Curriculum by Area

Curriculum Overviews

While design of Avenues’ initial curriculum began in 2010, we believe in an iterative process. However, the overviews below provide a high-level introduction to the themes and content in each grade.

To view the curriculum overview for a particular division, please click on the links below.

Early Learning Center curriculum
Lower School curriculum
Middle School curriculum
Upper School curriculum

Curriculum articles on OPEN, the news and discussion blog of Avenues:The World School

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Recent Articles from OPEN, our news and discussion blog

The Importance of Teaching Collaboration

by Jacob Goren
Collaboration can be really fun!

July 20, 2016 - As part of their yearlong cumulative capstone, second grade students spent months creating model habitats. What was so impressive was that these models were the product of a collaboration formerly unseen in these children’s lives.  More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 2nd Grade , Lower Division , World Course

Making Stone Soup with Preschoolers

by Sue-Lynn Yap
Creating still-life drawings of the vegetables.

July 12, 2016 - As part of the health and wellness unit last winter, the Cheng Se pre-K class embarked on a vegetable study that was brought to life through Jon J. Muth’s version of the popular fable Stone Soup.  More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Early Learning Center , Pre-kindergarten , Wellness

Kites in Flight: Fifth Grade Spring STEAM Challenge

by Annika Jones
A student tests a kite at Liberty State Park.

July 6, 2016 - Dozens of colorful kites rose into the clear, sunny skies over Liberty State Park on April 15 as the fifth grade spring STEAM project took wing. As 75 students watched their kites soar—and sometimes crash to the ground—they worked together in pairs to assess the direction of the wind and put their new knowledge of aerodynamics to work through experimentation and trial and error.  More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 5th Grade , Art , Arts , Design , Engineering , Interdisciplinary , Lower Division , Math , Project-Based Learning , Science , STEAM , Technology

App of the Week: Spreaker Studio

by Yumi Nakanishi

July 5, 2016 - Spreaker Studio, accompanying app to Spreaker Podcast Radio, allows users to record and create their own podcasts and publish to the Spreaker podcast community.  More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: App of the Week , Technology

Iron Chef Avenues

by Tzu-Chih Chien
In a kyaraben, or “character bento,” food is arranged and decorated in the form of a popular character.

June 22, 2016 - In the Iron Chef Avenues minimester course, students had the opportunity to not only hone their cooking skills but also to think outside of the box, grocery shop on a budget, learn about different cultures, prepare food properly (and clean up!), practice public speaking, work collaboratively and engage in friendly competition. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 6th Grade , 7th Grade , 8th Grade , Middle Grades Program , Minimester , Upper Division

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