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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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Upper Grades Students Attend a Performance of The Cherry Orchard

by Todd Shy
HIP instructor Molly Rose Avila discusses Chekhov with students in an after-school seminar.

September 27, 2016 - One of the great things about being in a school like Avenues is the chance to use New York City itself as a classroom. On Wednesday, September 21, a group of Avenues faculty, led by the High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing team, and 35 students did just that, attending a Roundabout Theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Arts , HIP Writing , Humanities , Upper Division , Upper Grades Program , Writing

App of the Week: Memrise

by Yumi Nakanishi
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September 26, 2016 - With Memrise, users can explore and learn more than 100 languages for free.  More...

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

Technology Exploration in Pre-K

by Rob Davis
The kids found that each record could be manipulated to make different sounds.

September 23, 2016 - Through their art and science curriculums, one group of pre-kindergartners has been exploring old technologies: light projectors, synthesizers and record players. More...

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

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