Videos

Nothing can give you as true a sense of Avenues as spending time with students and teachers in our Chelsea campus. But until you’re able to come for a visit, these videos will give you a taste of what’s in store for you. Enjoy!

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Mission Statement:
The Avenues mission statement spoken by the founding faculty of 2012.
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Harkness Method:
Discover how learning at a round table develops collaboration and critical-thinking skills.
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First Glimpse Technology:
See an overview of technology at work in the classroom.
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Rashomon Project:
An interdisciplinary project where math, science, music and humanities are united by J.S. Bach’s “Gavotte en Rondeau.”
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Spy School:
Middle grades program students, working with INTERPOL, spend a week tracking down a “missing” painting
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World Course:
A central component of an Avenues education, the World Course prepares students to think both critically and globally.
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Minimester:
This program exposes middle grades students to over 50 courses as preparation for their Mastery projects in the upper grades program.
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STEAM Driven:
Multiple disciplines meet on one trampoline to explore the commonalities in STEAM: science, tech, engineering, art and math.

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Virtual Tour:
Take a floating tour of our state-of-the-art school.
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Language Immersion:
See how our language immersion program teaches students to become proficient in Chinese or Spanish.

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Recent Articles from OPEN, our news and discussion blog

September 20, 2018

HIP Unbound: A Report from Columbia’s Innovative Teaching Summer Institute

by Brady Smith, High Intensity Practice (HIP) Thinking Instructor


At Avenues, we have a tendency to think of high-intensity practice as belonging solely to the HIP Thinking program. However, shifting from HIP Thinking to Face Your Fears made it clear to me how essential the methods we’ve developed in the HIP program can be to helping students quickly develop competency in discipline-based skills as well.  

September 14, 2018

A Sensory Exploration of Urban Farm Life in Nursery

by Dorine Yang, Nursery Teacher


As a culminating experience in nursery, the Whales and Peacocks headed down to the Battery Urban Farm to explore the different sights, sounds, textures, tastes and smells.  

September 7, 2018

How to Decide What to Read Next

by Cherie Yanek, Upper Division Librarian


Here are some tips from an Avenues librarian for next time you aren’t sure what to read next! 

September 6, 2018

One Day in Flushing, the New Chinatown

by Ting Wang, Middle Grades Chinese Teacher


Last spring our 7th and 8th grade Chinese classes went on a field trip to Flushing, Queens, which is one of the largest and fastest growing Chinese communities outside of Asia.  

August 30, 2018

Mosaic Madness: Teachers and Students Pursuing Their Passions

by Fanny Sosenke, Middle Grades Math Teacher


Students are always surprised to hear that that I have other passions besides mathematics. I am often involved in art projects outside of school and Minimester provided me with the opportunity to spend a week creating art with middle grades students.  


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