About Avenues

Welcome to Avenues

Avenues is in a vibrant neighborhood, the heart of the art district in New York City. You can walk to school on the High Line and look across the roofs of art galleries to Chelsea Piers, where, as well as in our own state-of-the-art gymnasium, Avenues students play sports. New York City is charged with energy, and Avenues is adding to that energy.

School is about learning useful habits of mind, and Avenues will teach many of those. The school will make you a confident player on a world stage, proficient in more than one language, prepared for academic achievement and with a special capacity to engage in independent exploration and study.

School is also about learning important habits of the heart, and these are some of the most important lessons in life. At Avenues you will find friends, both in your neighborhood and all over the world. You will learn to overcome barriers of language and geography and enjoy service that benefits others. You will develop confidence in your own strengths and learn to challenge yourself. And you will develop the values to help live your life as a happy and productive citizen of our world.

Setting forth on this journey is exhilarating. Welcome to Avenues!

Tyler Tingley
Chief Academic Officer

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"School is about learning useful habits of the mind and important habits of the heart."

- Tyler Tingley and Robert "Skip" Mattoon

Recent Articles from OPEN, our news and discussion blog

Sculpture? Painting? Assemblage? Collage?
 A Pre-K Journey

by Liz Salegumba
The Rabbits walking through Richard Serra’s Through.

August 23, 2016 - Over the course of this entire school year, the Silver Cats and Rabbits pre-kindergarten classes took a journey into the world of art, in which they practiced looking at (and making) sculptures, paintings, collages and assemblages. By learning about some of the different ways visual artists express themselves, the children were able to experiment meaningfully with self-expression themselves and take their own creativity more seriously. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Art , Arts , Early Learning Center , Pre-kindergarten , World Course

Welcoming Our Youngest Immersion Campers: Urban Gardening

by Dorine Yang
Helping to water the plants in the rooftop garden.

August 18, 2016 - This summer, we welcomed our youngest campers to our signature language immersion camp in a new half-day nursery program for three-year-olds. The theme of the first camp session was urban gardening, which students explored by not only planting and maintaining their own urban garden, but also by learning target language vocabulary related to growing and planting and doing crafts that focused on insects and gardening. More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: Immersion , Mandarin Chinese , Spanish , Summer@Avenues

Analyzing the Industrial Revolution through Photo Essays

by Chris Meatto
The investigation relied upon many primary resources from the period.

August 10, 2016 - History students at Avenues grapple with a daunting set of questions every day upon arriving to class: how do we make sense of the past, and how does studying the past help us better understand our own times? How do historians and history students generate knowledge and narrative? More...

See all articles with these tags on our blog site, Open: 10th Grade , History , Humanities , Upper Division , Upper Grades Program

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