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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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SPARK! 5th Grade Students Explore Their Passions

by Rachel Kreibich
Kefei on "Paper Airplane Physics"

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...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 5th Grade , Lower Division

How Many Valentines Did Milo Get?

by Fanny Sosenke
The girls work on their problems.

February 21, 2017 - Writing math problems encourages meaningful communication of mathematics, promotes problem-solving skills, allows for differentiation in the classroom and slows down the thinking process. With this in mind, I showed recently the girls in the Girls Who Math club some examples of the type of problems Ms. Scully’s class of fourth graders were solving in math and we decided to write similar problems with a Valentine’s theme.  More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 4th Grade , 6th Grade , 7th Grade , 8th Grade , Math , Middle Grades Program , STEM , Upper Division

Fifth Grade Forensic Scientists…on the Case!

by Annika Gostomski
The students analyze evidence.

February 16, 2017 - Imagine if your typically peaceful day at Avenues was suddenly interrupted by the discovery that a horrible crime had been committed. Much to your surprise, the chief of the newly formed Avenues Department of Investigation then tells you that it would be up to you and your team of forensic scientists to collect the proper evidence and make sure the correct suspect could be brought to justice. This is exactly the scenario that the Avenues 5th graders encountered in science class this fall. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 5th Grade , Lower Division , Science , STEM

Acts of Kindness in Pre-K

by Alexandra Gerba
A Tiger proudly shares an act of kindness.

February 14, 2017 - It all started with a simple conversation about kindness back in September. With a new configuration of students, and some students brand new to Avenues, it was important to establish a classroom community of inclusivity and respect. We first created a list of classroom rules – child-generated ideas that everyone agreed on to help keep our bodies, our classroom and our school safe and happy. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Early Learning Center , Pre-kindergarten , School Culture

Intercultural Comedy with Jesse Appell

by Grace Jackson
In improv comedy workshops, Jesse led students through a series of games and activities designed to improve eye contact, hone concentration and encourage spontaneity

February 8, 2017 - “Everything I do in China, whether it’s buying vegetables or telling jokes, is a form of cultural exchange,” Jesse Appell told Avenues students during his visit last November. Based in Beijing for the past four years, Jesse has forged a career as a cultural intermediary between China and America.  More...

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