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Nothing can give you as true a sense of Avenues as spending time with students and teachers in our Chelsea campus. But until you’re able to come for a visit, these videos will give you a taste of what’s in store for you. Enjoy!

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Mission Statement:
The Avenues mission statement spoken by the founding faculty of 2012.
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Harkness Method:
Discover how learning at a round table develops collaboration and critical-thinking skills.
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First Glimpse Technology:
See an overview of technology at work in the classroom.
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Rashomon Project:
An interdisciplinary project where math, science, music and humanities are united by J.S. Bach’s “Gavotte en Rondeau.”
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Spy School:
Middle grades program students, working with INTERPOL, spend a week tracking down a “missing” painting.
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World Course:
A central component of an Avenues education, the World Course prepares students to think both critically and globally.
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Minimester:
This program exposes middle grades students to over 50 courses as preparation for their Mastery projects in the upper grades program.
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STEAM Driven:
Multiple disciplines meet on one trampoline to explore the commonalities in STEAM: science, tech, engineering, art and math.
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Virtual Tour:
Take a floating tour of our state-of-the-art school.
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Language Immersion:
See how our language immersion program teaches students to become proficient in Chinese or Spanish.

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Recent Articles from OPEN, our news and discussion blog

Can Project-Based Learning Adequately Prepare Students for AP-Type Tests?

by Gray Matters
In 2016, Avenues 10th graders spent months designing and building a “tiny house”—literally a house that cannot exceed 100 square feet—for the science nonprofit Black Rock Forest Consortium.

August 31, 2016 - Are there any well-researched examples of rigorous project-based learning that tell us if this methodology adequately prepares students for advanced placement–type tests?  More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Upper Division

Sculpture? Painting? Assemblage? Collage?
 A Pre-K Journey

by Liz Salegumba
The Rabbits walking through Richard Serra’s Through.

August 23, 2016 - Over the course of this entire school year, the Silver Cats and Rabbits pre-kindergarten classes took a journey into the world of art, in which they practiced looking at (and making) sculptures, paintings, collages and assemblages. By learning about some of the different ways visual artists express themselves, the children were able to experiment meaningfully with self-expression themselves and take their own creativity more seriously. More...

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

Welcoming Our Youngest Immersion Campers: Urban Gardening

by Dorine Yang
Helping to water the plants in the rooftop garden.

August 18, 2016 - This summer, we welcomed our youngest campers to our signature language immersion camp in a new half-day nursery program for three-year-olds. The theme of the first camp session was urban gardening, which students explored by not only planting and maintaining their own urban garden, but also by learning target language vocabulary related to growing and planting and doing crafts that focused on insects and gardening. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Immersion , Mandarin Chinese , Spanish , Summer@Avenues

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