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

Meow! Middle Grades Students See Cats on Broadway

by Sharan Gill
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January 17, 2017 - In October, students in the middle grades HIP writing program read about the secret life of Gus the theater cat in T.S. Eliot’s poem of the same name, then imagined their own versions of what kind of secret life their pet would have. The lesson set the scene for an optional field trip to see Cats on Broadway, and on Tuesday, November 1, more than 135 Avenues students, teachers and parents attended the evening show of the musical.  More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 6th Grade , 7th Grade , 8th Grade , Arts , HIP Writing , Middle Grades Program , Upper Division

App of the Week: Kidjo

by Kristen Paino
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January 17, 2017 - Kidjo is a subscription-based video streaming app, aimed squarely at kids ages two to seven. Every video that the app streams has been hand selected to ensure it meets quality and educational standards.  More...

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

Upper Grade Students Celebrate Poetry at the Dodge Poetry Festival

by Daniel Mendel
Our group of poetry enthusiasts grows every year.

January 10, 2017 - On October 2, a group of 13 visited the Dodge Poetry Festival, a biennial four-day celebration of the art form in Newark, NJ. A smaller group of students attended the festival two years ago, but this year's group had more than doubled in size, proof of Avenues students' ever-growing interest in the written and spoken word. More...

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

App of the Week: Thinkrolls: Kings and Queens

by Kristen Paino
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January 9, 2017 - Thinkrolls: Kings and Queens is filled with puzzles that challenge kids’ abilities to think logically using their knowledge of physics and mechanics.  More...

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

Gallery-to-Gallery: Pre-K Gallery Exploration

by Rob Davis
Getting ready to enter a gallery.

January 5, 2017 - On a sunny day in late October, the pre-K Goldfish class headed out hand-in-hand from Avenues to view some art.  More...

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

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