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Avenues: The World School named Apple Distinguished School

November 12th, 2015 - Avenues: The World School is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive term, it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2015–2017. The school had also been an Apple Distinguished School for 2013–2015. Continue reading

Avenues Teachers Selected for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory Research Program

January 16th, 2014 - Two teachers from Avenues: The World School were selected to participate in a research program on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a highly modified Boeing 747SP that can fly above the typical atmospheric levels of planes. Continue reading

Avenues: The World School New York named Apple Distinguished School

December 9th, 2013 - Avenues: The World School is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2013 to 2015. Continue reading

Avenues: The World School Announces New Senior Team Members

July 27th, 2011 - “Avenues: The World School” announced today three new executive staff members who will join the new global system of independent pre-K through 12th grade schools. Steve Hanon has joined as global chief financial officer, Lauren Bedell will serve as chief administrative and operating officer of the school’s first campus in New York, and Viviana Dinucci is joining as global financial controller. The first campus of Avenues is scheduled to open in New York in fall 2012. Continue reading

“Avenues: The World School” Unveils New Global System of PRE-K-12 Education With Flagship Campus in New York

January 28th, 2011 - In an unprecedented effort to establish a global network of schools serving students in pre-school, elementary and secondary grades, “Avenues: The World School” announced today its flagship campus in New York City. The 15-grade institution will be the first of a worldwide system of 20 or more independent schools to open over the next decade in major cities around the globe, such as Shanghai, London, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Abu Dhabi and Sydney. Connected by a common vision and shared curriculum, Avenues’ worldwide network of campuses will deliver an exceptional education to prepare students for global life. Continue reading

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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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