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
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

Upper Grades Students Attend a Performance of The Cherry Orchard

by Todd Shy
HIP instructor Molly Rose Avila discusses Chekhov with students in an after-school seminar.

September 27, 2016 - One of the great things about being in a school like Avenues is the chance to use New York City itself as a classroom. On Wednesday, September 21, a group of Avenues faculty, led by the High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing team, and 35 students did just that, attending a Roundabout Theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Arts , HIP Writing , Humanities , Upper Division , Upper Grades Program , Writing

App of the Week: Memrise

by Yumi Nakanishi
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September 26, 2016 - With Memrise, users can explore and learn more than 100 languages for free.  More...

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

Technology Exploration in Pre-K

by Rob Davis
The kids found that each record could be manipulated to make different sounds.

September 23, 2016 - Through their art and science curriculums, one group of pre-kindergartners has been exploring old technologies: light projectors, synthesizers and record players. More...

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

What Are the Cognitive Benefits of Physical Activity?

by Gray Matters
Working up a sweat in an after-school program.

September 14, 2016 - Recently, the developing field of cognitive science has deepened our understanding of the link between physical activity and cognitive ability. This research has revealed that time spent exercising complements time spent in academic classes, suggesting that both are necessary for optimal cognitive development. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Early Learning Center , Health , Lower Division , Upper Division , Wellness

Exploring Growth and Change Through Plant Life

by Dorine Yang
The nursery students planted planted two kinds of kale, radishes, tomatoes and Swiss chard.

September 8, 2016 - Throughout the year, students in the Blue/LanSe nursery classrooms have been exploring growth and change in plant life. To help students learn even more about plants and how they grow and change, we took a field trip to the Battery Urban Farm.  More...

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

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