Academics

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 – Nursery to Kindergarten
Lower Division curriculum – Grades 1 to 5
Upper Division curriculum – Grades 6 to 12

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

Click on the links below to visit the article archive for each school subject.

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Recent Articles from OPEN, our news and discussion blog

The Lower Division’s “Fourth Language”: Creative Computing at Avenues

by Yumi Nakanishi
Students use Code.org in Spanish.

April 25, 2017 - In the the 2016–2017 academic year, the Lower Division curriculum formally introduced coding and programming as a “fourth” language, in addition to English and Spanish or Mandarin in the dual-immersion program. The goal of this new initiative is for Avenues students to be able to “speak” code and understand why coding is an important 21st-century skill. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 1st Grade , 2nd Grade , 3rd Grade , 4th Grade , 5th Grade , Coding , Lower Division , STEAM , STEM , Technology

App of the Week: KenKen

by Kristen Paino
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April 24, 2017 - KenKen is an exciting math and logic game app created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  More...

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

“American Dream” Podcasting in Grade 8

by Brian Kaufman
Collaborating with one another.

April 20, 2017 - As the culmination of our unit on "The Dream, Identity, and Immigration," 8th graders continued their exploration of the role the “American Dream” and identity play in the lives of immigrants by conducting interviews and producing a podcast outlining the subjects’ experiences as immigrants. More...

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

Lush Mountains, Clear Water: A Cultural Immersion Experience

by Dorine Yang
The view from a mountaintop in Guilin.

April 19, 2017 - Over spring break, 18 middle grades students and four Avenues teachers hopped on a plane to China to live with homestay families in Guilin. The homestay experience encouraged true cross-cultural exchanges in which our students shared stories about their lives in the big American city of New York and their homestay families shared their experiences living in a small Chinese city. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 6th Grade , 7th Grade , 8th Grade , Global , Immersion , Language , Mandarin Chinese , Middle Grades Program , Upper Division

App of the Week: Hopster

by Kristen Paino
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April 17, 2017 - Hopster is a Netflix-type subscription based app designed for kids ages five and under. More...

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

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