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Selecting a school for your child is perhaps one of the most important decisions a parent can make. Identifying and understanding the key differences between schools is an essential part of that decision making experience. The best way to begin that process at Avenues is to simply walk through the door and take a first hand look at our “new school of thought.”

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Introductory Events

Introductory events are held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tailored toward parents, these events provide a vivid overview of our school, our mission and our vision.
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Divisional Events

Divisional events are primarily held in the daytime and are intended for parents interested in learning more about a specific division. Divisional events for grades six through 12 are tailored toward both parents and students.
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Parent Coffees

Parent coffees are held in the morning. These events allow parents to engage in discussions with divisional leaders in a smaller group setting.
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School Tours

Early Learning Center and Lower Division tours are available following the divisional events. Applicants will also receive a short tour at the time of the interview.

Upper Division tours are available to applicants and will occur at the time of the interview. Once an application has been submitted, families will receive instructions on scheduling their campus interview.

International Applications

While most of our international applicants are able to attend either one of these events, we do recognize that distance makes attending more challenging. If you are applying from overseas and are unable to attend one of our events, please contact the admissions team, who will be happy to provide personal assistance.

 

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Admissions Team

Main Phone Number: 646.664.0800
Office Email: admissionsnyc@avenues.org

Andrew T. Weller, Ed.D.
Director of Admissions
admissionsnyc@avenues.org

Melissa Hong
Director of ELC (N–K) and Grades 1-4 Admissions
mhong@avenues.org

Janie Ruiz Yang
ELC (N–K) and Grades 1-4
jruizyang@avenues.org

Kate Treitman
Grades 5–8
ktreitman@avenues.org

Kristen Ahye
Grades 9–12
kahye@avenues.org

Taryn Siegelberg
Admissions Data Coordinator
tsiegelberg@avenues.org

Emily Dahlke
Admissions Coordinator
edahlke@avenues.org

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February 23, 2017 - This winter, inspired by our mission statement’s pledge to graduate students who are “confident because they excel in a particular passion,” the teachers in the Lower Division tested out a new approach to homework called SPARK. For one month, instead of math worksheets, mandatory reading minutes and writing assignments, students were asked to use their homework time to explore and study a personal passion. More...

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