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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July 19, 2018

An Exploration in Mixed-Media Self Portraits

by Dorine Yang, Nursery Teacher


As the children are becoming more representational in their drawings, we decided that it would be a excellent opportunity for them to create self portraits. These portraits were also a great way to review and teach new Chinese words related to the face while introducing a new way to do art.  

July 18, 2018

Avenues: The People Speak

by By Ron Widelec, Yongling Lu, and Ryan Misler


This year, student were tasked with created their own version of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History project, in which Dr. Zinn planned events with famous actors performing primary documents written by the kinds of ordinary people that have acted throughout history to organize movements for greater liberty, equality and democracy.   

July 11, 2018

A Minimester Focused on Mahjong

by Ting Wang, Upper Division Chinese Teacher


In the workshop course Mahjong Master, my students had the opportunity to learn Chinese Mahjong, a game deeply ingrained in Asian culture and popular around the world.  

June 27, 2018

Developing Pre-literacy Skills in Pre-K

by Daisy Vivar, Pre-K Teacher


Throughout the year, the pre-K Cats and Rabbits learned about caring for books. We practiced skills like turning one page at a time. We also worked on increasing our self-awareness of who we are as readers.  

June 19, 2018

Why It’s Important to Read Books Not Everyone Likes

by Cherie Yanek, Upper Division Librarian


The American Library Association recently released their list of the top 10 books that were challenged in 2017 – and I must admit, a lot of those that made the list are some books I really enjoyed. More importantly, many of the books that made those lists are incredibly popular with our students.  


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