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Schoolhouse Architecture Gets Hip

Wall Street Journal

September 22nd, 2013 - In New York more than a dozen new public and private schools either recently opened or will open in the next few years, showing off designs that radically rethink the traditional school building.

Avenues – l’université des enfants


April 6th, 2013 - Une nouvelle école privée à Manhattan promet de donner des ailes au futur des conquérants du monde. À coups de millions.

Escola de Nova York usa tecnologia avançada para educar alunos

Jornal da Globo

March 30th, 2013 - Inaugurada em setembro, uma escola de Nova York, apostou em tecnologia avançada de comunicação para educar os alunos, com bons resultados. A instituição fornece um computador para cada aluno para que eles um recebam as tarefas on-line, diretamente do laptop do professor. A ideia é exportar o modelo da escola pelo mundo. No Brasil, a unidade de São Paulo deve ser inaugurada em 2016. Continue reading

Schools shift from textbooks to tablets

Associated Press

March 6th, 2013 - Well before the cleanup from Superstorm Sandy was in full swing, students could read about the weather system that slammed the East Coast in their textbooks. Continue reading

World Class: A Super School for the Global Age

The Telegraph

February 4th, 2013 - Inside the atrium of a lavishly converted warehouse in Manhattan, a group of American five-year-olds are singing a nursery rhyme – in Mandarin Chinese. Through the 10ft glass wall behind them, a shaft of winter sunlight descends like a celestial staircase, completing this beatific scene. Continue reading

Schools of the 21st Century

Architectural Record

January 15th, 2013 - Paving the Way: A private school with plans for global expansion develops a flagship campus on the High Line. Continue reading

Chris Whittle opens Avenues

L'Uomo Vogue

January 3rd, 2013 - In a building designed by Cass Gilbert (a former grocery wholesale warehouse) overlooking the High Line in New York, a magnificent experiment in education is taking place. It is here that a few weeks ago “Avenues: The World School” opened[...] More...

“Ninth grade students’ help in Red Hook” is mentioned Chelsea Now

Chelsea Now

November 28th, 2012 - Ninth grade from the Avenues School in Chelsea, led by their teacher Ivan Cestero, volunteered in Brooklyn's Red Hook Houses - affixing temporary, solar powered bulbs so residents could navigate the stairwells at night. Continue reading

Private School Goes All In With Tech

Wall Street Journal

November 20th, 2012 - Educators have experimented with technology for decades, starting with dusty computer carts shoved into corners in the 1970s, but perhaps no school in the nation has integrated digital tools into the classroom on the scale of Avenues, which opened in September. Continue reading

In Hurricane-Battered Red Hook, Disaster is Breeding Resilience

Time Magazine

November 10th, 2012 - On the sidewalk outside the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn, a group of 9th grade students from Avenues: The World School, a well-appointed private high school in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, is being corralled into teams to deliver solar-powered lamps donated by the non-profit TED to light the hallways in the gloomy projects. Continue reading

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October 12, 2017

Buildling a Math Mindset

by Stacy Rezos, 4th Grade Head Teacher

“I can’t do this...yet!” and “My math brain just grew!” were just a few comments made during our math mindset activities in 4th grade. All students in the Lower Division spent the first two weeks of school building and strengthening their math mindsets. The purpose behind this important work was to establish a supportive math community that encourages all learners and to build upon the belief that everyone can do math at a high level.  

October 10, 2017

Empathy for Happier Children (and Adults)

by Roberto Baldeschi-Balleani, Pre-kindergarten Head Teacher

Empathy—putting oneself in the shoes of another—is the ability that allows us to really get in touch with other people. The good news is that this important ability can be developed from an early age. In the Early Learning Center at Avenues, nursery and pre-K teachers are working with children to help them get in touch with their feelings and the feelings of others.  

October 6, 2017

Students as Inventors: The Culmination of a Statistics Unit

by Fanny Sosenke, Middle Grades Math Teacher

A temperature-changing jacket? A backpack that transforms into a hammock? These are just a couple of the inventions that 6th graders created as part of a math unit on statistics.  

October 3, 2017

Global Journeys Taiwan: Making New Friends (and Discovering New Doritos Flavors) at a Taiwanese High School

by Grace Jackson, China Content and Marketing Manager

This past year's Global Journeys Taiwan program was focused on culture and climate change.  

October 2, 2017

Breaking the Mold and Transforming through Dance

by Dina Gray, Dance and Movement Teacher

This past year I had the opportunity to work with 7th and 8th graders in an elective dance composition class through our Wellness and Movement program. While most of the 16 students had little to no formal dance training, and the few that did had no experience with dance-making and choreography, we were able to develop a creative and collaborative environment that felt like a professional dance company. It was an exciting challenge to figure out a way to bridge the gaps and come together as a cohesive class in only 12 weeks. ​​​​​​​ 


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