No matter where they are located, all Avenues campuses share a set of distinctive core features and design standards. Whether in New York, Sao Paulo or any of the other world cities into which Avenues plans to expand, our campuses are instantly recognizable for their collaborative common areas, technological sophistication and abundance of natural light, among other features. Based at our New York headquarters, our design team combines the latest thinking from the fields of technology, adaptable and sustainable design, and ergonomics with the experience of top educators and school administrators from around the world.
All Avenues campuses share the following features or qualities:
Whether a bustling city center or a leafy neighborhood, we select locations that provide a safe environment conducive to study, convenience for drop-off and pick-up or student transport, and rich resources for study and engagement beyond the campus walls.
From secure drop-off areas for our youngest students to well-staffed security teams at the front desk, we prioritize the safety and security of our school community in the design of every Avenues campus.
We go out of our way to ensure that our classrooms and common spaces enjoy an abundance of natural light. Multi-floor atriums and open stairwells allow light to travel, generating strong connections between the interior and exterior of the building and creating a feeling of expansiveness.
Our campuses are beautiful as well as functional. Applying a consistent color palette and our distinctive style, we ensure that Avenues campuses are instantly recognizable as such, wherever they are in the world.
All our campuses feature common areas and open studios that support collaborative project work and independent study. Signature spaces include iLabs, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) studios and classrooms for discussion-based learning.
Physical play, team sports, and fitness are important aspects of student life at Avenues. We strive to maximize outdoor space in urban environments and provide access to off-site facilities where appropriate. On-campus facilities include full-size indoor gymnasiums; outdoor and rooftop play areas; sports courts; and multi-purpose patios.
By opting for sustainable materials and abiding by high standards of green design, we model environmental stewardship for our students, honoring our mission statement, which pledges to graduate students who are “aware that their behavior makes a difference in our ecosystem.”
Our campuses are connected by technology, enabling students and faculty on different continents to collaborate in exciting new ways. With robust Wi-Fi supporting our classrooms in the cloud and technology integrated into every classroom, Avenues campuses reflect the world in which students will live and work in the future.
February 22, 2018
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
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
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
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
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.