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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 opened in August 2018 to students in nursery through 10th grade and will grow to serve students through 12th grade in the next two years. Avenues São Paulo combines a 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 14, 2019

Writing Persuasive Letters in Chinese

by Ting Wang, Upper Division Chinese Teacher


The 7th grade Mandarin Chinese class moved on to complete a new project, called “给校长的建议信,” or ”writing persuasive letters about school issues to the head of school.”  

February 12, 2019

Incorporating Snow into a Lesson

by Meagan Gutierrez, Kindergarten Teacher


What do you do with a classroom full of kindergarteners when it snows? 

February 8, 2019

A Memorial Project for a Controversial Figure

by Ron Widelec, Upper Division History Teacher


The 11th grade U.S. history classes were tasked with breaking into small groups and designing a memorial for Andrew Jackson that somehow took into account the complex nature of his presidency.  

February 7, 2019

A Campsite for City Kids

by Alexandra Gerba, Pre-kindergarten Teacher


The pre-K Penguins and Seals decided to turn our uninspiring dramatic play corner into a full working campsite – a close getaway that would feel quiet and cozy.  

February 6, 2019

Totally 80s Chorus Concert

by Neil Ginsberg, Upper Division Vocal Music Teacher


This winter, the 7th and 8th graders of Avenues presented their "Totally 80s" chorus concert. These 21st-century students explored the history, fashion and culture of the late 20th century through the lens of 1980s music.  


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