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Avenues: The World School named Apple Distinguished School

November 12th, 2015 - Avenues: The World School is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive term, it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2015–2017. The school had also been an Apple Distinguished School for 2013–2015. Continue reading

Avenues Teachers Selected for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory Research Program

January 16th, 2014 - Two teachers from Avenues: The World School were selected to participate in a research program on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a highly modified Boeing 747SP that can fly above the typical atmospheric levels of planes. Continue reading

Avenues: The World School New York named Apple Distinguished School

December 9th, 2013 - Avenues: The World School is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2013 to 2015. Continue reading

Avenues: The World School Announces New Senior Team Members

July 27th, 2011 - “Avenues: The World School” announced today three new executive staff members who will join the new global system of independent pre-K through 12th grade schools. Steve Hanon has joined as global chief financial officer, Lauren Bedell will serve as chief administrative and operating officer of the school’s first campus in New York, and Viviana Dinucci is joining as global financial controller. The first campus of Avenues is scheduled to open in New York in fall 2012. Continue reading

“Avenues: The World School” Unveils New Global System of PRE-K-12 Education With Flagship Campus in New York

January 28th, 2011 - In an unprecedented effort to establish a global network of schools serving students in pre-school, elementary and secondary grades, “Avenues: The World School” announced today its flagship campus in New York City. The 15-grade institution will be the first of a worldwide system of 20 or more independent schools to open over the next decade in major cities around the globe, such as Shanghai, London, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Abu Dhabi and Sydney. Connected by a common vision and shared curriculum, Avenues’ worldwide network of campuses will deliver an exceptional education to prepare students for global life. Continue reading

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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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