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

#getoutofyourbubble

by Rachel Kreibich
Lilly's father talks to the class about his work as a lab analyst.

March 23, 2017 - The 5th grade Palms class embraced the idea of interconnectedness when they put their anecdotal writing unit into action. Students weaved their best anecdotal pieces into pen pal letters that were sent around the world. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 5th Grade , Global , Literacy , Lower Division , School Culture

All About Blocks

by Alexandra Gerba
Building together.

March 22, 2017 - Blocks are a staple in the early childhood classroom, so as teachers we have to figure out how to best “teach” the art of blocks. More...

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

App of the Week: Space by Tinybop

by Kristen Paino
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March 20, 2017 - Space by Tinybop is the eighth app in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library, a series of STEM sandbox apps for kids that are designed to inspire curiosity and foster lifelong learning. The app lets kids explore the solar system through interactive games. More...

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

Middle Grades Students Celebrate Lunar New Year

by Ting Wang
New Year’s paper cutting.

March 15, 2017 - Our middle grades Chinese-speaking students celebrated Lunar New Year and the Lantern Festival in February. In Chinese class, students not only learned about the do’s and dont’s for the Lunar New Year, but also about how those who celebrate start to prepare for this holiday seven days before the Chinese New Year’s Eve, and continue to celebrate the holiday until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month. More...

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

2017 Awareness Day at Avenues

by Jennette Mullaney
Upper grades history teacher Jenna Ray facilitates discussion with students during “The Intersection of Economic Privilege and Gender.”

March 7, 2017 - For the third annual Awareness Day at Avenues, students were given the opportunity to deeply examine issues of class and privilege with honesty and respect.  More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 10th Grade , 11th Grade , 12th Grade , 9th Grade , Awareness Day , Character , School Culture , Upper Division , Upper Grades Program

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