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Schoolhouse Architecture Gets Hip

Wall Street Journal

September 22nd, 2013 - In New York more than a dozen new public and private schools either recently opened or will open in the next few years, showing off designs that radically rethink the traditional school building.

Avenues – l’université des enfants


April 6th, 2013 - Une nouvelle école privée à Manhattan promet de donner des ailes au futur des conquérants du monde. À coups de millions.

Escola de Nova York usa tecnologia avançada para educar alunos

Jornal da Globo

March 30th, 2013 - Inaugurada em setembro, uma escola de Nova York, apostou em tecnologia avançada de comunicação para educar os alunos, com bons resultados. A instituição fornece um computador para cada aluno para que eles um recebam as tarefas on-line, diretamente do laptop do professor. A ideia é exportar o modelo da escola pelo mundo. No Brasil, a unidade de São Paulo deve ser inaugurada em 2016. Continue reading

Schools shift from textbooks to tablets

Associated Press

March 6th, 2013 - Well before the cleanup from Superstorm Sandy was in full swing, students could read about the weather system that slammed the East Coast in their textbooks. Continue reading

World Class: A Super School for the Global Age

The Telegraph

February 4th, 2013 - Inside the atrium of a lavishly converted warehouse in Manhattan, a group of American five-year-olds are singing a nursery rhyme – in Mandarin Chinese. Through the 10ft glass wall behind them, a shaft of winter sunlight descends like a celestial staircase, completing this beatific scene. Continue reading

Schools of the 21st Century

Architectural Record

January 15th, 2013 - Paving the Way: A private school with plans for global expansion develops a flagship campus on the High Line. Continue reading

Chris Whittle opens Avenues

L'Uomo Vogue

January 3rd, 2013 - In a building designed by Cass Gilbert (a former grocery wholesale warehouse) overlooking the High Line in New York, a magnificent experiment in education is taking place. It is here that a few weeks ago “Avenues: The World School” opened[...] More...

“Ninth grade students’ help in Red Hook” is mentioned Chelsea Now

Chelsea Now

November 28th, 2012 - Ninth grade from the Avenues School in Chelsea, led by their teacher Ivan Cestero, volunteered in Brooklyn's Red Hook Houses - affixing temporary, solar powered bulbs so residents could navigate the stairwells at night. Continue reading

Private School Goes All In With Tech

Wall Street Journal

November 20th, 2012 - Educators have experimented with technology for decades, starting with dusty computer carts shoved into corners in the 1970s, but perhaps no school in the nation has integrated digital tools into the classroom on the scale of Avenues, which opened in September. Continue reading

In Hurricane-Battered Red Hook, Disaster is Breeding Resilience

Time Magazine

November 10th, 2012 - On the sidewalk outside the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn, a group of 9th grade students from Avenues: The World School, a well-appointed private high school in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, is being corralled into teams to deliver solar-powered lamps donated by the non-profit TED to light the hallways in the gloomy projects. Continue reading

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December 15, 2017

Learning Empathy with Our Class Pet

by Dorine Yang, Nursery Teacher

As the Blue Lan Se Whales and Peacocks—Mandarin-immersion nursery classes—began to feel comfortable in their new classroom with their teachers and peers, they found out that they would be meeting a new friend in Lan Se.  

December 13, 2017

Exploring Chinese Dating Culture in Class: Part Two

by Spencer Baron, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

Our final project for the "Dating and Meeting People" unit was to recreate a Chinese dating show in a comedic and non-gendered way. Each student had to create several videos describing varying facets of themselves and interview before the panel of possible matches—the other students.  

December 8, 2017

Yayoi Kusama’s Festival of Life

by Robert Davis, Co-head Pre-K Teacher

Yayoi Kusama Festival of Life show was such a special experience for our pre-K students as they wandered through her “infinity rooms.” The first room in the show is an immersive experience for everyone who visits, and our 4 and 5-year-olds really seemed to connect with it.  

December 5, 2017

Maker of Patterns: Part One

by Cem Inaltong, Global Academic Dean, Mathematics

Last week, having almost completed all high school math curriculum, a group of 12th graders set foot to find beauty outside the classroom. This time, they looked for patterns not in a sequence of math problems, but ones hidden in the works of artists. As a prelude to their yearlong math-art project, students visited galleries in Chelsea. One of the stops was home to works by artist Ruth Asawa. 

December 1, 2017

Fab Five Creative Computation Class

by Yumi Nakanishi, Middle Grades Technology Integrator

In 5th grade, students take a weekly one-hour class called Fab Five. The Fab Five classes consist of Drama, Journalism, Public Speaking, Creative Computing and Wellness. In the Creative Computation class, students learned to build a computer from scratch.   


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