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 Highliner Issue 8

by Daniel Mendel
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June 23, 2017 - Just days before spring break, upper school students were greeted in Food by the smiling faces of The Highliner staff in what has become something of a treasured ritual. As upper graders shuffled out of the elevators for lunch, they received fresh copies of The Highliner Issue VIII. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 10th Grade , 11th Grade , 12th Grade , 9th Grade , Art , Arts , Journalism , The Highliner , Upper Division , Upper Grades Program

Avenues On Broadway!

by Neil Ginsberg
Onstage at the Hudson Theater.

June 20, 2017 - Students gave their regards to Broadway during the toe-tapping, song-singing, subway-hopping, intensive Minimester week as they learned the ins and outs of the theater world and got to know some of the people behind the scenes of Broadway productions.  More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 6th Grade , 7th Grade , 8th Grade , Arts , Minimester , Theater

Mind Over Matter: Celebrating Mistakes in Math

by Rachel Kreibich
Working out new solutions.

June 14, 2017 - Negative feelings about math can actually change a person’s math performance. Teachers and parents can help students be successful in math by changing students’ attitudes toward math. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 5th Grade , Lower Division , Math , Middle Grades Program , STEM

Visiting Battery Urban Farm in Nursery

by Rita Truong
Using tools.

June 6, 2017 - An important culminating activity to the nursery students' growth and change curriculum is the annual field trip to Battery Urban Farm in downtown Manhattan.  More...

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

Depictions of Gender in the Art Classroom

by Ann Waddell
Two girls collaged and stamped by a 1st-grade girl.

June 2, 2017 - it has always been a source of curiosity that children of very young ages walk in with such preconceived notions of gender; they are clearly inundated with images and ideas nearly from birth. On the other hand, while narrative pictures often seem highly gendered, there is often quite a debate in the art classroom about whether pink is a “girl color” or whether there is no such thing.  More...

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

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