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.
Click on the links below to visit the article archive for each school subject.
August 19th, 2015 - “Spoiled kids aren’t born; they’re made,” points out Ron Lieber—author of The Opposite of Spoiled—in this three-part video series. Lieber, who writes the popular “Your Money” column for the New York Times, has made a career out of teaching his readers how to become “unprofitable customers,” as he describes it. But becoming a parent, and fielding frank questions about money from his young daughter, made Lieber realize that children were being left out of the conversation. More...
August 13th, 2015 - Earlier this year, the sixth graders had an opportunity to plan and design their own utopias. They began the project by studying the governments, educational systems and cultures of countries from around the world. More...
August 12th, 2015 - As scientists, we are passionate about our discipline. As educators, conveying our passion for the subject is essential; but our goals are much bigger than that. We want our students to be confident lifelong learners of science, regardless of their future career choices. More...
July 29th, 2015 - This year, the “Read, Eat, Write” minimester course combined a love for food and a passion for writing. The objective of the course was to expose students to the different types of writing that could come from a passion about food and to give them an opportunity to try their hand at some of those pieces in a structured writing workshop. More...