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 Division curriculum
Upper Division: middle grades program curriculum
Upper Division: upper grades program curriculum

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

Sculpture? Painting? Assemblage? Collage?
 A Pre-K Journey

by Liz Salegumba
The Rabbits walking through Richard Serra’s Through.

August 23, 2016 - Over the course of this entire school year, the Silver Cats and Rabbits pre-kindergarten classes took a journey into the world of art, in which they practiced looking at (and making) sculptures, paintings, collages and assemblages. By learning about some of the different ways visual artists express themselves, the children were able to experiment meaningfully with self-expression themselves and take their own creativity more seriously. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Art , Arts , Early Learning Center , Pre-kindergarten , World Course

Welcoming Our Youngest Immersion Campers: Urban Gardening

by Dorine Yang
Helping to water the plants in the rooftop garden.

August 18, 2016 - This summer, we welcomed our youngest campers to our signature language immersion camp in a new half-day nursery program for three-year-olds. The theme of the first camp session was urban gardening, which students explored by not only planting and maintaining their own urban garden, but also by learning target language vocabulary related to growing and planting and doing crafts that focused on insects and gardening. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Immersion , Mandarin Chinese , Spanish , Summer@Avenues

Analyzing the Industrial Revolution through Photo Essays

by Chris Meatto
The investigation relied upon many primary resources from the period.

August 10, 2016 - History students at Avenues grapple with a daunting set of questions every day upon arriving to class: how do we make sense of the past, and how does studying the past help us better understand our own times? How do historians and history students generate knowledge and narrative? More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 10th Grade , History , Humanities , Upper Division , Upper Grades Program

Pre-K and the Post Office

by Elaine Lee
Sending some mail!

August 4, 2016 - For the pre-K's neighborhood unit, we take walking trips that allow us to gauge the children’s interests, since they change from year to year. This year’s class seemed to be interested in the post office, especially because we had been writing letters and sending mail to Ms. Schulman with her designated mailbox in our classroom. More...

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

Self-Expression Through the Arts in Kindergarten

by Andrea Conte
The builders work on a project.

July 27, 2016 - Independent learning is encouraged with even our youngest students, and this spring the kindergarten classes participated in an independent study on self-expression through the arts. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Art , Arts , Early Learning Center , Kindergarten

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