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.
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.
November 17, 2017
For the second year in a row, Global Journeys returned to YMCA Camp Greenkill in Huguenot, New York, to host our weekend-long instructor training retreat. In addition to a number of pre-program preparations and extensive planning throughout the year, Global Journeys encourages instructors to take part in this weekend-long training. This fall, the Global Journeys team, along with 21 faculty/staff participated in the intensive two-day retreat.
November 15, 2017
Our 11th grade American Studies students began the year with a personal narrative assignment that prompted them to think about their views of their immediate surroundings and society. Students responded to one of the following prompts: Have you ever had to voice an unpopular opinion? Was there a time when you were a minority in a situation? Have you ever made a mistake that affected the people or the situation around you?
November 14, 2017
During the week of October 10, 2017, Avenues hosted 24 exchange students from Liceo 7 de Niñas de Providencia high school in Santiago, Chile.
November 13, 2017
In order to ease into the new freedoms 5th grade students will gain in the years to come, they participate in the Fab Five. The Fab Five is an opportunity in which, for one hour a week, students transition between five different elective classes. All 5th grade classes are mixed together and assigned to one elective for six to eight weeks.
November 9, 2017
The first unit of the year in 6th grade math is “Integers.” In this unit, students expand their knowledge of whole numbers to include negative numbers. For meaningful and lasting learning to take place, it is crucial for students to make connections to what they are learning.