About Avenues

Mission

A NEW SCHOOL OF THOUGHT

We will graduate students who are accomplished in the academic skills one would expect; at ease beyond their borders; truly fluent in a second language; good writers and speakers one and all; confident because they excel in a particular passion; artists no matter their field; practical in the ways of the world; emotionally unafraid and physically fit; humble about their gifts and generous of spirit; trustworthy; aware that their behavior makes a difference in our ecosystem; great leaders when they can be, good followers when they should be; on their way to well-chosen higher education; and, most importantly, architects of lives that transcend the ordinary.


We will share our prosperity with those who need it, initially through traditional financial aid and, as we grow, in more innovative and broader-scale ways that leap the walls of our campuses.


We will provide our faculty and staff members a special place to pursue the science and art of teaching. We want to align the rewards of teaching more closely with the value it brings to society, provide teachers opportunities to deepen their skills and be a place where careers, in and out of the classroom, can flourish.


We will advance education by setting an example as an effective, diverse and accountable school; by continuously investing in ways to become better at what we do; and by making available our discoveries, large and small, to colleagues in the cause of education.

 

 

 

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Recent Articles from OPEN, our news and discussion blog

The Lower Division’s “Fourth Language”: Creative Computing at Avenues

by Yumi Nakanishi
Students use Code.org in Spanish.

April 25, 2017 - In the the 2016–2017 academic year, the Lower Division curriculum formally introduced coding and programming as a “fourth” language, in addition to English and Spanish or Mandarin in the dual-immersion program. The goal of this new initiative is for Avenues students to be able to “speak” code and understand why coding is an important 21st-century skill. More...

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

App of the Week: KenKen

by Kristen Paino
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April 24, 2017 - KenKen is an exciting math and logic game app created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  More...

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

“American Dream” Podcasting in Grade 8

by Brian Kaufman
Collaborating with one another.

April 20, 2017 - As the culmination of our unit on "The Dream, Identity, and Immigration," 8th graders continued their exploration of the role the “American Dream” and identity play in the lives of immigrants by conducting interviews and producing a podcast outlining the subjects’ experiences as immigrants. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 8th Grade , Middle Grades Program , Upper Division , World Course

Lush Mountains, Clear Water: A Cultural Immersion Experience

by Dorine Yang
The view from a mountaintop in Guilin.

April 19, 2017 - Over spring break, 18 middle grades students and four Avenues teachers hopped on a plane to China to live with homestay families in Guilin. The homestay experience encouraged true cross-cultural exchanges in which our students shared stories about their lives in the big American city of New York and their homestay families shared their experiences living in a small Chinese city. More...

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

App of the Week: Hopster

by Kristen Paino
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April 17, 2017 - Hopster is a Netflix-type subscription based app designed for kids ages five and under. More...

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

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