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Avenues is building a global network of campuses in major cities around the world, united by a common mission, shared curriculum and collective professional development. Consistent with this, Avenues campuses also share a set of global admission standards.

Avenues New York is a 15-grade independent school located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Established in 2012, Avenues New York is the first campus in Avenues’ global network of schools. Providing an education centered on global preparedness, second language acquisition and interdisciplinary study, Avenues seeks to develop future world-wise leaders uniquely equipped to understand and solve global-scale problems.

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Avenues São Paulo is now accepting applications and scheduled to open in the Cidade Jardim neighborhood in August 2018. In its first year, the school will operate nursery to 10th grade, with 11th and 12th grade to be added in the following years. In São Paulo, Avenues will combine its global curriculum with Brazilian curricular standards to provide an education that is global in scope and local in focus.

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Recent Articles from OPEN, our news and discussion blog

February 22, 2018

Middle Grades Lunar New Year Celebration

by Ting Wang, Middle Grades Chinese Teacher


In class, middle grades students not only learned about the “do’s and dont’s” of Lunar New Year, they also learned about how Chinese people follow a day-by-day guide to do New Year’s preparation seven days before the Lunar New Year’s eve.  

February 15, 2018

The GO Project-Avenues Partnership

by Jennette Mullaney


Since 2012, Avenues has partnered with the GO Project, an educational intervention program that serves under-resourced children in New York City.  

February 13, 2018

Learning About the Filmmaking Process

by Rachel Kreibich, 5th Grade Head Teacher


Nick Shumaker, the father of one of our 5th graders, recently visited the Palms’ classroom to talk about the process of creating the animated film White Fang.  

February 7, 2018

Tactfully Approaching Strangers in a Second Language

by Spencer Baron, Upper Division Chinese Teacher


In Chinese 3-4, we are actively focused on our skills at making conversation. As we move across topics essential to daily life in Chinese, the one common thread is the opening. That very small but important dance of interaction between two or more people is where so many decisions are made about how to move forward and will dictate how friendly each side will decide to be 

February 6, 2018

A Picture Book Teaches Compassion

by Liz Salegumba, Pre-K Head Teacher


This fall’s earthquakes in Mexico and devastating storms in Puerto Rico deeply affected members of our teaching team. One of our teachers saw an opportunity for children to learn compassion with the use of Alvaro F. Villa’s Flood, a moving and wordless eBook.  


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