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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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Fifth Grade Forensic Scientists…on the Case!

by Annika Gostomski
The students analyze evidence.

February 16, 2017 - Imagine if your typically peaceful day at Avenues was suddenly interrupted by the discovery that a horrible crime had been committed. Much to your surprise, the chief of the newly formed Avenues Department of Investigation then tells you that it would be up to you and your team of forensic scientists to collect the proper evidence and make sure the correct suspect could be brought to justice. This is exactly the scenario that the Avenues 5th graders encountered in science class this fall. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 5th Grade , Lower Division , Science , STEM

Acts of Kindness in Pre-K

by Alexandra Gerba
A Tiger proudly shares an act of kindness.

February 14, 2017 - It all started with a simple conversation about kindness back in September. With a new configuration of students, and some students brand new to Avenues, it was important to establish a classroom community of inclusivity and respect. We first created a list of classroom rules – child-generated ideas that everyone agreed on to help keep our bodies, our classroom and our school safe and happy. More...

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

Intercultural Comedy with Jesse Appell

by Grace Jackson
In improv comedy workshops, Jesse led students through a series of games and activities designed to improve eye contact, hone concentration and encourage spontaneity

February 8, 2017 - “Everything I do in China, whether it’s buying vegetables or telling jokes, is a form of cultural exchange,” Jesse Appell told Avenues students during his visit last November. Based in Beijing for the past four years, Jesse has forged a career as a cultural intermediary between China and America.  More...

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