, having almost completed all high school math curriculum, a group of 12th graders set foot to find beauty outside the classroom. This time, they looked for patterns not in a sequence of math problems, but ones hidden in the works of artists. As a prelude to their yearlong math-art project, students visited galleries in Chelsea. One of the stops was home to works by artist Ruth Asawa.
December 1, 2017
In 5th grade, students take a weekly one-hour class called Fab Five. The Fab Five classes consist of Drama, Journalism, Public Speaking, Creative Computing and Wellness. In the Creative Computation class, students learned to build a computer from scratch.
November 29, 2017
We asked the kids to share what they know about emotions, and then generated a list of all the feelings we know. One child made a quick connection and said, “Hey! Emojis, emotions. They’re like the same thing!” We used this observation to help us draw facial expressions for our own class emojis and then thought about how and why we feel the ways we do.