Our Campuses Overview

No matter where they are located, all Avenues campuses share a set of distinctive core features and design standards. Whether in New York, Sao Paulo or any of the other world cities into which Avenues plans to expand, our campuses are instantly recognizable for their collaborative common areas, technological sophistication and abundance of natural light, among other features. Based at our New York headquarters, our design team combines the latest thinking from the fields of technology, adaptable and sustainable design, and ergonomics with the experience of top educators and school administrators from around the world.

All Avenues campuses share the following features or qualities:

SUPERBLY LOCATED

Whether a bustling city center or a leafy neighborhood, we select locations that provide a safe environment conducive to study, convenience for drop-off and pick-up or student transport, and rich resources for study and engagement beyond the campus walls.

SAFE & SECURE

From secure drop-off areas for our youngest students to well-staffed security teams at the front desk, we prioritize the safety and security of our school community in the design of every Avenues campus.

NATURAL LIGHT

We go out of our way to ensure that our classrooms and common spaces enjoy an abundance of natural light. Multi-floor atriums and open stairwells allow light to travel, generating strong connections between the interior and exterior of the building and creating a feeling of expansiveness.

THOUGHTFULLY & TASTEFULLY FURNISHED

Our campuses are beautiful as well as functional. Applying a consistent color palette and our distinctive style, we ensure that Avenues campuses are instantly recognizable as such, wherever they are in the world.

CONDUCIVE TO COLLABORATION & INDEPENDENT STUDY

All our campuses feature common areas and open studios that support collaborative project work and independent study. Signature spaces include iLabs, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) studios and classrooms for discussion-based learning.

SPACE TO PLAY

Physical play, team sports, and fitness are important aspects of student life at Avenues. We strive to maximize outdoor space in urban environments and provide access to off-site facilities where appropriate. On-campus facilities include full-size indoor gymnasiums; outdoor and rooftop play areas; sports courts; and multi-purpose patios.

GREEN

By opting for sustainable materials and abiding by high standards of green design, we model environmental stewardship for our students, honoring our mission statement, which pledges to graduate students who are “aware that their behavior makes a difference in our ecosystem.”

CONNECTED BY TECHNOLOGY

Our campuses are connected by technology, enabling students and faculty on different continents to collaborate in exciting new ways. With robust Wi-Fi supporting our classrooms in the cloud and technology integrated into every classroom, Avenues campuses reflect the world in which students will live and work in the future.

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Recent Articles from OPEN, our news and discussion blog

December 8, 2017

Yayoi Kusama’s Festival of Life

by Robert Davis, Co-head Pre-K Teacher


Yayoi Kusama Festival of Life show was such a special experience for our pre-K students as they wandered through her “infinity rooms.” The first room in the show is an immersive experience for everyone who visits, and our 4 and 5-year-olds really seemed to connect with it.  

December 5, 2017

Maker of Patterns: Part One

by Cem Inaltong, Global Academic Dean, Mathematics


Last week, having almost completed all high school math curriculum, a group of 12th graders set foot to find beauty outside the classroom. This time, they looked for patterns not in a sequence of math problems, but ones hidden in the works of artists. As a prelude to their yearlong math-art project, students visited galleries in Chelsea. One of the stops was home to works by artist Ruth Asawa. 

December 1, 2017

Fab Five Creative Computation Class

by Yumi Nakanishi, Middle Grades Technology Integrator


In 5th grade, students take a weekly one-hour class called Fab Five. The Fab Five classes consist of Drama, Journalism, Public Speaking, Creative Computing and Wellness. In the Creative Computation class, students learned to build a computer from scratch.   

November 29, 2017

Little Bodies, Big Feelings: Real Life Emojis

by Alexandra Gerba, Associate Pre-K Teacher


We asked the kids to share what they know about emotions, and then generated a list of all the feelings we know. One child made a quick connection and said, “Hey! Emojis, emotions. They’re like the same thing!” We used this observation to help us draw facial expressions for our own class emojis and then thought about how and why we feel the ways we do.  

November 28, 2017

Studying City Life in Spanish 8

by Olga Valeria, Middle Grades Spanish Teacher


In Spanish class with Profesora Valeria, 8th-grade students are working on the topic “City Life.” Through language study, they make connections with other content areas; compare the language and culture studied with their own; and participate in home and global communities.  


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